Release Notes

v.4.2.1. Release (October 10, 2019)

Features

  • Sketchfab upload now supports octrees with less than 5 million points.

Changes

  • Added a warning page to the installer about a possible device restart.
  • Automatic assignment of surface materials when opening octrees.

GUI

  • Import switches Home tab to Viewport tab.
  • Project Manager no longer switches Home tab to Viewport tab.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where annotations colored by the color of their parents.

Installer

  • Added a warning page to the installer about a possible device restart.

 

v.4.2.0. Release (September 18, 2019)

Features

  • Added the option to edit the text of the selected annotation in the Object Inspector.
  • Added Align Camera tool.
  • Added visual feedback to set cross-section plane from three points.
  • Added Gamepad support (Tested with Xbox One controller only).
  • Improved OBJ loader to support non-manifold edges.
  • Added exporting point clouds as LAS files.
  • Added uploading point clouds to Sketchfab.
  • Added support for point cloud decimation.
  • Added project folders management.
  • Added support for changing temporary files location of the current project.
  • Added support for the latest FARO SCENE Project files (*.lsproj).
  • Added support for offsetting DXF and OBJ files into local coordinates during import.
  • Added support to export DXF and OBJ files in global coordinates.
  • Added a button to toggle the visibility of polygons in Surface Modeling.
  • Added drawing holes on the selected polygon in Surface Modeling.
  • Added support to edit, clone and delete holes in Surface Modeling.
  • Added triangulating of polygons with holes in Surface Modeling.
  • Added the option to remove duplicate points during octree generation.

Changes

  • Materials stored as part of a scene file.
  • Normal computation is a part of the octree generation.
  • Automatic assignment of surface materials is a part of the octree generation.
  • E57 scan positions are calculated in chunks.

GUI

  • Added Home screen.
  • Added Visual feedback in surface material settings when point clouds or octrees do not have normal vectors.
  • Added custom import&export file dialogs.
  • Restructured Surface Modeling window.
  • Restructured progress bar of octree generation.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed numerical issues in cross-section plane definition.
  • Loaded 2D sections preserve their planarity.
  • Fixed the issue where users couldn’t leave the fullscreen mode by pressing the Esc key.
  • Fixed the issue where the progress bar disappeared by pressing the Esc key but the progress continued.

 

v.4.1.1. Release (June 05, 2019)

Features

  • Added generating octrees from multiple E57 files.
  • Added generating octrees from colorless E57 files.
  • Added the option to skip colorless scan positions of E57 files.
  • Added support for the latest FARO SCENE Project files (*.lsproj).
  • Added support for MTL (material) files (for OBJ files).
  • Added specular reflection support for phong illumination materials.
  • Added support for PNG texture format.

Changes

  • Simplified octree generation settings.

GUI

  • Change the color of all selected layers simultaneously.
  • Change visibility of all selected objects (and recursively of their children) simultaneously.
  • Extended selection support in the Material Editor.
  • Simultaneous editing of selected fields of Transform Attributes group.
  • Progress bar support for mesh import.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash issue when computing a loft mesh from circles with a small tesselation count.
  • Fixed a crash issue when deleting curves.
  • Fixed issues when joining and exploding curves with children objects.
  • Default materials are always on top of the Material Editor.
  • Fixed compatibility issues of scene files (*.na) generated in NUBIGON v4.0.1 and later.
  • Save Scene supports point clouds and sections again.
  • Fixed a delay issue when deleting many objects.
  • Fixed point cloud import and octree generation issues when file extensions are written in uppercase.
  • Fixed save scene issues when importing point clouds or meshes into the scene from a hard drive other than the one NUBIGON is installed on.

 

v.4.1.0. Release (April 23, 2019) 

Features 

  • Added support for E57 files.
  • Added exporting screenshots in TIFF, JPG, BMP, PNG formats.
  • Added exporting camera animations as image sequences in TIFF, JPG, BMP, PNG formats.
  • Added a wider range of offset vector options.
  • Improved octree generation, now it is up to five times faster.
  • Added the option to force 8-bit colors for LAS files
  • Added orthophoto tool (TIFF export).
  • Added annotation tool.
  • Added exporting annotations to DXF.
  • Added the point object.
  • Added exporting points to DXF.
  • Added the option to jump to the center of selected objects with Focus.

Changes

  • Every object type can now be used as a parent of other objects.
  • Camera animation keyframes are stored in the NUBIGON scene file.

GUI 

  • Rearranged items in Main Menu.
  • Added displaying global or local coordinates to Status Bar.
  • Added Tool window to adjust parameters of the active tool.
  • Improved Console window messages.