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Golaem 5.2.2 (2016/08/10)

New Features

  • Shader Attribute Layer in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • SnapTo and Duplicate Layer in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Vertex cache instancing mechanism
  • Enable / Disable Layout in the Simulation Cache and Crowd Render Proxy Nodes
  • Layout File can now be changed in the Simulation and Crowd Render Proxy Nodes
  • Layout Terrain can now be changed in the Simulation and Crowd Render Proxy Nodes
  • New Texture Trigger to read the color from Maya Texture Nodes (either 2d or 3d textures)

Improvements

  • Simulation Exporter Window now has a Simulation Baker tab to export Alembic, Fbx files for Crowd Render Proxy Nodes
  • Support of colliders in the Automatic Apex Generation
  • Support of skinning weight to determine the max distance on each vertex in the Automatic Apex Generation
  • Geometry generation for Arnold is now multithreaded
  • Improved Social Force Avoidance in the Navigation Behavior
  • New parameters to control Social Force Avoidance in the Navigation Behavior
  • Improved Bake Layout in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • SaveAs option in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Color threshold Attribute in the Painted Zone Trigger
  • Layout Terrain is now saved in the Simulation Cache Library
  • Layout Terrain is now saved in the Simulation Cache Library
  • All Simulation Cache Proxies are imported in the the Simulation Cache Library if none are selected
  • Better navigation when using VectorField nodes with high velocity Entities

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed ApexCloth Behavior not working with the Detach Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when using a Motion Blur Window Size smaller than 1
  • Fixed a crash when rendering cloth with motion blur
  • Fixed a crash when using Apex files with a long path
  • Fixed a crash when trying to export to an unreachable folder with the Simulation Exporter
  • Fixed a crash when opening a scene with a non existing NavMesh file
  • Fixed a crash when deleting Trajectory layer transform in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Fixed selection of the Simulation Cache Proxy node
  • Fixed export terrain when directory was not existing
  • Fixed invalid character file load in the Character Maker
  • Fixed ground adaptation when using a Flock Locator
  • Fixed assets not editable when having multiple Simulation Cache Proxy Nodes and using the Assets Palette Tool
  • Fixed selection of entities after duplication in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Fixed ground adaptation when using the Trajectory Layer in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Fixed operations not being applied to every duplicated entities in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Fixed "AEVectorFieldLocatorTemplate.mel line 61" error when selecting a VectorField Node
  • Fixed simulation cache dim screenshot when not found in Simulation Cache Library
  • Fixed screenshot generation in the Simulation Cache Library

Refactoring

  • Removed Export Terrain Item from the Golaem Menu (now in the Simulation Cache Proxy)
  • Frame Attribute in the Simulation Cache Proxy Node
  • Simulation Cache Library File is now saved on Maya exit

API

  • New layout and terrain flags in glmCrowdSimulationExporter
  • New glmCrowdSimulationBaker command
  • New OptionVar for Simulation Cache Library Files
  • New OptionVar for Simulation Layout Files

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.40.XX, 3.30.XX
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

Golaem 5.2.1 (2016/07/13)

New Features

  • Support of Maya 2016 Ext 2 (only Legacy Viewport for now)
  • Automatic mesh instancing mechanism with Mental Ray & V-Ray (without motion blur)

Improvements

  • Improved import geometry time on huge environments in the NavMesh Creator
  • Improved NavMesh creation time in the NavMesh Creator (support of shared edges)
  • Improved interaction between Crowd Rigid Bodies and Entities Rigid Bodies
  • Offset parameter in the LookAt Behavior
  • Support of Render Layers in the Simulation Cache Render Node
  • Support of Batch Export in the Apex Cloth Behavior
  • Support of ground adaptation when scaling a Simulation Cache Proxy node
  • New Export Geometry In One File Per Entity Fbx Mode in the Simulation Exporter
  • New option to export Ascii Fbx files in the Simulation Exporter
  • Added an option box for duplicating behaviors (triggers can be either new or shared)
  • New Blend to Animation parameter when switching to Kinematic Rigid Body in the Physicalize Behavior
  • New optionVar for Shader files

