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Spiral Graphics Announces Genetica 4.0

Spiral Graphics announces the latest version of its seamless texture, animation, and HDRI environment map editor, Genetica.

Spiral Graphics Inc. has announced Genetica 4.0, a momentous new version of its seamless texture, animation, and HDRI environment map editor. The new version, anticipated for release in the first quarter of 2013, can be preordered for a 40% discount.

A beta of the new version is expected in early 2013, with the final release slated for the first quarter. Genetica 4.0 will be available for Windows XP and above.

A public announcement of Genetica 4.0 was posted to Spiral Graphics’ website. The company has also announced a 40% discount for Genetica 4.0 preorders, available both for new licenses as well as upgrades.

Genetica is a node-based graphics application that allows artists to non-destructively build textures and effects.  It has been used on countless projects ranging from computer games, to television programs, to architectural projects.

With Genetica artists can:

  • Generate procedural images by stringing together different types of nodes.
  • Create seamless textures directly from photographic sources.
  • Enjoy the industry's only professional-level drawing tools that produce seamlessly repeatable results.
  • Generate effect maps such as height and specular maps.
  • Make HDRI lighting environments and cube maps for realistic reflections.
  • Create looping animated textures such as burning fire or rippling water

Source: Spiral Graphics Inc.