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I Made an Apache Spark with Scala Course.

While running Sundog Software is still my “day job,” I also dabble in sharing my experience in the fields of big data and data science through online courses. Through Udemy, I have the opportunity to teach people around the world...

OpenIG 2.0 is Out

ComPro has announced the release of OpenIG 2.0.2. OpenIG is an open-source image generator built on top of OpenSceneGraph, which includes built-in integrations for SilverLining and Triton. It’s looking and performing better than ever! OpenIG is worth a second look...

What is the Matrix?

SilverLining and Triton both integrate with your scene by being given a view (“camera”) matrix, and a projection matrix used for drawing the sky, clouds, or ocean. Sometimes, however, what to pass in isn’t entirely straightforward. If you’re having trouble...

What’s New with SilverLining and Triton

We’ve been quiet over the summer, but it’s not because we’ve been taking it easy! We just had to freeze our website while it was in the process of being redesigned and moved to a new server. Meanwhile, updates to...

Check out our new website!

We’re really excited to launch our new website design today! Not only have we moved to a modern design that looks great on every device you’re likely to have, we’ve also moved to a new server that should provide much...

New Course on Spark Streaming and Scala

You may know that in addition to Sundog Software, I also dabble in producing online courses on Udemy. Today I launched my latest course: Taming Big Data with Spark Streaming – Hands On! If you follow that link, you’ll get...

We’re in Game Engine Gems 3

We just got our copy of Game Engine Gems 3, containing 22 chapters of new techniques in graphics and rendering, physics, general programming, character control, and artificial intelligence. I’m proud to be the author of chapter 2: “Realistic Blending of...

Check out this new SilverLining / SkyMaxx Pro fan video.

Thanks to X-Plane flight simmer redpiper1 for putting together this jaw-dropping video of our cloud technology in action! This video features our plugin for X-Plane called SkyMaxx Pro, which uses our SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK to inject...

Real Weather Connector for X-Plane Launched!

We’re proud to announce the launch of Real Weather Connector, and add-on for the X-Plane flight simulator! Real Weather Connector (RWC) works with our SkyMaxx Pro add-on to position cloud formations exactly as they appear in real life. Real Weather...

SkyMaxx Pro 3.1 for X-Plane Released

We’re proud to announce the latest revision of our popular add-on for the X-Plane flight simulator, SkyMaxx Pro 3.1! You can read the official announcement at X-Pilot.com. A major innovation in this release is the illumination of clouds from your...