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed drag and drop of Containers and Operators from  the Behavior Outliner in the Behavior Editor
  • Fixed duplicating triggers when duplicating behaviors
  • Fixed wrong scaling when exporting FBX Geometry
  • Fixed Geometry Behavior when exporting FBX Geometry
  • Fixed a crash at the plugin unload
  • Fixed a crash when automapping biped characters in the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when using the Physicalize or the Force Behaviors
  • Fixed a crash when using motion blur and instancing rigid meshes in the Arnold Render plugin
  • Fixed a crash when the Character File is missing in Simulation Cache Replay mode
  • Fixed a crash when multithreading the start of a Force Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when having more than 16 Blend shapes displayed in the Render Previz display mode
  • Fixed a crash when the vertex cache is not coherent with mesh control points in the Render Previz display mode
  • Fixed a freeze when importing geometry in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Fixed the Check Shaders tool when a simulation has not been exported
  • Fixed automatic Apex creation with in the Apex Cloth Behavior
  • Fixed automatic Apex creation when several assets have the same name but from different character files in the Apex Cloth Behavior
  • Fixed automatic Apex creation when no bones are configured in the Apex Cloth Behavior
  • Fixed ground adaptation with in Simulation Cache Replay mode
  • Fixed bad orientation of 1-bone characters with SnS in Simulation Cache Replay mode
  • Fixed terrain draw in the Simulation Cache Proxy node
  • Fixed Windows batch export when using glmBatchCrowdSimulationExporter
  • Fixed save window in the Character Maker

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.40.XX, 3.30.XX
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

Golaem 5.2.0.1 (2016/06/27)

Bug Fix

  • Fixed a crash when displaying the simulation cache in Viewport 2.0

Golaem 5.2 (2016/06/23)

Important Notice

IMPORTANT: Notice that Simulation Cache Proxy and Render proxy have been unified between Golaem Crowd 5.1.1 and 5.2
Use MEL function golaemCrowd511To52() to update your scene from Golaem Crowd 5.1.1 to 5.2
 
IMPORTANT: To be able to render a simulation, Golaem must be set in Cache Replay Mode 
See the changes details in the New Render Workflow tutorial
 

New Features

  • New unified Crowd Render Proxy (automatically created when a Simulation Cache Proxy node is created)
  • New Apex Cloth Behavior
  • Simulation Cache Library Tool
  • Automatic mesh instancing mechanism with Arnold & Renderman
  • Behaviors can now have multiple outputs / stopping triggers
  • Batch Export Button in the Simulation Exporter
  • New Export Geometry In One File Fbx Mode in the Simulation Exporter

Improvements

  • Faster duplicate layer in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Improvement of the OutPlug Attribute in the Simulation Cache Proxy Node
  • Automatic Cloth Asset system in the ApexCloth Behavior
  • Control on noise / random in the Ramp Node
  • Starting / stopping duration in the ApexCloth Behavior
  • Starting / stopping speed in the PerchOn Behavior
  • Visual Feedback for the SetBone Behavior
  • PerchOn status Channels
  • Geometry Behavior Channels
  • Shader Attributes range is now read from Maya shading graph in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Added Spine mirror mapping in the Character File
  • Limit number of similar log traces (default to 5)
  • Default Golaem color (orange) can be changed in the Crowd Manager Node
  • Clear button in the Painted Zone and Vector Field Locators
  • New locomotion database threshold for dimension computation in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Locomotion database dimension information in the Locomotion Behavior Visual Feedback

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed attribute coloration in Maya 2015 and 2016 when attributes are connected (now appears yellow)
  • Fixed ApexCloth Behavior scaling bug
  • Fixed Alembic / FBX geometry export with erased entities
  • Fixed cloth shading in the Render Previz display mode
  • Fixed SetBone Behavior when the played motion has squash'n'stretch
  • Fixed a crash with PPAttribute in the Expression Trigger
  • Fixed a crash when executing triggers in multithread
  • Fixed a crash when rendering displacement with V-Ray
  • Fixed a crash when starting a Physicalize behavior
  • Fixed a crash when editing Ragdoll Maya Meshes scale with a negative value in the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when setting up a wrong id of Ramp in an Expression
  • Fixed a crash when rendering multiple Render Proxies with V-Ray
  • Fixed a crash when changing the Physics Mode of an Entity when in collision with other Entities
  • Fixed Simulation Cache Library item creation
  • Fixed stopping PerchOn Behavior delay
  • Fixed GLMCROWD_NO_LICENSE environment variable
  • Fixed connections between the Population Tool and their particle systems
  • Fixed boldness and time to turn around in the Navigation Behavior
  • Fixed entities detection when a Navigation Behavior is stopped and restarted
  • Fixed bad rotations with multiple axis in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed Entity Duplication in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed Duplicated Entities Kill in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed animation mirroring
  • Fixed archive scene with Apex Cloth files
  • Fixed Render Previz jiterring when using scaled cameras
  • Fixed black screen when using maya selection with the Paint Tool
  • Fixed Apex Cloth simulation export when using several clothes on an Entity Type
  • Fixed Apex Cloth simulation export when using 'latch to neareset' in PhysX

