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We owe a debt of gratitude to one of our customers, 3DreamTeam, makers of Vizerra. During the development of Vizerra, we worked closely together to help refine the look of SilverLining to match the realism of their virtual landmark tours....
Version 1.963 of SilverLining now includes libraries, samples, and project files for Microsoft’s new release of Visual C++ 2010. You’ll find the new libraries under the lib/vc10 directory of the SDK, alongside the libraries for Visual C++ 6.0 (vc6), Visual...
Version 1.962 of SilverLining, available now from our download page, eliminates all third-party DLL dependencies. This simplifies the distribution of an app linked with SilverLining, and gets you up and running that much faster when doing an initial integration....
SilverLining 1.96 is now available from our download page. This release makes it easier to integrate SilverLining with existing game engines, by abstracting away its asset management and memory management. Combined with our existing support for plugging in new renderers...
Version 1.952 of SilverLining is now available from our download page. This new revision adds the methods Atmosphere::Serialize() and Atmosphere::Unserialize(), which you can use to save and restore SilverLining’s complete state to any STL iostream. This is particularly handy not...
Sundog Software has authored two chapters in the new book “Game Engine Gems” – “Physically Based Outdoor Scene Lighting” and “Physically Realistic Skyboxes”. If you’re at GDC, you can get a sneak peek at it at booth #1843! Order one...
SilverLining 1.95 is now available from our download page. This new version has much better support for high-dynamic range applications – you can now toggle HDR mode at runtime using Atmosphere::EnableHDR(). This will disable all tone mapping and gamma correction,...
SilverLining 1.94 includes a new “custom renderer” sample project, illustrating how to tie SilverLining into your own rendering engine directly. You no longer need to let SilverLining render directly via OpenGL or DirectX; you can wire our drawing calls directly...
Version 1.93 of SilverLining is now available from our download page. Licensed users, as always, may obtain the full source of this revision free of charge from the same link you received with your license purchase....
Version 1.92 is now available on our download page. This minor release addresses a bug in the placement of the sun and moon in non-geocentric coordinates systems where the Y axis is not the “up” direction....