April 13, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA - TerraSim is pleased to announce the release of a major update to the TerraTools 4.0 baseline product. These updates include important new functionality for the TerraTools VBS2 and Steel Beasts Pro serious game exporters. We have rolled over 100 new features and bug fixes into this update. All current TerraTools customers receive these improvements at no charge under their maintenance contracts.
In addition, this is the first TerraTools release to support Havok Vision Engine, Havok Tools, and the SWORD runtime from MASA Group. These optional TerraTools exporters can be downloaded from the customer support site and require product licensing.
Other release highlights include:
Advances in TerraTools image processing: TerraSim Image files (.tsi) are now 64-bit capable, meaning that their size is now limited only by the available disk space. Nodes that process large images and phototexture have greatly reduced system memory requirements. TerraTools TIFF importers can now read BigTIFF and LZW compressed images.
VBS2 exporter updates: The process for exporting MultiMap terrain has been simplified. The VBS2 exporter supports airports, map labels, and water level settings in MultiMap terrain. Export Models and Export VBS2 now export higher resolution P3D models, and these TerraTools nodes were also improved to better handle very large or complex models.
Steel Beasts Pro exporter updates: Terrain elevations and surface masks support improved correlation with other runtime systems. Thermal Imaging Sensor (TIS) textures are automatically generated. Steel Beasts Pro versions 2.640 and higher are now supported (previous SB Pro versions continue to be supported). Users can export newly customizable surface material.
TerraTools Core updates: Parametic building generation now generates more efficient polygonal geometry. Building facade appearances for walls, foundations, storefronts, railings, and top floors were improved. Choropleth Map functionality in the TEdit Layer Controls was improved for better terrain display. Batch Mode's check for file bounds command has been improved.
TerraTools customers under product maintenance can download this important update for free. Visit http://www.terrasim.com/support/downloads/terratools4.0/ to download (login required).
Havok Vision Engine Exporter
Havok Tools Exporter
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