ORLANDO, Florida (August 13, 2012) – Sundog Software, LLC has enabled realistic time of day effects and 3D clouds in games and simulations, with the launch of Android support in its SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather Software Development Kit. SilverLining for Android brings the same sky simulation technology already popular with PC developers to handheld devices.
“We’re really happy with the performance of SilverLining on Android phones and devices,” said Frank Kane, Founder and CEO of Sundog. “Most of SilverLining on Android is implemented in code native to the device, and so the motion of our 3D, wind-blown clouds is totally fluid even on phones. We’re excited to open up realistic outdoor virtual environments on handheld devices.”
SilverLining allows a game or simulation developer to specify any time of day, location, and weather conditions, and it provides matching 3D clouds, skies and lighting conditions automatically to the virtual environment. SilverLining’s technology is in training and simulation applications from NASA, the US Federal Aviation Administration, and many large defense contractors, as well as in computer games and TV weather broadcasts around the world. SilverLining for Android includes integration samples for Java, C++, and OpenSceneGraph-based app development.
A free evaluation and demo of SilverLining for Android is available at Sundog Software’s website.
Founded in 2006, Sundog Software specializes in the real-time rendering of natural environments. Its SilverLining and Triton C++ libraries provide OpenGL and DirectX developers with visual simulation of the sky, ocean, 3D volumetric clouds, and weather effects. Sundog’s software is used worldwide by professional game developers, large military contractors and aviation companies developing flight training simulators, architectural visualization companies, and broadcast video application developers. Its customers also include NASA, the US Navy, and the FAA.
Sundog Software is located outside of Orlando in Winter Springs, Florida. To learn more, please visit Sundog Software’s website.