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March 16, 2015, 12:28:01 pm
SAMARDAC NVil Config 1.5

Some major UI updates was made.



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
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March 16, 2015, 12:41:12 pm
Part one of Modeling tutorials in Samardac Config:
https://youtu.be/v4-FjHPgWgQ
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March 16, 2015, 05:59:07 pm
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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
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March 17, 2015, 08:15:05 pm
10 minutes Car blocking out.

https://youtu.be/gHzcvuOCdew
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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.

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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.
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March 18, 2015, 08:28:54 am
Planar & loft tools from spline commands are also now missing

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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?
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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.
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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.

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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

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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
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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 ?
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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.
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