: OpenEXR support has been added (QtPfsGui is suggested for those now). picogen-pure, a mostly CLI renderer that could also be used for batch rendering, is included. Some severe bugs have been detected and squashed.
Full changelog: picogen.org/changelogNice-to-haves for 0.3.x-series
: Realtime 3d preview, integration of visual Sun-Sky-Editor into SimplexGui.
Complains and support at: picogen.org/forum/
And if you want to help with documentation: picogen.org/wiki/
Any help and feedback is much appreciated.
Sorry for not providing a 64bit Windows build, but I am lacking licenses.
Linux-Sidenote: If you can't use the .deb-packages or can't install the right packages for the tar.gz's, it might be worth trying the windows versions through wine. This perfectly functioned for me!
) has running a rendering contest (www.irtc.org/irtc/irtc?_n&pg=C…
) with this topic:Plants - Renderings of flowers, trees, foliage, seeds, or anything to do with plants, either real or imagined, on earth or elsewhere.
I took this as a motivation to start implementing L-Systems into picogen. Only 33 days left to implement an L-System-Compiler, an interpreter, and proper acceleration structures for the rendition of millions of plants? Challenge accepted. Plants will therefore be featured in the 0.4 series
More about L-Systems:
* commercial L-System implementation: xfrog.com/
) (you'll recognize the potential)
) (introduction for geeks)
(low quality, other versions at algorithmicbotany.org
; handy for writers and implementors of L-Systems)UPDATE:
29 days and 18 hours left, and the L-System compiler+virtual machine are done, with the following features:
* context sensitive
I thin,k those are all general purpose features that exist. Other features (e.g. loops) are, to my knowledege, only used in exotic applications, e.g. city generation (uhm, yes, that's another plan for a later version picogen) and architecture.
Feature wise, this is a complete implementation of chapter 1 of "The algorithmic beauty of plants" (the book is free as in beer and can be obtained via algorithmicbotany.org
), except for the turtle interpretation (that is: drawing
is not implemented yet).
But well, 29 days left