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Title: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on March 12, 2015, 07:05:04 pm
(https://monosnap.com/file/kRbEOZd64CL7ohgBVe9zFnsfYU9lQl.png)

Samardac Config for NVil is Everything you need to start modelling without a peep !

A Lot of efford was made to create perfect shortcuts and to make the most Informative and at the same time the simplest UI.

Polished Shortcuts, Intuitive UI and StreamLine Engine crete the Most Fastest Workflow ever!
When you modelling with this Config, you will you think about Art not about Technical stuff.
So take your inspiration and begin modeling, right now!

You can download it here: http://samardac.com/downloads/Samardac_Config_3.7.zip

You can contact me if you have any questions or suggestions:
samardac@gmail.com

Or visit my site: http://samardac.com
Title: Re: Samardac Config 1.0
Post by: bisenberger on March 13, 2015, 02:28:49 am
Cool!  8)

Thanks samardac
Title: Re: Samardac Config 1.0
Post by: JTenebrous on March 13, 2015, 03:03:16 pm
Looks great, Samardac!  Nice UI colour scheme as well.  There are a few typos here and there, but IMO, this is exactly the sort of thing that should help newer users into Nvil.  May borrow a couple of your layout ideas for own setup ;).
Title: Re: Samardac Config 1.0
Post by: samardac on March 13, 2015, 03:35:06 pm
Yes, I made it for new users. Because when I started I had big troubles trying to understand how NVil works, also there was no such a simple tools like Select All, Clean Up etc... Also in user interface was not a lot of tools that you may use, but was a lot of tools you never use.
Here, everything is ready no need to learn how NVil works, no need to polish tools, no need to create Composite tools, no need to set up view port, no need to set up hotkeys, no need to dig into Stream line tools, everything is ready, just start modeling! And if you do not use some panels you can hide them in any time or even rebuild. :)
Title: Re: Samardac Config 1.0
Post by: samardac on March 13, 2015, 06:47:16 pm
Samardac NVil Config 1.1 is availible for download.

Major changes:
Toggle SubD shortcut now is (Space)
Best Fit shortcut now is (RMB)

Other changes:
Changed some buttons also added button PANEL(F11), witch show/hide all panels.

Now HELP is available online, everything is simple and intuitive:
http://nvil-help.tumblr.com/

Download:
http://bit.ly/1AkyH30
Title: Re: Samardac Config (Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 14, 2015, 05:44:15 am
Samardac Config 1.2 is available for download.

Updates:
Was simplified Grow/Shrink shortcuts:

1. Grow/Shrink Selection (Tab+MW)
2. Grow/Shrink Loop (Tab+Ctrl+MW)
3. Grow/Shrink Loop (Tab+Shift+MW)

4. Undo/Redo Multi - (Ctrl+Z+MW)

Some Tool Tips was Updated.

Download:
http://bit.ly/1HT0Raz
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: bisenberger on March 15, 2015, 01:56:40 am
Thanks samardac, Very fun to play with. Is it possible to have the tool tips stay open longer when hovering over them (I'm a slow reader).
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 15, 2015, 04:45:44 am
I'm also slower reader :) I have already asked IStonia to make them stay visible till cursor is other button, or at least longer time than now.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: IStonia on March 15, 2015, 05:47:42 am
The "Media" folder shouldn't be included in the download. It's not part the config and its contents may get changed in the future.

I notice that there are two "Rotation" buttons in the "Snap" group.

I will add a setting for the tooltip elapse time.

Why the "Grid" button is linked to a streamline tool instead of the command directly? I have to click it twice. The second click is to close the streamline tool.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 15, 2015, 06:37:50 am
IStonia, fixed!
May I ask you for command that will hide top menu?
I want to make it hidden by default to not confuse new users with a lot of information from all that menus.
Everything for modelling is available in UI. But if user want he can turn it on by using secret shortcut like Ctrl+Alt+Shift+M.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 15, 2015, 06:39:24 am
Also can you pleas make possible to add to Tool Tip hyper links? I want to insert here some links to Online help.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: IStonia on March 15, 2015, 10:10:48 am
Also can you pleas make possible to add to Tool Tip hyper links? I want to insert here some links to Online help.


Can not find a possible way.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 15, 2015, 10:55:11 am
SAMARDAC NVil Config 1.3

NVil version no less then NVil-Mar-14-15 is needed.
Download it here: http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Mar-14-15.rar

Now there is no need to install Config by hands, just download Samardac Config, extract and run it. You will be prompted to install Samardac Config or Restore previous settings.

UPDATES:


StreamLine:

"Draw" (4) tool was added.
It crates polygons by drawing vertexes, also you can create just vertexes or add vertexes to edges(just go over edge and it will snap to it, then add vertex). You can draw on grid, Work Plane or Objects.

"Move" (W) Now if you move one vertex to another and hit (W) again it will weld them.

Snap:
Snap to Spline button was added
Snap to Plane button was added

Workplane:
lock Work Plane button was added

Splines:

Some commands was Improved.
Added button - From Edge (Create spline from selected edges)

Other:

Tool Tips now will stay as long as you need for comfortable read.
Added Shortc Cut  - Cancel Command (ESC)
Other bugs fixed.


DOWNLOAD:

http://bit.ly/1Dngs3b
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 15, 2015, 11:09:58 am
Thanks Andrei

This custom config just keeps getting better.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 15, 2015, 01:59:59 pm
Video tutor, Samardac Config Overview.
https://youtu.be/9PWfvqaodAU
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 16, 2015, 12:28:01 pm
SAMARDAC NVil Config 1.5

Some major UI updates was made.

(https://monosnap.com/file/POTu7rfcJFNp91gfu26uFRE3v74T7z.png)

User Interface:


- All UI was rebuilded and Optimized to preserve more space for viewport.

- StreamLine Panel was disbanded. Now there is only one Panel - Modeling.

