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Golaem 6.0.1 (2017/06/28)

New Features

  • Added a Freeze On Collided mode in the MasterSlave Behavior (eg sticky arrows)
  • Added collision support of Apex Cloth Behavior and Crowd Rigid Bodies (max 32 spheres and 32 planes)

Improvements

  • Support of non-triangulated geometry in the Character Geometry File (gcg)
  • Simulation Cache file quantization format attribute in the CrowdManager Node
  • Improved performances when using a MEL expression in an Input Channel Operator
  • Conversion Factor can be set for Spine / Limbs / Effector nodes in the Character Maker
  • New Export Animation In One File Per Entity FBX Mode in the Simulation Exporter
  • New Export Animation In One File FBX Mode in the Simulation Exporter
  • Added Expression as Target Mode in the Steer and GoTo Behaviors
  • Added a Use Kinematic Target option in the Physicalize Behavior
  • Added a Use Kinematic Target option in the Crowd Rigid Body node
  • Added multiple Entity Types in the MasterSlave Behavior
  • Added an AimAt mechanism in the MasterSlave Behavior
  • Added a XYZ option to constraint position in the MasterSlave Behavior
  • Added Object ID Pass support for EntityType and Character File
  • Added Place on Connex Zones parameter in the Population Tool
  • Added objectCount, objectPos, objectDist, objectId Channels for the ActivateSensor Behavior
  • Added new target modes in the Steer Behavior
  • Channels can be used within a MEL expression when using ##channelName##
  • Population Tool Locators now get a unique ID
  • Fixed ground adaptation when using "Direct Mode Controlled by Animation" in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Particles emitted from Population Tool Locators get assigned the Population Tool ID as a PPAttribute (glmPopToolId)
  • Added statistics parameter in the Terrain Locator (displays navmesh information)
  • Added drawConnexZones parameter in the TerrainLocator
  • Ground adaptation can now be disabled for an Entity Type (advanced attributes)
  • Emit Behavior can now emit particles without Entity Types
  • Added a vertex limit parameter for Convex Hulls in Crowd Rigid Body

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed blendshape deformation computation when controlled by a distant bone
  • Fixed mirror animations looks awkward in some specific cases
  • Fixed wrong ground adaptation when playing mirror animations
  • Fixed a crash when baking sparse Simulation Caches in FBX or Alembic
  • Fixed a crash when using the Emit and Perception Behaviors
  • Fixed a crash when UVs were not set for all the faces of the face when exporting a Character Geometry file
  • Fixed a crash when rendering Simulation Caches with Layout operations on missing Entities
  • Fixed a crash when setting slot count to 0 in the circle Population Tool
  • Fixed a crash when having two or more CrowdFields and using the Perception
  • Fixed headAttBank Channel (was not returning the correct heading)
  • Fixed multiple crashes when using the SnapTo Layer in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed precision issue when using the Population Tool and Painted Vector Fields
  • Fixed jittering and frame lag in the MeshPin Behavior
  • Fixed limbFootprintPosition channel when ground adaptation is disabled
  • Fixed load / save PNG buttons in the Paint Tool
  • Fixed ground adaptation and Layout when using the Renderman plugin
  • Fixed Behavior Visual Feedback coloring when the Behavior is stopped
  • Fixed the Force Behavior display
  • Fixed Rotate Layer flag in the glmHistory command
  • Fixed Bake Simulation Cache export when Simulation Cache name begins with numbers
  • Fixed Terrain Locator assignment when using the Paint Tool to paint Population Tool density

Refactoring

  • New glmMayaToSimulationCacheCmd command to convert maya keyframe animations as Simulation Caches
  • New glmExportCharacter command to export a CharacterFile
  • New glmExportCharacterGeometry command to export a Character Geometry File (.gcg)
  • Added ppVectorAttrValue support in the glmSimulationCacheTool command
  • Added support for rotation pivot in the Rotate Layer flag of the glmHistory command
  • Flag conversionFactor of the glmExportMotion command is now of type double 3
  • glmCrowdSimulationCacheReaderPlugin has been updated to better reflect rendering plugins process

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.4.0 & 1.3.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 21.0 & 21.1
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.91-93 / 2.5.13
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)

Golaem 6 (2017/05/02)

