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Nevercenter ships Silo 2.5.2

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Nevercenter has released Silo 2.5.2, the latest version of its lightweight modelling software, adding support for textures and materials when loading or saving files in the FBX file format.

A continuing trickle of updates
The release continues what is becoming a steady trickle of updates to Silo since Nevercenter resumed more active development of the software last year.

This time round, it’s mainly bugfixes and UI updates, although there are two new features: when using the FBX file format, recently introduced in Silo 2.5, you can now load or save materials as well as geometry.

The Material Editor also gets the option to set the Diffuse and Ambient colours of a material simultaneously, rather than having to adjust them both individually.

Since we last wrote about Silo, Nevercenter has also added support for 3ds Max-style smoothing groups, making it possible to control how different regions of a model are smoothed visually in the viewport.

Pricing and availability
Silo 2.5.2 is available for Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.9+. Although Nevercenter introduced support for Linux in Silo 2.3, there doesn’t actually seem to be a Linux build of any of the 2.5.x releases.

New licences of the software now cost $129, although at time of posting, there is a launch discount available. The update is free to registered users.

Read a full list of new features in Silo 2.5.2 in Nevercenter’s release notes

Read more about Silo on Nevercenter’s product website

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