Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 12940
Change Set: 14e7b6f9c175
Released: Oct 7, 2010
Updated: Jan 1, 2011 by adept
Dev status: Alpha Help Icon

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Release Notes

  • Perspective corrected texture mapping
  • perspective corrected Z buffering
  • Dual texture support with mixing
  • Enhanced material support
  • Shaded textures, flat + gouraud
  • Rewritten lighting code for rendering
  • New skybox, utilizing perspective projection in Silverlight
  • Bilinear filtering
  • Performance enhancements
  • Subpixel rendering
  • Multiple games in one page
  • Clearer exceptions
  • InstancingNodes - faster bindable solution
  • Extensible FileLoader support - one can load from anywhere
  • ChamferBox primitive type
  • Vertex coloring support - reads vertex colors from ASE files
  • Multi/Sub material rewritten - faces no longer has Material, but a Id reference instead
  • Wireframe support for Materials
  • Statistics added
  • Shine + ShineStrength for materials added
  • Color manipulation optimized, using integers
  • Smoothing group fix for primitives Cylinder and Ring
  • Optimized heightmap
  • CLUT system removed - too slow
  • Frustum clipping of objects
  • Matrix optimized - going for the solution most use, public fields instead of array as before
  • Started implementation of MipMap levels for textures
  • Rewritten texture system - introducing the concept of map
  • More details on ManipulationEvents
  • Optimizations for Windows Phone 7
  • Added more unit tests
  • Optimized mouse intersection with objects

Reviews for this release

Documentation is missing. Nothing in the getting started. I'm new to 3D so some examples would help. :(
by djack109 on Sep 28, 2011 at 3:55 PM
interaction enaled, wp7 support
by scythe on Nov 21, 2010 at 2:10 PM
An excellent, excellent project. What I love most is how responsive the creators are to feedback and feature suggestions. The code gets better every day.
by bob1492 on Nov 17, 2010 at 3:07 PM
thank you! he he!
by yuxi214 on Nov 4, 2010 at 8:01 AM