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Golaem 6.4.2 (2019/02/01)

Improvements

  • Added Xgen density mask support in Golaem Fur
  • Added support for Python user callbacks when Golaem Render nodes are created
  • Rendering plugins for Mtoa 3, Redshift 2.6, Vray Next and Renderman 22 are now installed by default (for older versions see installation process here)
  • Added licensing system in the Golaem for Unreal Plugin
  • Character File Assets can be reimported in the Golaem for Unreal Plugin
  • New Library Tool Icon in the Unreal toolbar
  • About Menu in the Golaem for Unreal Plugin

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash when setting a bone in the Channel Operator Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when displaying Entities without Geometry File
  • Fixed a crash when canceling fur export in the Character Maker
  • Fixed Shader Attribute being connected to the Character Node in the Character Maker
  • Fixed motion blur in the Renderman For Katana plugin
  • Fixed fur computation when the character is oriented
  • Fixed frustum culling in Cache Replay mode
  • Fixed Redshift visibility overrides
  • Fixed issues when launching the Library Tool
  • Fixed error message when closing the Library Tool
  • Fixed cryptomatte within the Renderman plugin
  • Fixed entity selection in Maya 2018 when the Golaem Fur is drawn

Refactoring

  • Renderman plugin is now called from PreRenderFrame and PostRenderFrame MEL callbacks
  • Hidden meshes are ignored by default when computing a NavMesh
  • Warning message when computing a heavy 3D NavMesh
  • Updated warning message to take the Crowd Unit into account when computing a NavMesh

API

  • Renamed trx try and trz short flags for tlx tly tlz in the glmHistory command

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.1
  • V-Ray For Maya 4.0X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.04-05
  • Renderman Studio 22
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.6.14-20
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6, 22.1

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • Renderman Studio 21.5-7
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71

Golaem 6.4.1.1 (2019/01/04)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash when displaying a Simulation Cache with a Layout File with the Katana Plugin
  • Fixed a crash when displaying a Simulation Cache with a Layout File with the 3Ds Max Plugin

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.5-7
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6, 22.1

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 3.1
  • V-Ray For Maya 4.0X
  • Renderman Studio 22.1
  • Redshift 2.6.14-20

Golaem 6.4.1 (2018/12/18)

Improvements

  • New material prefix attribute in the Katana plugin
  • New Shader Attribute "isVisible" in the Character Maker

Bug fixes

  • Fixed ground adaptation when using squash'n'stretch on Entity legs
  • Fixed inconsistency when using multiple view panels with Golaem
  • Fixed Entity selection in Render Previz with Maya 2018
  • Fixed a crash when importing fur information without UVs
  • Fixed a crash when selecting an Entity to open the Visual Feedback Tool
  • Fixed rendering when fur widths are defined per curve and not per vertex
  • Fixed Entity display in Cache Replay when shadows were enable in Maya 2018
  • Fixed multiple display issues when using the Render Previz mode in Golaem
  • Fixed memory leak in the Simulation Cache API
  • Fixed drag and drop of Fur Asset Node in the Character Maker

Refactoring

  • Added log message when fur is imported in the Character Maker

API

  • New glmTerrainFileRaycast command

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.5-7
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6, 22.1

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 3.1
  • V-Ray For Maya 4.0X
  • Renderman Studio 22.1
  • Redshift 2.6.14-20

Golaem 6.4 (2018/11/13)

New Features

  • New Golaem plugin for Unreal Engine which allows to preview and render Golaem Caches (beta)
  • Added support of procedural fur in the Arnold, V-Ray, Renderman render plugins
  • Added support of UVSets when using FBX / GCG Character Geometry File
  • Added support of UVSets in the Arnold, V-Ray, Renderman render plugins
  • Added support of UVSets in the FBX geometry bake

Improvements

  • Added Render Callback check in the Render Checker
  • Added World direction to body direction option in the ChOp Converter
  • Added Body direction to world direction option in the ChOp Converter
  • Added Local bone transform in the SetBone Behavir

