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Acropora voxel modeler alpha available for download

Posted: September 21, 2009
Acropora, a voxel modeling software developed by Voxelogic, is now in its alpha phase and is ready for download. The demo software is fully functional albeit with export functionality disabled. 250 MB of tutorials and projects are also available for download.

We are looking for input in this relatively new field of voxel modeling, so please download and test your imagination with voxels!
Posted: November 04, 2009
A procedural modeler, Acropora combines volumetric modifiers with multi-octave 3D noise sampling to generate detailed surfaces in far less time than conventional surface modeling software. Acropora adopts a less deterministic approach to generating complex, organic shapes by applying sequences of modifiers on large voxelized meshes. The effect is to create an endless, seamless expanse of surface that undulates and changes in a natural way. The resulting meshes can contain caves, ridges, overhangs and other natural features that are not possible with height maps.

Just some of the features available:
•A variety of base shapes including sphere, plane, cylinder, torus and others.
•Compound shapes (heightmaps, pillars, caves, weaves)
•Terrain generation
•Caves and overhang controls
•Voxelisation of user imported models (.3DS, .FBX, COLLADA, .OBJ)
•Mesh export to .3DS, .FBX, COLLADA, .OBJ
•User-specified volume block and voxel dimensions.
•Over 50+ volume modifiers
•Automatic generation of up to 15 octaves of noise (volumetric, Perlin, fractal)
•Extensive voxel and noise editing tools
•Batch processing
•Multiple LOD support
•Seamless joining of adjacent meshes
•Mesh decimation, smoothing and tesselation.
•Mesh filtering and vertex blending tools
•Ambient occlusion
•Multithreaded CPU support and GPU acceleration (on supported cards)

250 MB of tutorials and projects are also available for download.
Posted: January 18, 2010
Lots of new features and fixes.
- Cloning of geometries, regions, layers, modifiers.
- Selection of objects
- New layer object (multiple regions / single stack of modifiers)
- Heightmaps are also included in floor and ceiling modifiers
- and much more!