Cerncice, Czech Republic, February 14, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- RealWorld Graphics released version 2006.2 of RealWorld Icon Editor for Microsoft Windows Vista, an integrated package of tools for application and web graphics authors.
RealWorld Icon Editor is extensible system capable of working with raster images, Windows Vista icons, and simple 3D models. The software allows users to design a 3D model, render it to image, and generate an icon from the rendered image without leaving the application. The utilization of 3D models increases productivity; one 3D model can be used in multiple icons and the application provides realistic lighting, perspective transformations, and occlusions virtually for free. Standard graphic file formats are supported, allowing the application to cooperate with 3rd party software.
Version 2006.2 is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, actively supporting UAC (User Access Control) and high-DPI modes. Graphic elements of the user interface are available in several resolutions to deliver the best user experience on every display. Creating Windows Vista icons is supported from both technical and stylistic points of view. RealWorld Icon Editor allows usage of PNG-compressed icons and can render reflections and apply projected shadows - special effects that are often encountered in Windows Vista. Version 2006.2 also includes support for Mac OS icon format, customizable batch operations, and parameterized 3D models. The editor is able to use plug-ins created with a freely accessible SDK.
The application has been available to beta-testers since December 2006 to ensure stability and usability. One of the beta-testers said: "The new version introduces several new functions, but there are also countless small improvements and tweaks. The developers have listened to our feedback and the result is an application that not only delivers the functionality, but also delivers it in a much more pleasant way."
"Windows Vista optimization and parameterized 3D models are the most important features of this version. Parameterized 3D models are another step in our ongoing effort to speed up the graphics designing process. Changing values of parameters is much faster than modifying 3D models and graphics designers employing this technique can react literally instantly to their customers' feedback or even invite their customers to cooperate in fine-tuning of their work to customers' needs," said Vlastimil Miler, one of the developers.
More information about RealWorld Icon Editor is available on its home page at http://www.rw-designer.com/3D_icon_editor.php and Windows Vista-related features are summarized at http://www.rw-designer.com/vista-icon-editor
RealWorld Graphics (founded in 2004) develops software based on the RealWorld Designer framework and provides specialized graphic design services.