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  • Plane9 v2.4 released!

    published on 3/3/2016 8:58 PM

    This releases main focus have been to create a nice smoke/fire effect, fix banding issues in scenes and also to create a recording application. I would say all of those goals have been met even though the fire effect could be more optimized. It’s another base effect that can be used in any number of ways so you can be sure you will see more fire based scenes in the future.

    It's quite a strange feeling you get when one of these natural simulations work. You add fuel and set it on fire using a high temperature and it all comes alive on it's own. It then consumes the fuel while creating an upward draft and smoke along with it. Adjust the fuel amount and the velocity it's injected with and the fire reacts accordingly. No wonder they say fire feels like its alive.

    Some of the added/updated scenes updated for v2.4

    Change history


    • Studio application to make it easier to record videos
    • Toggle if we should automatically go to next scene if left arrow key is pressed
    • Lock sound analyzer to 30Hz
    • Added damping, increase and decrease rate to sound texture
    • _screenSpaceDither,_textureBicubic,_blackBody shader function
    • Support geometry shader
    • RG & R 16bpp textures
    • Lower max detected sound level over time to handle sound spikes when normalizing audio
    • Stop screensaver if mouse click and preview fullscreen
    • Added 11 new scenes
    • Added NotSelected tag in config
    • Auto track a rough estimate of how long a scene as been worked on


    • Gone through all scenes to fix banding issues
    • Max normalization adjustment increased to 1000x. Going from high to low sound should find the new max in about 7 seconds.
    • Updated to Qt 5.5.1
    • Fix nearz,farz values
    • Fixed a missing end of line in a shader that caused AMD to fail to compile the shader in non obvious ways on some drivers


    • Removed Creation, RGBWaves, Art in motion scenes

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Joakim Dahl
25 Sep, 2016
There is currently no way to create scenes yourself. The editor might be released some day but it will be a very long time before it happened.
25 Sep, 2016
Hi, great work! Is there a way to create scenes by ourself? I'm a java developper, so I don't really know to develop with 3D c++ lib but i would like to try.
Nate Barbour
21 Sep, 2016
I really like the work you do, and i don't understand why this hasn't become more popular. These visualizers are some of the best, even better than those made in after effects. I hope that you can become more popular, and get even more awesome feature for Plane9!
Joakim Dahl
13 Sep, 2016
Make sure you have the latest drivers installed, try with a simple scene like "color cycle" or "black" and if it still crashes allow it to send in the crash report and I will try to find the issue.
13 Sep, 2016
Does anyone know how to get the software to sync with your music? because i just built a new pc and now it wont work it just crashes on screensaver and full windowed mode. Any suggestions please email me (AdminEdit: email removed to avoid spammers finding you)

3 Apr, 2016
Hi, I just registered to your site and thank you for the best screensaver and audio visualizer application I've ever experienced. I need to spend some time learning to understand all it can do. Really appreciate your work and all the contributions from others.