- Pivot window was modified, there was added buttons Set Pivots. Also buttons in Position and Orientation was modified now if you pres RMB Position and Orientation will be synchronized.

- Create Symmetry and Enable was combined.

- Show/Hide symmetry Plane command was added , now it is RMB on Change Button in Symmetry block.

- Grid in ortho view was set to be the absolutely same like Floor grid.

- Work Plane color was changed to make it easy distinguish from floor grid.

- Grid button was modified, Now it has:
    LMB: Show/Hide Grid
    RMB: Show/Hide Work Plane
    MMB: Toggle Grid/Work Plane

-Button Home was added onto the top Panel. It will set camera at origin.

- Object List button was added to Windows block.

- Origin - button was added to Windows block. It reset selected Objects to Origin.

- Some buttons from File block was combined.

- Some Tool tips updated

Commands:

- Primitives now can be started not only from Object mode but from any mode.

- Snap Enable/Disable (Alt+X) shortcut was added.

- Home (Sift+Rmb). Set Camera to Origin

You can watch video overview here: https://youtu.be/lGn1C7xja5U
Download here: http://bit.ly/1CmJ3G5

Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 16, 2015, 12:41:12 pm
Part one of Modeling tutorials in Samardac Config:
https://youtu.be/v4-FjHPgWgQ
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 16, 2015, 05:59:07 pm
Other portion of tutorials:
(https://monosnap.com/file/CHP6NfnlaMdu2TAqWxKq2f84PXRHHc.png)

Part 2
https://youtu.be/8E-eYlNxFzE
Part 3
https://youtu.be/8Zr_CXk9UQk
Part 4
https://youtu.be/QlPuRXO7JUk
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 17, 2015, 12:30:24 pm
SAMARDAC NVIl Config 1.6

- Lightning and Viewport colors was rebuildeded

- Viewport rotation Pivot was changed. Now navigation in Viewport will be around center of selected object

- Spline Color was Changed.

- Spline Window was Modified. Show/Hide Button was added. Some buttons was combined.

- Measure button was added Commands block (It measure distance)

- Mods section was moved in separate window, now you can hide it. I do not use this window so I keep it hidden

- Button show/hide Material Library and Material window was added to Materials - MMB

Downlaod:
http://bit.ly/1EsJeNz

Last NVil Version:
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Mar-14-15.rar
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 17, 2015, 08:15:05 pm
10 minutes Car blocking out.

https://youtu.be/gHzcvuOCdew
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 18, 2015, 08:20:25 am
Andrei

In 1.6 all the tool tips are removed which explains how to use the tool ?
Commands now only have basic command tool tip like LMB:Extude

I think for new users this is a step backward from earlier versions.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 18, 2015, 08:22:26 am
I did not remove it... It looks like something goes wrong, I'll fix it. Have no Idea why it happens.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 18, 2015, 08:28:54 am
Planar & loft tools from spline commands are also now missing
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 18, 2015, 08:34:22 am
kevjon, use verison 1.5 I'll try to fix it.
IStonia, can you help me why Tool Tips diaspears? Is it any way to restore it?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 18, 2015, 12:16:54 pm
Hi Andrei

Suggestion 1

I think you should add the manual options to orientation and position of Pivot.

I use this a lot to align the pivot to some weird angle and then I can scale (align) the vertices to that orientation. It comes in handy for any hard surface modelling. You can achieve a similar effect by modelling some temporary geometry and aligning the workplane to it and then setting the pivot to world in rotation and orientation but that is a lot more work to setup.

It is the sort of tool you could of used to align the verts on the top of the sugar bottle you modeled in your video where the falloff added a curve to them when viewed from the side.

Manual pivot options are not so important for organic modelling where you keep tweaking verts to get the shapes you want and there is not to much precision involved in the process.

Suggestion 2
Also and option to set the navigation space to workplane would be good. Maybe RMB to toggle it back to world.

BTW version 1.5 is working Ok but I had to restore my old Nvil folder in Appdata to get that to work again.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 18, 2015, 02:31:58 pm
kevjon,
Added.
Samardac Config 1.6.1

Spline - Flip, Mirror, Filet, Extrude, Loft, Planar, Sweep was added.
Manual pivot mode was added.
Navigation button was added, to set navigation space from World to Workplane.

But this version is without Tool Tips, I have a lot of time to restore all of them. Do not know why they diapered. If somebody want help me with this let me know, i'll tell you how to make it.

http://bit.ly/1AZh9ZM
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: bisenberger on March 20, 2015, 02:36:09 am
Hi samardac,
Looks like IStonia added a bunch of your request in the March 18, 2015 update. Awesome stuff  :)
http://voidworld.cmcproductions.co.uk/index.php/topic,2631.0.html

Really appreciate your work and IStonia's constant updates.
Bill
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 20, 2015, 09:23:21 am
Samardac Config 1.7
Download: http://nvil-help.tumblr.com/

Some tutor about 2D sketching in NVil.
https://youtu.be/flJW3PpRWDQ
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 20, 2015, 10:09:35 pm
Hi Andrei

A couple of New User Questions

1

I can't find mesh mirror command in your interface. (I have found combine meshes).

I assume this is the tool you would use to mirror a mesh and apply symmetry to it or do you have another way of doing it ?

2

I want to align all the vertices of a mesh to X=0 so I can mirror the mesh and apply symmetry, how do I do that with your interface ? I assume I would select all the vertices and enter 0 in the coordinate display. Where is the coordinate display ?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 21, 2015, 06:15:28 am
kevjon,
1. Click on button Symmetry- Create, with LMB or RMB. It will create symmetry In positive or negative side. MMB Enable/Disable symmetry.

2. You do no need to align any points to create symmetry. But if you need to align use scale and the appropriate pivot position and orientation.

