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Genetica is Spiral Graphics' popular seamless texture, animation, and HDRI environment map editor.  This tour will introduce you to some of Genetica's most powerful features.

Features    Edition
Basic Pro Studio
   
Adjusters      New in v4.0

Make modifications to your creations simply by clicking options and tweaking sliders. Add adjusters to your own works for easy modification later.
   


 


 


   
Filters           New in v4.0

Filters have arrived! Apply a wide variety of effects to your existing images or to textures created within Genetica.
   


 


 


   
Text

Create text directly within Genetica.  Great for making logs as well as detailing textures!
   


 


 


   
Texture Synthesis

Use photographs to quickly create the most realistic seamless textures.  Use your own photos or the included library of over a thousand royalty-free high-resolution texture photos.
   


 


 


   
Node-Based Workflow

All graphical elements can be visually rearranged, with no change being permanent.  Results are resolution independent and automatically seamless.
   


 


 


   
Professional Drawing Tools

Create awesome designs with a full suite of drawing tools.  Genetica will take care of making your drawings seamless.
   


 


 


   
Visual Styles

Achieve realism in seconds by applying sophisticated styles to your designs.
   


 


 


   
Powerful Lab System

Genetica combines the flexibility of its node-based system with a set of powerful Lab Nodes that automate tricky graphics tasks.
   


 


 


   
Advanced Lighting

Genetica simulates environmental reflections, global illumination, shadows, ambient occlusion, and more, in order to give you the most realistic surfaces possible.

   


 


 


   
Thousands of Presets

The number of preset textures, styles, and environment maps is now in the thousands.  These royalty-free resources can be edited or used as-is in your projects.

   


 


 


 
Effect Maps

Genetica will generate effect maps that can be used in any of the channels supported by your 3D environment, such as bump, specular, reflection, luminance, and others.

   


 


 


 
UV Textures
      New in v4.0

Import your UV-mapped 3D models into Genetica and generate a variety of UV textures using 20 new 3D-related nodes.

   



 


 


   
Edit HDRI Environments

Create custom HDRI environment maps for use both within Genetica and your external 3D environment.

   


 


 


   
Render and Export HDRIs

Render and export HDRI environment maps in common formats like latitude/longitude, mirrored ball, and cubic. 

   


 


 


 
Normal Maps

Enjoy fully-integrated normal map generation. Like any of the other effect maps created in Genetica, normal maps are automatically seamless and can be re-rendered at any desired resolution.
   


 


 


 
Hair and Fiber

The Hair node and Fiber Lab allow graphics professionals to quickly create a wide range of fully-seamless fibrous materials from animal fur to fuzzy cloth.

   


 


 


 
Batch Processor

The batch processor will allow you to automate a variety of repetitive tasks, such as applying the same effect to a number of textures, or automatically rendering large numbers of textures.

   


 


 


   
HDRI and 32-Bit Output

Export images from Genetica in formats supporting high dynamic ranges and ultra-high color precision.

   


 


 


   
PixelScript
        New in v4.0

Write PixelScripts to create exotic new images and effects that might not be possible with nodes alone.

   


  



 


   
Create Animations

Create animated textures, transitions, and special effects.

   


 


 


   
Animation Presets

Take advantage of the library of royalty-free animated presets that come included in Genetica Studio.

   


 


 


   
Maximum Render Size

Higher editions are able to render textures at higher resolutions.

   


3000 x 3000

 


6000 x 6000

 


46000 x 46000

        Basic Pro Studio
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