Friday, December 30, 2011

Better than a 10!

We like to sometimes mention other 3D Animation / Rendering software on the Aladdin 4D Blog. Especially if it has awesome features or is a must have powerful tool. A shining example of this is NewTek's Emmy Award winning LightWave 3D. This application blows Aladdin 4D away in its feature set and animation capabilities. The current version is 10 but version 11 is shaping up to be even better. It has a ton of new features like the ones listed here.  A Pre-Release Upgrade of LightWave 3D 11 for Registered owners can be purchased on the link below.

NewTek Shopping

Why don'y you upgrade today or if you don't own LightWave 3D buy it now!

Rendered LightWave 3D Train Image
Courtesy  of Ghostlight Productions

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rumors - News & Nonsense

A few rumors about Aladdin 4D 6.0 have been spreading lately, like it will never ship or has not even been developed yet. We have also caught some flake for developing the Mac OS X version first. We could have cancelled the Aladdin 4D 6.0 project long ago but chose to continue to put resources into it. As far as releasing the OS X version first, this helped to get the code cleaned up and will help fund the other versions. We can't give you a firm shipping date but we had hoped to have the Mac version done by November 30th, 2011 so we are getting closer.  

Monday, November 21, 2011


Because of the long upgrade cycle many of you have started to think Aladdin 4D might be forever stuck in software code time. This analogy might make sense when you stop to consider the program has stayed relatively unchanged from a customers standpoint since 1999. Like a block of stone timelessly frozen or at least from an outside point of view. But Aladdin 4D has slowly been crafted into something new and we hope you will be pleasantly surprised when the unveiling begins.

Friday, October 21, 2011

AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition

A-Eon has set a target release date and price on the AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition. It's nice that this long in development system is finally coming out.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Beautifully Rendered in Paper

Aladdin 4D's new manual is a beautiful sight to behold. Free in digital form for our customers and also available in a nice spiral bound printed version for just $39.96. The new manual will cover both 5.x and later version 6.0 of the software. Please contact via the link below if you need one.

DiscreetFX Contact

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We Have Been Catching Hell!

We been catching some hell lately over the continuing delay and information about the release Aladdin 4D 6.0. Silence in this case is not golden. All we can say to all the naysayers is that we have a surprise in store. Soon will stop all the rumors and quite the critics.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Please Don't Cry a River

The sun has set. The 50% Sale ended on June 10th, 2011 for the introduction of Aladdin 4D 5.x in the Project Metropolis Instant Download Application Store. Sorry if you missed out but don't cry a river. You can still buy it for $99.96.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Less than 30 Minutes to Go!

 SALE ALMOST OVER POTENTIAL LAMP RUBBERS! Get it if you must or forget about it. Only 30 minutes for the Project Metropolis 50% off launch pricing. That's just a mer 1800 seconds and counting till the end.  

Project Metropolis Introduction Sale Almost Over!

We promised to make Aladdin 4D 5.x available on the new Application Store site Project Metropolis and that happened on June 7th, 2011. To introduce the store we did something we never do, a 50% off sale. It's shocking and will not happen again but please enjoy great prices until they end on June 10th, 2011. Rub the Lamp, Render the Magic.

Project Metropolis Site

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Aladdin 4D 5.x will also be available to buy on the Project Metropolis Site

Aladdin 4D 5.x will join other Apps on the new Project Metropolis Application Store very soon. More information via the links below.

Project Metropolis Announcement

Project Metropolis Website

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rusted Lamps in the Egyptian Desert


People keep trying to pin us down on when Aladdin4D 6.0 will ship. It kind of reminds us of the great pyramids of Egypt and the Sphinx that watches over them. We found Aladdin4D in that desert when it was a rusted old lamp at the end of 2007. It wasn't a Christmas Present though but instead more like an antique puzzle you find in a thrift store. Rubbing the lamp revealed rust not luster. But we will rub harder and harder until the golden lamps glow shines through. We have hope because we saw the Sphinx wink at us when we found the rusted lamp in his desert. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Lone Wolf

Every once in a while a lone wolf begs us to cancel Aladdin 4D 6.0 on all platforms with the exception of Windows. It happend again today in fact. This only strengthens our resolve. Aladdin 4D 6.0 will never be sold for Windows, the only way to get it for free is to buy A4D for one of the other platforms. We are a Windows developer under protest. We believe like many many others that Windows is a legacy garbage operating system. It's old and out of fashion. Its time has truly passed. The Lone Wolf can wine and cry but our decision is unmoving and its final.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Humpty Dumpty Amiga

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses, And all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again! The Amiga once was a brand from Commodore, sure you had different models like the A1000 or the Amiga 4000T but the specs were similar and from one company. Today the Amiga is like Humpty Dumpty, it fell off the wall after Commodore's death and broke into many pieces. Don't be sad, this is in fact a good thing. MorphOS, Amiga OS 4.x, AROS, NatAmi, Amiga Virtual Machine (Amiga Forever) FPGA Arcade and more all competing for customers and adding features is great news.

When Commodore dictated the Amiga it was a slow agonizing process. How long did AGA take to come out, way too long for sure. If you're a fan of Pringles brand potato chips think of it like that. In the 1970's you only had a choice of one flavor of the famous chip. Today up to ten flavors of Pringles exist. What great news for customers that they can pick and choose the 21st century Amiga that is right for them. Why do we bother even talking about these alternative platforms? Because Aladdin 4D runs on them and they are interesting.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Light is Still On and Someone is Home!

A few of you have voiced concerns about the long development time of Aladdin 4D 6.0. Truth be told we were naive on this one. We acquired the package without a full code review and kind of got in deep and almost drowned. The water was very deep and we thought we spotted jaws and or bottles and lamps in the water a few times. Rest assured we never give up and the product will come out. Since the main new feature is multi-platform you can buy and enjoy the current form of Aladdin 4D today on your Amiga Virtual Machine. No one ever said you have to wait to rub the lamp and render the magic. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Better Late then Never!

We like to report here whenever a new version of Mac OS X, Amiga OS 4.x or MorphOS ships. For some reason it totally slipped our minds to report that MorphOS 2.7 shipped. It was available on December 02, 2010 in fact. Now that we have reported this a new version will probably be out any moment.