Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

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Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by suvakas » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:09 am

Hi all,
Maxigo 2.2 beta is ready for testing.
This is a major update for Maxigo. I took geometry export out of maxscript and rewrote it in C++. The result was a nice speed increase. New version is 6-8 times faster (depending on a scene). There is still room for some optimisation though. Also render time mesh is supported. For example You can now use Render Values under MeshSmooth modifier.
One quick experimental new feature I added is random material gamma. You can pick one or multiple materials which will get random gamma value during the export. Might be good for large amount if instances or smth. I just fooled around and left it in. Maybe it's useful to someone?

Installer is also new. Let me know any installation problems you run into.

Download: Maxigo_2.2-beta

I made a side by side comparison video between the old and new version. Just for fun :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3UxXcpByvc

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Changes in v.2.2:
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* changed - Geometry export converted to native C++ plugin (faster export times)
* changed - Material export is more optimised
* changed - Light layers counting starts from zero
* changed - New installer (includes all supported Max versions)
* added - support for Absorption layer transmittance
* added - Render-time mesh support (Render Values of modifiers like Meshsmooth, etc.)
* added - Randomize material gamma function under main exporter panel (experimental)
* added - Luminous Emittance, Luminous Intensity and Luminous Flux light units under Indigo Main material
* added - 'Lights' category to Online Material browser
* added - Linear tone mapping
* fixed - fixes in multi-material code
Let me know any bugs you find.

Take care,
Suvakas

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by OnoSendai » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:31 am

Very impressive decrease in export time, thanks Suv!

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by Soup » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:36 am

That video is great :mrgreen:

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by psor » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:48 pm

Finaly it's here, the new and precious update! ;o))

Thank you, thank you, thank you Suvakas! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by Pibuz » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:39 pm

Thank you Suv!

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by Otk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:16 am

Hi all !!!

First of all suvakas, thank you for this great great job, thank you for your efforts

I was working on a job with previous version of Indigo, it was ok... but 10 min ago i uninstalled it and installed new version. When i click export button, i see an error even if i create a new, 1 box 1 emitter scene...

My 3ds Max version is 2010 - 64 bit, and i choose it while installing...Indigo version is the last version.

Posting my print screen:
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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by suvakas » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:10 am

Thank you for the report Otk.
Seems like the new export plugin has not been loaded for you.
I'll investigate it.

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by suvakas » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:16 am

Link updated in the 1st post.
Please download again and let me know if it solves your problem.

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by Otk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:21 am

Yes i checked it and it worked suvakas

Thank you !!! : )

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by Soup » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:46 pm

Please host on a mirror, it's ultra slow :mrgreen:

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by dougal2 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:17 am

Soup wrote:Please host on a mirror, it's ultra slow :mrgreen:
or get it on the indigo server like the other exporters ?

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by suvakas » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:17 am

It's on 100mbit line. Don't know why it was/is slow for Soup.
I have my own reasons why I host betas in my own server. Mostly related to statistics.

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by Soup » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:44 am

Probably just me then :lol:

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by CTZn » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:40 pm

To be honest the video is boring after twice the 2.2 export time... nice improvements suvakas ;)
obsolete asset

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Re: Maxigo 2.2 beta - 1.Feb 2010

Post by hcpiter » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:51 pm

wow ! very nice up mann ! :)
Thanks !

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