Full user review
"Brilliant! A real Rolls-Royce amongst 3D software."
trueSpace7.6 besides being an extremely powerful software is very friendly. Their interface is very well set that makes working with this software to become a real pleasure.
Zero problems. Works great.
First of all, it should be noted that now the program can be used absolutely FREE! The initial cost was about $600 - which says a lot about this professional program. In early 2008, the company was acquired by Microsoft and trueSpace 7.6 was released for free. Precisely because of this I recommend downloading this program since it is still available. One of the most distinctive features of TrueSpace is its interface, using mainly 3D widgets for most common editing operations. TrueSpace can also be scripted, using Python for creating custom scripts, tools and plugins. TrueSpace7 introduces the use of VBScript and JScript as scripting tools for developing plugins and interactive scenes. Capabilities of the software include creating visualizations and animations with realistic lighting (through the use of radiosity, HDRI and Global Illumination) and organic modelling using NURBS, subdivision surfaces and metaballs. Currently TrueSpace has two native internal rendering engines and also support for DX9 pixel shader output quality images alongside the traditional style Render engines. These engines are: LightWorks (from LightWork Design Ltd) and VirtuaLight. TrueSpace7 also introduces support for the VRay rendering engine developed by the Chaos Group. There are a lot of features that are designed to create first class results - Rendering: LightWorks 7.4 rendering engine, Vray Rendering Engine (for TrueSpace7 versions only), VirtuaLight rendering engine, Real-time DX9-based photorealistic engine, HDRI, Caustics, Multi-pass Rendering for Lightworks rendering engine with output to Photoshop layers integrated into TrueSpace7, Hybrid radiosity, ray tracing, Phong shading, Image-based lighting, Non-linear tone mapping editor, Post process editor, Advanced shaders (color, reflectance, transparency, displacement, background, foreground, post processing), Volumetric, Anisotropic reflectance; Surfacing: DX9 (SL2.0) pixel shaders and HLSL editing, Procedural shaders editable in Link Editor, Normal mapping, Shader trees, Modeless UV Editor, Advanced UV Editor with real time UV mapping controls, Unwrapper with Slice, Breaking and welding of vertices in a UV map etc. These are just a small part of the arsenal that is endowed trueSpace7.6. I can say that this software is situated in the same position with Autodesk 3ds Max, LightWave 3D and Rhino. 100% professional with exceptional results. I strongly recommend you to visit their website - www.caligari.com - for more details. Also here you will find the manual (in PDF) plus a whole range of video tutorials. As a tip, do not hesitate and download PDF manual, video tutorials and DX Free Shaderpack of graphic designer Marcel Barthel (http://www.caligari.com/store/trueSpace/default.asp?SubCate=S2truespace&Cate=Store). From now on you will not be stressed by the use of such monstrosities - Blender, K-3D, Moonlight3D, Wings and other such products which give only headaches and poor results. No more call to open source software series - now all those who want a truly professional program have TrueSpace7.6! Thanks both to the Caligari - for the quality of this software, but also those of Microsoft to make this decision!