New Features

  • New ChannelOperator Behavior to build your own fuzzy logic mechanism
  • New Perception system to perceive obstacles and entities
  • New Traffic Simulation Behaviors
  • New Emit Behavior
  • New Kill Behavior
  • New Accumulator Trigger
  • New Trajectory Edit layers in the Layout Tool (smoothing, avoidance, vector field...)
  • Component based edition of slot of the PopulationTool
  • Render Previz display mode now supports up to 16 shadowing lights (spot, omni, ambient, point or directional)
  • Render Previz display mode can now be extended via its .GLSL shader

Improvements

  • PopulationTool can now be used as an emitter
  • Added grouping options in the SnapTo Layer of the Layout Tool
  • Added an option to copy physics properties from a Character File to another in the Character Maker
  • Added support of Render Stats within the Redshift Render Proxy
  • Added a MotionID PPAttribute control to the Motion and the SyncMotion Behaviors
  • Improved interaction between Navigation and Locomotion Behaviors
  • Improved undo / redo in the Layout Tool
  • rgbPP PPAttribute is now used as the diffuse color of the displayed Entities
  • Arnold opaque attribute can now be set per mesh in the Character Maker
  • GLMCROWD_UNIT environment variable can now be used to set the Crowd Unit within the Manager Node and the NavMesh Tool
  • Starting duration allows to spread the transform change on time or animation's translation in the SyncMotion Behavior
  • Syncing a SyncMotion Behavior on another now shares the transform information
  • Syncing a SyncMotion Behavior on another now makes one owning the animation time information
  • Max Raycast Distance attribute in the Polygon Zone Trigger
  • Wind attribute can now be keyframed in the ApexCloth Behavior
  • Simulation Cache export can be interrupted from the PreCallback (if an error status is returned)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a reproducibility issue when having multiple CrowdFields within Viewport 2.0
  • Fixed ground adaptation for tunnels, bridges and trenches in the Layout Tool
  • Fixed a crash when rendering a cache with BlindData and Blendshapes
  • Fixed a crash when using the Time Offset layer in the Layout Tool
  • Fixed a crash when using the ApexCloth Behavior with multiple CrowdFields
  • Fixed a crash when using Goto Behavior with GroupEntityTypes
  • Fixed a crash when loading a Layout file containing non existing Entity Types references
  • Fixed a crash when batch exporting motion files using the glmExportMotion command
  • Fixed a crash when exporting a simulation with an External Entity Locator
  • Fixed a crash when sharing a SetBone Behavior amongst several EntityTypes
  • Fixed a crash when syncing a SyncMotion Behavior on a Motion Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when some nodes where not related to the pelvis node in the Character Maker
  • Fixed Animation Transition match score and display with cropped Motion Clips
  • Fixed stopping duration computation in the Flock Behavior
  • Fixed blending computation in the Steering Behavior
  • Fixed Apex colliders orientation when created
  • Fixed invalid placement of slots on a NavMesh within the PopulationTool Locator
  • Fixed sourcing of Python modules within Maya 2017
  • Fixed the creation of the SimulationCacheProxy when using the Simulation Baker
  • Fixed rendering when using the Renderman Render Proxy with Render.exe
  • Fixed the ObjectId pass within the Redshift Render Proxy
  • Fixed a bug that disabled ApexCloth simulation on a mesh
  • Fixed sync duration not taken into account in the SyncMotion Behavior
  • Fixed a bug allowing multiple connections between two nodes in the Character Maker
  • Fixed a ghost window appearing in the Character Maker in Maya 2017
  • Fixed the Connect tool in the Swiss Knife Tool

Refactoring

  • Most Golaem nodes now get sorted in groups in the Outliner
  • Most Golaem nodes now get colored in the Outliner 
  • Maya2016 styled flat icons in the Golaem Shelf
  • Icons in the Golaem Menus
  • Target icon is back again in the Golaem Shelf
  • PopulationTools now have a color within the viewport
  • Consistent units within the plugin (NavMesh Tool and Visual Feedback)
  • Refactored attributes within the Flock Behavior
  • Removed Kill Painting mode
  • Removed Layout Name and Layout Dir from the Simulation Cache Proxy and the  Render Proxy
  • Renamed filters in the Collision Trigger

API

  • Added a glmParticleHandleConnections function to handle connections when a particle system is generated via the PopulationTool

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.4.0 & 1.3.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 21.0 & 21.1
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.77-80
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)