Refactoring

  • Golaem is switched in Cache Replay Mode when a simulation is exported
  • Render only works if Golaem is set in Cache Replay Mode
  • Channel Helper in the SetBone Behavior
  • Added shelf icon for the Simulation Cache Library
  • Removed shelf icons for the Physics and the Flock Locator (accessible in the Crowd Menu instead)
  • Painted meshes are now checked before being painted
  • Removed light linking in the Entity Type and Simulation Cache Proxy Nodes (use scene lights and shadows instead)
  • Removed Share Triggers contextual menu in the Behavior Editor

API

  • glmBatchCrowdSimulationExporter command to batch export a Golaem Simulation

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.30.XX, 3.10.01, 3.00.01 & 3.05.04
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

 


Golaem 5.1.1.1 (2016/05/18)

Important Notice

Bone expressions of the SetBone behavior have been unified between Golaem Crowd 5.1 and 5.1.1
Use MEL function golaemCrowd51To511() to update your scene from Golaem Crowd 5.1 to 5.1.1

New Features

  • New Apex Cloth Behavior (Windows only) - Beta

Improvements

  • nCloth Behavior now supports Input Mesh Attract
  • Trajectory Edit Layer now supports Maya deformers
  • Trajectory Edit Layer now supports curve smoothing
  • Trajectory Edit Layer now supports two modes: curve length preservation or frame based position
  • Trajectory Edit Layer can also be combined other transform layers
  • Perceived Obstacles and Perceived Entities attributes in the Navigation Behavior
  • Smooth Position Filters in the SetBone Behavior
  • Effector bones can now be scaled within the SetBone Behavior
  • Flock perching is now a Behavior
  • Particle systems are now linked to their Population Tool Locator
  • Improved "Save" Behaviors (it is now possible to specify what objects will be saved along with the Behaviors)
  • Improved display of Vector Field nodes
  • Improved Outer Flow of Vector Field nodes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when trying to delete a weighted group in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when exporting simulation as FBX using the "Export Animations To Separate Files" mode
  • Fixed a crash when ending a Character Controller Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when changing cache directory or cache name in the Simulation Cache Proxy node
  • Fixed a crash when flocking in 2D mode
  • Fixed wrong footprint computation on mirrored animations
  • Fixed scales applied to multiple Entities in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed keyframe addition in the Constraint Behavior
  • Fixed unlinked behaviors issue when saving a Behavior Graph as custom
  • Fixed Simulation Cache Layout Import Posture command
  • Fixed IK offset interpolation in postures
  • Fixed nCloth Render Previz when using an UVPin Behavior
  • Fixed duplicate of a Random Operator
  • Fixed mirror and enable controls of the Motion Clip in the Motion Behavior
  • Fixed grouping of behaviors (connections were removed)
  • Fixed Scene Check Test when a Navigation Behavior is in the scene
  • Fixed Flock perching

Refactoring

  • CharacterMaker Locator Physics Shapes are hidden when not in Skeleton Mode
  • Position, Rotation and Scale expressions have been merged in the SetBone Behavior
  • Behavior Containers are automatically renamed when their EntityType node is renamed
  • New icon for the Geometry Behavior

DevKit

  • Update of the Simulation Cache Reader sample to generate character geometries

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.1.X & 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.10.01, 3.00.01 & 3.05.04
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Mtoa 1.0.X / Arnold Core 4.1.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

Golaem 5.1 (2016/04/27)

New Features

  • Trajectory Edit and Snap To layers in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Grouping of layers in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Support of shadows casting (only Spot Light for now) in the viewport

