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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: Steve on November 21, 2013, 04:58:03 am

Title: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Steve on November 21, 2013, 04:58:03 am
I just posted v0.98. Get your copy and let me know what you think!

http://www.anim8or.com/download/index.html (http://www.anim8or.com/download/index.html)

I haven't quite finished with the manual yet. The first two chapters are posted and I'll be adding the rest soon.

And let me know what you thing about the new look of the website.

Steve
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: kreator on November 21, 2013, 05:54:00 am
hello steve!


your link points to 0.95 whoops! should be...


http://www.anim8or.com/download/files/animv098.zip (http://www.anim8or.com/download/files/animv098.zip)
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Steve on November 21, 2013, 06:38:46 am
Thanks!  I fixed the link.  (Hey, the *comment* said v0.98  :o)
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: captaindrewi on November 21, 2013, 12:39:51 pm
The new splash screen makes it feel like a shiny new toy for Christmas.
All rather fun.Cheers Steve.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: SpeedLow on November 21, 2013, 02:16:36 pm
Thank Steve For Newer Version
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Blick Fang on November 21, 2013, 08:23:02 pm
Thanks Steve!!!   8)   :D
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: MvGulik on November 22, 2013, 01:14:34 pm
... (http://members.upc.nl/mvngulik/_icon/sleep_2_ani.gif)

Hee hee hee, look at that
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The latest version Anim8or, v0.98 dated November 20, 2013 is available here: animv098.zip
(http://members.upc.nl/mvngulik/_icon/blink_ani.gif)

Although I first kinda though (http://members.upc.nl/mvngulik/_icon/rip.gif) "He has finally thrown in the towel!", after getting a 404 on a old link.

(http://members.upc.nl/mvngulik/_icon/whisper_ani.gif): Being my blatantly honest self. Those default forum smileys ... are, well ... there awful.


(http://members.upc.nl/mvngulik/_icon/popcorn_ani.gif) ...
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: neirao on November 22, 2013, 05:38:28 pm
Thanks! Steve, :)

i forgot to thank about the new "morph target mode"
with the "delivery from morph target" time saved!! very cool!!

Thanks!

Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Steve on November 22, 2013, 10:21:32 pm
I forgot about that, neirao. I probably forgot about some other changes too. Glad you like it :)
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: neirao on November 24, 2013, 09:38:02 pm
Steve, you are the master! ;)

yes, there some littles changes,
like time ago i send to you,
but only for you create this great software,
everybody need say:  "thanks to you Steve"
im very happy for use some time in your life/job working for Anim8or and for Us!

thank you very much!! realy  :)

Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Kyle on November 25, 2013, 09:41:20 am
Strange, this version completely lost track of my textures. Ok, not a huge deal, but then I go and relocate each one (mostly) then save it and when I tried to open it back up it was corrupt. It seems to load just fine all the way until the end when it tells me it couldn't open the file. I'll try again with a previous save of this project and see if it happens again. I have a lot of textures in this particular project though so it's a bit of a chore.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: nemyax on November 25, 2013, 03:40:32 pm
Steve
How would you feel about making Shift temporarily turn on selection mode while you hold it down during transform operations? You've already implemented similar behaviour for Ctrl (the paint-selection mode in 0.98), and the other modifier keys are still free.
Likewise, holding down Alt could work well for arc rotate.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Steve on November 26, 2013, 03:42:04 am
memyax, you can use the control+shift keys to do this now.  I know that's a little awkward and I've been considering using just the shift key to do that (but it would have to be disabled in certain modes like Text because otherwise you couldn't enter upper case letters).  Alt could be used for arc-rotate, too, as you suggest.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Gyperboloid on November 27, 2013, 04:51:46 am
Come on guys! It's like in the anekdot: 3 lazzy guys were thinking "how freekin amazing would it be, if there were buttons for all their wishes, so there won't be needed to do anything. Just push a button! And then one of them said : " Yeah !!! But who gonna push those buttons !!! " There's already the ctrl+R shortcut. Why inventing something new, since there can appear a problem ( what about standart windows alt for menu use)?  And this ctrl+shift usage : I find it very easy, I use it all the time. 2 keys is not that big problem . The same about holding the ctrl while selecting: very practical and easy, don't think there's a need to make it standard way of selection ( ala wing3d , without holding ctrl ). Anim8or need tools. A lot of what has been done doesn't need to be fixed, I think it is in it's final, best form.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Deepthought on November 27, 2013, 05:08:33 am
no PNG textures yet?
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Raxx on November 27, 2013, 07:27:50 am
Deepthought, the v0.96 and v0.97 Previews were the development releases leading up to the v0.98 official release. As such there are no more features than what you've already seen up to this point, except for some tweaks.