 

Golaem 5.3.4.2 (2017/06/09)

New Features

  • Added a Freeze On Collided mode in the MasterSlave Behavior (eg sticky arrows)

Improvements

  • Added Object ID Pass support for EntityType and Character File
  • Simulation Cache file quantization format attribute in the CrowdManager Node
  • Conversion Factor can be set for Spine / Limbs / Effector nodes in the Character Maker

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed blendshape deformation computation when controlled by a distant bone
  • Fixed a crash when batch exporting motion files using the glmExportMotion command
  • Fixed a crash when exporting a simulation with an External Entity Locator
  • Fixed a crash when rendering Simulation Caches with Layout operations on missing Entities

Refactoring

  • Golaem is now compiled with gcc 4.8

API

  • Flag conversionFactor of the glmExportMotion command is now of type double 3

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.4.0 & 1.3.X / Arnold Core 4.2.X
  • V-Ray For Maya 3.50.XX, 3.40.XX & 3.30.XX
  • V-Ray For 3ds Max 3.30.XX
  • Renderman Studio 21.0 & 21.1
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.77-80
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)

 

Golaem 5.3.4.1 (2017/03/15)

New Features

  • Added an option to export to an expanded vrscene file when rendering with v-ray in the Crowd Render Proxy

Improvements

  • Display message/popup for unsaved Simulation Cache Layouts when baking
  • Added a second curve with more precision in the Animation Transition node
  • Added shallow_color in supported plugs for previz for RedShift

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed ObjectID management with Redshfit
  • Fixed a reproducibility issue when stopping a Navigation Behavior in multithread
  • Fixed a crash and rendering glitches when using cloth + GCG + Multi Materials
  • Fixed a crash and glitches when having multiple cloth meshes
  • Fixed a crash when no shader is detected in mayaToGCG (mono material)
  • Fixed Geometry baking not using selected entity ids properly
  • Fixed Golaem Python modules loading within Maya 2017
  • Fixed VRay IPR rendering
  • Fixed Nucleus index for duplicated cloth connection to solver
  • Fixed a potential crash after removing Entity Types nodes
  • Fixed dirmap & wrong message when importing a gcg file from the Character Maker
  • Fixed error message about skeleton bindpose scale not matching - the real bone name will be displayed
  • Fixed the Enable Layout checkbox not taken into account in the Simulation Cache Library
  • Fixed posture import for multiple characters in Layout

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.4.0 & 1.3.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 21.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.77-80
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)

 

Golaem 5.3.4 (2017/01/23)

New Features

  • Golaem can now store animation of non mapped bones in its Golaem Motion file (.gmo) 

Improvements

  • New Alembic Export mode, one file per entity
  • Entity Id based Export in the Simulation Bake Tool
  • Disable collisions option in the Physics Locator
  • Hierarchical Shader Attributes range is now read from Maya shading graph in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • New height offset parameter in the MeshPin Behavior

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed blendshape export and naming in the gcg file format
  • Fixed joint limits display in the Character Maker
  • Fixed destination terrain adaptation in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed Layout File in the Simulation Cache Proxy saving when using Maya save
  • Fixed scale and terrain adaptation in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed terrain display not using the proxy transform in the Layout Tool
  • Fixed Shader Attributes range with Redshift shaders
  • Fixed a crash when duplicating Entities with nCloth in the Layout Tool
  • Fixed a crash when using Locomotion channels in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Fixed a crash when creating a Population Tool with no slot
  • Fixed a crash in the Perch Behavior when raycast distance was less than entity radius
  • Fixed ground adaptation when using SnS animations with a leg length ratio > 1
  • Fixed ground adaptation when the limb direction was upward
  • Fixed baked geometry export not taking Layout into account
  • Fixed Kill / Unkill Layout when rendering with Redshift
  • Fixed Kill / Unkill Layout with entities with nCloth
  • Fixed slot placement when distance was null but noise wasn't in the Population Tool
  • Fixed archiving Layout file (.gscl)
  • Fixed Python conflict between mToA and Golaem
  • Fixed Flock Locator update when using VP2.0

Refactoring

  • CrowdTargetLocator has ben replaced by the Population Tool Locator
  • Motion Clips are now sequenced and not randomized anymore in the Motion and SyncMotion Behaviors
  • More robust bone mapping in the Plug Output of the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • New icon for the MeshPin Behavior

