We are excited to bring you Sculptron 1.1 with Alembic support! It's still quite experimental and in progress, please report any issue you may find!
You can find an overview of Sculptron 1.0 features here.
What's new in Sculptron 1.1:
- - Alembic Support
- Improved, accurate Viewport item selection
- Procedural and Texture Images can be used directly as Alpha now
- Windows Opacity Option
So many Sculptron users have been asking for Alembic support, now it's finally available!
You can find the new Import Alembic option in the File Menu:
Use this option to import an Alembic file. Only meshes with fixed topology are supported right now (deforming characters and animated, undeformed meshes are working great, fluid simulations are not supported).
Curve primitives are not supported yet.
Update Imported Alembic
Any change to the Alembic cache can be exported using this option. A new Alembic file will be generated, while the original one will be preserved. The "Copy_out" string will be added to the original file name.
Sculptron will only update the animated cache information in the file, preserving the original geometry.
This option can be used to export an animation created in Sculptron directly. At least a Sculpt Layer must be added to the mesh for animation to be exported.
Procedural and Texture Images can be used directly as Alpha now.
There's no longer need to use an Image Map item to sculpt a mesh using an Alpha. Noise generator and loaded texture images can be dragged directly into the Texture slot of the Sculpt Layer Effect. Also, it's now possible to assign different alphas to each brush tool.
Improved Viewport item selection.
Viewport item selection, previously based on the object bounding box, has been improved and is now very precise. Also, selected object(s) are now showing an outline.
Windows Opacity Option.
A new option allows to set the general UI opacity.
We've found out it's currently impossible to reload Sculptron projects containing Alembic data (Sculptron will crash).
Please report any issue or any bug you may find! [/list]
Download Sculptron 1.1:
The new selection method was affecting volumes in a negative way, that's now fixed. Please download the latest 1.1 version via the link above.