I do not put here coordinate display becoouse never used it.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 21, 2015, 06:55:59 am
Also kevjon, my suggestion is to use NVil for "organic" shapes, if you want to make Cad like geometry use MoI instead.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 21, 2015, 08:30:13 am
Hi Andrei

Thanks for the response. Noted (about the precision).
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 23, 2015, 09:06:22 am
Hi Andrei

The RMB does not work with the chamfer tool in your interface. Is that because RMB is assigned to zoom selected ?

When I hit the 'F' key to chamfer I can use the RMB to add a nice fillet edge.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on March 23, 2015, 09:15:58 am
Yes it is because of this use shortcut instead of button. I already fix it and remove best fit from RMB. I have a lot of work now, sow after week I'l releas v 2.0 with a lot of bug fixing and tool tips.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on March 23, 2015, 09:23:39 am
Sounds Good, I look forward to V2  :)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 06, 2015, 11:08:58 am
New version 2.0 is ready! Now it is simpler and more intuitive.
All Tool Tips was restored, a lot of tools was polished and rebuilded, all excess stuff was removed, shortcuts was optimized.

(https://monosnap.com/file/ez39vpAwOfrXXp3qfiS5GAUVbWofey.png)

Download:
http://bit.ly/1CKerLM

Use not less then this version:
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-07-15.rar
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 07, 2015, 01:36:48 pm
Version 2.1
A lot of tool tips was updated.

Download:
http://bit.ly/1yaql2S

A lot of new tutorials! Best way to start NVil from scratch.
https://youtu.be/sy42_sGxkIg
https://youtu.be/QLf6Jn4AHQw
https://youtu.be/jtAqQYnk-6Y
https://youtu.be/_wndWGWGEXA
https://youtu.be/1kjP1S-uRBk
https://youtu.be/6ICHj9CNkO4
https://youtu.be/xK-3uWXoLKM
https://youtu.be/F4Fj34oP6TQ
https://youtu.be/vIeEub_YPlk
https://youtu.be/_iqC1k-O6R8
https://youtu.be/456wfscb3AQ
https://youtu.be/ETBoVG5XR8g
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: bisenberger on April 08, 2015, 02:22:10 am
Thanks samardac  :)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 08, 2015, 07:30:33 am
Hay people, can anybody post here 2.1 version without exe? I am not at home for a week and have no here 64 bit system thet exe is 64, so i can not set last config  ;D
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: kevjon on April 08, 2015, 09:28:54 am
Hi Andrei

Hopefully this is what you want.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 08, 2015, 09:38:22 am
Ho Ho, Many thanks  :)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 21, 2015, 05:20:18 pm
New version 2.2 is Here!
Updates:
The greatest hard edge shading was added by IStonia! Now it tuned and ready to use!
So you have two mods First when you work (Work Mode) and second Preview Mode when you Navigating viewport. In this Preview mode this new feature works! You will see all unsubdevided objects like if you work in CAD Program and even better, only hard edges will have black color!
This is how it works:

Preview mode(Really greate!):
(https://monosnap.com/file/CVyWtqlRHtCT5glEUK6klKkNquqiS9.png)

How it was before(I do not like it at all!!! You can not see any edges):
(https://monosnap.com/file/yQjG5VdeLDcQ0g0fxVLu5r0pB60HHd.png)

Work Mode:
(https://monosnap.com/file/mHZtnpUM16VyfcuP5OoXRHKPlsa8xE.png)


Also some pic from tutorial:)
(https://monosnap.com/file/fY6gssqDu2y3OMgV4mgmoonQXbJv2C.png)

And there are tutorials:
https://youtu.be/2M-_AzJwuKs
https://youtu.be/C44bVZ41I5c

Also Config now Again white!! This new feature allowed me to back to white environment because all edges now are visible!!

Download:
http://nvil-help.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 22, 2015, 12:23:50 am
Forget to say, you have to use no less then this version of NVil with new config:
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-21-15.rar
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 22, 2015, 09:34:17 am
Some more tutorial about hard edge:
http://youtu.be/Iw8j23929Mc
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 22, 2015, 10:17:40 am
Tons of Video Tutorials are here:
http://nvil-help.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 23, 2015, 06:56:46 am
Retopo Tutorial:
https://youtu.be/R-gToBKVMIk

Do not forget to turn Retopo OFF when you finish!
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users)
Post by: samardac on April 23, 2015, 08:30:40 am
New domen is here: www.nvil.info
Here you will find all stuff about Samardac Config and Samardac Bridges and for sure tons of tutorials!
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 23, 2015, 09:21:37 am
Thanks Andrei

Very good tutorial on the basics of retopo with Nvil.

Hopefully Istonia watches it too. Looks like there are still a couple of bugs in it which need ironing out.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 23, 2015, 09:37:00 am
Kevjon, just duplicate this message from MoI forum  :)
kevjon, it was not a bug(I mean when I could not move up edges when I select full loop at 4.16). I just found solution. I'll fix it in new releas.
For now you can go Edit-Options-Using Vertex Normals on Transform (check it).
And it will work like a charm!
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 23, 2015, 11:32:55 am
Ok, thanks will make a note of that.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 23, 2015, 03:03:59 pm
Hay, here is description of new feature. This feature is really great it makes AutoSmooth avoid hard edges that was set manually. You can have this one by using version no less than this: http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-23-15.rar

Here is it:
https://youtu.be/iLDf6GlOs38

And some little trick how to move from Hard edges to SubD.
https://youtu.be/jelzuZJ4HPA
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 23, 2015, 08:11:20 pm
New version 2.3 is here.

Updates:
1. Creased edges was back to red Color. I accidentally make them black in previous version.
2. Now in Retopo mode you can transform and it will snap to reference object.

Experimental features:

1. New feature that keep Harden edges Hard after Autosmooth, allow me to make Autosmooth practically automated. Now it set to Alt. And It will run everytime when you navigating viewport.