Improvements

  • Painted Entity Type is now saved in the Paint Tool texture
  • Support of animated FBX Terrain (transforms) in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Speed and Acceleration Per-Particle attributes can now be animated
  • Support of modulo (%) operator in Expressions
  • Simulation FBX Mode exports assets-repartition Entity meshes
  • New Heading / Attitude / Bank Channel
  • UVPin Behavior now uses mesh normals instead of smoothed vertex normals
  • Handle Motion Channels with SyncMotion Behaviors
  • Exported FBX files are now compatible with Maya 2014 and later (from Character Maker or Simulation Exporter)
  • PreEmit / PostEmit Callbacks preserve selection in the Population Tool Locator

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed transform computation applied to V-Ray Render Proxy
  • Fixed frame offset combined with motion blur in V-Ray
  • Fixed a bug which deletes simulation when skipping frames
  • Fixed Motion Locator posture computation
  • Fixed rotation axis in the SetBone Behavior
  • Fixed Expressions computation in the Set Bone Behavior
  • Fixed starting / stopping duration not taken into account in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Fixed Vector attribute generation when using V-Ray Vector Shader Attribute
  • Fixed Vector Field computation when using Random Target in a GoTo Behavior
  • Fixed refresh in the Physics Properties dialog in the Character Maker
  • Fixed Simulation Cache Replay timeline display when simulation starts before frame 1
  • Fixed Render Previz Display Mode using wrong camera with multiple Maya viewports
  • Fixed a crash at simulation initialization when multiple particle systems are connected to a CrowdField
  • Fixed a crash when computing mesh names in glmAssetMeshTools command
  • Fixed a crash when using Golaem Groups
  • Fixed a crash when using several simulations
  • Fixed a crash when creating a loop between triggers in the Trigger Editor
  • Fixed a crash when setting a next behavior in the If Operator
  • Fixed a crash when no UV is present on the mesh used in a Cloth Behavior
  • Fixed trigger node enabled / disabled coloring in the Trigger Editor
  • Fixed a refresh bug when selecting a node in the Node Outliner in the Character Maker
  • Fixed Simulation Cache Layout GUI (buttons, tooltips, refresh...)
  • Fixed "Show In Maya" option in the Character Maker interfering with Maya selection
  • Fixed conflict between the Hypershade and the Population Tool Locator AETemplate in Maya 2016
  • Fixed behavior unlink when using a Parallel, NoOrder or Loop operator
  • Fixed triggers not properly reset when re-entering behaviors or some operators
  • Fixed the Behavior Editor Visual Feedback refresh when unselecting an Entity
  • Fixed a refresh bug when resetting shaders in the Character Maker
  • Fixed CharacterController Behavior when using Flock Behaviors
  • Fixed the frame Rate in the Motion Preview Tool
  • Fixed minimize / maximize in the Behavior Editor
  • Fixed kill option in the Layout command

Refactoring

  • Tool bar can not be removed anymore from the BehaviorEditor
  • Added a button to open the Trigger Editor from the TriContainer
  • Added buttons to open the Trigger Editor for each triggers in the If Operator

API

  • Merge of glmHistoryExport and glmSimulationCacheCmd into glmHistory Command

Character Pack

  • Improved shaders, now native renderer shaders for all characters

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.1.X & 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.10.01, 3.00.01 & 3.05.04
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Mtoa 1.0.X / Arnold Core 4.1.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

Golaem 5.0.4 (2016/03/31)

New Features

  • New Character Controller Behavior to navigate / walk on physicalized Entities

Improvements

  • Bone edition has been improved with a nicer rotation pivot in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Added support of Child Rendering Types in the Character Maker
  • Improved performances when selecting Entities in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Improved performances with multiple Characters simulations
  • Improved transition frame delay between two sequenced UVPin Behavior
  • Improved dirmap strategy to deal with multiple platforms studios
  • Improved multiple Character assets shuffling in the Character Palette
  • Position / Orientation offset can be only applied on blending frames in the Character Maker

