Imagine (3D modeling software)

Imagine was the name of a cutting-edge 3D modeling and ray tracing program, originally for the Amiga computer[1] and later also for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.[2] It was created by Impulse, Inc. It used the .iob extension for its objects. Imagine was a derivative of the software TurboSilver, which was also for the Amiga and written by Impulse.[3] CAD-Technologies continued the distribution of the Amiga version.[4] Starting with version 5.1, new updates were available for free for current customers as part of the Amiga Constant Upgrade Program (ACUP) up until presumed Imagine 6.0 release.[5]

An animation of three spinning globes created with Imagine on an Amiga 4000

VersionsEdit

Amiga

  • 1990 Imagine[6]
  • 1992 Imagine 2.0[7]
  • 1993 Imagine 2.9[8]
  • 1994 Imagine 3.0[9]
  • 1995 Imagine 3.1[10]
  • 1995 Imagine 3.2[11]
  • 1995 Imagine 3.3
  • 1995 Imagine 4.0[12]
  • 1996 Imagine 5.0[13]
  • 1998 Imagine 5.1 and 5.1a, first ACUP release[14][15]
  • 1998 Imagine 5.13
  • 2000 Imagine 5.17[16]
  • 2006 Imagine 5.19, last public release[17]

MS-DOS

  • 1993 Imagine 2.0
  • 1994 Imagine 3.0
  • 1995 Imagine 4.0

Windows

  • 1996 Imagine 1.0
  • 1997 Imagine 1.3.4, first CUP release
  • 1999 Imagine 1.9
  • 1999 Imagine 2.0[18][19]
  • 1999 Imagine 2.1.2
  • 2000 Imagine 2.1.3
  • 2000 Imagine 2.1.4, No Bones
  • 2002 Imagine 2.1.5
  • 2002 Imagine 2.1.6, release and additional effects (*.ifx files)
  • 2002 Imagine 2.1.7
  • 2002 Imagine 2.1.8 release and additional effect (FireRing.ifx file)
  • 2004 Imagine 2.1.9, last public release, added Volumetric

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Conconi, Patrick (April 1991). "Imagine". AmigaNews (in French). No. 34. NewsEdition. pp. 18–21. ISSN 0989-5450.
  2. ^ Llombart, Philippe (March 1997). "Imagine 5 Amiga (Cybgfx) et Windows ´95". AmigaNews (in French). No. 99. NewsEdition. pp. 68–69. ISSN 1164-1746.
  3. ^ Jeanjean, Marc (May 1993). "Imagine Le pas à pas...". AmigaNews (in French). No. 57. NewsEdition. p. 42. ISSN 1164-1746. Vous avez sans doute tous entendu parlé de ce merveilleux logiciel qu'est Imagine 2.0. Digne successeur de Turbo Silver.
  4. ^ "CAD Technologies - Imagine 3D". imaginefa.com. Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  5. ^ "CAD Technologies - Products/ACUP". cadtech.demon.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1999-11-03. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  6. ^ "Imagine 1.0". amigafuture.de. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  7. ^ "Imagine 2.0". amigafuture.de. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  8. ^ Thierry, Jean-Nôel (January 1994). "Imagine 2.9". AmigaNews (in French). No. 64. NewsEdition. pp. 43–45. ISSN 1164-1746.
  9. ^ Janin, Lucas (July 1994). "Imagine 3.0". AmigaNews (in French). No. 70. NewsEdition. pp. 40–43. ISSN 1164-1746.
  10. ^ Janin, Lucas (February 1995). "Imagine 3.1". AmigaNews (in French). No. 76. NewsEdition. pp. 18–19. ISSN 1164-1746.
  11. ^ Janin, Lucas (June 1995). "Imagine 3.2". AmigaNews (in French). No. 80. NewsEdition. p. 30. ISSN 1164-1746.
  12. ^ Janin, Lucas (February 1996). "Imagine 4.0". AmigaNews (in French). No. 87. NewsEdition. pp. 26–27. ISSN 1164-1746.
  13. ^ Llombart, Philippe (July 1996). "Imagine 5.0". AmigaNews (in French). No. 92. NewsEdition. p. 24. ISSN 1164-1746.
  14. ^ Jirák, Pavel (March 1998). "Imagine 5.1/5.1a". Amiga Review (in Czech). No. 34. Atlantida Publishing. p. 21. ISSN 1211-1465.
  15. ^ Segel, Georges (April 1998). "Imagine 5.1a". AmigaNews (in French). No. 111. NewsEdition. pp. 53–55. ISSN 1164-1746.
  16. ^ "Product News, Imagine 5.17". Amiga Format. No. 134. Future Publishing. March 2000. p. 9. ISSN 0957-4867.
  17. ^ "Raytracer: Imagine 5.19". Amiga-News.de. 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  18. ^ "Imagine 3D for Windows". Studio Rola. 2008-10-01. Archived from the original on 2020-08-13.
  19. ^ "Impulse Imagine 2.0". 2002-06-02. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. Retrieved 2022-01-16.

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