A free upgrade of the engine (for all SDKs) to the version 8, to get the performance and graphics seen in commercial games.
Now students and thousands of users of our old 3D Developer Studio can enjoy one of the best 3D engines with superb graphics and lightning speed !
Until today, our 3D Developer studio was based on the old 3D engine version 6. We have decided to upgrade the free package so that now students all over the world can enjoy the power and speed of our latest 3D engine with graphics quality that is seen in commercial games.
Important note: This SDK shows just some of the new features. The older SDK (using version 6 of the engine) is much more comprehensive and a good starting point for learning programming games and 3D applications.
The programming style of this SDK and the old one are almost identical
In short it is a good idea to download the older SDK as well.
The old SDK is slower, the graphics are not as good as in the new one
but there is a lot of sample code there and documents.
You can even take any demo included in the old SDK and just by including the new 3dstate8.lib
and the 3dstate8.dll convert it to run on the new 3D Engine !