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Archived News


  1st January 2002

O Happy New Year!
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We at SoftTronics wish you all a Happy New Year 2002!

O POV-Ray Keychains are available
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The POV-Ray Keychains (see this page) have arrived and are available. They can be ordered from the IRTC + Keyring page.

O Bye-bye DM
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Now that we have switched currencies from the Deutsche Mark to the Euro, the prices have been converted accordingly. And, no, we didn't take the opportunity to raise prices :-)


  22nd December 2001

Merry Christmas

O Merry Christmas
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We at SoftTronics wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful festive season.

O IRTC CDROM Year Four is available
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The Year Four CDROMs are available on the IRTC page. All pre-ordered CDROMs have been sent out and should have arrived already.
The keychains should be available towards the end of the year and will probabvly ship early January.


  6th December 2001

O IRTC CDROM Year Four
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We are also the European distributor for the IRTC CDROMs and are taking pre-orders for the Year Four CDROM on the IRTC page. It does look like they will be in time for Christmas if you pre-order so that we can get them out to you the moment they arrive.

O 10 Year Anniversary POV-Ray Keychain
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We will be offering the keychain (see this page), but not in time for Christmas this year. It can be ordered from the IRTC page.


  29th October 2001

O New Objects in the Library
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13 new objects have been uploaded to the Object Library.
  • A wooden bookshelf with a couple of books. By Russell Smith.
  • A perch for a bird. By Russell Smith.
  • An Alessi pepper mill. By Bernd Klenk.
  • Three medieval houses with movable doors and windows. By Thomas de Groot.
  • A fully textured spider with IK setup. By Thomas de Groot.
  • A detailed 1930's british tram. Check out this larger image (52K). By Steve Welch.
  • A Grundig Telepilot remote control, very detailed. Check out this larger image (24K). By Bernd Klenk.
  • A rose with a stem, made entirely of bezier patches. By Idelon Clément.
  • An antique style brass candle holder, with candle. By John Tougas.
  • A simple antique wooden chair, Shaker style. By John Tougas.
  • An antique style brass lamp, with a patterned fabric lamp shade. By John Tougas.
These models are for Moray V3.3 and later only.

O Survey update
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A few more users sent in their survey results and have changed the outcome a bit. Photons and radiosity, Isosurfaces as well as Bezier editor improvements moved up a notch.

Only 18% of the registered users that we emailed, answered.

The answers were evaluated as follows :
- the first feature mentioned was counted with 2 points
- all other features with 1 point.

This resulted in a distribution as follows:

Animation improvements:
Mesh Editor:
Blob Editor:
UV Mapping support:
Photons, Radiosity:
Convert primitives to mesh:
New textures:
POV file Import:
Isosurfaces:
Bezier Editor Improvements:
Mesh Import (3DS, OBJ):
Sphere Sweeps:
OpenGL Texture Preview:
POV script object:

Animation seems to be in high demand :-) And it seems you all want to see Moray offer some triangle mesh editing capabilities. And, of course, the blob editor.
Thank you very much to those users that answered. We will concentrate our development accordingly.
As far as the OpenGL part of the survey was concerned, the results are as follows:

3D Hardware, using OpenGL:
No 3D Hardware:
3D Hardware, not using OpenGL:

If you have any comments about the results, feel free to let us know.

As previously stated, we will wait with the 10 free upgrades until the upgrade is ready, so anyone that hasn't sent in their survey answers yet, can still do so.


  18th October 2001

O Moray V3.3a Maintenance Release
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We have made a small maintenance release available on the Downloads page. It fixes a few known bugs of V3.3 (Build 7015) and fixes the radiosity issue when using POV-Ray 3.5.

O Mailing To Registered Users
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We sent out a mailing to all registered users that we have an email address for. We had about 140 bounces, so if you did not receive the mailing, please let us know your new email address.


  8th October 2001

O Yes, we're still here!
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We would like to extend our apologies to all our loyal users for the lack of updates to the site. We have been contracting out of house and so have been doing email and newsgroup support only in the last months.