As a reminder to everyone, there is already a Feature Request Thread (http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,4647.0.html) where you can place your suggestions.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Deepthought on November 28, 2013, 12:49:26 am
sometimes when i select multiple faces or points by right-clicking, it brings up the point editor or face info dialog for every face i select even though i only single clicked.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: solarsea on November 28, 2013, 03:44:42 am
Thanks for the version! :)

Unfortunately, it crashes for me on Windows 7 (64 bit). Here's the output of dxdiag. (http://pastebin.com/gMGRbQJc)
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: nemyax on November 28, 2013, 12:27:30 pm
There's already the ctrl+R shortcut. Why inventing something new
Because Ctrl+R is a toggle. A toggle is not the best choice for a navigation tool.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: thecolclough on November 28, 2013, 07:53:01 pm
And let me know what you thing about the new look of the website.

i like it - looks cleaner and more structured than before.


have to admit i'd kinda given up hope of seeing any more releases, so it was a really nice surprise to click through here and find the updates just now!  and nice that my forum account still works despite me having not posted here in ages.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: mak on December 09, 2013, 05:50:52 pm
thecolclough dito that.
 my winzip acount dosnt seem to be efective, somthing about money. is there another leagle way around that?
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: kreator on December 09, 2013, 07:58:14 pm
7zip free at http://www.7-zip.org/
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: mak on December 09, 2013, 08:34:28 pm
thank you
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: lucasresende on April 10, 2014, 12:24:24 pm
Hey, sorry to bring this topic up, but I just wanted to thank Steve for the new version.

Been a user for almost 12 years now, not even expecting or paying attention on new releases, and Steve blesses us with these new features. The mirror function is just plain awesome. To do stuff like these automotive designs it will be great:

(http://s3images.coroflot.com/user_files/individual_files/235737_Wlcre8p29dmTvxG5QotmwnPrA.jpg)

Did this a couple years back. Everything in Anim8or, was awarded a by a design contest by Fiat in Brasil.

Thanks for all Steve!
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2014, 08:14:10 pm
Great work, lucasresende.  You're the talented one :)
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: techreaper on April 17, 2014, 02:18:36 am
Hi steve ,

I wanted to know if your still alive and not dead. If your still alive can you please give us an update on you actually look like now on your website so i tell my teachers who i can give credit for this amazing piece of software!
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Steve on May 24, 2014, 09:57:31 pm
I'm still alive :-)  I'm  currently in Italy until August 1st for an extended vacation. But I recently retired and have been working on Anim8or anew. See the forum on the development releases for more information on this. I'll post an updated picture when I get back.


Ciao!
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: cooldude234 on May 24, 2014, 10:46:07 pm
Ah so I see why you have free time now ;D
I'm sure Nvidia will miss you ;)
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: justletgo on July 15, 2014, 10:28:30 am
Hi Steve,

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for such wonderful software...I've been waiting for the update...my computer has not been playing nicely but it likes this anim8or version. I had surgery on part of my head 3 years ago and had been working on an abstract animation as a therapy from the event and then my computer said "no" ...but now says "yay" so now I can put my ideas together...thankyou again.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: jwalt on July 15, 2014, 07:44:34 pm
Hi Steve,

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for such wonderful software...I've been waiting for the update...my computer has not been playing nicely but it likes this anim8or version. I had surgery on part of my head 3 years ago and had been working on an abstract animation as a therapy from the event and then my computer said "no" ...but now says "yay" so now I can put my ideas together...thankyou again.

