+ Allegorithmic Unveils New Automatic Texture Compression Tool, Substance Redux. As developers continue to push the limit and create high-quality and visually stimulating online games, the need to quickly and efficiently reduce content is increasing. Emerging 3D technology company Allegorithmic is addressing the demand to decrease downloadable client size with the announcement of its new automatic texture compression tool, Substance Redux. As part of the Substance toolset, Substance Redux features the latest technical innovation from Allegorithmic and is poised to become the definitive compression solution for online game developers, publishers and 3D engine providers. Substance Redux was created to reduce the size of already-produced textures, and even works within online games that have reached completion. As a pure compression tool, Substance Redux is incredibly easy to use, condensing bitmap textures within a few seconds without noticeable loss of in-game quality or performance. Small- to large-scale MMO textures can be quickly reduced by close to 50 percent, making this tool a state-of-the-art solution for online games at an advanced stage of development. Key features in Substance Redux include: - Detailed texture map analysis and optimal compression scheme - Use of custom automatic filters to improve quality - Ultra fast in-house DXT compression at runtime - Plugs-ins for Epic's Unreal Engine 3 and Emergent's Gamebryo engine
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