O Object Library Updates
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Unfortunately, the stream of new objects seems to have dried up. We haven't received any new objects for quite some time now. If any of you are interested in contributing to the Object Library, please feel free to contact us.

O POV-Ray 3.5
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With POV-Ray 3.5 just around the corner, many of you are wondering whether Moray will be enhanced to take advantage of the new features that will be available in POV-Ray 3.5. And the answer is "Yes!", it will be updated to support some of the features that were added in POV-Ray 3.5. We are currently looking at adding UV Mapping support (and it's looking good).

If you would like to see certain POV-Ray 3.5 features supported, please let us know what they are. This will help us decide how to prioritize adding the features.

Note: If you are currently using the POV-Ray 3.5 beta, you may experience a slowdown, because POV-Ray 3.5 now uses radiosity if it is exported to the scene file, whereas V3.1 only used radiosity if the command-line switch was given. Since Moray always outputs the radiosity block into the scene file, you will always be rendering with radiosity.... we might release a Moray V3.31 update to correct this behaviour if there is sufficient interest.




  7th February 2001

O Plugin SDK for Moray V3.3 Released!
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The new plugin SDK is available. If you're a plugin developer, make sure you check the mailing list for details.

If you're interested in becoming a plugin developer, you can head on over to the Plugins page where you can check out the documentation online, request the SDK and find out all you need to know about the features that the Plugin SDK offers.


  7th January 2001

O Moray V3.3 Released!
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The beta phase is over and just in the nick of time, Moray V3.3 has been uploaded and is ready for public use. This upgrade fixes many bugs that were in V3.2 and adds many new features (read about them here).

This is not a free upgrade unless you registered within the last six months. If you have pre-registered, the registration information has been sent to your email address.

The Upgrade fee is DM 59 for users of Moray V3.2 and DM 79 for users of earlier versions.

Get it (6MB) from our FTP server via HTTP or FTP.


  29th December 2000

O Happy New Year!
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We wish everyone a Healthy and Happy New Year for 2001 and would like to thank you all for the support of Moray that you have given.

The release of Moray V3.3 will happen Real Soon Now, we promise. There will be no new beta. We appreciate your patience in waiting for this release.


  16th December 2000

O IRTC CDROM Prize Drawing
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We have decided to give away five IRTC CDROMs instead of the announced three. We have drawn five winners amongst all users that registered or upgraded since 1st of October 2000.


And the winners are ....
  • Joe Barziza, Texas, USA
  • Alan Kong, California, USA
  • Kan Sugiki, Japan
  • Massimo Stefani, Italy
  • Martin Marbach, Germany
Congratulations to the lucky five. We will be sending you the IRTC CDROM Year Three shortly.

Our sincere thanks go to everyone who registered or upgraded Moray. Your support of the further development of Moray is very much appreciated here.

O Moray V3.3 Beta 4 available!
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Moray V3.3 Beta 4 is now available for beta testing. This is the fourth public beta test of this new version and it looks like it will be the last beta. This fourth beta fixes all reported bugs of Beta 1, Beta 2 and Beta 3.

Get Moray V3.3 Public Beta 4 from the Downloads page.

For details of the bugs fixed, check the F.A.Q. and Bugs page.


  20th November 2000

O Moray V3.3 Beta 3 available!
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Moray V3.3 Beta 3 is now available for beta testing. This is the third public beta test of this new version which offers some neat new features. This third beta has fixed all reported bugs of Beta 1 and Beta 2.


For details of the bugs fixed, check the F.A.Q. and Bugs page.


  16th November 2000

O Moray Color Scheme Editor
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One of our users (Rick of Kitty5) has written a Color Scheme Editor which has just gone into beta test. So hop on over to Rick's site and download the Color Scheme Editor.

If you come up with a good color scheme, we would love to hear from you and if you send it to us we will either incorporate it into the coming release (provided you want us to and it arrives before the release date) or we will make it available from our Downloads page.


