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MODO 801 SP3
All registered MODO 801 users will now find Service Pack 3 (SP3) available on the My Products page of their Foundry account. 801 SP3 contains almost 100 bug fixes and improvements, improving stability and correctness. In addition, SP3 adds the following features - Alembic I/O has been updated to support point cloud import and export, and streaming of static and variable-polygon-count meshes and curves. Adds a 45-degree rotation constraint when using Mesh Paint in Drop mode, by using the shift-key modifier. Adds a 90-degree Y Rotations channel to allow rotation snapping in 90 degree increments for Replicators.
The following list is a review of changes and corrections included in MODO 801 SP3.
Alembic I/O: Adds support for variable polygon count streaming meshes.
Alembic I/O: Adds support for point cloud import/export.
Alembic I/O: Adds support for streaming of variable vertex count curves.
Alembic I/O: Fixes bug where Alembic was importing and instancing meshes incorrectly in some cases.
Alembic I/O: Fixes bug where Alembic was not exporting and importing edge and corner weights correctly.
Alembic I/O: Fixes bug where the 'Import all frames' Alembic load option being ignored for heterogenous meshes.
Alembic I/O: Fixes a potential crash importing alembic files.
Animation: Fixes a bug where deleting all keys on an object can corrupt deformers.
Animation: Fixes playback speed of clips and image sequences.
Animation: Fixes setting of key times to absolute values with curves and envelopes.
Audio Waveform display: Fixes bug where use of the Audio Waveform display would cause tool handles to fail to redraw after scrubbing the timeline.
Channel Modifiers: Fixes bug where Channel Modifier links to selected items would prevent constraint and other modifiers from being unlinked or relinked to other items.
Configs: Adds the NEXUS_LOGS environment variable to allow users to redirect the location of various logs (commandLog.txt, netLog.txt, slaveLog.txt & masterLog.txt) independently of the NEXUS_PREFS variable.
Deformations: Fixes a potential crash when a deformation folder is opened.
Drag Weld: Fixes a potential crash using the Drag Weld tool with multiple active meshes.
Dynamics: Fixes a potential crash playing a simulation that has a hinge constraint attached to a soft body.
Dynamics: Fixes a potential crash when -1 is set as the number of dynamic clusters.
Dynamics: Fixes a potential crash when decomposing convex meshes for simulation.
EXR I/O: Fixes bug where EXR exports would not be saved using user settings in Preferences.
EXR I/O: Fixes a potential crash if a RIPMAP EXR file is used as an image map.
FBX I/O: Fixes bug where exporting to FBX could cause a previously unselected action to be selected.
FBX I/O: Fixes discontinuous UV map handling in FBX export.
FBX I/O: Fixes issues with namespaces and duplication of normals and colored vertices.
FBX I/O: Fixes unnecessary splitting of UV edges when exported to FBX.
FPS: Limits scene fps to 1000 to prevent a potential viewport playback crash.
Full-body IK: Fixes issues when scaling hierarchies with FBIK applied.
Functionality: Fixes hotkey for Item shading for custom scripts.
Functionality: Fixes scripted creation of certain light types.
GeoCache Baking: Fixes issues where baking fur into the geometry cache was not accounting for all guide influences.
GL Capture: Fixes a potential crash in gl.capture, when multiple captures are done without any viewport interaction between them.
GL Capture: Reports the time it takes to record a GL preview to the event log.
GL: Fixes bug where changing the selected UV map would not update the map in GL.
GL: Fixes bug where static meshes did not respect the ‘Make Inactive Invisible’ setting.
GL: Fixes bug where Substances with multiple maps were not updating in GL.
GL: Fixes bug where the perspective view would change when aligning to workplane in the Render layout.
GL: Fixes item selection highlighting in Shaded mode with Independent Draw enabled.
GL: Improves performance in Reflection, Gooch, and Cel shading modes.
GL: Removes specular highlight and lightens the Gooch shader.
Groups: Fixes an unreported bug with the 'layer.toScene' command when groups contain items.
Item Duplication: Fixes bug where duplicating or instancing hierarchies with channel modifiers could lead to instability or incorrect duplication.
