New FREE version : ShiVa Web Edition for internet publishing
Personal Learning Edition (PLE) becomes ShiVa Web Edition.
ShiVa Web Edition includes all the engine features, is free and is without watermark.
The ShiVa Web Edition is a ShiVa unlimited version for publishing 3D on your web site. Use ShiVa Web Editor for your full online games, mobile/console game previews, facebook 3D applications, etc.
The ShiVa web player is very easy to integrate : by copying the script created with the Stonetrip WebPlayer Generator into your html content, you put your games online like you embed Youtube videos in web pages.
Web Browser publishing demonstration with “The Hunt”
The Hunt is a demo game made by the stonetrip team to present the capabilities of the ShiVa engine in terms of rendering, features and performance. The Hunt source code is included in the Editor installer and there’s a full making of tutorial available.
The ShiVa player can be easily inserted in html pages with jQuery. For example with this LightBox Effect (made with Fancybox 2) or with this :
Licence for 1.9.1 = Licence for 2.0
Each 1.9.1 licence includes a free upgrade to 2.0 (and 2.0 will be, of course, retro-compatible).
ShiVa Basic Edition : Publish everywhere
We are the most cross-platform engine in the world, and once it’s ready within ShiVa, it’s ready for everywhere ! ShiVa Basic Edition will let you publish to all the Unified Authoring Tool’s available platforms :
- Windows, Mac, Linux applications
- Wii (other gaming console to come soon)
- iOS (iPhone / iPad)
- BlackBerry QNX
- HP WebOS
About ShiVa 1.9.1 Basic Edition
As you know, we are also working actively on ShiVa 2.0, so UI related tweaks or improvements were not our main concern for 1.9.1. Instead, we focused on engine stability and performance, and provided new options that can help save lot of CPU cycles.
All details of performances and stability improvements will be described in the 1.9.1 official release notes.
Highlight : AI Debugger module
In Editor v1.9.1 there will have a new ‘debugged’ way to run a game so you will be able to step in the LUA script execution : If you want more information you can look at the new AI Debugger’s documentation page already available at http://www.stonetrip.com/developer/doc/editor/modules/aidebugger
ShiVa Advanced Edition : Team development tools
There are 2 new tools in 1.9.1 Advanced usefull for the team collaboration work :
- Source versionning (with Apache subversion).
- Asset merge tools
New feature : Source Version Control (SVN)
SVN, an abbreviation for SubVersioN, is a free software versionning and version control software used widely by the open source community. The software keeps track of all work and all changes in a set of files, and allows several team members (potentially separated in space and/or time) to collaborate.
With the ShiVa’s Data Explorer you can now visually check the synchronization state of your current project :
|Project files : your local files||DataBase files : constitue the current team version|
New feature : ShiVa Asset Merger
This tool allows merging of different versions of a same ShiVa entity by allowing you to visually choose witch attributes to use.
Asset store beta
We are also launching a new beta program for the Asset Store. This new platform will be dedicated to the exchange of resources by the ShiVa’s user community. You will be able to exchange/buy/sell :
- 3D models
- Source codes
- …Everything usefull to ShiVa’s users.