Bug fixes

  • Fixed Roll Bones computation on Spine Limbs
  • Fixed Roll Bones computation on Effector Limbs
  • Fixed VP2 selection in Maya 2018 when having multiple Simulation Cache Proxies
  • Fixed a crash when importing Mesh Asset node into a collapsed Group Node in the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when using cloth simulation and emitters
  • Fixed a crash when batch rendering with the Renderman render plugin
  • Fixed destination terrain adaptation in the Renderman render plugin
  • Fixed Plug Output connection to Maya objects
  • Fixed constant force stopping in the Force Behavior
  • Fixed Library export when exporting a Simulation Cache
  • Fixed GLMCROWD_LAYOUTSAVE_ENABLE not taken into account when closing Maya
  • Fixed smart selection in the Layout Tool

Refactoring

  • The Export to vrscene attribute now exports ascii vrscene in the Crowd Render Proxy
  • Styled flat icons in the Behavior Editor

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.5-7
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6, 22.1

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 3.1
  • Renderman Studio 22.1
  • Redshift 2.6.14-20

Golaem 6.3.5 (2018/10/04)

Improvements

  • Operator round, ceil and floor in the ChOp Operation Node

Bug fixes

  • Fixed VP2 Simulation Cache Proxy selection in Maya 2018
  • Fixed Render Checker when using Golaem Attributes
  • Fixed wrong motion blur when layout is enabled
  • Fixed Apex Behavior when using multiple Physics Locators
  • Fixed ground adaptation in the Traffic Locator

Refactoring

  • Styled flat icons in the Golaem Editors
  • Exported Golaem Attributes are now exposed in the Crowd Manager Node
  • Removed Ass export from the Simulation Baker (use Arnold ass export instead)
  • Renamed Int output mode to Round output mode in the CrowdRamp

API

  • Added a wrapper to the Simulation Cache Library to make it independant from Maya
  • Separated Simulation Cache Library in two Python modules (glm.ui.simCacheLibWindowand and glm.simCacheLib)

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.5-7
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6, 22.1

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 3.1
  • Renderman Studio 22.1
  • Redshift 2.6.14-20

Golaem 6.3.4 (2018/09/11)

Improvements

  • GLMCROWD_FULL_LICENSE environment variable can be added to force Full License fetching
  • Added collision check for Component Mode based Population Tool
  • Added self collision check for Component Mode based Population Tool
  • Added Destination Terrain information in the Simulation Cache Library Items
  • Added support of multiple attributes edition in the Shader Attribute Layer
  • Improved evaluation of the Physicalize Behavior in Kinematic, Local and World Servo modes
  • Added an optional paintedZoneName parameter to the painted*** channels
  • Improved ground adaptation and pinning on deformed grounds
  • Integer cast operator in the Ramp Node

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash with pinned grounds
  • Fixed a crash when unhiding a Component Mode based Population Tool
  • Fixed a crash when exporting the Simulation and the Manager start frame is lower than the scene start frame
  • Fixed a crash when using the Simulation Percent attribute of the Manager
  • Fixed a crash when using Emitters and Cloth in Cache Replay Mode
  • Fixed a crash when the Cloth Apex file is not found in the Character File
  • Fixed asset percent assignment in the Character Maker geometry tab
  • Fixed Traffic Locator not compatible with multiple CrowdFields
  • Fixed reproducibility when using the Navigation Behavior
  • Fixed Ground Adaptation when using the Layout Tool
  • Fixed Physics Locator shared between simulations
  • Fixed Blind Data mapping in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Fixed rendering of cloth meshes being sometimes instanced
  • Fixed nCloth simulation when the base mesh has transform values

API

  • Qt.py updated to version 1.1

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.5-7
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 1.4.X
  • Redshift 2.6.14-20

Golaem 6.3.3 (2018/08/07)

Improvements

  • Golaem Attributes can now be exported in Simulation Caches and used as Shader Attributes
  • Added Ground Cell and a Perching Cell options in the Visual Feedback Tool
  • Improved one frame lag in the Expression Trigger
  • New deformable attribute on the PolygonZone Trigger
  • New Ground Is Deformable attribute in the Terrain Locator (beta)
  • New Allow Collision At Start in the GoTo Behavior
  • Floor and ceil operator in the Ramp Node