Quite a while back, I purchased Hexagon 2.5 from DAZ. I have worked with it, but like Blender, it seems to be hard to pick up. I'd made a couple of attempts, recently, to make a couple of different car models in Anim8or. They are, generally, failures, although two are "usable." I poked around the DAZ site this AM and found and purchased a tutorial for Hexagon about making cars. In  the course of the four videos making up the tutorial, Hexagon must have crashed around ten times on the guy. Anim8or does crash on me on occasion, but not nearly that often. In fact, the more I work with Anim8or, the less it seems to misbehave. Also like to point out the guy had to use a "work around" to get his back ground drawings into Hexagon for his model, something that seems overly complicated in Blender, as well. Other words, Steve, you're doing good!
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: cooldude234 on July 16, 2014, 05:46:58 am
Quite a while back, I purchased Hexagon 2.5 from DAZ. I have worked with it, but like Blender, it seems to be hard to pick up.
I got hexagon for free when DAZ had a promotion and it was just too unstable. Every time I used it, it had crashed on me :S
But as modelers go I think anim8or is one of the most intuitive. The only other modelers are as intuitive are 3D cad software and things like zbrush/sculptris but those are used in for specific circumstances (like prototypes and organic modeling).

Hexagon is still pretty good but it definitely isn't without it's drawbacks which unfortunately are the first things you see about it.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: lppena on July 19, 2014, 10:39:21 am
I have version 2.5 but it lacks animation support. Nice modeler though. Leroy.
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: We-B-3D-N on August 28, 2014, 04:33:44 am
THANKS STEVE!
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Arik_the_Red on October 22, 2014, 12:54:19 pm
OOOOOOOO!  Crawling out from under my rock!  I had just referred someone to trying "that old anim8or program" yesterday, completely clueless to the fact that there's something beyond 97d! I came to the website after not being here for... well, looking around it may have been 2 years now!  Just to make sure things were still all available as I remember, and...

I've been out of touch with anim8or sooo long!  I had no idea Steve came out of hiding!!!

The last semi-serious endeavor I worked on was November, 2012, when I was goofing with the Doof (enschmirtz)...

Cracking into the new version now! It has been far too long...
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Hypure on October 05, 2015, 07:43:29 pm
Anim8or was the most usable out of everything I could find when I started 3d modeling 2 years ago.   It is very user friendly and the way the manual is written and worded is VERY intuitive.  Thank you STEVE your work is very appreciated, one of my favorite things.   
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: lppena on October 06, 2015, 09:47:45 am
Anim8or was the most usable out of everything I could find when I started 3d modeling 2 years ago.   It is very user friendly and the way the manual is written and worded is VERY intuitive.  Thank you STEVE your work is very appreciated, one of my favorite things.   

Another good one I use is Caligari's old Truespace 7.61 beta 8 if you want to export animated models. I use old model side 6.6 version included with 7.61. It's pretty simple to use and is icon based in terms of it's modeling tools. It's no longer supported but is still downloadable via the web and free as well.

Anim8or is cool but I'm still waiting for animation support which makes it not as useful as Truespace in terms of exporting animation. Truespace, can export in X, 3ds, and it's own native COB and SCN format. Hopefully, Steve will eventually add animation support for something like 3ds or one of the other model formats that it currently uses. Leroy.   
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: Hypure on November 23, 2015, 10:54:34 pm
Not sure what you mean by not having animation support? 
Title: Re: Anim8or v0.98 is ready!
Post by: johnar on November 24, 2015, 03:50:42 am
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in terms of exporting animations
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