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GroBoto for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $79.00 to buy
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5 stars

"Tremendous Fun!"

December 13, 2006  |  By Welles Goodrich

 |  Version: GroBoto 2.0.3


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm new to GroBoto but reasonably skilled in a variety of 3D apps. As a result, GroBoto, although a serious program, plays like a toy. It is completely intuitive with a learning curve best discovered by playing around. In the most basic function, you take any one of a variety of preset primitives (you can seriously modify them as well) to which are applied patterns vaguely akin to fractals. So you start with a seeded shape or 'bot' and then grow the imgae...GroBot...Oh!

Within GroBoto is a very good rendering engine and texture collection but personally I export the models as groups or even individual elements to use in Vue or Poser where greater access to texture creation exists. On a slower machine you have to watch it when building a scene as the primitive bots can build up amazingly fast so keep an eye on the object count. Another thing to pay attention to is that there are two distinct techniques, auto and draw. The auto feature is simply press a button and go, "oh wow!" But with the draw feature you can populate your scenes with primitives almost like the Image Hose in Painter.

As you would guess, I'm very enthusiastic about the application. Think of this, if you need alien sculptures for a world you are rendering, there's nothing better or more fun. As a Universal Binary, it's optimized for Intel Macs, too.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.3
  • Real Time Editing with Full Rendering.
  • Real Time Bot Editing.
  • New Animation Tools.
  • Shadow Casting & Local Lights.
  • Fully Editable Primitives.
  • High resolution output; TIFF, JPEG & QuickTime
  • Fantastic Proprietary Texture Mapping
  • And much more...
Publisher Braid Art Labs
Publisher web site http://www.groboto.com
Release Date December 12, 2006
Date Added December 12, 2006
Version 2.0.3
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Animation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or higher
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    File Size Not Available
    File Name External File
    Total Downloads 3,522
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $79

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