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Entity culling when playblasting a scene with the Viewport 2.0
  • Fixed weight computation when blending motions in a Locomotion Behavior
  • Fixed import of Character Files with Child Rendering Types from Golaem 4
  • Fixed PPAttributes input in Vector Shader Attributes
  • Fixed a crash when loading Character Files from Golaem 4
  • Fixed a crash when having more than 10 characters geometry files in a simulation
  • Fixed a crash with OpenGL in Maya Batch
  • Fixed a crash when initializing a simulation with an hidden Terrain Locator
  • Fixed a crash when playing the time backwards
  • Fixed a crash when building a Crowd Rigid Body convex mesh on a single triangle
  • Fixed a crash due to infinite loops in the Auto Layout process of the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash due to wrong mesh count in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed a crash when editing Crowdfield names in the Simulation Cache Proxy node
  • Fixed a crash when exporting simulation with killed Entities in Alembic or FBX
  • Fixed a crash when exporting an animation from a Character File with a different amount of bones
  • Fixed a crash when using the Cloth Behavior
  • Fixed reload of history in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed Entity scale sampling when using small scale ratios
  • Fixed Block operator behavior when shared amongst several Entity Types
  • Fixed Apply button in the Physics Properties window of the Character Maker
  • Fixed alpha computation in the Physics Properties window of the Character Maker
  • Fixed blendshape rendering in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed geometry frame not modified by the Time Offset Layer in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed bad selection when duplicating many characters in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed Notes saving in the Trigger Editor
  • Fixed warnings when saving / loading a Custom Behavior Graph
  • Fixed linear Locomotion Model preview in the Visual Feedback
  • Fixed empty .mod file generated at Linux install when using an underscore in install path
  • Fixed save as not updating the Character File name when in the Geometry tab of the Character Maker

Refactoring

  • Use Cached Terrain / Orient Pelvis On Ground are now also in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Replay last found frame for an Entity in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Upgraded internal FBX SDK to 2016.1.2

Character Pack

  • Changed physics properties for CrowdMan (less restitution, more realistic weights)
  • Updated audience motions (frequency changed from 24fps to 30fps, so previous scene may need to be updated if motions are cropped)
  • Removed Motion Mapping for replaying audience/locomotion motions on CrowdMan, CrowdWoman. Automatic Mapping works just fine.

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.1.X & 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.10.01, 3.00.01 & 3.05.04
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Mtoa 1.0.X / Arnold Core 4.1.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

 


Golaem 5.0.3 (2016/03/03)

Important Notice

Physics World Ground adaptation is now defined in the Physicalize Behavior instead of the Terrain Locator. Scenes using this feature will need to be manually updated.

New Features

  • Time Offset and Time Warp layers in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Scale range layer in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Change Rendering Type layer in the Character Palette

Improvements

  • Trigger nodes can now have multiple outputs
  • "Show in Hypershade" context menu for Shading Group, Shader Asset and Shader Attribute nodes in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Improved the "I'm Feeling Lucky" tool of the Character Palette to shuffle assets according to the Character File rules
  • Rendering Types view now shows the full node hierarchy in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • New option on the Script Behavior to display or not the executed command
  • Draw Terrain option in the Simulation Cache Proxy node
  • PPAttributes are now read when the behavior starts in the SyncMotion Behavior
  • Switch attribute when different Characters are selected in the Character Palette
  • Save button in the Simulation Cache Layout saves every all Simulation Cache Proxies history
  • Physics World Ground Adaptation is now defined in the GroundAdapt Behavior (instead of the Terrain Locator)
  • Selecting a Shader Attribute in the Character Maker select the relative UserData node in the Shading Graph

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed rendering not working when multiple render proxies in the same scene
  • Fixed flickering when stopping a MasterSlave Behavior (multi-thread related)
  • Fixed 3D orientation update in the MasterSlave Behavior
  • Fixed tab selection when dragging a trigger in a Trigger Container
  • Fixed Motion Clips not added properly in a Locomotion Behavior (hash collision related)
  • Fixed a crash when the root of a Trigger is not contained in the TriggerContainer
  • Fixed a crash when a Character File is invalid in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed a crash when the Character Files list of a Render Proxy node is not up to date
  • Fixed a crash when loading shaders with cyclic texture file graph in the Render Previz display mode
  • Fixed a crash when rendering multiple Rendering Types using same Character File
  • Fixed a crash when selecting an item in the Assets Outline of the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when minimizing nodes in AutoLayout mode in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when removing a particle system
  • Fixed a crash when importing transforms with identical names in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when using CTRL+SHIFT+D with no translation in history in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Fixed non-consistent Bone editions between edition and rendering in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Fixed bad orientation when rotating around multiple axis in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Fixed geometry import sometimes linking the same node twice in the Character Maker
  • Fixed Asset Properties and Asset Outliner show/hide status in the Character Maker
  • Fixed Motion Mapping display disappearing in the Character Maker
  • Fixed a memory leak with shader attributes in the Mental Ray Render Plugin
  • Fixed Mental Ray Proxy creation added to the Display Layer
  • Fixed CrowdField Entity information display
  • Fixed Simulation Percent update in the CrowdField
  • Fixed the Trigger list filter of the Trigger Editor
  • Fixed hidden node selection in the Character MakerRender Proxies are now created in a Reference Display Layer called golaemLayer

