September 28, 2018 - P3DO 2.6 R2 updateOk, I have been reported a drag'n drop issue on the new directory. So I stopped the ongoing work to fix this and reviewed the whole tree to improve stability.
That's about all for R2, but this couldn't wait.
Note that 2.6 R2 notation instead of 2.6.2. This is the new versioning system for P3DO. 2.6 is discontinued and 2.6 R2 is now the regular 2.6 and has the same download links:
P3DO downloads (both free and pro versions)
Note to Poser/DAZ users: don't forget to download 2.6 Poser plugins pack too.
Coming nextIn a word: DUF
As you may know since 2.5 P3DO has a DUF poses viewer.
The goal is now to fill the gap between DAZ Studio and Poser so that P3DO offers the same helpers to DAZ Studio users than to Poser users.
2.6 R3 will show a DUF's internal files lists: DSF, textures and scripts so that you can easily gather a DUF related content.
Of course although DUF is the primary target there are other points:
fixing the 3D viewport focus which is weird on some Poser objects.
partial poses for DUF poses.
improving search with search result sets.
adding new stuff to the ZipInstaller.
In that order and as time permits there could be more or less.
R3 will be available late November or early December.
P3dO Explorer becomes P3DO OrganizerYou may have noticed that the software is not spelled P3dO anymore but P3DO using all caps.
I will also be droping the Explorer for Organizer which is a better fit for what the software does.
And third adding an hyphen between the P and D, just to emphasis the software's 3D character oriented purpose.
The whole gives P3DO standing for Photo 3D Organizer.
This will be the official name starting from 2.6 R3.
August 31, 2018 - P3DO 2.6 is availableP3DO 2.6 has been made available to adress a rather nasty crash on W10. This was the main priority for this version.
Now that the software is back on tracks I can concentrate on adding new stuff.
The plan is to make small incremental updates on a 2/3 months interval basis.
What's in 2.6 ?
This one comes with a new directory tree, a new breadcrumb bar, and options in the Wavefront Object that will give it greather versality to transform, with ease, most meshes in Poser-able meshes.
Wavefront Object exporter grouping optionsWe all know how important it is in Poser to separate vertices in logical groups. How frustrating it is to download a 3d model and not be able to use it without post editing it in a modeling software.
With these new options to the Object exporter it is possible to quickly split objects in groups.
Vertex from active materials only export those vertices belonging to the materials checked in the InDepth property panel.
Groups give the ability to name groups from materials
With this 2 new options spliting a floor, a ceiling or a door from a model room is quite easy.
Windows 10 fix
I had to write a new directory tree. The one I was using was commercial and hard to maintain. So I decided to write my own rather than trying to fix it. It has been hard work.
The new directory tree still has some limitations but it works. I will complete it steadily. I got plans for it.
For the same reason a breadcrumb bar has replaced the directory combo.
This is a great enhancement, some people prefer using this over a directory tree navigation.
Favorites tree disabledBecause of the directory tree current limitations I had to disable the Favorites on directory tree.
I was seldom using it anwyway so I will probably not put it back. Tell me what you think.
Favorites are still available from the menu and Repository view (View > Other Panels > Repository > select Favorites on the drop down).
Did you know ? There's a popup menu on the favorite menu which gives the ability to organize your Favorites without the need to call the Organize Favorites dialog.
Repository is freeDue to the removal of Favorites tree I enabled the repository to all users.
Because the Repository has a favorites navigation view, among others. This will replace the Favorites tree.
The Repository is a 2.2.8 pro addition. I am using it all the time to store my downloaded stuff before moving it to its final location.
MiscAs always there are some unlisted additions and bug fixes. Among which:
DUF tips files are now merged with the other DUF files (thumbnail and geometry)
the favorites menu popup menu has been reworked
August 24, 2018 - P3DO 2.6 coming soon2 years ago when 2.5 was shipped I said: P3DO is back. It took another while but this time, I think we're in.
2.6 is a starter of, what should be, a long serie.
P3DO 2.6 will be available next week. This version is mainly a bug fixes for W10 with some new stuff. The new directory tree has been time consuming, and I rather focused on fixing things than adding new stuff.
Wavefront Object exporter grouping options
Windows 10 fix
Repository is free