2. Quick Pivot setting was added. I analyze what combination of pivot position/orientstion I use most of all and made buttons for this. Also I set Shortcuts for this, check it in toll tips.

Use no less than this version: http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-23-15.rar

Download:
www.nvil.info
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 24, 2015, 11:05:43 am
Hi Andrei

When I zoom into my model in any ortho view to tweak verts or do some detail stuff, clipping kicks in and I can't see the verts to tweak. It is worse in the back view than the front or side ortho view.

I found clip plane tab in preferences but don't know what to set to fix the problem.

Any suggestions ?

Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 24, 2015, 11:13:13 am
Kevjon, have you tried to press space to best fit that vertices?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 24, 2015, 11:51:41 am
Thanks Andrei, that solves the problem for clipping.

Another question. In the back ortho view the model/polygons are black or very dark and doesn't show the color of the default material. Is there a solution to this ?

When I say they are black or very dark, I'm not talking about backface of polygons
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 24, 2015, 12:16:37 pm
I already fixed it, but for now, try to press shift+Q
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 24, 2015, 12:22:51 pm
Shift Q helps on the top surfaces but still very dark on the undersides.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 24, 2015, 12:27:56 pm
Use this, it is future 2.4 version.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/al1j8dli6qqp6k2/Samardac_Config_2.4.exe?dl=0

Make sure View-Head Light on is checked.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 24, 2015, 12:57:46 pm
When using 2.4, View>Headlight>on makes it worse.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 24, 2015, 01:06:31 pm
Give me screenshot? It works fine here.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 24, 2015, 01:34:21 pm
Image as requested.

Its the fuselage & cowling of WWI fighter aircraft.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 24, 2015, 01:59:48 pm
Ha, ha, never notice it, check this one, I fix it, now back face a dark grey, thanks for reporting it.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/al1j8dli6qqp6k2/Samardac_Config_2.4.exe?dl=0
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 24, 2015, 03:55:31 pm
I remember that somebody told that this - back face in gray, consume a lot of PC power. So I prefer not to use it. So looks like everything will stay as it is.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 24, 2015, 08:44:31 pm
Ha, ha, never notice it, check this one, I fix it, now back face a dark grey, thanks for reporting it.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/al1j8dli6qqp6k2/Samardac_Config_2.4.exe?dl=0

I now get backface in gray but front face still black (or near black) with headlight on.

I sent the scene to you in the email to your gmail account, if you want to play with it as I am unsure why it works ok for you and not for me.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 25, 2015, 04:29:51 am
Hay Kevin,
This is how it looks now:
(https://monosnap.com/file/PnriN03kOpU5j4lEN9nZxbJgMKv6vG.png)

I just play a bit with lights and it is the best result I could make.
Back face in Gray now turned off, your fuselage now looks not bed. Back face is dark in that engine detail becouse  light do not penetrate here.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 25, 2015, 05:52:09 am
Version 2.4 is here.

Updates:

I continue to experiment with Pivot window and looks like I found nice solution, this is how it looks now:
(https://monosnap.com/file/mkC8M8tfJ4HJVTR9o7t5B5bTu6sV2e.png)

I made the settings that you will use most of all the bigger button and small that you will use very rare.
Also I tried to make Orientation and Position to look visually different, to help you distinguish them.

Behavior:
When you go to the object mode(F1) Position and Orientation will set to Object.
When you go to subobject mode from object mode or spline (1,2,3) Position will set to selection and Orientation will set to World.
When you go to manual mode(F2) Position and Orientation will set to Manual.

Shortcuts:
(F1) Set Position and Selection to World. Also Set Object Pivot.
(F2) Set Position and Selection to Manual. Also Set Manual Pivot.
(F3)* (New Shortcut) Drop Pivot, i.e. set Position to Selection and Orientation to World.

Also you can click RMB to set both Position and Orientation at the same time.

I tested this scheme looks nice, I hope it will make you work with Pivot in the Most comfortable way ever!
Also I hope you will use this window very rare because a lot of things now automated for the best use.

Some modification was made with lightning.


Download:
www.nvil.info
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 25, 2015, 05:52:40 am
Hi Andrei

That looks good.

When you say play with lights what do you mean ? Do you mean move them around in the scene ? Pull them away from the model ?

Is headlight still turned on or did you turn it off ?

I'm not worried about polygon backface being black or dark grey, its more about being able to see front facing polygons clearly in the ortho views.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 25, 2015, 06:07:29 am
kevjon,
Redownload this config I just modify it a bit, seconds ago.

You can turn Head Light on or off as you wish by default it is On.
I played with all settings of lights, by moving them and change their intensity e.t.c.
So looks like I found best balance.

Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 25, 2015, 06:13:51 am
Thanks, I've downloaded it and all sorted now. Thanks.

The materials that are white, now look white in the scene.

Incidently I solved by viewport clipping problem by going to the view menu and checking "Advance Focus Point on Orthographic view zooming". Now I can use the mouse wheel to zoom in as close as I want in Ortho views.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 25, 2015, 06:23:33 am
Thanks, I did not know about that option, just read about it here:
http://voidworld.cmcproductions.co.uk/index.php?topic=1822.15

Looks like it have some side effect, I'll think about using it. Now I use - best fit and it solves all problems with clipping.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: mgg942 on April 25, 2015, 12:01:09 pm
Andrei,
I'm getting on well with your rapidly evolving Config.
But, I do find it a bit difficult to read as my eyesight is not so good.
Any chance of making the letters black instead of grey to improve the contrast?
In Preferences/Colors I'm using the Standard option for the Dock Caption Scheme.
In Preferences/Colors I can change the HUD to black but can't see a way of making the characters in the Docks black.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 25, 2015, 03:59:37 pm
mgg942,
I just modify a bit config, now you can change colors of all window, check this video how:
http://take.ms/dYuPU

Download config:
http://bit.ly/1OmW9c6
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: mgg942 on April 25, 2015, 09:52:00 pm
That's wonderful.
Many thanks.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 26, 2015, 11:17:10 am
Hi Andrei

One thing I couldn't find in your interface is the ability to rotate the workplane. It allows you to orientate your top, right views to the polygons your working on when they are at weird angles in 3d space.

