Genetica, the seamless textures, HDRI, and animation package created by Spiral Graphics Inc., has been updated to version 3.6.
With the new version artists can create text objects directly from within Genetica. Text can be used in conjunction with Genetica's powerful style system, which means text can be created out of realistic materials such as stone, glass, wood, and more, simply by choosing from hundreds of preset styles.
A new Style node introduced in Genetica 3.6 means that in addition to text and drawn shapes, styles can now be applied to any procedurally created noise or pattern.
Genetica 3.6 also introduces massive workflow improvements that expedite the creation and manipulation of nodes. Nodes can now be arranged into all possible configurations simply by dragging them to the correct position. New nodes can be created by clicking a blank spot in the workspace and typing the first few letters of the desired node's name. The output of a node can be used in multiple locations by dragging additional output wires from the base of a node.
Additional feature illustrations, and a video showing the workflow improvements, can be found here.