[RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

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[RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:29 pm

1.4.0

In the new version 1.4.0 of Skatter, you can now link "Render Only" setups to layers. When the layer is hidden, the setup is hidden as well, and vice-versa. This means you can now control the setups visibility with SketchUp scenes.



The Area Painting tool has also been improved. You can paint straight lines by clicking at the starting point, then clicking at the end point while holding SHIFT down.



The tool now also behaves properly when the viewport is slow.






Changelog:
  • Added bounding "Render Only" setups to layers
  • Added vertical mirroring
  • Added painting straight lines using SHIFT
  • Added using ALT to invert the painting brush behavior (ALT+paint will erase, and vice-versa)
  • Added single click painting
  • Improved painting when viewport is slow
  • Fixed grass being too dark in Vray 3.4
  • Fixed library objects being displayed at origin when changing scene
  • Fixed blank popups
  • Fixed picking Scattered Objects with names containing quotation marks
  • Fixed duplicates in Render List on OSX
  • Clears preview when closing the dialog
  • Switches to Selection Tool when closing the dialog

Download : http://download.getskatter.com/


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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby juju » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:36 pm

Is it possible to build a download page that allows you to download the core Skatter plugin and the libraries that with it separately? That way I can download an updated program when the libraries have remained the same, or vice versa.

I'm just considering countries, like the one I live in, where bandwidth costs are quite high and finding a way to manage downloads better.
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:31 pm

There is already a Light Installer (no library) download link on the download page. But it's Windows only, do you need it for OSX?
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby juju » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:52 pm

Thanks Thomas, I missed the light installer, thanks... The trouble is how to tell when the core app has been updated and when the library has been updated or both simultaneously.

I suppose OSX persons would probably be able to benefit from it too...
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:57 pm

You'd need to check the changelog to see if the library has been updated.
But one day I plan to have an embedded updater that will only download what's necessary.
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby Bob James » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:33 pm

In the new version 1.4.0 of Skatter, you can now link "Render Only" setups to layers. When the layer is hidden, the setup is hidden as well, and vice-versa. This means you can now control the setups visibility with SketchUp scenes.


This a REALLY useful new time and workflow effort capability. Thank you.
I've been putting off a large area job with multiple different landscaping for each scene because of the hassle to remember to turn on/off Skatter setups
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby Oxer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:10 pm

Thanks for the update but the ALT and SHIFT keys don't work on Mac & SU2017.
I don't remember good but before I think that the Paint Area name's was editable, not now.

juju wrote:I suppose OSX persons would probably be able to benefit from it too...


Correct :thumb:
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.4.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:59 pm

Indeed this is not working on OSX, I missed that. Thanks for the report.
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