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ShiVa Editor

ShiVa Editor is part of the ShiVa3D solution designed to create 3D games and application in a fraction of the usual time.
The WYSIWYG editing software is the glue between artists and developers providing a fast cross-platform production pipeline.



ShiVa Editor Workflow

Workflow Description


In the editor import your assets from 3ds Max, Maya or XSI, your textures, sounds and movies, configure the materials, particles, trail, terrain, ocean and much more using the WYSIYWG Editor.

You can create artificial intelligence using the built-in LUA Script Editor or directly in C++ and export as a single STK file for the ShiVa Authoring Tool.

Read the tutorials

Compatible 3d dcc software:

ShiVa is compatible with 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, Lightwave and Cinema4D, Blender, Modo, Sketchup, Truespace, Houdini, Revit, Inventor and more.

Compatible 3d data :
Textured meshes, multiple UV sets, object and bone animations, vertex colour, lights and cameras.




ShiVa Editor Modules


ShiVa, like the eponymous Hindu God, is a shape-shifter. It transforms your assets into 3D real-time applications using its multiple arms, known as modules.

There is a module for each major function, with 21 in total that allows you to create your own innovative interface, selecting only the modules you need for a specific task.

The ShiVa editor has an interface oriented towards production, and is a “What you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) tool with built-in advanced functions, such as the Performance Reporter that tracks all engine calls and memory leaks.

Watch the video presentation

With the ShiVa Editor you only need one piece of software to do everything.
ShiVa Modules



ShiVa Script Editor

Game Scripting


ShiVa scripting is based upon an optimized version of Lua, allowing you to create complex behavior. You can also code directly in C, C++ and Objective-C using your favorite development tool.

Script Editor for LUA coding

Full-featured, including:
- Auto suggestion and auto-completion
- Syntax highlighting
- Code folding
- Integrated help (F1 on function)

Visual Properties

- Display properties for run-in-editor modification
- Enables "live" value updating & tweaking
- Keeps "Developer" and "Designer" views separate



Editor version comparison


ShiVa Editor is the only license you will need to buy to create commercial games, everything else is free! Please keep in mind that for us, free means that it is really free.

ShiVa Editor is available in four editions :

Web :The ShiVa Web Edition is a ShiVa unlimited version for publishing 3D on your web site. Use it for your full online games, mobile/console game previews and facebook 3D applications. | Download

Basic : For indie developers and small studios, this provides all the functionality available in the free version plus the possibility to export your application commercially | Buy Now

Advanced : Offers tools needed  for the production of complex applications usually made by a full team. These tools are designed to reduce production time only; a game made with the Basic version will not be any worse or any slower than one created with the Advanced edition | Buy Now

Educational : Like the Advanced Edition at the Basic price; no commercial production allowed | Contact Us

To help you in your decision, we've created the following comparison chart.


ShiVa Editor

Web

Basic

Advanced

       
Regular Price
free
$400
$2000
Support
forum
email
high priority email
License Type
N/A
per-machine
per-machine
Royalties
N/A
free
free
Publishing Fee
N/A
free
free
Compulsory Content
free
free
free
Engine SDK
free
free
free
Plug-ins (Fmod, ARToolkit...)
allowed
allowed
allowed
Beta Programs Access
no access
partial
full
Upgrade ( until 2.0 )
free
free
free
       

Publishing

     
Nintendo Wii
for testing purposes only
alt
alt
Web Browser Plugin + Flash 11
alt
alt
alt
Stand-Alone
for testing purposes only
alt
alt
Screensaver
for testing purposes only
alt
alt
iPhone/iPad
for testing purposes only
alt
alt
Android
for testing purposes only
alt
alt
Palm WebOS
for testing purposes only
alt
alt
BlackBerry PlayBook
for testing purposes only
alt
alt
       

Rendering

     
Per Pixel Lighting
alt
alt
alt
Normal Mapping
alt
alt
alt
Environment Mapping
alt
alt
alt
Specular Mapping
alt
alt
alt
Render To Texture
alt
alt
alt
Write To Texture
alt
alt
alt
Reflection/Refraction
alt
alt
alt
Terrain
alt
alt
alt
Vegetation
alt
alt
alt
Ocean
alt
alt
alt
Particles
alt
alt
alt
Motion Trails
alt
alt
alt
Shadows
alt
alt
alt
Multi viewport
alt
alt
alt
Full Unicode text
alt
alt
alt
       

Post Rendering

     
Bloom
alt
alt
alt
Colour Correction
alt
alt
alt
Deformation
alt
alt
alt
Depth Of Field
alt
alt
alt
Distortion Mesh
alt
alt
alt
       

Environment

     
AI
alt
alt
alt
Physics
alt
alt
alt
Input (Wiimote, Forcefeedback )
alt
alt
alt
Audio/Video
alt
alt
alt
HUD
alt
alt
alt
Lua Scripting
alt
alt
alt
C++ Scripting
alt
alt
alt
Editable Data Synchronization
no
no
alt
Advanced Sound Effects
alt
alt
alt
AI Debugger
no
no
alt
SVN support
no
no
alt
ShiVa Asset Merger
no
no
alt
       

Network

     
Server Embedded
alt
alt
alt
Video Streaming
alt
alt
alt
Data Dtreaming
alt
alt
alt
Terrain Texture Streaming
no
no
alt
       

Optimization

     
Performance Reporter
no
no
alt
Level Of Details
no
no
alt
Export Report
no
no
alt
Plug-in Export
no
no
alt
       

Misc

     
Batched Materials Editing
no
no
alt
HD Screenshots
no
no
alt
Terrain Orthophoto Import
no
no
alt