January 21, 2004. WorldBuilder Used to Design Virtual Boathouse for the City of Oakland
December 24, 2004. New WorldBuilder 4 Tutorials are available
December 15, 2004. Export 184 Pro plug-in for 3ds max released
December 1, 2004. 3ds max 7 support for WorldBuilder Pro 4 is available now
September 22, 2004. CG Focus reviews WorldBuilder
September 13, 2004. Updated Poser Plugin is available
August 10, 2004. Digital Element
Develops Key Technology for Discreet
July 30, 2004. Digital Element goes to Siggraph!
June 4, 2004. WorldBuilder 4 Ships in July
May 14, 2004. New Aurora Water 1.2 update is available
March 24, 2004. Verdant 1.5 released!
January 8, 2004. Aurora Sky section has been added to the site
January 5, 2004. Check out the complete new WorldBuilder gallery
December 22, 2003. The
Verdant Plant Constructor -- coming soon!
List of new features:
Send an email to email@example.com
requesting a download link. Be sure to include your serial number of Aurora
December 2, 2003. Digital Element Announces WorldBuilder™
3.6, Strategic Partnership, and Significant Price Reduction
November 21, 2003. Digital Element and Digimation
Team Up on Modelshop™
OAKLAND, CA (November 19th, 2003) Digital Element, an Oakland-based software
developer and publishing firm specializing in art tools and Digimation,
Inc., the world’s leading provider of 3D models, announced today
the release of the Modelshop plug-in for Photoshop, which includes fifty
3D models from Digimation’s Model Bank Collection™ .
Darlisa Riggs, Critical-Depth
October 16, 2003. Digital Element will soon be
releasing Modelshop, its latest Photoshop plug-in.
October 6, 2003. The November Issue of 3D World
features a full copy of the 3-year-old, but still going strong, WorldBuilder
2.3. Also check out the new WorldBuilder 2.3 tutorial in 3D World.
'We're very happy to be working with Digital Element. WorldBuilder 2.3
Jim Thacker, 3D World
September 22, 2003. CG Focus Reviews Aurora 2.
“I found World Builder to be the best program for creating landscapes
and trees. Being able to render a forest, grass and water all in one pass
at such high quality was a blessing.” – Liam Kemp
full press release.
Randy Brandon, Alaska Apple User's Group
3D Nature Effect Plug-in for Photoshop
May 10, 2003. Digital Element Announces Two New Rosetta Communications Plug-ins™
Rosetta Plug-ins for 3ds max and Maya to be Released on May 16th
SAN DIEGO, CA (May 10th, 2003) from Booth 2855 at the National Convention of the American Institute for Architects, of Digital Element, an Oakland-based software developer and publishing firm specializing in art tools, announced the May16th release of two new Rosetta Communications packages for the popular 3D modeling and rendering tools 3ds max and Maya.
Read full press release.
A Plug-in that Creates 3D Plants and Trees for Photoshop
SAN DIEGO, CA (May 8th, 2003) from Booth 2855 at the National Convention
of the American Institute for Architects, Digital Element, an Oakland-based
software developer and publishing firm specializing in art tools, announced
today the release of Verdant for Photoshop, a revolutionary Photoshop
plug-in that creates 3D plants and trees, with shadows, in Photoshop...
April 24, 2003. Check out CG Focus's review of WorldBuilder at http://www.cgfocus.com
February 12, 2003. A Valentine for you from Digital Element!
New Manual for WB 3.2+, New Update for WB and WB Pro 3.5
Our new WorldBuilder documentation is available here. Along with a new Reference manual, we now have revised Training documentation as well as tutorials. We recommend all users to go here to download our new reference manual, training manual, and our revised tutorials. We want you to have this manual, we want you to use it, and we want your feedback!
The update for WorldBuilder and Worldbuilder Pro is a free update for 3.5 users. We recommend that all WB 3.5 users upgrade to 3.55. This update adds stability, improved surf, and more plants! You can download the update here.
All downloads are available online. However, Digital Element will ship the appropriate CDs to any user for Shipping and Handling alone. For this we will use the US Mail upon request, which is much less expensive for customers outside of the US. Registered WorldBuilder 3.5 users can receive a disk with 3.55 and the documentation. WorldBuilder 3.2 users can also receive a disk with the documentation. Getting the disk costs just $5 plus Shipping and Handling.
For 3.2 users -- upgrading to 3.5 now gets you the manual and the latest version 3.5.5 all on CD for no additional price.
Click here to go to the download section.
February 11, 2003. Surf's Up! The free update for WorldBuilder 3.5 is fast approaching, but we want to give you a glimpse of the new and improved surf in WorldBuilder 3.55 and WorldBuilder Pro 3.55! This is yet another quick and powerful new feature that is unique to WorldBuilder and WorldBuilder Pro. Check back here soon for the 3.55 update
January 31, 2003. Dimitri Habich has created a new library of L-system plants. These plants can be used in the Variator so that every plant is an original. Click here to download ( approximately 382 Kb ) the new L-system library. This library works for WorldBuilder Pro and Standard version.
January 30, 2003. New to WorldBuilder? Try Digital Element's improved tutorials -- available now in interactive and PDF format. Click here to go to the tutorials.
December 30, 2002. Update of Aurora manual is available
December 5, 2002. LW-WB Communicator™
Second in the Digital Element line of Rosetta Communicator Plug-ins™
This plug-in allows for the seamless integration between LightWave 3D and WorldBuilder Pro 3.5. The plug-in allows scenes from each package to be rendered in its native environment, eliminating the need for traditional importing and exporting. This is a huge advantage in that each package can be used to do what it does best – with the communicator managing both renderings and compositing the scenes together into a single scene – sharing lights, camera, and shadows.
