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Truespace 7.6 free download

Microsoft acquired the company Caligari back in February which was probably best known for their 3d modeling and animation software Truespace which came a long way since its initial release on the Commodore Amiga back in 1994.

Well two days ago Microsoft announced that the new version of Truespace would be free for download for everyone. That's right, all you need to do is head over to the registration page, enter your details and you are ready to download the 130 Megabyte software, 51 Megabyte PDF manual and 132 MB of videos.

Registering gives users not only access to the software but also to the forums, technical support and shared spaces which are valuable for beginners.

One of the biggest chances that has been introduced in this version of Truespace is the connection to Live Search Maps and probably the main reason why Microsoft has decided to release Truespace 7.6 as a free download. Just read the announcement post Announcing trueSpace for Virtual Earth 3D Development to understand the decision.

I'm personally always a bit wary when Microsoft gives away software because they have used their position and this method in the past to gain an overwhelming market share. Internet Explorer anyone?


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  1. Mr Bones said on July 25, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Check out for high quality motion captures in BVH format, They work great in TrueSpace 7.6

    Thanks again and Cheers

  2. Jojo said on July 26, 2008 at 12:16 am

    I am downloading this. Maybe I can figure out how to get it to work :)

    btw: I am much preferring MS Virtual Earth (and MS Live maps) over Google Earth and their flat maps. Resolution is often better and printing is better for me.

  3. iampriteshdesai said on July 26, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Sketchup is better

  4. Mr.Bones said on November 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

    iPiSoft now has a new version of their software that uses Dual (2) kinect sensor cameras.

    There is a FREE calibration guide there, I hope it helps.

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