O Moray V3.3 Beta 2 available!
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Moray V3.3 Beta 2 is now available for beta testing. This is the second public beta test of this new version which offers some neat new features. The second beta has fixed all reported bugs of Beta 1.


For details of the bugs fixed, check the F.A.Q. and Bugs page.


  1st November 2000

O IRTC CDROM Prize Drawing
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We will be drawing three winners from amongst everyone that registered/upgraded after the 1st of October 2000 or that registers/upgrades before the 14th of December 2000 that will each receive a free IRTC CDROM Year Three (or any one of the other two IRTC CDROMs). If you can't wait for the drawing on the 15th of December, or want to get a headstart shopping for Christmas presents, feel free to visit our IRTC CDROMs page.

O Moray V3.3 Beta feedback
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Many of you have downloaded V3.3 Beta and requested passwords, but not many have reported problems. I hope this is a good sign! If no more bugs are reported, Beta 1 will be the only beta version of V3.3 and we can release pretty soon.
So, if you haven't already done so, please let us know if you have encountered any problems with the V3.3 Beta 1.


  15th October 2000

O Moray V3.3 Beta 1 available!
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Moray V3.3 is now available for beta testing. This is the first public beta test of this new version which offers some neat new features. The major new features are:
  • OpenGL support. You can now have shaded previews and can let hardware-accelerated graphics cards speed up those redraws.
  • Layers. Objects can be assigned to layers that can be instantly hidden and frozen.
  • Colors. Morays interface as well as the objects can now be colored as you wish.
  • ... many other improvements. For more details, check the Features page.

NOTE: If you are a registered user and did not receive an email notification, we probably do not have your current email address on record. Feel free to let us know your new email address.


  26th September 2000

O FullMoon Scripting Plugin
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A new version of the FullMoon scripting plugin is available. For everyone not wanting to mess with a C/C++ compiler, this plugin allows you to write your own plugin objects in Lua, a script language. Check the Plugins page for details.


O New Objects in the Library
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We have uploaded 4 new objects to the Object Library page, including an updated version of the excellent model of an X-Wing by Ryan Constantine.
  • A Texture Library by Ryan Constantine that contains all the textures of R2D2 and the X-Wing.
  • An detailed model of R2D2 by Ryan Constantine. Check out this sample image (110K).
  • An updated model of the X-Wing by Ryan Constantine.
  • A tug boat by an anonymous user. If you created this and would like credit, please let me know.
  • A toddlers bike by Stewart Cowley.


  22nd August 2000

O Scripting Plugin
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There is a new plugin available that allows scripting. Check the Plugins page for details.

O UDO Specifications updated
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The format specification of UDO files has been updated. It has been made more readable with more examples and a reference section. It can be downloaded from the Documentation Download page.
Documentation of features that will be supported in UDO files by Moray V3.3 and later version is also present.


  10th July 2000

O Yes! Finally! A News Update!
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Wow, has it really been five months?

Our apologies to those of you that have been visiting here hoping for a sign of life and to those that have submitted objects for the Object Library (Stewart and Thomas especially). We have worked the backlog away and have posted quite a few new models (see below).

We are also hard at work on the next version of Moray, which will have some nice improvements that should make working with Moray (even) easier.

O New Objects in the Library
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We have uploaded 16 new objects to the Object Library page, including a really excellent model of an X-Wing by Ryan Constantine.
  • An incredibly detailed model of an X-Wing fighter by Ryan Constantine. Check this sample (146K).
  • A sitting room table by Stewart Cowley.
  • A hallway table by Stewart Cowley
  • A wooden bench by Stewart Cowley.
  • A bowl of cereal by Stewart Cowley.
  • French Windows by Stewart Cowley.
  • A milk bottle by Stewart Cowley.
  • A ceramic tiled floor by Stewart Cowley.
  • A draped table cloth by Stewart Cowley.
  • A dessert spoon by Stewart Cowley.
  • A mop and bucket by Stewart Cowley.
  • A wooden bench by Thomas de Groot.
  • A wooden rowing boat by Thomas de Groot.
  • A flat-bottom rowing boat by Thomas de Groot.
  • A rubber duck by Stewart Cowley.
  • A snooker table by Dominic Crutchley.
These models are for Moray V3.2 and later only.


