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We had a couple of customers encounter the same problem this week in SilverLining, so it seems worth writing up here! This issue affects customers using a left-handed coordinate system; usually, there are DirectX customers. The problem arises from different...
SilverLining offers many alternatives for rendering dense clouds, ranging from particle-based dense CUMULUS_CONGESTUS cloud layers, to truly volumetric STRATOCUMULUS layers, to highly-efficient STRATOCUMULUS_PARTICLES layers, and finally the fastest option of all: the STRATUS cloud layer type. STRATUS is a bit...
It’s hard not to know that virtual reality is the latest craze in training and simulation. The appeal of VR is obvious – instead of building huge domes or surrounding a student with screens, VR offers a solution that is...
We recently had an interesting support call from one of our customers – they were using SilverLining in a system with geometric distortion on a dome surface, and encountering visible seams in clouds that spanned the channels that made up...
We’re stoked to announce tight integration between our X-Plane add-ons, SkyMaxx Pro (built on our SilverLining engine) and Real Weather Connector, and FS Global Real Weather (FSGRW,) a popular weather engine in the flight simulation world. The results of these...
As the end of the year approaches, it might be worth asking your boss if any budget is left over for technology purposes. Often, you’ll have some funds available that are “use it or lose it” by the end of...
We’ve been investing a lot of energy lately into developing a thread-safe API for SilverLining, but we haven’t forgotten the importance of visual improvements as well! Your virtual skies not only need to be fast, they need to look convincing,...
Heads-up, SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK users! Our latest update, version 5.30, has some minor but important API changes you’ll need to know about. As we’re refactoring SilverLining to be thread-safe (and therefore better positioned for VR and...
Sundog Software’s subsidiary, Sundog Education, has released another new course: Autonomous Cars: Deep Learning and Computer Vision in Python! I’ll be honest – we’re posting about it here mostly for SEO purposes. But, I bet a lot of you who...