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Get our updated white paper

We’ve updated our white paper titled “Immersive, Low-Cost Training with Environmental Effect SDK’s“, available for free download! This white paper covers the current state of the art in real-time visual simulation of oceans, skies, natural lighting, and 3D volumetric clouds....

Comparing Triton to WaveWorks, osgOcean, and Hydrax

At Sundog Software, we try to focus on what our customers need instead of the competition. But, we’re often asked how we’re better than other 3D ocean technologies out there. OpenSceneGraph users are usually comparing the Triton Ocean SDK to...

Check that end-of-the-year budget…

Do you have projects planned for 2015 that need realistic 3D water, 3D clouds, weather effects, or dynamic skies? Maybe you’d even like to quickly upgrade an existing game or simulator with better environmental effects. Now might be the time...

Are you going to I/ITSEC 2014?

We are too! I/ITSEC is the biggest training and simulation conference in the US, happening from December 1-4 here in Orlando, Florida. Is your company demonstrating a system built with SilverLining or Triton? If so, contact me – I’d like...

Linear Color Space with SilverLining and Triton

Some engines will render their scenes internally in linear color space, where gamma correction is removed from all source imagery (using sRGB textures for example.) A good write-up describing how this can improve illumination is “The Importance of Being Linear”...

SilverLining’s 3D Clouds Get Improved Lighting

The latest version of the SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK (available at our evaluation page) features improved shaders for cumulus clouds – both the legacy and high-resolution variants. Update today for our most realistic-looking clouds yet! Licensed customers...

SilverLining Volumetric Clouds for Havok Vision 2014.1

Our integration kit for the SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK is now available for the Havok Vision 2014.1 game engine! This is an official partner integration, evaluated by Havok. If you’re using Havok Vision, just head to our...

Sundog Named a Top Simulation & Training Company

Sundog Software has been named a Top Simulation and Training Company for 2014 by Military Training Technology magazine. This puts us in some very good company! This is the sixth year running that Sundog Software has achieved this distinction, as...

New Visual Improvements in Triton’s 3D Ocean

We’ve updated our Triton demo video with our most recent visual tweaks in Triton 2.96 – check it out: If our simulated ocean looks more realistic now, but you can’t quite put your finger on why – well, that’s what...

SkyMaxx Pro 2 for X-Plane Features SilverLining Clouds

We’re proud to announce the release of SkyMaxx Pro 2.0 in partnership with MaxxXP. SkyMaxx Pro is an add-on for the X-Plane flight simulator, which brings 3D clouds, lens flare, cloud shadows, and crepuscular rays effects to X-Plane using our...