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.4.0 & 1.3.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 21.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.77 to 2.0.80
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)

 

Golaem 5.3.3 (2016/12/19)

New Features

  • New MeshPin Behavior to remap simulations on a specific Mesh Space
  • Collision detection between slots of different Population Tool Locators

Improvements

  • Distance X & Z in the Population Tool Locator
  • Noise X & Z in the Population Tool Locator
  • Mesh Object Id Mode in the Render Proxy
  • New flags characterFileId, meshIds, shaderAttributeValue in glmSimulationCacheTool command
  • Redshift shading variation is taking into account when importing geometry in the Character Maker
  • Redshift rendering proxy takes Render Proxy time into account
  • A default Rendering Type is created when a new Character is initialized in the Character Maker
  • Raycast distance for Polygon Triggers can be configured
  • Contextual menu to remove the tip on Effectors in the Character Maker
  • Added displacement information to the vrscene exporter for 3ds Max
  • SyncMotion Behavior can be used without any transform
  • New option to keep the original animation orientation in the SyncMotion Behavior

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when using multiple VrayGolaem nodes in 3ds Max
  • Fixed a crash when exiting Maya with External Entities
  • Fixed a crash when doing a Play Backward next to the simulation start frame
  • Fixed shaderAttribute flag in glmCharacterFileTool command
  • Fixed Cache Proxy Library Item creation when in Component Mode
  • Fixed transform parameter when rendering with Renderman
  • Fixed FBX To GCG Conversion ignoring some meshes (based on wrong material assertion)
  • Fixed FBX Export (Animation Mode) when using Rigid Meshes
  • Fixed PLE license when using instanced in Redshift

Refactoring

  • Switched viewport 2 rendering to subscene override to be compliant with Maya 2016.5 and 2017
  • Forced coronal and transverse IK Planes when detecting a biped in the Character Maker
  • Shader Importer triggers every time a Character File is loaded
  • "Add all" button in WeightList controllers
  • Contextual select in TextScrollListMapping controllers
  • Layout files are now per Simulation Cache Proxy (instead of per CrowdField)

API

  • New glmSceneLicenseCheck command

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.4.0 & 1.3.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 21.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.76
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4.4
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)

 

Golaem 5.3.2.1 (2016/11/18)

Important Notice

From this release, Evaluation licenses have been replaced by Personal Learning Edition licenses.
Personal Learning Edition licenses are not time limited anymore but all files generated will be "waterwarked" at rendering time.
More info on http://ple.golaem.com

New Features

  • Shading diversity in the Redshift render plugin

Improvements

  • Values of Time Offset / Time Warp layers can now be set or added
  • Improved Bind Pose Detection Mode in the Character Maker (now uses skin clusters information)
  • Improved performances when using multiple Simulation Cache Proxies in a scene
  • Added support of instances in the Redshift render plugin
  • Added support of Vector Shader Attributes exports in the Alembic Baker
  • Added selection information in the Simulation Cache Layout Tool
  • Added default material support in 3delight and Renderman render plugins
  • Added Up axis check in the Maya Scene Settings Checker
  • Support of scaling in the Character Geometry GCG file
  • Support of Blendshape / Blind Data animations in glmExportMotion
  • Added evaluation mode in the Ramp Node

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed node transform not taken into account by instanced geometries at render time
  • Fixed simulation display frustum culling when using huge values for the far clipping plane
  • Fixed creation of Stop Triggers when duplicating behaviors
  • Fixed mapping of Motion Clips when duplicating Motion, SyncMotion and Locomotion behaviors
  • Fixed mirror animation in specific situations
  • Fixed a crash when rendering more than 8 Crowd Render Proxies
  • Fixed a crash when rendering time offset characters
  • Fixed a crash after picking an entity with a start frame different than the simulation start frame
  • Fixed a crash when exporting an empty mesh as Character Geometry GCG file
  • Fixed a crash when refreshing Simulation Cache Proxy when in Simulation Mode
  • Fixed a crash when using ragdoll with zero-mass or zero-density
  • Fixed a crash when a ApexCloth behavior is started
  • Fixed a crash with uninitialized entities in VP2
  • Fixed a crash hen rendering a mesh without a shading group in the Redshift render plugin
  • Fixed normals when using Render Previz on some Character Geometry GCG file
  • Fixed multi material handling in the Character Geometry GCG file
  • Fixed ground adaptation when the entire motion had footprints
  • Fixed ground adaptation when blending with non ground-adapted animations
  • Fixed material export when baking a simulation as FBX
  • Fixed namespaces creation when baking a simulation as FBX
  • Fixed display of Box Crowd Rigid Bodies with VP2
  • Fixed parameters not correctly taken into account when having multiple Flock Behaviors
  • Fixed Sync Mode based on Body Mask in the Motion Behavior
  • Fixed non reproducible simulations when using more than one particle system
  • Fixed disconnected roadmaps in the NavMesh Creator
  • Fixed no Cache Replay display on CentOS7