Refactoring

  • Skeleton and Geometry tabs are vertical in the Character Maker (in Character Mode)
  • Geometry nodes (except Asset Groups) are collapsed by default when opening a gcha file in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Asset Nodes becomes Asset Outliner and Node Properties becomes Asset Properties in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Refactored Simulation Cache Layout Tool Interface
  • Tabs of the Trigger Editor are now at the bottom of the Behavior Editor
  • Stopping color of tracked Behaviors is blue in the Behavior Editor
  • Trigger Container & Behavior Editor icons updated
  • CTRL+SHIFT+D replaced with SHIFT+D in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool

API

  • Flags for the Renderman / 3Delight / Guerilla Render Plugins

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.1.X & 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.10.01, 3.00.01 & 3.05.04
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Mtoa 1.0.X / Arnold Core 4.1.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

Golaem 5.0.2.1 (2016/02/18)

Important Notice

Check the following page to see how to update Scenes from Golaem 4.x to 5.0

New Features

  • Simulation Cache Layout tool which allows to edit/layout Simulation Caches
  • Character Palette which allows to edit/override Character Assets
  • Nodal Geometry Tab in the Character Maker
  • Nodal Trigger system in the Behavior Editor
  • Support of Blind Data from the Character Maker to Simulation Export
  • Vector shader attributes

Improvements

  • Optimization of memory usage in the animation engine (now uses 15% less memory)
  • Optimization of initialisation time in the animation engine
  • SyncMotion Behavior can now synchronize components of animation transforms only
  • SyncMotion Behavior can now synchronize with a Motion behavior
  • Disabled mouse wheel on sliders and spinboxes in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Filter Segment Scale Compensate attribute when a skeleton is loaded in the Character Maker
  • Declare GLMCROWD_NO_LICENSE environment variable to avoid license check on render nodes

Refactoring

  • Kill List is now stored as a layer in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Shelf and Menus are now named Golaem and Golaem Render (instead of Crowd and Crowd Render)
  • Rendering plugins now log all Golaem components
  • Renderman RIS & REYES shaders have been renamed (CrowdGetUserDataRMS => CrowdGetUserDataFloatRMS and glmCrowdRMS_RIS_GetUserDataShader => glmCrowdRMS_RIS_GetUserDataFloat)
  • Render Proxies are now created in a Reference Display Layer called golaemLayer

API

  • Support for gscl files in the glm_crowd.h and glm_crowd_io.h API
  • Set of MEL/Python functions to create / edit a Simulation Cache Layout
  • glmCharacterMaker command to create the geometry representation of a Character File
  • glmExportTerrain command to export the terrain geometry to be used by the Simulation Cache Layout
  • glmConnectMayaSkeletonToSimulationCacheProxy supports blind data

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.1.X & 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.10.01, 3.00.01 & 3.05.04
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Mtoa 1.0.X / Arnold Core 4.1.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0

Golaem Crowd 4.3.3 (2016/1/15)

Improvements

  • Support of shading inside of 3ds Max when using VRayGolaem 3ds Max plugin
  • Support for Mental Ray bump mapping
  • Added a PPAttribute to select the object to sync on in the SyncMotion Behavior

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when importing Entities as Maya skeleton in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed mirroring of IK planes animation
  • Fixed ragdoll default posture 

Character Pack

  • Removed unnecessary bones on CrowdMan and CrowWoman feet and fingers

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.1.X & 1.2.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.10.01, 3.00.01 & 3.05.04
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 20.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Mtoa 1.0.X / Arnold Core 4.1.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 2.4
  • Renderman Studio 19.0