Sundog’s SilverLining brings simulated skies, clouds, and precipitation to Trinigy’s Vision Game Engine

Trinigy’s Vision Game Engine is used on over 200 commercial game productions across a wide variety of platforms and services (Windows®, Xbox360®, PlayStation®3, Wii™, XBLA™, PSN™, WiiWare™, and most common browsers), as well as most game genres, including racing, role-playing, and massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. These genres all feature expansive outdoor scenes, which will benefit from SilverLining’s physically realistic skies.

SilverLining allows game and visual simulation developers to specify any time, location, and weather conditions they wish, and produces matching skies, clouds, and weather effects within their application automatically. SilverLining also generates realistic natural lighting for outdoor scenes by simulating the scattering of sunlight and moonlight through the atmosphere. SilverLining’s expansive toolset will now be accessible directly within the Vision Game Engine’s scene editor, vForge, for developers of PC games and simulations.

“By integrating SilverLining with Trinigy’s scene editor, completing realistic outdoor scenes in a game is now just a matter of a few clicks,” said Frank Kane, owner of Sundog Software.“For games and training systems with outdoor environments, the sky and everything in it is a big part of the scene. We’re proud to offer our physically-based rendering to the long list of customers producing groundbreaking content with Trinigy.”

SilverLining is used by developers across the world for rendering skies and volumetric clouds in games, military flight simulators, architectural visualization, and television weather broadcasts. Its accurate positioning of the sun, moon, stars, and planets give it the fidelity required by serious training applications as well.

”The SilverLining integration provides another great option and a valuable shortcut to PC developers seeking to include realistic time-of-day effects and volumetric clouds in their Vision-powered games and simulations,” said Felix Roeken, general manager of Trinigy.“From extensive programmatic control to easy access of SilverLining’s features via vForge, developers will appreciate the freedom and speed with which they can create realistic skies for any given time and location.”

Free demos and evaluation packages of SilverLining and the Vision Game Engine / SilverLining integration package may be found at  www.sundog-soft.com , as well as information on royalty-free, per-title licenses. More information on Trinigy’s Vision Game Engine is available at  www.trinigy.net.

For SunDog, contact:

Frank Kane

fkane@sundog-soft.com

900 206th PL NE

Sammamish, WA 98074

Ph:  425.635.8683

For Trinigy, contact;

Eric Schumacher

Eric.schumacher@trinigy.net

310.403.8456 

About Sundog Software, LLC

Founded in 2006, Sundog Software specializes in the real-time rendering of the sky and everything in it. Its flagship product, SilverLining, is a C++ code library that renders physically-realistic skies, natural light sources, 3D volumetric clouds, and precipitation effects for OpenGL or DirectX developers on MacOS, Windows, or Linux. SilverLining is used worldwide by professional game developers, large military contractors developing flight training simulators, architectural visualization companies, and broadcast video application developers.

Sundog Software is located outside of Seattle in Sammamish, Washington. To learn more, please visit  www.sundog-soft.com

About Trinigy

Based in Southern Germany, Austin, TX and Seoul, Korea, Trinigy is a privately owned company committed to providing groundbreaking game engine technology and first-class support to video game and serious game development studios across the globe. Engineered to provide more creative and technical freedom, the company’s Vision Engine iscurrently in use in more than 200 commercial game productions by well-known companies such as Ubisoft, Take 2, Dreamcatcher, NeoWiz, Spellbound, TimeGate Studios, Robot Entertainment, Nitro Games and more. The Vision Engine has proven its versatility in a multitude of game genres, including real-time strategy, racing, first-person shooters, role-playing games and massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. It is available and optimized for performance on PC (DX9, DX10, DX11), Xbox360®, PlayStation®3, Nintendo Wii™, XBLA™, PSN™, WiiWare™, browsers as well as iOS, Android and NGP soon. For more information about Trinigy, its Vision Engine or its technology partners, please visit:  www.trinigy.net.

 

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