Refactoring

  • Replaced User Properties with Arbitrary Geometry Parameters in the Alembic Baker
  • Bake Simulation Cache Layout as a Simulation Cache has been moved to the Simulation Exporter Tool (Baker tab)
  • Decreased limit for warning message when computing a NavMesh for a huge environment
  • Target reachability is checked even when there are multiple zones in a NavMesh
  • Removed Layout operations on a CrowdManager Node (Kill, Set Mesh Assets)
  • Render Previz geometries get refreshed when shaders are imported​
  • NavMesh Creator now ignores hidden geometry

API

  • Added a -personal flag to the glmCheckLicense command
  • Added a -savedWithPLE flag to the glmCheckLicense command
  • Added a sortedBones attribute flag to the glmCharacterFileTool command
  • Added a entityKilled attribute flag to the glmSimulationCacheTool command
  • Added a boolean return value to the glmConvertFbxToGcg command

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.4.0 & 1.3.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 21.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.70, 2.0.71 & 2.0.72
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Renderman Studio 20.X

 

Golaem 5.3.1 (2016/10/21)

Improvements

  • Improved memory usage at rendering time (up to 50%)
  • Improved Collision Trigger UI
  • Improved "Open Layout File" in the Simulation Cache Layout (load all relevant gscl at the same time)
  • Improved UI for the Animation Transition node (max zoom level, transition mode display, snap on maya frames, refresh)
  • Sampled frames are now logged when rendering with a Info log level
  • Auto Compute Motion Blur parameters tool in the Crowd Render Proxy
  • Added new subdivision parameters for Arnold
  • New "Random Target on Mesh" Target Mode in the GoTo Behavior
  • Added an option to remove the Motion Clip first frame offset in the SyncMotion Behavior

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed render failure at second render with Redshift
  • Fixed motion blur computation in 3Delight
  • Fixed motion blur computation in Mental Ray
  • Fixed motion blur computation in Renderman
  • Fixed render percent in Redshift
  • Fixed V-Ray render layer support
  • Fixed bbox clamping in Redshift
  • Fixed Simulation Cache corruption when using blend shapes with additive blending
  • Fixed Limbs computation when using additive blending
  • Fixed a crash when using the SetMeshAsset layer in a non existing mesh in the Simulation Cache Layout
  • Fixed a crash when selecting an entity by entering its id in the Visual Feedback
  • Fixed a crash when rendering an empty Crowd Render Proxy
  • Fixed a crash when viewing cloth in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed Enable Layout checkbox in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed Terrain adaptation in Maya 2017
  • Fixed multiple skeleton connected to the OutPlug Attribute of the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed Layout File not saving when closing a scene without saving it
  • Fixed consistency between Simulation Render Percent and Simulation Display percent
  • Fixed normal computation in footprint display
  • Fixed collision with Yeti render callbacks
  • Fixed dynamic target / dynamic target update period in the GoTo Behavior
  • Fixed update of percentage when setting Entity Types percents from the text field in the Population Tool
  • Fixed Entity Types percents in the Group Entity Type Node in VP2.0
  • Fixed bad offset for one bone constrained Character in the Render Previz display mode

Refactoring

  • Shader importer when a Character File is loaded via the Entity Type Interactive Menu
  • Instancing is disabled in the Redshift Render plugin
  • Instancing is now enabled in the V-Ray Render plugin
  • Automatic triangulation is now disabled in the Arnold Render plugin (faster and more precise geometry)
  • NavMesh Creator now ignores hidden geometry

