- 2020-05-19 at 12:29 pm #277562020-05-19 at 12:30 pm #27757
Various types of shadows are offered in Blender, 3ds Max and Maya settings.
Selecting between these types allows you to trade off between quality and performance.
In total 6 modes are available. Some of which were implemented earlier and some are new:
- Basic: unfiltered pixelated shadows (fastest).
- Bilinear: slightly smoothed pixels.
- PCF: stands for Percentage Closer Filtering. Uses multiple shadow map lookups for smoothing.
- PCF (Bilinear): additionally uses bilinear interpolation for each lookup.
- PCF (Poisson Disk): this was made the default setting because it corresponds the most to what you see in the 3D editor viewport. It uses pseudo random Poisson disk lookups to eliminate shadow pixelation.
- ESM: stands for Exponential Shadow Maps. Shadows are smoothest but light leaks are possible. Use ESM Bias setting on lamps to remove light leaks artefacts.
PCF (Poisson Disk) and ESM techniques offer best quality at the expense of mediocre performance.
In addition, we fixed an issue with shadow volume of Point lights being too small to fit entire scene geometry in 3ds Max and Maya.
Unicode is now supported by the installer of Blender, 3ds Max and Maya flavors of Verge3D. This particularly allows you to install Verge3D in folder named with non-latin characters.
The default name for the installation folder changed from simply verge3d to verge3d_blender, verge3d_max, verge3d_maya or verge3d_ultimate. So you no longer need to type a different name when you install different versions on the same computer.
The mute and unmute puzzles are available for sound and video. Particularly, you can use these puzzles to auto-play videos without direct user action (muted videos can be auto-played).
Zero is now used in the number puzzle by default.
The disable rendering / anti-alias puzzle no longer causes annotations to jitter. Also this puzzle now works faster, and the anti-alias checkbox is enabled by default.
The when moved puzzle is now more responsive thanks to under-the-hood overhauling and optimizations. The period parameter was removed from this puzzle, and the delta parameter was replaced by velocity (measured in units per second).
The new active camera puzzle will help in cases when you switch between cameras.
We added the “Swiss Army Knife” application, which our new YouTube tutorial series is based on, to Verge3D distribution (so far Blender only).
The Transparency, FAQ and Features sections of the User Manual were updated and expanded.
Thanks!2020-05-19 at 3:52 pm #27770NaxosCGLicensee
Good to read !
The new faster Disable rendering / AA will maybe solve my annoying bugs in the billards table apps…
Also, can you provide an example for the “active camera” new puzzle, please, as – if you remember – i did not succed to switch nicely from cameras.
regards.2020-05-20 at 10:59 am #278072020-05-20 at 12:54 pm #27809NaxosCGLicensee
Also, when i read this : “set active camera : Makes a specified camera active. This can be used to change camera control mode (“orbit” vs “flying” vs “no controls”), field of view and other settings on the fly.”
I’d like to be able to change the camera control mode on a single camera, changing it to “orbit” to “no controls” without switching camera. Because i still have strange behaviours in my applet : When you change “ambiance”, it switches Freecamera to a fixed one (and changes the background plane object), but even if it it not orbit as those cameras are “no control”, when i come back to the free, and back & forth, sometimes i get moved “no control” cameras… strange.
So i think if y could “tween camera” to some position, then set active camera “no control”, this would help.2020-05-21 at 3:21 pm #27851GlifTekLicensee
just wanted to point out that the hover help text on the “when moved” puzzle hasn’t been updated to the new velocity option. still has the old delta / period info.2020-05-21 at 9:25 pm #27858rhenriquesLicensee
“The disable rendering / anti-alias puzzle no longer causes annotations to jitter. Also this puzzle now works faster, and the anti-alias checkbox is enabled by default.”
This already made my day!! I was scratching my head about the source of this error and thought I was the source
Kudos!2020-05-22 at 5:19 am #27859
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