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meshmixer 2.6
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:07:06 AM »
meshmixer 2.6! This one is a smaller update, but I managed to get in a few feature requests, and I sorted out the longstanding transform scaling issues. Full changelist and links below.

- simplified 3D Print UI
- support for Dremel 3D Printer (support preset, send prints to Dremel Idea Builder software)
- (experimental!!) DLP/SLA support preset
- new Orientation tool for optimizing print orientation to miminize support volume/area, and/or maximize print strength
- new Add Tube tool for creating tubes through/between shapes
- new Preserve Boundaries option in Smooth Boundary
- new Allow Top Connections option in Support Generator
- brought back Strut Density option in Support Generator
- fix longstanding Axis scaling bugs in transforms
- Face Transform & Soft Transform tools now infer local frame from selection, and can optionally have separate frame for each ROI
- (optional) parameter-saving for Reduce and Remesh tools (add SaveToolSettings=true in meshmixer.ini)
- OpenGL shader fixes (hopefully resolving shader-related crashes on OSX)
- Show Application Log under the Help menu dislpays Meshmixer Log file

There are examples of the tubes tool on the 123D blog: http://blog.123dapp.com/2014/10/meshmixer-2-6-on-the-loose-tubes
Downloads here: http://www.123dapp.com/meshmixer
« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 10:11:57 AM by RMS »
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Re: meshmixer 2.6
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 04:55:50 AM »
As always: Thanks for those improvements!

@ axis scaling:
It works fine using local ("L" toggle) but switching to global ("W") does wired things.
- If there's some cube oriented along xyz (just to see this effect best)
AND you do some rotation to get L different to W:
W-mode scales along the axis used by L (also the widget switches).

- if you accepted a previous transformation including a local scaling and run the T tool once again:
Now scaling in L works and scaling in W works as expected.
But switching between L and W after some new axis scaling makes the object jump (looks like the switched to mode uses the transformation parameters of the other mode)
I'm just a user as you are. Being no Autodesk employee: I do not know where this road will lead to, nor do I claim to've all stuff got right.

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Re: meshmixer 2.6
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 12:42:03 PM »
Ugh. For scale we cannot easily transform an current-scaling from one frame to the other. So this is the intended behavior (the second thing you mention). But I agree it is not very nice...
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Re: meshmixer 2.6
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 05:11:47 PM »
No big deal:
Simply Accept and run Transform again to switch the T-mode.
I'm just a user as you are. Being no Autodesk employee: I do not know where this road will lead to, nor do I claim to've all stuff got right.