LW-WB Communicator works similarly to LightWave's Hub, and as a rendering portal between LightWave and WorldBuilder Pro, users can modify scenes without having to re-import objects for the final rendering. Starting a rendering in one package prompts a rendering in the other package. The finished image is a composite of both renderings, and takes into account both the a and z buffers.LW-WB Communicator Buy now
December 4, 2002. Introducing WorldBuilder and WorldBuilder Pro 3.5
Generate ultra-realistic 3D outdoor landscapes and animations for your movies, games, landscape architecture and design illustrations with WorldBuilder 3.5!
WorldBuilder is the award winning tool for creating and animating the most realistic, natural environments, including landscapes, vegetation, water, and atmospheric effects, including many features never before seen in a 3D landscaping package. For years, WorldBuilder has been, and still is, at the forefront of 3D landscape technology.
Once again WorldBuilder sets the standard for creating high-definition, animating landscapes.Boasting many new features, WorldBuilder 3.5 now includes:
"For 3D graphic professionals, WorldBuilder has long been the leader in 3D terrain generation..." - New Architect Design Magazine
October 31, 2002. Check out TheRenderFarm's review of Aurora at http://www.therenderfarm.com
October 25, 2002. Check out CreativePro's review of Aurora at
September 25, 2002. Digital Element acquired ownership of WorldBuilder this last May. As a result of that acquisition Digital Element is now releasing Part One of the WorldBuilder Manual. It includes several comprehensive lessons as well as installation instructions. Parts Two and Three will include more lessons and a comprehensive reference guide of all the features. Click Here To Download
September 25, 2002. Get the latest update AWB 3.21.002. Get the latest update Poser Pro Pack plug-in ( approximately 3.8 Mb) This plug-in works with both Standard and Pro versions of WorldBuilder.
August 27, 2002. Digital Element at DragonCon
August 22, 2002. Get the latest update Poser Pro Pack plug-in ( approximately 3.8 Mb) This plug-in works with both Standard and Pro version of WorldBuilder.
August 14, 2002. Get the latest update AWB 3.2.005
August 7, 2002. Demo version of the Aurora 1.1 is available for download.
July 23, 2002. San Antonio, TX -- July 22nd, 2002. At booth 5062 at Siggraph, 2002 Digital Element has announced an August release for a free upgrade to its award-winning 3D modeling and rendering software WorldBuilder...Read full press release.
July 20 , 2002. Come see Digital Element at Siggraph 2002 (San Antonio, Texas, July 23-25). Our booth is #5062.
June 18 , 2002. Digital Element Acquires AnimaTek WorldBuilder Oakland, CA -- June 16, 2002. Digital Element announced today that it has acquired AnimaTek WorldBuilder, along with several other key technologies and has outlined a series of products for the remainder of 2002...Read full press release.
April 22, 2002. Aurora Gallery is updated.
April 21, 2002. Users gallery is updated.
April 14, 2002. Aurora Discussion Forum is now open. We are opening a special forum for people who are interested in Digital Element Aurora. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, concerns and information related to Aurora then you are welcome to post it here.
April 09, 2002. Major update of the site. Digital Element is proud to present our new product line - Digital Element Aurora.
April 08, 2002. Press page has been updated - "Digital Element Breaks Through With Aurora, The Natural Photoshop Plug-in".
December 18, 2001. Press page has been updated -"NewTek and Digital Element Work to Bring Animation Annex to Siberia".
December 16, 2001. New tutorial: "Making rivers and surfs in WorldBuilder" was added to the tutorials section.
November 12, 2001. Digital Element is proud to present Poser Pro Pack plug-in for WorldBuilder. Now you can Pose characters in super-realistic 3D environments and export to movies and still images. This plug-in is available as a free download for the current version of WorldBuilder.
November 12, 2001. The Frog animation tutorial was added to the tutorials section.
November 07, 2001. Allen Whitt Tutorial and Source Pack Volume 1 Now Available Get the ultimate set for learning WorldBuilder!
November 07, 2001. Get the latest update AWB 3.1.003
August 12, 2001. WorldBuilder Playable Tutorial 4 is added to the tutorials section. In this tutorial you will learn how to use atmospherics.
August 06, 2001. WorldBuilder Playable Tutorial 3 is added to the tutorials section. In the third tutorial we will add water and will set placing conditions for the material and vegetation so that they will be consistent with the water level.
July 29, 2001. WorldBuilder Plants Variator Tutorial is added to the tutorials section. Plants Variator is one of the most exciting features of AWB 3.0
July 27, 2001. WorldBuilder Playable Tutorial 2 is added to the tutorials section. The goal of the second tutorial is to show how to scatter vegetation in areas and how to edit the shape of the areas.
July 25, 2001. WorldBuilder Playable Tutorial 1 is added to the tutorials section. A simple scene is built in this tutorial. Some of the most basic features of WorldBuilder are also shown.
July 10, 2001. Links page has been updated.
May 31, 2001. There is a new technical support line available in English and French, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours you can leave your message in the voice mail and we will return your call as soon as possible.
May 23, 2001. The Resources page was updated with the examples of the high resolution textures included in the WorldBuilder 3.0 package.
May 02, 2001. The Buy section has been updated.
April 25, 2001. The Professional version of AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3.0 is available NOW.
April 05, 2001. The upgrade version of AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3.0 is available NOW.
April 05, 2001. Digital Element Releases AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3.0.
March 21, 2001. Digital Element will take part in the Game Developer Conference, San Jose Convention Center, CA, March 22-24, 2001. Catch us at the ID8 Media's booth #1640.
February 11, 2001. Digital Element Signs Exclusive License to Publish AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3D Landscape Animation Software.
February 11, 2001. Digital Element's website is up and running.
"We are happy to provide this great package in collaboration with
Digital Element to our readers."
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