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version 5.0 changes (25.03.2008)


[new] saving the w3d world


Director 11 offers new ways to save your 3D world - and so the 3DPI does.
In the Member-Tab of the 3DPI there are now two new buttons:

  • saveW3D... When clicking on this button Director saves the 3D scene to an external file. Through the dialog, that the 3DPI shows, you can define its name and path.

  • saveWorld() When clicking on this button Director saves the existing 3D world to the 3D member after you save your movie. The 3DPI afterwards reminds you with an alert to save your movie.

PLEASE NOTE that this features only work with Director 11. In prior Director versions this buttons are greayd out; the tooltips remind to use Director 11.


[new] AGEIA™ PhysX™


Director 11 has a new physics engine implemented: the AGEIA PhysX technology.
Scroll the row of 3DPI TABs to the right, and in Director 11 you find the new "Physics" Tab.

Below you can access all the properties and functions of the physics world, it's RigidBodies, Springs, Constraints and Terrains.


[new] define Particle emitter.region


Until now you could only define the emitter.region with the help of Lingo. Now the 3DPI has a new "define" button implemented, that opens a diolog when you click on this button. This dialog should now help you to at least create simple regions:

  • clear region - the origin is a simple point
  • line region - you can define its direction and length
  • rect region - you can define its direction, with and length

[changed] texture Preview


There were technical changes at the texture Preview: instead of creating a plane I am now creating an overlay to get a snapshot of a texture - finally ;-)


[changed] camera rect for picking


The Picking-Tab and the Picking-Button had mistakes for calculating the informations under the mouse, when using more than one sprite-camera. This is now fixed.


 
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