I also find I have to go to the menus all the time to bring up the universal manipulator. Do you not use it ?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 26, 2015, 11:40:41 am
kevjon, about workplane, you will need SET polygon option, to set WP to selected polygon:
(I just putted arrow to the LOCK by mistake, it have to point to SET)
(https://monosnap.com/file/oMIPf3u3TzI6JNy4WHxLuUnTVR3s43.png)

About universal manipulator, I never use it because it is too big and massy.
I use only shortcuts for Transforming and Manipulator I use only to see its position and orientation.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 26, 2015, 12:16:43 pm
Hi Andrei

I watched you video on the workplane so am familiar with all those options.

The option that is missing is to rotate the workplane. In this way you can align your views better with the polygons when they are on a weird orientation.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 26, 2015, 12:28:34 pm
Kevin, looks like there is no such a function in NVil. What is is wired orientation?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: steve on April 26, 2015, 01:36:44 pm
Kevin, looks like there is no such a function in NVil.

Workplane Tools >> Workplane

When workplane is locked, enable "Workplane Tools >> Workplane" to use manipulator to move/rotate workplane (snapping can be used)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 26, 2015, 01:43:23 pm
Where is it?
Workplane Tools >> Workplane
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: steve on April 26, 2015, 01:49:48 pm
Edit >> customize >> Tools --> Workplane tools >> workplane

Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 26, 2015, 01:57:46 pm
Thank you, just read help about it, I never know that there is also workplane list :)
So many stuff NVil has :D
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 26, 2015, 03:50:58 pm
Hay, I'm very glad to present you 2.5 version!
There are some big updates here. And looks like NVil now is the best for the Hard edge work. Also now going from Hard edge to SubD is few clicks deal, it is simple like never before! Check tutorials.

HARD EDGES.

--- Now thanks to IStonia, Crease commands and Harden/Soften edge commands was combined and Now it called - Sharpen.

In SubD mode it will Crease edges in Hard Edge mode it will Soften/Harden edges.

(B)

LMB - Modify Sharpness.  (Drag to the left/right to modify)
RMB - Clear Sharpness.
MMB - Select Sharpened Edges.


These commands was optimized, for example now Select Sharpened Edges command can be run in any mods(Object, edges, etc..)

After you Clear Sharpness in Hard edge mode, Autosmooth will perform automatically so you will see result automatically.


--- There is new command - Polish and it includs AutoSmooth and Optimize, shortcut is RMB (Finally I found good command for RMB  :)).
Notice! Do not use it on object with a lot of polygons, it can go too long.
Also now it works only in  Subobject mode.
Check tool tip for more information(Tools Section)

I decided to remove shortcut - Alt, because it can slow down Navigating with big objects.

- Threshold of weld option of Optimize tool was increased so now if you run it, it will weld not only veretecies that lay in the same place but also that ones that lay close to each-other. It have to simplify work.

--- Hard Edge window was removed, because no need in it any more.

MANIPULATOR.

---- After a long Experimenting and work process I decided to make Manipulator small and use it only for Monitoring Pivot Position/Orientation.
So there is no need any more to show/hide it. It always ON. It is too small, and tolerance was set to the smallest so it will not interfere you to select something under it.
Now there is new button - TRANS. that will show/hide Manipulator. Also it contain big Tool Tip with Help about transforming.

OTHER.

--- Duplicate(LMB), Split(MMB) and Combine(RMB) now set to shortcut F. Now we have this shortcut free and it will allow us to avoid Bug with shortcut of previous Combine Command (Shift+D)

--- Boolean now have Shortcut - (Ctrl+1)

--- Shaded, Sharp options was removed from Shading option. There is no need in them any more.

Download:
http://bit.ly/1DyVytq

Visit:
www.nvil.info for more information

Tutorials:

NVil, Sharpen, Polish.
https://youtu.be/_LaZqGgz43I

NVil, Pivot Update (Version 2.5)
https://youtu.be/nQfy9IrrAUw

NVil, Hard Edge to SubD (1 minute work)
https://youtu.be/_LaZqGgz43I
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 26, 2015, 04:33:29 pm
forget to say you will need no less then this version: http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-30-15.rar
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 27, 2015, 08:31:47 am
Thanks Andrei (and Istonia) for your work on hard edges.
It'll be really good to have this work consistently in Nvil.

The videos & config are great for explaining how it works.

The manipulator implementation is going to take some getting used to but once you do looks like it will really speed up the workflow. I did find it a pain before trying to select verts that were under the manipulator, it just wouldn't do it.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 27, 2015, 09:28:01 am
Kevin, looks like there is no such a function in NVil.

Workplane Tools >> Workplane

When workplane is locked, enable "Workplane Tools >> Workplane" to use manipulator to move/rotate workplane (snapping can be used)

Thanks Steve, I've added a button for this to Adrei's interface. It works well. I would use this tools a lot.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 27, 2015, 10:00:39 am
kevjon,
Quote
The manipulator implementation is going to take some getting used to but once you do looks like it will really speed up the workflow. I did find it a pain before trying to select verts that were under the manipulator, it just wouldn't do it.
The things is that working with shortcuts instead of manipulator have absolutely the same functionality.
I is absolutely like dragging Manipulator but without manipulator :)
Now I can not analyse how advanced it is, because work this way for a long time. But I think as you say you have to get use to it. So that is why I keep buttons for manipulator but made them smaller and I made Manipulator twice smaller than original, so you still can use it. It is for better transition from manipulator to shortcuts.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 27, 2015, 10:41:56 am
Hi Andrei

I've playing with Move, scale, rotate commands for the past half hour without manipulator and starting to get used to it. Its a very intuitive way to work, I can see the benefits. I just need to commit to memory which button to use to perform certain actions within each of those tools. It will take more practice and time but I'm sure I won't be going back to manipulators once it becomes instinctive.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 27, 2015, 11:12:03 am
kevjon,
I'll give you some help in this process.

