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About SilverLining Skies & 3D Clouds for Unity

It’s not something we promote much, but we do offer a special version of our SilverLining product for the Unity engine in the Unity Asset Store. Often, Unity customers will come here to learn more about it, but confuse the...

SilverLining Performance Tips

Looking to maximize your FPS when using the SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK? We’ve made SilverLining highly configurable, so you can choose your own tradeoffs between visual quality and performance. Here are some tips for turbocharging SilverLining in...

We’re training astronauts.

Well, in our own little way. Sundog Software is involved with Project PoSSUM – a program to study noctilucent clouds from manned, suborbital flight next year. It presents an alternative to space tourism where you can conduct real science, and...

Check Out our Latest Demo Reel.

YouTube user redpiper1 has updated our demo reel with new footage from our SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK, Triton Ocean SDK, and the SkyMaxx Pro add-on for X-Plane that features SilverLining. As usual, he’s knocked it out of...

New X-Plane Video featuring SilverLining’s Clouds

YouTube user “redpiper1” has released another amazing fan video of the X-Plane flight simulator. It includes a lot of great shots of the SkyMaxx Pro add-on for X-Plane which is built using our SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK....

Breaking Waves Enhanced in Triton 3.06

Version 3.06 of the Triton Ocean SDK features an improved breaking waves effect, seen here in this image from VT MÄK’s VR-Vantage image generator. The effect now includes a foam texture to represent waves as they start to crest near...

Sundog Revenue up 27% in 2014

Thank you for a great 2014! Sundog Software continued to grow, with annual sales revenue increasing 27% year over year. Sales remain strong of our SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK and the Triton Ocean SDK. We also saw...

Sundog Software is becoming an S-Corp.

Sundog Software will be changing from a single-member pass-through LLC to an S-Corp for tax purposes in 2015. Why does this matter to you? Well, if you’ve done business with us in the past, you might be reporting our sales...

Per-Pixel Prop Wash in Triton 3.05

Version 3.05 of the Triton Ocean and 3D Water SDK now has an option to apply propeller wash (AKA turbulent wake) effects on a per-pixel basis, instead of per-vertex. This leads to smoother prop wash effects, at a small performance...

Ephemeris Model Improved in SilverLining

Version 3.033 of the SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK features an overhauled ephemeris model – this means that the positions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars for a given time and location are now more accurate than...