  20th February 2000

O New Objects in the Library
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We have uploaded two new objects to the Object Library page.
  • A Palm tree that can be posed with IK by Mikael Carneholm.
  • A desk lamp that can also be posed with IK. By Mikael Carneholm.
These models are for Moray V3.2 and later only.


  14th February 2000

O Moray V3.2 Released!
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The beta phase is over and just in the nick of time, Moray V3.2 has been uploaded and is ready for public use. This new free upgrade for registered users fixes many bugs that were in V3.1 and adds a few new features (read about them here).

This is a FREE upgrade for registered user of Moray V3.1. You will need to re-enter the registration number that you received for Moray V3.1. The Upgrade fee is DM 49 for users of Moray V3.0 and DM 69 for users of earlier versions.

Get it (4MB) from our FTP server via HTTP or FTP.


  20th January 2000

O Moray V3.2 Public Beta 2
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The second public beta of the next version of Moray is available for downloading from our Downloads page.

O Search engine added
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We have added a search capability to the site. See the Search form in the top left corner of each page.

O New Objects in the Library
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We have uploaded eight new objects to the Object Library page, including two new exquisite models by Steve Welch (who did the 1936 racing car, tractor and the steam train and motorcycle). He has the Transport category covered. Great modelling, Steve!
  • A narrow gauge steam locomotive by Steve Welch.
  • A narrow gauge coach wagon by Steve Welch.
  • A very simple chair by Peter Guhl.
  • An airbrush by Jan Fischer.
  • A wooden chair by Thomas de Groot.
  • A thermometer by Michael Haeck.
  • An oil lamp by Michael Haeck.
  • An imaginary heavy tricycle by Kayputk.
These models are for Moray V3.1 and later only.


  12th January 2000

O Animation Plugin for Moray V3.2
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Alexander Enzmann has made a beta version of the animation plugin available. We have been working closely with him to support this plugin as best as possible and we think it is worth taking a look at.
Get the plugin from the Plugins page.

O More Plugins for Moray V3.2
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A new plugin has become available on the Plugins page.
  • SmokeGen, an interface to the SmokeGen Include file by Mikael Carneholm.
  • Link, an interface to the Link Include file by Chris Colefax.
  • City, an interface to the City Include file by Chris Colefax.
  • Galaxy, an interface to the Galaxy Include file by Chris Colefax.
  • LensFX, an interface to the LensEffects Include file by Chris Colefax.
  • Liquid Spray, an interface to the Liquid Spray Include file by Chris Colefax.


  7th January 2000

O Plugins for Moray V3.2
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The first plugins for the current beta are starting to come in. Check the Plugins page.
  • 3DWin, the 3D converter has been updated to work with Moray V3.2 Beta.
  • SediGrid, the grid generator has also been updated.

O Bug reporting
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You can use the "Check For Updates" item in the Help menu to check whether a new beta version has been released and to view a list of bugs in the current release.
Alternatively, you can also check the F.A.Q. and Bugs page and look under the Build that you are currently using (the Build number can be found in the Help->About screen).


  5th January 2000

O IRTC Year Three CDROM available
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The IRTC Year Three CDROMs have arrived and we are now shipping. You can order them here. The proceeds of the sale of the CDROMs go towards supporting the POV-Ray server and IRTC.
The interface of the CDROM has been completely redone and is just wonderful. Check out the online preview and see for yourself.

O Moray V3.2 Public Beta
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A Beta of the next version of Moray is available for downloading from our Downloads page.

O Happy New Year everyone!
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The Team here at SoftTronics wish you a Happy New Year and hope that you all made it over to the new millennium without any crashes (computer, hangover or otherwise<g>).


  8th December 1999

O IRTC Year Three CDROM
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We are now taking pre-orders for the IRTC Year Three CDROM. Make sure yours is delivered as soon as it becomes available. The proceeds of the sale of the CDROM go towards supporting the POV-Ray server and IRTC.
The interface of the CDROM has been completely redone and is just wonderful. Check out the online preview and see for yourself.


