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Software News   Software News : New Imagine3D for OS4 released
   posted by BrandonLee on 18-Jun-2006 11:11:43 (3532 reads)
There is a new Imagine release for ACUP users.
It's specifically aimed at OS4 users, that had a few problems with the previous version.

The site is:

http://www.imaginefa.com/news.shtml

To have access, you need your ACUP password, of course.
    

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VooDoo 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 12:58:50
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Great news for OS4 users!!and tnx for update!

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Dwyloc 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 14:17:41
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Is there an OS4 native version or is this just a bug fix of the 68K version to make it play nice on OS4?

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BrandonLee 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 14:36:34
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@Dwyloc

It's a bug fix of the earlier version(s). A OS4 native version is planned/in development, but little is known about this.

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Dwyloc 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 15:32:19
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@BrandonLee
I guess a 68K update is useful to the most people at the moment as it can be used on Classic Amiga’s, AmigaOnes, MorphOS and WinUAE (my current most used Amiga platform).

But it would still be nice to see an PPC native version in the future as I would love to own a box I can run OS4 on in the future and without native software to use on it won’t be as much fun.

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NutsAboutAmiga 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 16:27:55
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Excellent program, maybe I buy it.

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 16:37:13
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@Dwyloc

Programs like this will render slowly in WInUAE env. compared whit WindowsXP env., you be truing away cpu cycles on emulating Amiga hardware when you don't need too, program like this only makes snes on native platfrom, to get the most ot of your computer, Linux, Windows, MacOS have there own program.

Last edited by NutsAboutAmiga on 18-Jun-2006 at 04:37 PM.

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 16:51:02
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This is very interesting! The bad thing is I don't own Imagine. Now that it works on OS4, I would buy it. Is it at all possible?

Thanks,
Firbodi

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Dwyloc 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 17:16:49
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@NutsAboutAmiga
True, but with JIT enabled I am willing to bet it will be much faster than my Classic or any PPC Amiga/Clone yet shipped.

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Framiga 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 17:59:48
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Excellent news, indeed!

remember only that if you haven't tryed it before, Imagine3D have a slighty steep learning curve.

Anyway a great program!

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 19:56:57
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I used to be a fan of Imagine. I found it more flexible than CInema4D or Lightwave.

But when I tried it on AOS4, at the time of the 1st release, rendering was so slow and so useless (the rendering was done without any texture mapping !!) I stoped using it.

I then discover Blender under Linux... It was so fast and easy (once you know it ;) )

I'm glad to hear about a new ACUP. I will test it.
But, I prefer waiting for an AOS4 version of Blender, if ever it come..

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sicky 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 20:34:25
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Didn't know it was being worked on, on the Amiga platform!

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BrandonLee 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 20:38:45
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@Framiga

It's supposed to be hard, but it's the only one I ever learned. Thanks to the magazines of the time, it wasn't that hard.
Cinema4D and Lightwave still ellude me...

@Firbodi

Check the site or contact Martin McKenzie (I guess the address is there, too). It's still available, as far as I know.

@NutsAboutAmiga

Well, my only experience with Imagine and WinUAE was pretty good. Even on a slow 800Mhz PC, it was very fast.

@Dwyloc

As I said, the OS4 version will be available. All my exchanges with Martin were very positive, even though he does NOT have a timeline for the release.
I guess if we fetch a few additional buyers here, the wait may be smaller. ;)

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 18-Jun-2006 23:35:05
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fantastic..

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 19-Jun-2006 8:37:30
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@All,

Imagine3D is WarpUP compatible, so if 5.19 work well
on OS4 (I just dowloaded it) it'll also very fast.

Regards,
Paolo

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 19-Jun-2006 11:08:00
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Super!!!!!
VERY GOOD

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 19-Jun-2006 12:56:27
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Quote:
Poster: Tonton_Pascal Date: 18-Jun-2006 20:56:57

I used to be a fan of Imagine. I found it more flexible than CInema4D or Lightwave.

But when I tried it on AOS4, at the time of the 1st release, rendering was so slow and so useless (the rendering was done without any texture mapping !!) I stoped using it.

I then discover Blender under Linux... It was so fast and easy (once you know it ;) )

I'm glad to hear about a new ACUP. I will test it.
But, I prefer waiting for an AOS4 version of Blender, if ever it come..



There is already a Blender port for MorphOS!

Just ask someone skilled with AmigaONE to translate-port MOS Version to your platform.

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NutsAboutAmiga 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 19-Jun-2006 15:08:17
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@Tonton_Pascal

Quote:
But when I tried it on AOS4, at the time of the 1st release, rendering was so slow and so useless (the rendering was done without any texture mapping !!) I stoped using it.

First release did not have JIT emulation nor did it have WarpUP support, as we all know this program is not yet native so this should explain way it where run slow for you back when release 1 where out.

Whit AmigaOS4 update 4 you should be able to take advantage of Warp UP emulation and 68k JIT emulation, it should run blazing fast compared whit interpreted 68k emulation on OS4 update 1 ( 68020 33Mhz speeds )

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Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 19-Jun-2006 15:12:21
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@Raffaele

If I’m not mistaken Blender is coded in pascall, so there is no Blender for AmigaOS4 until FreePascal is ported (FreePascal is on it way).

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Chain-Q 
Re: New Imagine3D for OS4 released
Posted on 21-Jun-2006 8:41:46
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@NutsAboutAmiga

Holy sh#?t, no! Blender is in C language. However, for it's scripting and some of it's internal work, it needs a Python (and not Pascal) interpreter. It has nothing to do with Free Pascal at all.

I think the main showstopper in porting Blender for OS4 now is the lack of fully featured OpenGL support. (Blender makes heavy use of some OGL features rarely/never used in games, so Q3 running on OS4 means nothing.)

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