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Verge3D 2.0 for Blender Released

Verge3D 2.0 for Blender Released

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Meet the first major update of Verge3D for Blender which offers many new features including those incorporated from the previously released Verge3D for 3ds Max. We reworked PBR, added 7 more puzzles, created nodes for reflection and refraction and fixed many issues to make your WebGL adventure as comfortable as possible. Physically based rendering First and foremost, we reworked Verge3D PBR implementation: the image-based lighting and roughness representation now follow the Cycles renderer as close as possible. As a result, physically based rendering has been brought to entirely new level. The Verge3D PBR system matches glTF 2.0 standard, with occlusion, roughness and metallic maps packed in the red, green and blue texture channels respectively. Such maps can be easily prepared with specialized tools such as Substance Painter and saved with glTF preset.…
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Verge3D for 3ds Max Released

Verge3D for 3ds Max Released

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We are excited to announce that Verge3D, the complete, artist-friendly suite for creating interactive 3D web experiences, is now available to Autodesk 3ds Max users! 3ds Max meets WebGL Verge3D is a real-time renderer and a toolkit which allows for creating rich interactive experiences running on websites. Thanks to the underlying WebGL technology, 3D content can be viewed with a standard web browser, including on mobile devices, and does not require any installations. Here and elsewhere in this article you will find live Verge3D snippets embedded via standard HTML iframe. Drag with the left mouse button for 360-degree view. Expand the snippets to full screen by clicking the top right button. The most characteristic property of the Verge3D workflow is that the graphics content is authored inside the modeling environment, from…
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Verge3D 1.0.5 for Blender

Verge3D 1.0.5 for Blender

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We'd like to announce a fresh maintenance release of Verge3D mostly consisting of bug fixes. Changelog: Fixed export crash when animations have different number of keyframes in different channels. Improved visual appearance of bezier-based animations. Implemented 'offset' option for the 'object transform' puzzle. When this option is selected, current object coordinates, for example, will be incremented/decremented by the specified values. [caption id="attachment_1857" align="aligncenter" width="483"] Ungraded object transform puzzle.[/caption] Fixed export crash when Blender material slots are empty. Fixed issue with normal mapping when used with a mirrored UV map. Shadow bias can now accept negative values in Blender settings. [caption id="attachment_1862" align="aligncenter" width="312"] Shadow settings[/caption] Fixed a shader compilation error when the Math Round node is present in the node tree. Fixed shading for materials with the Extended Material node…
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Verge3D 1.0.4 Available

Verge3D 1.0.4 Available

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With our main efforts aimed at Verge3D for 3ds Max, we are releasing this minor update which incorporates some improvements we made in the midst of the development. Among new features are line rendering, 4 new puzzles and some bug fixes which you helped us to find. Lines We implemented a new algorithm for rendering lines and wireframes which is both more convenient and provides better quality compared to conventional hardware-generated lines used previously. Lines can be created both procedurally via API (with MeshLine and MeshLineMaterial classes) and by hand on the basis of Blender's curves or meshes. The base color and the line thickness are currently supported which can be tweaked for a selected mesh or a curve under the 'Data' tab. Check out the source files of the…
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Christmas updates from Soft8Soft!

Christmas updates from Soft8Soft!

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Dear friends! Just a few days left until the end of this year, yet we have some updates for you. First we'd like to present you this beautiful interactive 3D postcard. We think it will bring you some joy this Christmas! Another thing is a small maintenance release of Verge3D. In version 1.0.3 we made some great improvements and fixed many annoying bugs - see below for the changelog. Also the period of discounts is coming to the end. December 31 is the last day you can purchase the Verge3D with 30% discount. Hurry up, if you haven't yet become our customer. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   Verge3D 1.0.3 Changelog   Open Graph and Twitter meta tags were added for player-based apps, so…
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Verge3D Network approved for Amazon Activate program!

Verge3D Network approved for Amazon Activate program!

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Launched last week, our cloud hosting service Verge3D Network has been recognized by Amazon as a promising start-up! As such, we received some funding and technical support subscription as part of the AWS Activate program.   Verge3D Network allows you to significantly simplify the publication of 3D models and interactive web applications on the Internet. Multiple data replication gives you a reliable storage with 99.999999999% durability and 99.9% of service availability. 70 data centers located on 5 continents distribute your content globally and with maximum speed. Verge3D Network supports publication in 7 social media, including Twitter, FB and Google+. Also we provide the option to embed your apps in websites via iframe. Take advantage of its great features and up to 10 GB of free hosting storage. Download the latest…
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Verge3D 1.0.2 Brings Instant Web Publishing, New Puzzles and More!

Verge3D 1.0.2 Brings Instant Web Publishing, New Puzzles and More!

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Verge3D Network Today we are excited to introduce our new cloud-based service for publishing and sharing your web applications. The rationale for Verge3D Network was worked out from observing how much effort, time and money is required to take care of all aspects of the deployment stage. With our now-traditional single-click approach you can save yourselves from handling hosting, domains, SSL certificates, network administration and web development entirely! Main features The App Manager now has buttons to instantly publish and share your apps on the web. After uploading, an application becomes available to the world. You can share your app by providing a direct link, by posting in social media (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, VK and Weibo buttons provided right away), or by using an HTML code piece for…
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Verge3D 1.0.1 Update

Verge3D 1.0.1 Update

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Just one week passed from the release of Verge3D 1.0, and here we are again with lots of new amazing features and, of course, bug fixes! Let's start with features: [caption id="attachment_834" align="alignnone" width="819"] Blender's Fresnel node usage[/caption] Blender's Fresnel shader node has been supported to allow for nicer material effects. We have significantly optimized export when packed textures are present. The outlining feature is now available both through Puzzles and API. In order to use outlining, make sure you enable it in your scene settings. To some extent, you can use outlining for visualizing glowing objects too. :) [caption id="attachment_846" align="alignnone" width="819"] Outline puzzle usage. See below for settings.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="264"] Outlining settings in Blender.[/caption] As per feedback from Blender developers, we open-sourced the entire Blender add-on! It…
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Verge3D 1.0 Released!

Verge3D 1.0 Released!

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On behalf of the Soft8Soft team I'm excited to announce the first public release of the company's first product. Meet Verge3D - a complete software suite for creating interactive 3D Web applications! What's Verge3D Verge3D was conceived as a tool to facilitate the contemporary shift of most business activities into an online environment. Specifically, the software targets e-commerce, marketing/PR and e-learning areas. It offers powerful and convenient means to develop engaging web-based experiences quickly and efficiently. [caption id="attachment_632" align="alignnone" width="1638"] Verge3D Jewelry Configurator[/caption] Key features Verge3D is based on WebGL (Web Graphics Library), a state-of-the-art technology standardized by the Khronos consortium and leading browser vendors. WebGL allows billions of Internet users to enjoy real-time 3D visualizations on websites without the need to download and install any additional software. Verge3D leverages the power of…
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