Moving (W)
The most we use move manipulator to move by plane I call it 2D Moving. So it has shortcut - LMB (button that use must of all).

On second place is move Move on Axis like X, Y or Z. I call it 1D Moving. So it has shortcut - RMB (button that use not so often like LMB).

On the third place is free moving, I call it 3D moving. We use it very rare. So it has shortcut - MMB (button that use rare).

2D Moving:
(https://monosnap.com/file/Iv4YBGED3Ysnte8Lblu3XMXk6jNeFJ.png)

1D Moving:
(https://monosnap.com/file/HmUfHjZtk7dB4Lxd6WRqaoOw0jRlku.png)

3D Moving:
(https://monosnap.com/file/cJERAgL60Fhmx70ru1PP6NH0a0FrVp.png)


Scale:
(R)
The same thing, it has 1D,2D and 3D scale.
LMB - 2D scale
RMB - 1D scale
MMB - 3D scale.
But during this post I thought that I use 1D scale more often then 2D, so looks like i'll change it in the future.

Rotate:
(R)
Very simple only LMB!
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 27, 2015, 11:13:45 am
One more tutorial about Hare Edge to SubD.
https://youtu.be/DWrmMs0-_xo
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: mgg942 on April 27, 2015, 11:34:18 am
Andrei, looks like the tool tips for M, S & R need updating as they seem to be missing the information in your post on Move, Scale and Rotate.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 27, 2015, 11:36:26 am
I just move them to the Trans. button that is The Biggest button in this section.
You think I have to back them?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 27, 2015, 12:06:01 pm
Pivot tricks tutorial:
https://youtu.be/E0ib0R7hEwM
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: mgg942 on April 27, 2015, 08:12:31 pm
Aha!
Should you move them back? Hmm. Well I think so because that's where I expected to find them but other people may have a different opinion.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 28, 2015, 07:25:23 am
Tutorial, some tips:
https://youtu.be/fICYSRKyKq8
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 28, 2015, 08:31:30 am
The last two videos are excellent, working with F1, F2 and F3 will make modelling a lot easier.

I didn't really understand what the crease modifier button did so the video explains it nicely.

Thanks
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 28, 2015, 09:03:21 am
Here is it:
https://youtu.be/r5rZF1RGNTQ
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 28, 2015, 09:49:18 am
Here is it:
https://youtu.be/r5rZF1RGNTQ

That is very powerful being able to weight the creasing differently along edge lengths. Thanks for explaining it !
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 28, 2015, 10:49:52 am
Andrei

Do you know how to scale all these edges (shown yellow) locally ?

I want to keep the cockpit coaming the same size overall but reduce its thickness or diameter as I have modelled it to big ?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 28, 2015, 12:29:28 pm
Send me model pleas, can not say something from image.
Some notice why you have so many edges? I mean selected, you can reduce its amount twice, and have the same result. You can have them as much as fuselage have and have good result. Also you can go directly from fuselage instead of creating new object.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 28, 2015, 10:41:44 pm
Andrei

Thanks for the offer of assistance. I've since found the answer here
http://voidworld.cmcproductions.co.uk/index.php/topic,2652.msg9542.html#msg9542 (http://voidworld.cmcproductions.co.uk/index.php/topic,2652.msg9542.html#msg9542) and added a button to your interface for it.

Your probably right about reducing the amount of edge loops, I'll see if I can delete a few.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 29, 2015, 04:08:57 am
What button?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 04:47:59 am
Andrei

For commands that are not in your interface (2.5) that I think I will frequently use, I add a new button and assign the Nvil Command to it.

I have done that for

At some point Istonia probably needs to sit down and try and rationalise the menus to make it easier for users to find commands. Its pretty hard at the moment with lots of menus and sub menus and no real explanation of what those commands in the menus do or control.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 29, 2015, 05:39:44 am
kevjon,
Scale locally already here. Shortcut V+MMB.
In config there are all local transformations, shortcut (V), Move(LMB), Scale(MMB) and Rotate(RMB).
You can read about them in Tool tip of big button TRANS.
Looks like I'll make button for this.

In witch situation you use Workplane rotation?

Quote
At some point Istonia probably needs to sit down and try and rationalise the menus to make it easier for users to find commands. Its pretty hard at the moment with lots of menus and sub menus and no real explanation of what those commands in the menus do or control.

Looks like it is impossible. IStonia spend a lot of time creating tools, so all other suff we have to make by our self. So that is why I made my Config and a lot of tutorials.

PS.
Have you used F8 to find tools?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 08:33:39 am
kevjon,
Scale locally already here. Shortcut V+MMB.
In config there are all local transformations, shortcut (V), Move(LMB), Scale(MMB) and Rotate(RMB).
You can read about them in Tool tip of big button TRANS.
Looks like I'll make button for this.

PS.
Have you used F8 to find tools?

Ok, cool thanks, I couldn't find it when looking to scale sub object locally. No need to add a button for it. I think you should keep your interface as streamlined as you can an not add buttons unless you need it for your own work.

If there is something specifically that I need related to my own work, it is easy for me to add extra buttons with the customize command.

I did not know about F8, thanks a lot !  :)
That will make it easy for me to search for tools and understand what they do.