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed motion blur when an Entity is killed in the Layout Tool
  • Fixed a crash when using PerchOn and Pinning Behaviors
  • Fixed a crash when using a non existing PPAttribute in the Channel Operator Behavior
  • Fixed duplicating several times a wide range of Entities with the Layout Tool
  • Fixed target randomization when the NavMesh is dynamic in the GoTo Behavior
  • Fixed Boid Max Speed not properly taken into account in the Flock Behavior
  • Fixed perching used with high speed boids in the PerchOn Behavior
  • Fixed Social Force Avoidance in the Navigation Behavior
  • Fixed ground adaptation with deformed meshes
  • Fixed Footprint count in the Motion Clip Node
  • Fixed crowd units in the Golaem For Max plugin

Refactoring

  • Population Tool and Paint Tool are now available with a Layout License

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.5-7
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 1.4.X
  • Redshift 2.0.91-93

Golaem 6.3.2 (2018/07/16)

New Features

  • Support of XGen groom on static meshes with Arnold
  • Support of XGen groom on static meshes with V-Ray
  • New Populate On Curve mode in the Population Tool
  • New Follow Curve mode in the GoTo Behavior

Improvements

  • Golaem up axis is now dynamic for Group Entities as well
  • Support of NavMesh switch in the SetTerrain Behavior
  • Added footprints display in The Motion Clip Preview Tool
  • The Motion Clip node and the Motion Clip Preview Tool display the same values as the Character Maker
  • MEL Expression now supports Golaem Attribute inner expression (##expression##)
  • New path following attributes in the GoTo Behavior
  • Improved performances of the Navigation Behavior

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed path planning in the GoTo Behavior
  • Fixed path following in large environments in the GoTo Behavior
  • Fixed stopping interpolation in the Physicalize Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when selecting cached Entities in Maya 2018 VP2.0
  • Fixed a crash when rendering killed / emitted Entities
  • Fixed a crash when perceiving killed entities in the Visual Feedback
  • Fixed ground display in the Visual Feedback
  • Fixed Perception not working correctly with the Kill and Emit Behaviors
  • Fixed Perception and Sensor Locators VP2 display

Refactoring

  • Channel distanceToGoToTarget reports a real distance to target
  • Automatic export of a Simulation Cache Library File when a simulation is exported
  • Motion Clip Edit Parameters are linked to the original parameters by default

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.3 & 21.4
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 1.4.X
  • Redshift 2.0.91-93

Golaem 6.3.1 (2018/06/20)

Improvements

  • GLMCROWD_CHARAMAKER_AUTOLAYOUT environment variable can be set to to enable / disable auto layout in the Character Maker
  • Added PLE License check in the Crowd Render Settings Checker
  • Support of CryptoMatte in V-Ray
  • Support of string Shader Attributes in V-Ray
  • Added support for Python user callbacks when most Golaem nodes are created
  • Added support for MEL user callbacks when a Crowd Manager Node is created
  • New Footprint counter attribute in the Motion Clip Node
  • New Max Step Spine Ratio attribute in the GroundAdapt Behavior
  • Ground adaptation now works when there are Spine Nodes between the Pelvis and each of the Limb Nodes
  • Correct projection of slots when Orient On Ground Normal is enabled in the Population Tool
  • Terrain Locator can now be parented to animate its transform
  • The number of triangles of a Locomotion database is now displayed in the Visual Feedback

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed slowdown when opening scenes with references
  • Fixed conversion of IK chains with null length bones
  • Fixed Entity selection in Cache Replay Mode in Maya 2018
  • Fixed computation of Cloth when using an AdaptOrientation Behavior
  • Fixed Alembic Export for Character Geometry Files with per control points UVs and Normals
  • Fixed Alembic Export reverted normals for .gcg Character Geometry Files
  • Fixed ground adaptation errors when 3D Terrains
  • Fixed a crash when not setting an expression in the GoTo Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when a Behavior Graph is invalid
  • Fixed Motion Clip draging in the SyncMotion and NavAndLoco Behaviors
  • Fixed Transition node not created with SyncMotion and NavAndLoco Behaviors
  • Fixed External Entity Locator Attribute Editor
  • Fixed Population Tool slot edition not saved in Maya 2018
  • Fixed Golaem Shelf when using a Layout license
  • Fixed custom default shader with Mtoa 2.x and 3.x
  • Fixed animation popping when the Starting Duration is very low in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Fixed ground adaptation when "Create neutral animation" is true in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Fixed ground adaptation footprint position computation
  • Fixed support sequence not correctly saved in the Character Maker
  • Fixed paintedColor Channel

