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TripleD Ships Steamroller for Mac OS X

Plugin generates geometric templates for texturing By Dave Nagel
TripleD Tools has released a new Mac OS X version of Steamroller for Electric Image Universe. Steamroller is a plugin the generates geometric templates designed to help line up texture maps with models. The software has been available for Mac OS 9 since 2000. The 1.5 release is available now for Mac OS X 10.2 or later, with a Windows version also on the way.

Steamroller can create templates for planar, cylindrical and spherical maps. It uses accelerated OpenGL and provides previews of object templates as you work. Multiple templates can be generated for an unlimited number of groups. The plugin then outputs multiple-layer Photoshop files containing template information on each layer.

Steamroller was developed by TripleD Tools in conjunction with Digital Motion Studios. It's available now for Mac OS X for $149. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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