MagicIndie Softworks has announced today that the Aquatica engine is available for free download. The engine can be used for free in personal and non-commercial projects.
Aquatica is a real time 3D water simulation and rendering engine for use inside 3D games. It is based on DirectX9 SDK and has the following features:
- Water surface approximation using heightmaps.
- Heightmaps can be generated in realtime using FFT or Perlin noise.
- 4 DirectX9 based rendering engines are available for different types of hardware, starting with DirectX7 and up to Shader Model 3.0
Aquatica Engine was released one year ago and until now could be tried only after purchase. To download and try the engine for free please visit the product site at http://www.magicindie.com/