  12th November 1999

O Object Library Split
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Thanks for your feedback regarding the Object Library. Since everyone that wrote back found it too large, the Object Library has now been reorganized and split into individual pages. A number of categories have been renamed, deleted and added.

The main Object Library page now links to all the other category pages as well as displaying all New models that were added since the last update. When new objects are added, the ones already in the New section will be sorted into their respective categories.


  3rd November 1999

O New Objects in the Library
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We have uploaded eight new objects to the Object Library page, including a new incredible model by Steve Welch (who did the 1936 racing car, tractor and the steam train).
  • 1962 BSA motorcycle by Steve Welch.
  • An electric guitar by Dejan Djokic.
  • An Uller Mech by Jan Fischer.
  • A dog made of balloons by Stewart Cowley.
  • An Italian-style lamp by Stewart Cowley.
  • A toy pig that beats on a drum by Stewart Cowley.
  • A detailed wood and plastic cupboard by Josef Stebegg.
  • A Yamaha NS10M Studio Monitor by Marc Jacquier.
These models are for Moray V3.1 and later only.

O Split Object Library?
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The Object Library web page is beginning to grow a bit large for users without a blazing Internet connection. If you think that the page should be split into its categories, please let us know. Or if you have any other thoughts how to best view the objects, feel free to tell us.

O Poll closed
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Thanks for submitting your vote to the poll. A preliminary look tells us that almost nobody is on an 8-bit (256 color) desktop anymore. Most users are on truecolor systems.


  5th September 1999

O Plugin updated
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A new version of the SediGrid plugin is available on the Plugins page.

O New Objects uploaded
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Added the following files to the Object Library:
  • A SCRP-12A Scorpion Mech.
  • A OmniMech Mad Cat.


  1st September 1999

O New Objects uploaded
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Added the following files to the Object Library:
  • A very detailed model of the EVA Pod from "2001: A Space Odyssey"
  • A toy horse, the sort that can be collapsed by squeezing the base.
  • A A contact lens case
  • A PokeDex from the game and show Pokemon


  23rd July 1999

O New Objects uploaded
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Added the following files to the Object Library:
  • A simple table
  • A simple desk lamp
  • A A sixpack of german beer
  • A kitchen sink

O Keith Hull's Plugin
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Keith Hull has made four plugins available from the Plugins page page:
  • Columns plugin that can create 8 types of columns: Plain, Doric, Ionic, Church, Spiral, Torus, Corinthian and Egyptian.
  • Liquid Spray plugin interfaces to Chris Colefax's Liquid Spray Include file.
  • City plugin that interfaces to Chris Colefax's City Include file.
  • Galaxy plugin that interfaces to Chris Colefax's Galaxy Include file.


  3rd June 1999

O Another month goes by
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Not much news at the moment. We are working on the plugin system with a 3rd-party developer to make it easier to create an animation plugin and it is looking good. Once it is done (and that's still quite a ways away, so don't even ask about a release date), it should finally make animation with POV-Ray for us "POV-Ray Scene Description Language"-challenged artists a whole lot easier.

O IK Tutorial
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Just when you thought it wasn't ever going to appear....
We have made a tutorial on using the Inverse Kinematics on an object. Read it here. Thanks to Andreas Lagotzki for checking it, making the screenshots and adding the simple sample and the chain link sample.

O Office temporarily closed
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Our offices will be closed from the 4th of June until the 21st of June. During this time we will not be able to process registrations. You can still use the registration forms and the credit card will not be charged until we process your registration.


  3rd May 1999

O News update
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Well, time sure flies. More than a month with no update.

At the moment we are working on an animation plugin with another author which should be really useful. We haven't figured out yet whether it'll require an interim Moray release or not, since some things are hard to do at the moment and there are multi-threading and MFC issues that are making life a bit more difficult than it need be.

O FTP Server
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The incoming directories on our FTP server were not accepting files recently. They are now open again, please feel free to send us any interesting MDL files you have.

