Unity game engine adds new grass and tree effects

OTEE has announced the release of Unity v1.5.1, a new version of their 3D game development engine for Mac OS X. A free update for all registered Unity 1.x users, Unity 1.5.1 is priced starting at $249.

Unity can be used to create 3D games, simulations and other software that depends on 3D graphics and physics effects. It enables developers to deploy games on Mac OS X and Windows, and even supports the creation of Tiger Dashboard widgets. It incorporates support for Ageia’s PhysX physics engine, features a scripting engine that supports C#, JavaScript and Python, and has features like skinned character animation and ragdoll physics.

New to version 1.5.1 is “rock-solid” support for “a terrifying range of old hardware/software combinations,” according to the developer. What’s more, the new version features new shaders for terrain and foliage rendering. Unity also supports Unicode fonts and Unicode scripting.

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