Your doing a great job turning Nvil into a very productive tool. I'm still trying to memorise all the keyboard shortcuts and which button does what, but once I do I should be able to work without hesitation.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 29, 2015, 08:59:00 am
I made tutorial about transforming.
From 6 minute I talk about Local Transformations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=186&v=6ICHj9CNkO4
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 09:50:59 am
Thanks Andrei for the reminder about this video. It was good to watch it again to refresh what each translate command does. The videos are great and really sped up the time its taken me to learn the software and your interface, so thanks for that.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 11:11:02 am
Andrei

Just a question about Bridge & edge mode.

When I select the top edge of this shape to cap it and then hold down Y key, it immediately closes the shape. It does not give me options to use RMB or MMB or double click MMB. How does it work ?

Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 29, 2015, 11:23:22 am
You just created a lot of bridges, Becouse Y in edge mode when you select multiple edges will bridge them.
To cap this you have to select one edge and then Y+double MMB.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 11:38:46 am
You just created a lot of bridges, Becouse Y in edge mode when you select multiple edges will bridge them.
To cap this you have to select one edge and then Y+double MMB.

Ok I just tried.

I selected 1 of the 8 edges and then press Y+double MMB. Nothing happens. Should it create a single polygon (ngon) on top ?

I also tried selecting one edge and then holding Y with MMB & RMB but still got nothing.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 29, 2015, 11:43:33 am
Check this video:
https://monosnap.com/file/rSGatraf5hUwABwX8Ry1bcw1VOGjsT
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 11:48:00 am
Thanks Andrei, I get it now  :)

I was double clicking in the interface, I didn't realize you have to double click on the edge.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 29, 2015, 11:52:01 am
You used button? Buttons do not work this way, try to use always shortcuts.
That is why on every button written this is streamline tool, use shortcut :)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 11:53:27 am
Yes, I'm trying to used shortcuts.

In this case I was using shortcut and not button.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 29, 2015, 11:55:34 am
Quote
In this case I was using shortcut and not button.
Than I did not understand what it is?
Quote
I was double clicking in the interface
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 29, 2015, 09:30:33 pm
When you select and edge and double click MMB on the interface nothing happens.

When you select an edge and double click MMB on the edge it works as expected.

Its all sorted now, thanks for the video showing how to do it.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 30, 2015, 11:50:26 am
Andrei

Is there a shortcut key in you interface to toggle from single view to quad view ?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 30, 2015, 12:18:10 pm
Go to the top section press RMB - Customize view, you will see this button:
(https://monosnap.com/file/I5pVSynENIlwBchp0lQa8PHCBFOue2.png)

Make it visible RMB - Button visible.

I hide it because it will mess views sometimes. Try it may be it will work good for you.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on April 30, 2015, 12:53:20 pm
That works for me, thanks !  :)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on April 30, 2015, 03:03:25 pm
Tutorial, Soft Selection for scaling:
https://youtu.be/sUxD84iyzTI
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on May 05, 2015, 10:40:56 am
Tutorial, Soft Selection for scaling:
https://youtu.be/sUxD84iyzTI

That is a really good tutorial, Thanks Andrei.

I've also been playing with the colors of your interface, trying to make it a little more interesting to look at (for myself). I came up with this based on the dark scheme.

Unfortunately, I can't make it exactly as I would like as I am limited what I can do by the hard coded colours of Light and Dark scheme.

 
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 05, 2015, 11:01:49 am
kevjon, I'm not sure I understood what is your question?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on May 05, 2015, 11:19:46 am
There is no question, I posted my version of your interface as a matter of general interest.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 05, 2015, 12:00:07 pm
AA, understood :)
It is peaty that there is no way to keep it and everytime I made new releas of Config you have to restore it by hands.

Also this is Anounce of 2.7 some new greatest features will be implemented, it will be really great update.
https://youtu.be/R9PeVz1bKJc
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on May 05, 2015, 12:11:18 pm
Great work on the creasing, that looks very nice.

Yep, when you update your config I would have to change the colour scheme again, which is annoying.

I do have a question about Hide (J). I select an object and press hide button. When I press button again it unhides everything in the scene rather than just the object I last hide. Is there any tool to unhide just the last hide ?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 05, 2015, 12:16:29 pm
It will unhide everything if nothing is selected.
To unhide only one specific object use object list (Explorer button). Just RMB object you need will hide/Unhide it.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on May 05, 2015, 01:05:37 pm
Ok, thanks.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: IStonia on May 07, 2015, 10:36:24 am
Yep, when you update your config I would have to change the colour scheme again, which is annoying.

PreferenceSettings_Colors.xml is added to config files. It is useful if some one want to use other people's config file but want to keep his own color scheme.

http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-May-08-15.rar
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 08, 2015, 08:53:42 am
IStonia,
Nice, I'll make option in My Config Installer to keep User Colors.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: mgg942 on May 08, 2015, 12:33:39 pm
Samardac,
Excellent - please also retain font size.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 08, 2015, 06:06:42 pm
Ak-15, my last work I made with Config! Thanks to IStonia for supporting!

(https://monosnap.com/file/Wid56ngEkBPcSTXc1IGxDitD4WPaX2.png)

(https://monosnap.com/file/9XSf13VJ36UysxI6pq2vETNh9QiHib.png)

(https://monosnap.com/file/1zNJAEkeTe7PoZksKG4gxNqh35Nr2q.png)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on May 08, 2015, 08:27:41 pm

PreferenceSettings_Colors.xml is added to config files. It is useful if some one want to use other people's config file but want to keep his own color scheme.

http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-May-08-15.rar

Cool, Thanks Istonia.

It would be great if we could also change colors that are hard coded in the light and dark schemes in preferences. Such as group box border colors, viewport border color, window header colors, window font colors etc. I would be able to get a nicer interface.

Great work on the Ak-15 Andrei, looks really sinister.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: IStonia on May 09, 2015, 07:15:08 am
IStonia,
Nice, I'll make option in My Config Installer to keep User Colors.

Another new file, UserButtonToolSettings_ColorsFonts.xml.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 11, 2015, 12:54:11 pm
I just think if user creates some custom commands is it any way to keep them when installing config?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 12, 2015, 03:54:27 pm
Samardac Config 3.0

MAIN!