O Tutorials
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I know, I know ... I promised an IK tutorial some time ago. And I have written most of it. It is currently being put in a presentable format with screenshots for your viewing pleasure. I hope to make it available here soon.


  29th March 1999

O New Help Files
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New Help files for Moray V3.1 are available in English and German on the Documentation page.


  28th March 1999

O 3DWin as Plugin
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Thomas Baier has converted his 3DWin program to a Moray plugin. You can now import the following file formats for use with Moray and POV-Ray.
  • 3D Studio Binary (*.3DS)
  • DXF Ascii (*.DXF)
  • Direct X Ascii (*.X)
  • Imagine Object (*.OBJ)
  • Lightwave (*.LWO)
  • POV-Ray Binary (*.POB)
  • RAW Ascii (*.RAW)
  • SoftFX Object (*.SCE)
  • Wavefront (*.OBJ)
The plugin can export to POV-Ray 3.1 as a normal scene, as a wireframe scene and as a blobby wireframe scene.

Check the Plugins page.

O Dome Plugin
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Philippe Gibone has made a dome plugin available. It allows you to create thousands of various domes.

Check the Plugins page.


  17th March 1999

O New Objects in the Library
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Added the following files to the Object Library:
  • An Easy Chair (recliner).
  • A very detailed Polaroid camera.


  13th March 1999

O Yes, we're still alive
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Sorry for the inactivity on the website, but a much-needed vacation and a deadline for another project kind of slowed us down.

What's changed?
  • The Plugins page has been updated with a few new ideas and links.
  • Added the following files to the Object Library:
    • A texture library of planet imagemaps.
    • A brass candle holder.
    • A simple Windows keyboard.
    • A Dalek from the Dr. Who TV series (uses IK).
    • A duster used for cleaning lenses of cameras.
    • A classic brass rotating pendulum clock.
    • A page-per-day calendar set to 1st January 2000.
    • A simple soap holder (with soap).
    • A Industrial robot (uses IK).
    • A drum set.


  20th January 1999

O On the road
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There is no-one in the office for the rest of the week (until Monday, the 25th), so please have some patience if you email us or if you register in that time. Thanks.


  19th January 1999

O New Objects in the Library
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After the final release of Moray V3.1, we have finally gotten around to uploading some of the objects you have been sending us to the Object Library page, including two new incredible models by Steve Welch (who did the 1936 racing car and the steam train).
  • Showman Type Steam Engine by Steve Welch.
  • 1941 Ford 9N Tractor by Steve Welch.
  • A lighthouse as found in Florida and in the Great Lakes area by Daniel Hargraves.
  • A nice wooden stairway by Frank Keller.
  • An Atmospheric Shuttle as seen in Babylon 5 by Steve Sloan.
  • A wall-mounted heater by Ludovic Lebègue.
These models are for Moray V3.1 and later only.


  18th January 1999

O Final V3.1 Release available
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The final release of Moray V3.1 (Build 4325) is now available for downloading from the Downloads page.
There is a 2MB upgrade (sorry, but the EXE is 3MB and is the lions share).
And we have made a split version of the full version for those of you that need to copy it to diskettes.

For a list of fixed bugs check out the F.A.Q. + Bugs page.


  16th January 1999

O New Plugin
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A plugin by Keith Hull for Chris Colefax's Liquid Spray Include file is available to from the Plugins page.

O Final V3.1 Release
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The final release of Moray V3.1 will be available either Monday or Tuesday.

O Bugs and F.A.Q.
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Please regularly check the Bugs and F.A.Q. page for a list of known bugs in the various releases and for a list of common questions and their answers.


  11th January 1999

O Plugins
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Updated the Plugins page with a new version of Alexander Enzmanns Renderer.


  7th January 1999

O Maintenance Release
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We are working on a maintenance release to correct all the bugs listed on the Bugs page. We will announce it here as soon as it is available.


  3rd January 1999

O New Plugin
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Added a plugin by Alexander Enzmann to the Plugins page. It contains a renderer and an import filter for WaveFront and 3D Studio files.


