Thinkbox Software has unveiled Its particle point renderer and management toolkit version 2.1.7 Bet...
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New features are:* A new PRT Surface object has been introduced.
-PRT Surface distributes particles randomly on the surface of one or more objects using either a fixed count or a distance threshold.
-When a single object is picked, PRT Surface can work in either Object or World Space mode. When more than one objects are picked, PRT Surface will automatically switch to World Space mode.
-Various channels including Texture coordinates, Normals and Tangents are acquired from the surface automatically.
-The PRT Surface object is supported by the Particle Data Viewer, Magma modifiers and is a valid particle source for Frost meshing.
* A new mode has been added to the existing Krakatoa PRTCloner Modifier.
-New Radio buttons let you select between a new default Spherical Random Distribution mode and the old Source List mode.
-In Spherical mode, a user-defined number of particles will replace each original particle within a user-defined radius, while respecting the Scale channel of the original particle.
* Magma Errors are now considered fatal and will stop the rendering with an error message dialog. If such an error is found, either disable the Magma modifier or fix its flow. This is to avoid incorrect / unexpected output at render time.
* Added Decimal Precision controls to the Particle Data Viewer. In addition to the default display mode used before, floating point data can now be shown with 8, 12 or 16 decimal places.
* The Magma Output channel format will be forced to the type (16 or 32 bit) specified in the Krakatoa Memory Channels Rollout when rendering in Krakatoa. See also Magma Editor Improvements at the end of this page for UI changes related to this feature.
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