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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

3D-Brush 2.05 has been released!

The list of new features:
1) Adaptive geometry: now geometry will be additionaly automatically subdivided during edit process in dependence of details to get well displaced surface. It is very new and algoritmically very complex feature.
2) You can import big meshes now, up to 700 K. Many optimisatons was done to make it possible.
3) Initial subdivision. You can alter level of initial subdivision during mesh import. Now you can specify mid-poly mesh resolution.
4) New measure tool, you can measure distance in most common units - meters, inches, yards, miles, etc. Also the coordinate of picked point is printed in the right bottom corner.
5) Custom material mapping. New method of custom material mapping in custom fill pattern - mapping over existing uv-set. It allows to paing clothes in more easy way.
6) Masks are implemented. The mask is modulator for pen depth and transparency. The mask and materials could be moved and rotated independently using new navigation controls.
7) Masks and materials could be rotated discretely on 45 degrees using SHIFT.
8) Many stability improvements.
9) New interface style. Interface looks now more clear and sharp.
10) jpg export is correct now.

Curves changes:
11) Square forms. Some curve points could be marked as sharp. So you can make square forms in easy way.
12) Whole curve could be moved/scaled/rotated using new navigation controls.
13) Curve can be closed.
13) Arrows. You can draw arrows in easy way.
14) New curve drawing mode - spacing mode. Points will be set along curve with some spacing and jittering. It allows to make new effects with cirves.
15) Curves will be drawn correctly, even if knot points are far from each other and surface between them is curved much.

Layers changes:
16) Layers masking (linking) is implemented. One layer can mask another layer in non-destructive way.
17) Freeze. You can freeze the transparent or painted area of the layer. In this way you can use layer's transparency to paint selectively on another layers. It is like CTRL+click on layer in Photoshop. You can use CTRL+click on layer in 3DB now.

Visit topic on forum for details.

To download 3d-brush 2.05 visit Download page.

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