  31st December 1998

O Happy New Year!
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A Happy New Year to everyone, we hope 1999 will be a successful and happy year for you.

O Moray V3.1 New Release (Build 4215)
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We have fixed all reported bugs and have uploaded a new version, Build 4215. Go to the Downloads page.

O Online Registration
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Our secure webserver is now ready to take orders for Moray V3.1. See the Registration page.

O Features in Moray V3.1
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Check out this page for a list of changes and fixes that were made for Moray V3.1.

O IRTC CDROMs
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The IRTC CDROM Year Two is now shipping and can be ordered online. See the IRTC page.


  23rd December 1998

O Happy Holidays!
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A Merry Christmas to everyone. After the frenzy of the last few weeks, we're signing off for a couple of days to spend some time with family. We'll be back for you on Monday, the 28th December. The website will also get an overhaul between then and the end of the year.

O Moray V3.1 New Release
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Due to some bugs that were not found during beta test and during our final testing yesterday, we have uploaded a new version, Build 4196. It fixes a problem with Copy-Paste and with the LensFlare plugin.

Please note that this is NOT a free upgrade. The registration number that is used with Moray V3.0 will not work for this release. The Upgrade fee is DM 49 for users of Moray V3.0 and DM 69 for users of earlier versions.

Get it (3MB) from our FTP server via HTTP or FTP.


  22nd December 1998

O Moray V3.1 Released!
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We never did say which timezone we were referring to when we said late Tuesday (we meant Hawaiian time<hehe>). Seriously, though, with only a few minutes to spare (in our timezone anyway), Moray has been uploaded and is ready for public use.

Unfortunately, we've had to make a bit of a compromise with the Help file, it is not entirely up-to-date and not perfect, but we thought it would be better to release and update the help file later.

To register, please wait a day or two until the secure ordering script is updated.
Please note that this is NOT a free upgrade. The registration number that is used with Moray V3.0 will not work for this release. The Upgrade fee is DM 49 for users of Moray V3.0 and DM 69 for users of earlier versions.

Get it (3MB) from our FTP server via HTTP or FTP.


  18th December 1998

O Where is Moray V3.1?!?!?
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It's past mid-December and why has Moray V3.1 not appeared? Sorry for keeping you all waiting but you'll be glad to hear that the Beta test is over and we're busy finishing the help files, updating the website and preparing the installation, so we will be releasing really soon.

We think late Tuesday, the 22nd of December is a realistic release date.


  5th December 1998

O Moray V3.1 Beta 6
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The sixth round of beta testing has started. If you are a registered beta tester and have not received beta testing instructions per email by now, please let us know. If you are a registered user and would like to test the new version, you can apply to become a beta tester by simply sending us an email.

O Release Date
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We are aiming for a release near the middle of December 1998 (just in time for all those stockings<g>).


  17th October 1998

O New Objects
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The following objects were added to the Object Library since June 1998.
  • 1934 ERA Racing car, another awesome model by Steve Welch.
  • pair of Bongo drums by Ludovic Lebegue.
  • folk guitar by Ludovic Lebegue.
  • flask with some orange liquid by Peter Lo.
  • coffee table with extendable leaves by Steve Sloan II.
  • model of the earth with a procedural cloud texture by Ferenc Ertl.
  • a very detailed spark plug made with bezier patches by Jonathan Bush.
  • a Sopwith Camel biplane by Steve Welch.
  • the Babylon 5 spacestation with Epsilon 3, the planet it orbits by Steve Sloan II.
  • the Asimov passenger liner from Babylon 5 by Steve Sloan II.
  • a very detailed model of a steam locomotive by Steve Welch. This is a must-see!
  • a Goddard Type 6 Shuttle spaceship by Mathias Raasch.
  • a pencil by Bryan Tran.
  • an electric chair by Tim Binns.
  • a HAM radio by João Paulo Carvalho.
  • a model of the Gravis Analog Pro Joystick by Calle Laakkonen.

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