SmodeTech is proud and excited to announce you the release of Smode 8.3!
This new version raises the quality of real-time rendering in Smode to a brand new level, thanks to the introduction of physically based rendering (PBR), support of High-dynamic-range compositing (HDR), Substance-Designer .sbsar materials, image-based lighting and Depth-of-field.
Smode Station is now more powerfull than ever with the introduction of Smode-NET, the protocol to control Smode Station servers over the network. Real-time compositing is not limited to single-server setups anymore, work real-time on more massive video stages than ever!
Many changes & improvements are waiting for you!
Smode Studio is still free and fully functional up to HD resolution, start right now!
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See the full changelog here:
All versions of Smode 8.3:
New: Physically Based Rendering (PBR) for ultra-realistic surfaces!
New: Image-based lighting with the new Environment Light
New: Support of .sbsar PBR material files from Substance Designer
New: Support of .hdr environment map files
New: Depth-of-field blur effect with Circle / Hexagon bokehs
New: 3D Material Banks and material references
New: Media Table widget to list all medias referenced from your compo or project
New: Drag and drop a file on a file referencer to replace its source
New: Trigger "Move timeline to marker" in Time Markers
New: Option "Inverse" in the "Remap" link modifier
New: Misc. enhancements, new commands and fixes for edition of large timelines
Optim: Don't recompute Color mask when its input does not change
Change: The "Cylinder" environment map has been renamed into "Equirectangular"
Fix: PC2 animated meshes and repeated geometries can now emit particles
Fix: Random crash occuring while loading large FBX scenes
Fix: Improve blur formulas with respect to the alpha channel
Fix: Behavior of Drag and drop of elements at the bottom of the table
Smode Station 8.3
New: Smode-Net Remote User Interface -- beta version
New: Smode-Net Launcher application -- beta version
New: Smode-Net Network Sessions -- alpha version
New: Smode-Net Remote Devices -- alpha version
New: Native support of BlackMagic Decklink capture cards
New: Half and Quarter experimental vertical synchronization modes.
New: Color code to reflect transport states in Cues/Animations
New: Option "stage lights" directly in the "Stage Simulation" pipeline layer
Change: Port NDI to v3.7.0 (allow localhost NDI be visible without network adapter)
Fix: Find source button is disabled on scenes in "pass-through" mode
Fix: When activating on air, disable the "Mouse cross" in Processors
Fix: Compositing of multiple masks inside a VP processor surface
Special thanks to Amine Karmaâ who created the music especially for this event. Listen to many others of his tracks here:
This teaser has been entirely made with Smode Studio and has been integrated to this last version. Look at it (in Examples/FullProjects) and modify it as you wish!