It's an exciting
time for both current users of trueSpace, as well as others
looking for an affordable 3D program, with the recent
announcement that Caligari Corp. is now offering trueSpace
7.6 absolutely free!
But, wait...there's more. In addition to the program itself,
there are also plenty of
video courses for trueSpace that are now also
Read the following announcement from Caligari Corp. founder, Roman
Ormandy, to the trueSpace user community.
Dear Caligari community member,
Today is an important day in the 23 year history of trueSpace. We
are releasing a major upgrade to our flagship product with
trueSpace7.6, bringing significant improvements in modeling,
animation, rendering and workflows, plus new direct export to
Virtual Earth. Most of these you might already expect if
you’ve been following my regular Captain’s Blog. What
you may not expect is that we are making trueSpace7.6 available to
everyone at no charge, in a giant step forward to bring high-end 3D
authoring tools to all who want them!
trueSpace7.6 is far more than a SketchUp-style 3D architectural
modeling tool. Instead, it provides a complete 3D authoring
environment for any type of 3D content creation, whether
that’s images, animations, objects for games, or content or
worlds for online interactive shared spaces.
trueSpace7.6's modeling tools feature a variety of surface
representations including full polygonal editing, subdivision
surface modeling, NURBS, metaballs, and implicit surfaces. Those
are supported by400+ modeling tools like real-time Boolean
operations with full construction history so you can move
subtracted parts of your design at any time during your work, or
even change a subtraction to an intersection.
trueSpace 7.6 also provides advanced surfacing tools like layered
materials, texture maps, normal maps, procedural materials, UVE
projections, real-time DX9 pixel shaders that include shaders to
simulate subsurface scattering, reflection, refraction, smoke,
fire, water, anisotropicshader, metallic paint, glass – and
those are just the real-time shaders!
The animation capabilities are even more impressive.trueSpace7.6
supports key-frame and motion capture animation on fully
hierarchical objects. Key-frame animations can be seamlessly
blended with procedural animations and physical simulations, all of
which can fully interact with each other. This means you can have a
walking character animated by key-frames getting hit by a
procedurally animated car and fly away in response to the collision
thanks to physical simulation.
In trueSpace7.6 you can also create fully articulated characters
and interact with them using full body IK with editable direct
manipulation widgets for joints (including physical stiffness), and
apply physics or animated morphs for facial expressions.
If you want to create a photorealistic images or a video, then the
built-in Lightworks high quality offline renderer will give you
spectacular rendering results including soft shadows, raytracing,
global illumination in form of hybrid radiosity, image based
lighting, caustics, tone mapping, HDRI, anisotropic
reflectance,multi-pass rendering to Photoshop layers, motion blur,
depth of field, lens flares etc.
trueSpace’s award-winning direct manipulation interface with
its easy-to-use 2D controls and 3D widgets has always been highly
praised by users and press alike.For version 7.6 we have
streamlined many workflows in extensive collaboration with our Beta
testers. The UI is context-based and fully configurable, including
toolbars, panels, widgets, layouts and projects. With universal
drag-and-drop you can simply drop your model from the 3D workspace
directly into an e-mail, written document, etc, and vice versa,
clicking on the object in an e-mail will automatically open it in
There are also a series of advanced editors. In addition to the 3D
workspace and modeling editors, there are a universal 2D node link
editor, a script editor,a non-linear animation editor, a material
editor, a UV editor, and more. Plug-ins are now accessible from the
real-time 3D workspace and we expect to release truly amazing
plug-ins for trueSpace7.6 in the near future, as well as stimulate
3rd party creation of independent products both free and commercial
thanks to the availability of an SDK.
Finally, trueSpace7.6 is the only 3D authoring tool on the market
which will allow you do all of the above in real-time shared 3D
collaborative spaces where members of the design or animation team
can maintain real-time interaction from anywhere in the world.
We are taking the unprecedented step of making these tools
available to everyone for free in order to stimulate content
creation for the present and future online 3D environments, and so
that any artist out there with a dream can fulfill their vision
without finding themselves trapped by budget limitations. This is
particularly true if their vision includes emerging 3D online
worlds, where free and unrestricted communities of web artists can
collaborate on 3D projects and even establish new kinds of
communities the likes of which the world has never seen before, way
beyond simple chats in isolated 3D rooms or 3D islands.
Above all, trueSpace7.6 will empower you to create anything you
dream up, whether you want to make illustrations for National
Geographic, design products for Rolls-Royce, create buildings for
Virtual Earth, make advertising or training videos, architectural
walkthroughs, innovative video games, or animated films.All of
these possibilities are now open to you simply by downloading
trueSpace7.6 and learning what its powerful 3D authoring tools can
do for you!
To download trueSpace7.6, visit the link below: http://cart1.caligari.com/web/Truespacemainreg.aspx
Also, to aid in your learning process we have made all of our video
courses, previously $79 each, available at no charge, and you can
download those courses from the link above.
At a time when other companies are removing their low cost products
to make it even tougher to get started in 3D, it gives us great
pleasure to enable all artists regardless of age or income to
create 3D in whatever field they dream of. We hope you enjoy your
copy of trueSpace7.6.
So, why not give trueSpace a whirl, if you haven't already?
And be sure to check out the following:
Renderosity's trueSpace Forum
Renderosity's trueSpace Gallery