Nevercenter Silo 2023.1 Pro Win x64 Free Download
Nevercenter has released Silo 2023.0, the latest version of its lightweight modelling software.
The update brings procedural modelling to Silo, adding a new set of modifiers to make it possible to perform operations like extrusions and edge bevels non-destructively.
A lightweight sub-D modeller now being actively developed again
First released in 2003, Silo built up a reputation as an efficient, focused modelling package.
It has a streamlined set of polygonal and subdivision surface modelling tools, a topology brush for drawing new topology over a reference object, and interactive real-time UV unwrapping.
As well as creating low-poly assets for games or real-time applications, it can be used to rough out base models for sculpting in ZBrush, and supports Pixologic’s GoZ bridge system.
Although development stalled during the 2010s, the pace picked up again with the release of Silo 2021, with Nevercenter also launching Milo, a new standalone Unreal-Engine-based real-time renderer and VR viewer.
Silo 2023.0: new modifier stack brings non-destructive procedural modelling to Silo
Silo 2023.0 is something of a jump in version numbering, given that Silo 2021.5 was only released in March, meaning that Nevercenter has gone through its entire set of 2022 releases in just six months.
The shift to Venusian years notwithstanding, Silo 2023.0 is a significant update, bringing procedural modelling to the software.
The release introduces a modifier stack, enabling users to modify geometry non-destructively, toggling individual modifiers on and off or changing the order in which they are applied without affecting other edits.
There are currently six modifiers: Bevel, Crease Edges, Extrude, Numerical Deform, Shell and Triangulate.
Numerical Deform is a combined twist and taper modifier; the others are self-explanatory – or at least will be familiar to users of other 3D modelling software.
Users can also bake modifiers to convert a mesh to standard non-procedural geometry, with the option to do so automatically when exporting a model.