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v2.02
04/12/2020
  • IMPROVEMENTS
    1. Blinn and Ashikhmin:
      1. Changed the coefficient of Glossy for brdf Blinn and Ashikhmin.
      2. Changed the default value from 0.45 to 0.25.
  • ADDITIONS
    1. Environment:
      1. Added the use of the MipMap for a fast render of opaque refraction.
  • INTERFACE CHANGES
    1. Shape dialog window:
      1. In case of an instance of BaseObject type, added the chooce of one of the shape in the scene.
      2. Useful to save memory and speedup the precalculus for the render.
  • BUG FIX
    1. Energy Preserving:
      1. Fixed a bug that limited the rendering of transparent shaders with active energy preserving.
v1.30
08/17/2011
  • IMPROVEMENTS
    1. Windows 7 compatibility:
      1. Finally, from this version, you can use Now3D on Windows 7 (also 64bit)!
    2. Remote Desktop compatibility:
      1. Now you can use Now3D also in Remote Desktop connections.
    3. PlugIns:
      1. From version 1.30 Plugins are included.
    4. PlugIn Paint3D:
      1. Using the orthographic camera in the view of the objects to be painted.
    5. PlugIn Import Object:
      1. Added the PLY binary format.
      2. Added "Smooth all Normal Group" in the import of format PLY files
  • ADDITIONS
    1. New PlugIn Ray Viewer:
      1. This PlugIn been useful many times to verify the correct calculation of the rays of raytracing. Once you start (double click) you need to click on an area of scanline rendering of the scene. At this point it will generate a 3D object through which to view the progress of the ray shot in the scene.
  • INTERFACE CHANGES
    1. New interface:
      1. In order to make Now3D, compatible with Windows 7 I had to make a lot of changes in the code including the most obvious regard the interface.
  • BUG FIX
    1. Mixer filter:
      1. Fixed a crash that were impeding its use.
    2. Specular Map:
      1. Fixed a bug on the erroneous intensity of the specular map in case of no filter attached.
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