Genetica Texture Editor Updated for Texture Creation

The seamless texture, animation and HDRI environment map editor now allows users to blend photographic texture synthesis with vector drawing.

Genetica for Windows employs a "node-based" system for texture creation to ensure that all elements of a texture can be edited and rearranged in any order, leading to a significant potential increase in productivity. Since no change to a texture is permanent, costly mistakes can be eliminated. Genetica also handles the heavy lifting of making textures seamless, allowing designers to focus purely on the texturing process. Genetica textures are resolution-independent, so designers are free to re-render existing textures at different sizes as requirements change, such as for print or interactive media.

Genetica 3.51 for Windows adds the ability to draw seamless textures with styles based on photographic sources. This builds on Genetica 3.5's texture synthesis ability, which allows seamless textures to be created from photographs. While users are free to work with their own photos, more than 1,000 royalty-free texture photos are included, including such subject matter as tile floors, corroded metal, flower gardens, industrial materials, ancient mosaics and desert sand. A video is availale to show this capability in action.

Genetica Basic can be purchased on the Spiral Graphics site for $149, with Pro priced at $399 and Studio set at $899. Trial versions of all three are available for download. Also provided are five free Genetica Texture Packs, collections of royalty-free seamless textures which can be fully edited within Genetica, or rendered and converted into standard images using the free Genetica Viewer.