Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 21, 2022
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Lumonix Adds Virtools, Ogre Support To ShaderFX 2.0

Lumonix Adds Virtools, Ogre Support To ShaderFX 2.0

December 6, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander

December 6, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC

3D content plug-in developer Lumonix has announced the release of version 2 of its ShaderFX plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max, which enables artists to create shaders for use in Max's real-time viewport and in external real-time applications and game engines.

The ShaderFX plug-in uses a node based interface which allows the user to define data flow by connecting nodes in a tree-like structure. This allows artists to create shaders visually without programming. Since it works inside 3DS Max, ShaderFX allows artists to make adjustments to their model and their shader simultaneously so that the two can work together.

Highlights of the new version include workflow improvements such as cloning of parts of the schematic, various new nodes (Channel Input, Color Blend), improved support for other shader models, and basic support for more publicly-available 3D engines including Virtools and Ogre.

Kees Rijnen, director of Lumonix, commented, "Whether it is for quick prototyping of shaders, look and feel development or to create most of their in-game shaders directly within Autodesk 3dsMax, we've been very happy with the positive reception ShaderFX has received so far."

Related Jobs

Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States

Junior C++ Programmer
Studio Pixanoh LLC
Studio Pixanoh LLC — Los Angeles, California, United States

Combat Designer
Question — Tiburon, California, United States

Question - South Park - Lead Level Designer (WFH/Remote)
Fred Rogers Productions
Fred Rogers Productions — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Producer, Games & Websites

Loading Comments

loader image