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Not a Number Releases The Blender Texture Disk

Consists of photoreal, tileable texture libraries (September 06, 2001)
Not a Number (NaN), creator of Blender 3D technology, has announced the release of The Blender Texture Disk, compiled and produced by Blender artists.

The product is the first in a series of photorealistic, seamlessly tileable texture libraries created for use by 2D and 3D graphics artists. The Blender Texture Disk features over 500 original textures and pre-made Blender materials compiled with the artist in mind and was created in response to popular demand from the 250,000-strong Blender global user base.

The royalty-free library is composed of high quality image textures, animated textures, materials and plug-ins. As a free added bonus, the CD includes the complete Blender 3D creation suite, version 2.14.

The textures are particularly useful for Adobe Photoshop creations as well as general-purpose 2D and 3D computer art and animation, architectural renderings, computer games, web content development, visualizations and film industry CGI, video/TV productions.

The contents can be used in any creative software package that supports either the JPEG or TARGA image file format, making them suitable for general-purpose 2D & 3D computer art and animation, and include woods, metals, cloth, nature, patterns, skins, reflections, international signs and animated textures. NaN Technologies Creative & Technical Director Ton Roosendaal commented, “These are the basic materials artists need in their work, not only in the traditional 2D and 3D communities -- games, film, etc. -- but also in the corporate market, where industrial design and visualization have increasingly shifted to photorealistic walkthroughs and scenes.”

Textures are in resolutions up to 10k by 4k, jpg and tga formats
·Animated textures; explosions, fire, ripples and smoke
·Building textures; floors, roofs, walls and windows
·Nature textures; marbles, skies, planets and vegetation
·Patterns; blends, flags, pictograms, signs and spirals
·Reflection and Spheremaps
·Skin and fur
·Plus full library of Blender materials; glass, metals, woods and others.
·Plus full library of Sequence and Texture plugins

The CD-Rom sells for $49.95 and can be ordered online only at the NaN Technologies website:

NaN Technologies BV (Not a Number), creator of the Blender 3D content creation and replay software, is a technology company specializing in realtime 3D content and delivery. NaN technology encompasses creation, playback and delivery of realtime 3D for use across all networks and devices.

Blender Creator is a fully integrated 3D creation suite featuring a versatile animation system, contemporary modeling principles, an advanced rendering engine, character animation tools, an editor for post-production and tools for the creation and playback of realtime interactive 3D.

Ton Roosendaal, Creative & Technical Director, founded NaN in June of 1998 to further develop and exploit Blender software and its underlying technologies. Headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Eindhoven, NaN currently employs 30 people.

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