Hard Edge/Organic Types was implemented. Check tool tips for tutors.
Now practically all commands have not only tool tips but also video tutorials and help. You can open them by pressing Ctrl or Alt or Shift + Button. Now learning NVil is easier then ever before!
Keep colors function was added to the Installer. It will keep all colors of the user interface.

Other:
  Hard edge selection tools:
(G)
(LMB) Select Hard edge Island
(MMB) Select Similiar
(RMB) Select Hard Edge

(N)
(RMB) Select edges that is Hard but not creased.

Polish command was deleted now we have 2 commands: 1. Auto-smooth (RMB) 2. Optimize (O)
Transform Section was rebuilded. Locally button was added.
Harden/Soften edges now has black color.
Pivot window was rebuilded.
(F3)Drop Pivot was Changed to Orientation Object, Position Selection. (Alt+F3) Set Position to selection
(F4) - Set Position Selection, Orientation World
Duplicate, Combine, Split shortcuts was back to the previous, check them in UI.
Organic/Hard buttons was added
Reference List is now separate window.

Download: www.nvil.info
Use no less then this version:
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-May-13-15.rar

Some videos:
New Help System.
https://youtu.be/d1BDDEAzZCo

Organic/Hard edge Conception:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5qGCitfTYA

Hard Edge commands:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PULdiaG3xqI
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: mgg942 on May 12, 2015, 09:15:52 pm
What version of NVIL is required for Samardac Config 3.0?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on May 13, 2015, 12:28:15 am
Nice update Andrei

I'm looking forward to trying it out.

It'll be interesting to see if my interface colors stay the same.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on May 13, 2015, 05:19:39 am
Forget to say use no less then this version:
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-May-13-15.rar
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: bisenberger on May 30, 2015, 02:55:20 pm
Keeps getting better all the time!
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on November 02, 2015, 11:53:18 am
Hay everybody, for a long period I present to you new version of config 3.5.
So many stuff was fixed and improved so I even have no track of them  :)
Rewroted a lot of tool tips, rebuilded a lot of commands, Colors of UI and Edges was modified/fixed, all new features form IStonia was implemented and tuned, a lot of bugs was fixed, Object List and scene explorer was deleted and now config use only Scene Herarchy window, etc... Also some commands from interface was deleted to simplify things, because we do not need them any more with new Object Highlight/Preview system.

Major additions:
Object Highlight/Preview system.
This is how it works, if you select object all other objects become semitransparent, to preview model in best  tuned way you have to press Space during viewport navigation.
So now we solve problem with object Highlight, and improved workflow because we can select through semitransparent unselected objects.
I think it is very Major Updated I dream about it for a long time!

You need no less than this version:
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Nov-02-15.rar

Download config:
http://bit.ly/1Pg2KTO

Jut run Samardac_Config_3.5.exe !

For more info visit: http://nvil.info
Or press Ctrl + UI Button for Video Help.

(https://monosnap.com/file/F6JSK1sdeOdm5nUE9vt5tHbH6sMHXZ.png)

Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on November 02, 2015, 02:29:45 pm
Forget to say also was added new Boolean window and Streamline Shortcuts for these.
It is very simple and intuitive. Also it works directly with objects instead of old window that worked with meshes and was too complicated. See toolTips to know how it works!

(https://monosnap.com/file/pQahqvkHbTfPoNPQcYgZ01i5C6UyDU.png)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kevjon on November 04, 2015, 09:21:12 am
Thanks for the hardwork Andrei

I look forward to trying it out.
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: Mason on March 16, 2016, 08:46:30 am
Can you supply a version without .exe  ?  I prefer manual install because I have preferances I wish to keep. 
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on June 29, 2016, 11:26:43 am
Hay guys for a last couple of weeks continue to recive emails about asking to fix broken link to Samardac Config. I have no idea why but DropBox deleted all my files and tell that I generate a lot of traffic, so DropBox is not any more servise thatI will ever use...
This is the link that is lay on my own hosting:
http://samardac.com/share/Samardac_Config_3.7.exe
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kenmo on March 19, 2017, 09:32:55 pm
Non of the links work for the config...Is there a working link?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on March 20, 2017, 04:36:07 pm
Check it: http://samardac.com/downloads/Samardac_Config_3.7.zip
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kenmo on March 21, 2017, 10:21:00 pm
Downloaded and installed. It didn't work for VoidWolrd 2.4. However for Nvil 1.0 (latest version) it did give me buttons but with no text...

I'm starting to think Nvil isn't for met. Too much frigging around with. What did I do wrong? I downloaded your file and ran the .exe...http://samardac.com/nvil-forum/Smileys/default/embarrassed.gif

(http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v117/p2249287014-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kenmo on March 21, 2017, 10:27:47 pm
I changed the form theme to Windows XP in Nvil and all is fine now as I can see the text...http://samardac.com/nvil-forum/Smileys/default/cheesy.gif
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: kenmo on March 21, 2017, 10:40:16 pm
After running your config I can no longer get the object properties to display. I was able to resolve the issue prior to installing your config

See post here

http://samardac.com/nvil-forum/index.php/topic,3668.0.html

But the solution no longer works even with the file options selected as mentioned in the reply by Istonia.

How do I turn on this feature after installing your config file?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: samardac on March 22, 2017, 09:12:30 am
Quote
object properties to display
What is it?
Title: Re: Samardac Config (The Best for New Users, www.nvil.info)
Post by: IStonia on March 23, 2017, 01:52:22 am
Have a look at these related tips.


To toggle top menu visible, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Home.

View > Windows > Object List Window / Scene Hierarchy Window / Scene Explorer Window.

Edit > Preference > Option1 > Keep object list in scene explorer > Keep scene hierarchy in scene explorer.