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Thursday, March 22, 2018

"Traces" - "Blender" was born on Amiga

Did you know "Blender" had a precursor? And it's Amiga software?

3D artist and photographer Piotr Zgodziński has held an interview with Ton Roosendaal, original primary author of the well known and widely used "Blender" 3D graphics software, and published an article, including the interview, some Blender history, and information about "Traces" - the earliest precursor to Blender, made on Amiga!

It's a very interesting article, with lots of screenshots of "Traces", and maybe best of all: usage instructions, executable and sourcecode!

"Traces" is another example of the impact the Amiga platform had at the time. Like Samplitude, Cinema4D, LightWave, and many other applications, Traces/Blender was developed on the Amiga due to it's groundbreaking hardware capabilities, and would later spread to other platforms, becoming an industry standard.

Click the link below to head over to Piotr Zgodzińsk's website, read the article and get "Traces"!

Note that at the end of the interview is a link to another (video) interview held with Mr. Roosendaal about the history of Blender. At approx. 7:16 in the video, he mentions the Amiga computers in use at his company "NeoGeo" from 1989 to 1991.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

60 new links in the AMIGA alive Web Directory

Massive update to the AMIGA alive Web Directory - now 285 websites listed!

With new sections "Demoscene" and "MorphOS", and 60 new links added.
Happy surfin'!