Author: Break-In Studios
Operation System: Windows All
Size: 2.10 MB
Skyviewer is a realtime viewer for 360° environments.
This program was created in order to preview rendered skies for use in 3D art and game development, though its use can be extended to any kind of 360° background (such as QuickTime VR environments often seen in first person adventure games).
It currently supports SPHEREMAPS (an inside-out sphere mapped with a properly rendered 360° image) and SKYBOXES (a set of six images rendered as an inside-out cube, one image for each face).
The program automatically loads the images needed for the environment in a single step (mapping them accordingly to the selected method). Also, it lets you zoom in and out, take screenshots, rotate the camera and adjust contrast and colors of the loaded environment.
The 'contrast' and 'contrast color' sliders are particularly useful if you want to save a 2D background: these parameters allow you to alter the resulting image a lot, and can be useful to obtain various settings while still using the same sky.
By using Skyviewer among with Wonderful Skies, other than previewing your skies you'll be able to create lots of different backgrounds for use in 2D applications, as wallpapers or as backdrops for 3D tools such as Poser.
· 266MHz CPU, 64Mb RAM, DirectX 7, Direct3D capable video card