Discover the next version 5 of Shadows
The Shadows software has continuously evolved since its beginning. And it continues with the new version 5 which is under development for more than a year. You can now test it and contribute to improve it. Please report any bug and say what you think of the new features. It is still a development version so it may not be stable. Remember to download it from time to time to benefit of the each evolution under development.
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3D views of sundials
Once a sundial is created in Shadows, it can be viewed in 3D and manipulated on screen (rotation, translation, zoom). It allows you to better view the final version of the sundial and see how the style is installed on the sundial table. It is especially interesting on cylindrical sundials.
3D views of multiple sundials
Several examples of multiple sundials are included and created at fixed size, but for the chosen location.
Export of 3D models in OBJ format
The 3D models can be exported using the OBJ format (Wavefront) in order to be reworked in a 3D CAD software, for example to prepare a 3D printed version of the sundial. Textures respresenting the sundial layout are saved as JPG files and linked to the 3D model via MTL files.
Other new features
- New assistant for the analysis of a horizontal sundial using angles of hour lines
- Export of ephemeris tables in HTML, to ease their upload online
- New internal information system (that will replace the newsletter sent by E-mail)
- New maintenant plan for replacement of lost licenses
- Compatibility with Windows 11