Julienne tool: Fixes bugs with the Julienne tool, where it was not using all cutting planes, the max cutting planes setting was not working correctly, cutting plane preview drawing was erratic, and the cutting planes did not align to the linear generator's planes.
Localization: Fixes bug where pre-801 scenes with certain localized strings would fail to load due to a UTF-8 conversion error.
Locators: Fixed a potential crash with pivot points on locators.
Mesh Paint: Adds 45 degree rotation constraint when using Mesh Paint in Drop mode, using the shift-key modifier.
Motion Blur: Adds a check for motion blur to be enabled in preview when its checked on in camera.
Motion Blur: Motion blur will now preview correctly when enabled in Preview before being enabled on the Camera.
Parent in Place: Fixes bug where unparenting in place did not work in some cases.
Parenting: Fixes a potential crash when an edit action gets parented to itself.
PDB I/O: Fixes a potential crash in loading certain PDB files.
Presets: Fixes a bug with material layering for some presets.
Preview: Fixes problem with updating mesh proxy vertex velocity feature and when enabling/disabling motion blur in camera effects when Preview is open.
Preview: Only image maps are opened in Image Preview when double-clicked in the Shader Tree.
Preview: Properly displays motion blur updates when changes are made to the motion blur length or offset.
Process Shader: Fixes usage of Hue on red colors.
Python API: Fixes bug where using ILxScene.Import() would create duplicates of certain scene items.
Python API: Fixes a potential crash using lx.object.Scene.RenderCameraIndex command.
Referencing: References will now display properly when changing material mask names.
Referencing: Windows: Fixes bug where references would not render if imported while in item mode.
Render Window: Fixes formatting of Render Window zoom button in Japanese localized Modo.
Rendering: Environments are now visible in all render outputs within different folder structures.
Rendering: Fixes memory leak when rendering Catmull-Clark SubDs with adaptive subdivision enabled.
Rendering: Fixed potential crash when rendering certain objects.
Replicators: Adds 'Random 90-degree Y Rotations' channel to snap rotation to 90 degree increments on replicator items.
Retargeting: Fixes retargeting for target skeletons with non-default joint alignments.
Save All: Fixes a potential crash using File > Save All after having edited an existing image.
Schematic: Fixes a potential crash connecting Texture Value into Mask or Stencil Value.
Schematic: Fixes a potential crash when deleting links on split nodes.
SDK: Adds CLxTableauListener to SDK.
SDK: Adds missing common library for shader_edge, shader_hair and shader_skin.
SDK: Windows: Updates Visual Studio projects.
Selection: Fixes bug with partial polygon selection lasso, where RMB lasso selection would also select non-front facing polygons.
Setup layout: Fixes potential crash referencing a scene into the Setup layout.
Slice Tool: Fixes bug where changing the Fast Slice option would reset the slice tool handle.
Snapping: Fixes coordinate rounding options when snapping tool is active.
Stability: Fixes a heap corruption in the PSD loader, related to layered images.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash copying and pasting Vertex Map Texture statistics in the Statistics tab.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash creating a curve using vertices from two meshes.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash when activating a tool after saving with the Baking UI open.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash when renaming custom colors.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash dragging and dropping a scene file into schematic.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash dragging and dropping environment presets into Preview.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash undoing a layer merge (layer.mergeMeshes).
Stability: Fixes a potential crash using Channel Handles with integer channels.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash when changing options in the UV symmetrize tools when part of the UVs are hidden.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash when fitting the view after loading certain scenes.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash when scrubbing with timeline open.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash with the Showcase.
Stability: Fixes a potential crash with the Vertex Map Transfer command.
Static Meshes: Fixes an issue with static meshes displaying only one material.
STL I/O: Adds STL loader options and preference setting to set the scaling unit for import.
Text tool: Fixes potential crash creating a Text mesh item when other mesh items were selected.
UV selection: Fixes select through in the UV view.
UV Symmetry: Fixes bug where UV symmetry breaks when using pins with Relax.
UV Symmetry: Fixes a potential crash with screen falloff in UV symmetry mode (Tweak and other tools).
Workplane: Fixes bug where the workPlane.fitSelected command was not properly accounting for Y rotation of the selection.