DMSoftware Canada ships Textureshop 1.0 for Mac OS X

DMSoftware Canada today announced Textureshop 1.0, a seamless image generator and editor for Macintosh OS X 10.2 and up (Universal). Whether you are a graphics professional looking for innovative skins, detail or bump maps, or a novice looking to spice up their presentation, web pages, or desktop pictures, Textureshop can generate the texture you need.

Features include:
– One button texture generation
– Editable texture generation parameters
– Near infinite texture possibilities
– Export to PNG, TIFF, JPEG, GIF & BMP
– Easy to use drag and drop workflow
– Multiple noise generation and manipulation functions
– RGB, HSV & CMYK gradient mapping
– Editable bump map parameters
– Copy and paste of generated textures between applications

A limited time demo is available and a license can be purchased online for $49.95 (USD).

More information and a downloadable demo here.

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  1. Anything made by Real is either a spyware or a virus.

    including Rhapsody and Real Player. both install and run a lot of stuff in the background, which sometimes freezes the computer. not to mention eats up all of the memory and corrupts other files.

  2. S O I –

    Read between the lines. MDN was obviously paid to put up this crap of a news release from the company. It wasn’t just a coincidence. Otherwise, we’d get tons of useless product release headlines….

    smart, but seriously. How many ads do you need?

    MDN MW: various, as in various and sundry.

  3. Heya Ampar…
    thanks for musing about “Kai”
    He is alive and well and musing over MDN once in a while as well ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    KPT in 1992 was fun to do, and yes, at the time I was trying to show simply that there are SO many other ways one could approach software and interfaces than the sad gray rects of MS DOS and Win 3.1 etc…

    But the obscure game-like exploration was merely a strategic device, much of my work was rather serious, actually. Even the apps for kids like Goo and Soap where belying their complexity under the hood ( the image being tessellated into grids which were deformed in realtime, then interpolated smoothly at 10 frames a sec (written by Ben Weiss), while PS was still in aliased-one-bit wire-previews for distortions… ).

    And as far as the “weird” interfaces, it has been an odd process of seeing dozens of details slowly adopted in mainstream software. Round edges, transparent windows, casting soft shadows, realtime previews, anti aliased fonts- that all was NOT easy to do in 92-95, much on 486s and 40 Mhz Macs. (Bryce shipped on floppies at first, lol…)

    So yes it was LOOKING like toys, by design, but especially the tech guys here and the real slashdot crowd would realize how hard it is to look that ‘easy’.

    Little drawers hiding deeper advanced options are now Preview, timelines that zoom close to the mouse- thats a Dock, glassy 3D buttons are totally ubiquitous… and still, its kinda sad how quick they forget their roots and inspirations.

    Frankly the quest for new approaches to deal with information, access to many hundreds of features, hiding complexity and essentially looking to farther points on the horizon, trying to be cutting edge with real “newness”…. THAT was the real objective.

    And I do miss that out there, somehow. So much COULD be done, the hardware is at levels we were just dreaming of when I got into computing in 1977 with an 8k machine, upgraded to 16k and a 128×192 display ( thats an ICON now !) and yet, there are few “rebels” left that challenge the defacto standards and push the envelope a little…

    Would be nice to see the MDN readers interacting more than with mere two-liners of cynicism, flames, spam and trolls. In theory, there should be so much real knowledge spread out there, true content to exchange and build something. Everyone has a unique view and is really a “one of a kind intersection of all the angles” – and thus everyone should really have something to contribute, too.

    Me – I have purposely kept a low profile, working on many projects without having to force every idea into the need to generate profits, or worse: squeezing my life into deadlines and quarterly numbers.
    I am probably busier than ever and multiplex more tasks close to my heart than I ever could before. Found a little “Burg” on the Rhein river in the heart of Europe and truly enjoy the juxtaposition of six-foot 1000-year-old walls with 9 million pixel LCDs screens inside. Writing a big book, looking at electron microscopy images, rendering wall size images while listening to every piece of music I ever loved, all in front of this “window into the world”…
    We live in such wonderous times, there is so much reason to be content. Of course one can focus on the other side: the planet has never been this ravaged to pieces, so much of society is dangling precipitously near complete chaos. But at the same time: no Kings over 5000 years have lived as well as you can today. There is every reason to be content, if you just chose to be.

    There is a cute saying :
    The pessimist looks at a glass and says “it’s half empty”
    The optimist thinks “yeah, but not much longer” ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. I bought KPT and Convolver on floppies, and it really was streets ahead of anything else, though some effects never really had any widespread application.

    Loved SuperGoo too. I remember that another company bought up the programs and repackaged them. Would love to be able to use them on my Mac and have a play. I expect they’ll never make any GPL, shame.

  5. Thanks, Kai! Nice to know you’re well. I bought a lot of your stuff and enjoyed most of it. The “freaky” interfaces were actually a nice welcome change to some of the rather mundane apps of the day. I liked Power Tools and Vector Effects and tried to stay interested post-MetaCreations into the Corel days. BTW, I occasionally fire up my SE for old times sake. Nice to know my twenty year old machine can still perform. I still love Hypercard. I’m curious about the “big book”! I agree about contributing knowledge but sometimes humor is the best I can do. Appreciated or not. Take care and come back some time soon!

    An optimist also says, “You failed to notice that your glass is actually fine crystal but it will never be as important as the water it holds.”

    ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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