Unity 2.0 Released

Unity Technologies is extremely proud to announce the release of Unity 2.0, the largest and most exciting update to Unity and the Unity Web Player that has ever been released. This major update includes more than 50 new features and a variety of other product updates. Everything about Unity 2.0 is designed to make your games look better on more platforms, run faster, and easier to make.

Your Games Look Better
Creating content with strong visual appeal is a key element to your success, and there are a number of features to be found in Unity 2.0 that allow you to create content that looks even better than before. This is due to a variety of new features, including the ability to play video files as textures on any surface with ease and an all new way of developing content GUI systems.

Your Games Run Faster
Alongside top-notch visuals, developers also require the highest performance possible and as such we've also included a number of features in Unity 2.0 that will boost your frame rates and script execution speeds. These performance improvements are based partly on core engine optimizations as well as new features like DirectX 9 rendering support on Windows.

Your Games are Easier to Make
A key advantage of using Unity is the fact that it allows you to learn faster and do more with less effort, and we haven't forgotten that in Unity 2.0. The workflow improvement features include an all new companion product, the Unity Asset Server, which allows teams of developers to easily stay in synch and provide project source control capabilities. They also include a number of significant improvements and additions to the documentation, including new references guides for shaders, network enabled games and the terrain rendering engine.

Learn More
Of course there are many new features and improvements that haven't been mentioned above. The best way to learn about them all is to visit our website where you can learn more about the new features, download and use the free 30-day trial or go ahead and purchase Unity 2.0 today.

What's new in Unity 2.0: http://unity3d.com/unity/
Download the Unity 2.0 trial: http://unity3d.com/unity/download/
Buy Unity 2.0: http://unity3d.com/store/

WHAT'S UNITY
Unity provides 3D graphics and rendering effects on par with the newest games on the market, an extremely fast implementations of JavaScript (20x faster than other implementations), flexible and fast character animation support, the fastest physics simulation engine using Ageia's PhysX, and totally dynamic game worlds where every single object and texture is modifiable on the fly.

Unity is the ultimate in supporting art packages. Almost every single application is supported, ranging from 3D modeling to image and audio tools. Unity has support for Maya, Cinema 4D, Lightwave, Cheetah3D, Blender, Modo and more.

Tutorials, videos and examples, thorough documentation and reference manual, and a great friendly community help make Unity a joy to get into.

BACKGROUND
Unity is the only Mac-based high-end game development tool sporting a stylish pro-app GUI, no-friction workflow and over-the-top technical features such as extensible shaders and image effects, dazzling particles, JIT compiling scripts in C#, JavaScript or a dialect of Python, the Ageia physX Engine, skinned character animation, and ragdolls.

Unity is being used by game developers such as Codemasters and Freeverse, in game design education, and amongst creative visualization professionals.

Homepage: http://unity3d.com/


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