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Trinigy Announces Vision Engine 8

Trinigy has announced the upcoming version of its multi-platform Vision Engine. In addition to many features designed to expand developers' artistic freedom and to boost performance across platforms, Vision Engine 8 boasts a new browser plug-in called WebVision that brings all of the creative power of the new version to browser-based gaming.

Trinigy's Vision Engine has been carefully optimized to support all major platforms (PC, Xbox360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Nintendo Wii ) and any genre of video game. The Company now brings its advanced design to one additional platform: browsers. Vision Engine 8's WebVision is a downloadable plug-in for all common web browsers. Game developers can now work with the Vision Engine and its wealth of features, and quickly create stunning 2D or 3D browser-based games complete with animated characters, rich graphics, believable AI, physics, effects and more.

In addition to WebVision, Vision Engine 8 offers:
- Extended Havok Physics Integration - Developers will be able to simulate static meshes, terrains, rigid bodies and character controllers using Havok Physics. A connection to the Havok Remote Debugger is also available.
- DX 11 Support Vision Engine 8 now supports Microsoft DirectX 11 graphics processors and features such as Shader Model 5.0 support, advanced soft shadows and tessellation to help developers
create more detailed graphics at smoother frame rates.
- Enhanced Multithreaded Support Vision Engine 8 has been optimized to run on Intel six-core hyperthreaded processors, which are capable of running up to 12 threads in parallel.
- Sophisticated Water Shader Vision Engine 8 provides a new, visually compelling water rendering system. Creating realistic water surfaces from rivers to oceans is now a matter of a few mouse clicks.
- New Post-processing Framework Vision Engine 8 provides a new, highly modular post-processing system that seamlessly integrates with both the forward and deferred renderers of the Vision Engine. New post-processing features such as a new sun glare renderer are included as well.
- Console Resource Viewer Initially available just for PC developers, Trinigy has extended the Vision Engine's resource viewer to support all major platforms (Xbox360, PS3, Wii), enabling developers to know exactly how their platform's memory is used and to optimize it's performance as necessary.
- Perforce Integration Vision Engine offers a seamless integration into Perforce to enable better versioning of assets and more secure asset management within complex production environments.
- LUA Remote Debugger A new debugger for LUA scripts allows developers to inspect and debug script code of a running game.
- New Audio System Vision's built-in sound system has been extended and optimized to provide streaming performance and to support additional sound formats.

The Vision Engine 8 SDK will be available in April 2010.



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