Refactoring

  • Updated warning messages when exporting a Motion File using Squash'n'Stretch
  • Refactored Group Entity Types and SetFormation Behavior Attribute Editor

API

  • New -boneOrientation in the glmSimulationCacheTool command

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.3 & 21.4
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.64-71
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 1.4.X
  • Redshift 2.0.91-93

Golaem 6.3 (2018/05/07)

Important Notice

From this release, MtoA 2.x/3.x is the default Arnold procedural. If you use MtoA 1.4, you need to perform a manual step after installation

New Features

  • Golaem up axis is now dynamic (related to the terrain geometry normal)
  • New Python API to read and write Simulation Cache Files
  • New SetTerrain Behavior to change the ground geometry of Entities

Improvements

  • Adding Behaviors in a Behavior Graph does not influence previously generated random numbers anymore
  • Warning message when a sane scene is opened with a PLE License
  • Warning message when a hierarchy mismatch in detected in the Character Maker
  • rgbPP value can be displayed by the Simulation Cache Proxy node
  • Improved geometry / vertex cache support in the Golaem Character Geometry file (.gcg)
  • New isAnimationEnabled Channel
  • New Shelf Icon when running Golaem with a PLE License
  • New "Update Mode" in the Terrain Locator
  • New "Static" Formation Main Way mode in the SetFormation Behavior
  • Improved bone orientation for IK chain with more than 3 bones
  • Improved "Conversion Factor" computation in the Character Maker
  • Improved performances when opening a Character File in the Character Maker
  • Maya meshes inside Golaem do handle non uniform scales now
  • New "Remap by Name" option when importing animation in the Character Maker
  • Arnold 5 nodes are now created in a "golaem" namespace in the Arnold Render Proxy
  • Added support for user callbacks when most Golaem nodes are created

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed ground adaptation jittering (due to time warping)
  • Fixed ground adaptation when using the "When Support Phase Changes" mode on hard slopes
  • Fixed computation of null length bones orientation in IK chains with more than 3 bones
  • Fixed conversion of IK chains with null length bones
  • Fixed Conversion Quality Indicator with null length bones
  • Fixed Shader Attribute creation when shared by multiple shaders in the Character Maker
  • Fixed naming of duplicated rendering types in the Character Maker
  • Fixed cloth cache export on meshes with multiple materials
  • Fixed cloth cache rendering when using Time Edition Layers in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed cloth cache rendering when an Entity is selection in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed rotation when using different axis in the Edit Bone Layer of the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed duplicated Entity Ids after baking to Alembic in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed merge of Simulation Layout File in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed a crash when baking meshes with multiple materials as Alembic
  • Fixed a crash when dragging a Population Tool on an empty space
  • Fixed a crash when using Animation Channels on emitted Entities
  • Fixed a crash when rendering incomplete meshes
  • Fixed a crash when using the Population Tool as emitter with 0 slots
  • Fixed a crash when hiding a Motion Locator
  • Fixed a crash when an Entity Type is invalid in the Simulation Cache File in the Katana plugin
  • Fixed lateral clearance computation in Group Entities
  • Fixed desired velocity in Group Entities
  • Fixed the display of the Polygon Population Tool
  • Fixed an error message in the Population Tool Paint Attribute UI
  • Fixed frame index when using Locomotion Channels in the Visual Feedback
  • Fixed blendshape Render Previz issue, when the Character bind pose and rest pose do not match
  • Fixed entity selection disabling rendering of cloth meshes
  • Fixed badly exported simulation cache when an emitter did not emit all of it's entities

Refactoring

  • IK Cache configuration is now on the CharacterMaker Locator instead of the CharacterMaker UI
  • Chosen slot is displayed as Local / Final target in the Visual Feedback when using the Formation Behavior
  • Two Sided display is enabled by default in the Entity Type and Simulation Cache Proxy nodes
  • Increased the default radius of a Flock Locator
  • rgbPP is exported by default by the Simulation Exporter

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 3.0, 2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.6X, 3.5X & 3.40.XX
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.60.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.3 & 21.4
  • Mental Ray 3.13.X
  • Redshift 2.5.34
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX & 12.X
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.5 and 2.6 from KtoA 1.1.5.1, 2.0.4 and RfK 21.6

Also supported (but must be manually installed):

  • Mtoa 1.4.X
  • Redshift 2.0.91-93

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