API

  • Update automatic skeleton flags in the glmCharacterMaker command to take detection mode and auto compute parameters into account
  • Support of layout and terrain files in SimulationCacheToolCmd
  • Simulation Exporter Tool updates the Simulation Export optionVar when a simulation is exported
  • New optionVar for Simulation Bake files

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.3.X & 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 21.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.66
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Renderman Studio 20.0

 

Golaem 5.3.0.2 (2016/10/07)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed file browser UI for Maya 2017

Golaem 5.3.0.1 (2016/09/28)

Important Notice

From this release, Renderman 19 and V-Ray 2.4 are not supported anymore

New Features

  • New multithreaded Geometry File Format (.gcg) to store Character skinning! Up to 50x faster geometry generation at rendering time!
  • New Transition Editor to control precisely between two Animation Behaviors
  • Support of Redshift 2.0.52 Beta (shading variation is not supported yet)
  • Support of Mtoa 1.3
  • Support of Renderman Studio 21.0
  • Support of Maya 2017 (only Legacy Viewport for now)
  • New Simulation Cache Proxy Manager to handle Simulation Cache Proxy Nodes

Improvements

  • Geometry assignment Channels
  • EntityType Node creator interactive menu
  • Added option to set a namespace on Mesh Assets or Shaders in the Character Maker
  • Automatic Character bounding box computation in the Character Maker
  • Asset Groups having only Asset Groups children are weighted by default in the Character Maker
  • New Locomotion mode (direct mode controlled by animation) in the Locomotion Behavior
  • Evaluation of the Random Trigger can now be constant
  • Better performances for the Texture trigger
  • New VRay displacement strategy (now reads attribute from the scene)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Ass Bake Export (wrong syntax)
  • Fixed FBX Bake Export with Point Cache when using ':' prefixed names
  • Fixed Bake frames when using a scene made before Golaem 5.2.2
  • Fixed huge memory leaks when rendering with Mental Ray
  • Fixed item creation in the Simulation Cache Library
  • Fixed referencing a Crowd Manager Node in a Cache Replay scene
  • Fixed World Servo Mode velocity computation in the Physicalize Behavior
  • Fixed MotionBehavior.currentFrame & currentRatio Channels (renamed as motionFrame and motionRatio)
  • Fixed support of multiple displacement attributes with the same name in the Character Maker
  • Fixed a crash when hiding particle systems
  • Fixed a crash when exporting Simulation Caches in a read-only folder
  • Fixed a crash at rendering time when using the SnapTo Layer in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed a crash when bake exporting some simulations
  • Fixed ground adaptation at rendering time when using a Time Offset / Time Warp layer in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed Set Mesh layer when dealing with cloth Mesh Assets in the Simulation Layout Tool
  • Fixed Simulation Cache Layout Tool refresh when creating a Simulation Cache Proxy in a blank scene
  • Fixed terrain assignment when baking a Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed scaling of Arnold bounding boxes
  • Fixed ground adaptation set to Particle and no NavMesh
  • Fixed bone window list in the Simulation Cache Proxy
  • Fixed displacement keyword in the Geometry Tab of the Character Maker
  • Fixed multiple opening of the Simulation Cache Library
  • Fixed golaemCrowdCleanPre52 error when batch rendering

Refactoring

  • Geometry File exporter helper (gcg or fbx) in the Character Maker
  • Subdivision Type panel has been removed in the NavMesh Creator (not used anymore)
  • Added shelf icon for the Import Shaders Tool
  • Added a message in the status bar when saving a file succesfully in the Character Maker
  • Crop Motion / Edit Motion / Footprint panels can now be hidden in the Character Maker
  • Render instancing has been disabled for Mental Ray due to major leaks that cannot be handled yet

API

  • New automatic skeleton and geometry import flags in the glmCharacterMaker command
  • glmExportMotion now returns conversion quality values (mean position, orientation and scale errors)
  • Reorganization of the Python code as package
  • Reorganization of the Devkit
  • Devkit samples now come with their compiled version
  • Removed OptionVar for Simulation Layout Files (used the same one than Simulation Caches)

Supported Rendering Engines

  • Mtoa 1.3.X & 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 21.X
  • Mental Ray For Maya (any version)
  • Redshift 2.0.52
  • 3Delight Studio Pro 11.0.XX
  • Guerilla Render 1.4b31
  • Katana 2.X (Arnold and Renderman)
Also supported (but must be manually installed)
  • Renderman Studio 20.0

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