MCprep v3.0.2 | Parody production polished

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this May 23, 2017 · 1 commit to master since this release

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MCprep was used and improved as a part of this Minecraft parody song

New in this (3.0.2) release:

  • Added brand new feature: Meshswap block spawning!
    • You can now directly append meshswap groups into your scene from either the Shift-A menu, or the spawner panel
    • Currently only works on groups in the meshswap blend file, but you can change it to be any of your own custom files or add your own groups to that file.
    • Future versions will expand blocks available significantly.
    • Automatically can snap blocks to grid and auto prep materials (into cycles format or BI)
    • Demo link available here
  • Last version claimed compatibility improvement - this one actually makes it work properly for everyone. Enjoy your blending down to 2.72, for real this time!
  • Changed the default behavior of prep materials to not automatically consolidate materials, which was causing individuals to accidentally combine skins swapped.
    • If you find you have duplicate materials lying around, press combine materials button directly instead.
  • Updates to the updater code which had some installation issues previously and problems where it would continue to notify of an update even after the update was installed manually.
  • New popup layout for meshswapping, putting details in a dialog instead of cluttering the panel.
    • Not sure what everything does? Don't worry - the default behavior does the same as what the button did in previous releases.
    • Removed the now unnecessary settings options under the MCprep main panel. This includes removing options like mcprep_use_lib (for setting initially to link groups or not) and the append layer setting, now in the new popup UI instead
  • Fixed "remove mob" operator for mob spawning, wasn't working before. Also warns you if the file you're trying to delete will also remove other mobs (in case the one file has multiple mobs inside as in some rig packs)
  • Removed the "jmc works best" lingo as both Mineways and jmc2obj can effectively be configured to work as well (be sure to see the diagram of optimal settings for both)
  • Removed the "quick 10x10x10 upscale" button that was made to accommodate mineways, as most people now use Mineays export for rendering which defaults to an appropriate scale of 1000mm high (or 1m) which matches meshswap scale.
  • Also made it so that when selecting the "open mineways" path on OSX, the path auto-fixes itself to end in ".app" if the input path is actually a subfolder.
  • Slightly adjusted Ghast rig, default view of creeper rig, villager rig, and removed extra slime rig.
  • Added a text-file link referring to the addon's privacy policy.

New in this (3.0.0) release:

See previous release notes for full details

For help or any issues, create new issues here, or reach out to TheDuckCow at support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or on youtube. In the addon, consider keeping (anonymous) usage tracking enabled to help me understand how to improve this addon more!

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MCprep v3.0.1 | Painting a better addon

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this Apr 12, 2017 · 24 commits to master since this release

Actual version release date: 4/11/2017

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Watch the (previous) demo video here, updated video coming soon

New in this (3.0.1) release:

  • Big compatibility fixes! MCprep now once again works in blender versions down as far as 2.72 (thanks everyone for logging issues)
  • Implemented ability to open jmc2obj/mineways from within MCprep directly
    • Set (and save!) the path to the program executables in the user preferences section
    • Save a default path for importing Minecraft world export OBJs
  • Applying skin now also updates the active UV image on the selected meshes
  • Added a whole new page about world importing for quick reference in the tutorial section of the preferences panel.
  • Added back in the local scene variable for source of mob spawner
    • This allows you to have a global saved preference, e.g. the built in mobs while still allowing you to save and keep individual files with different reference folders
    • To use, simply change the filepath in the spawner panel itself - this will be saved with the blend file, but will not affect other files or the default path.
    • Also added the relative blend filepath below the "spawn x" button, which is useful if you have multiple groups with the same name in different files, or if you are in the "all" category and have a WIP/old versions folder and see multiple versions of the same item.
  • Added a popup UI to mob spawning, forcing users to consciously decide to link or append and set location and pose
    • You can still one-click spawn in a rig by clicking on the right arrow icon in the UIList to instantly spawn the rig
    • This allows you to quick add characters in a scene without the popup, sort of like a shortcut.
  • Added a workflow for selecting an active mob for skin swapping, separate to mob swapping selected skin
    • This allows you to set a specific mob, e.g. the default Player mob, as active for skin swapping.
    • By using the "spawn_with_skin" operator, you can directly add a rig into a scene and apply a selected skin in one button click.
  • Fixed issue so that future popups notifying of new updates will correctly bring users to download page.
  • Other minor bug fixes/stability items.

New in this (3.0.0) release:

  • Complete code rewrite, which will allow for easier continued development and expansion
  • Added completely new Skin Swapping workflow
    • Operator to one-click apply a new skin to a selected rig from an image file. Works on the selected armature or objects
    • Operator to download a username's skin and apply it to a selected rig. Works on the selected armature or objects
    • Built in list of stored skins for quick re-applying in the future, with the ability to add or remove from this list or select a new folder of skins.
    • Comes with a few skins out of the box
    • Note: Only compatible with Minecraft 1.8+ skins, in the future an auto conversion will be developed for older skin formats.
  • Retopologized and optimized the Fancy Feet Rig/Player Rig, now has an even pixel grid for easy extruding/face deletion
  • Added additional meshswap blocks
  • Added additional mobs to the mob spawner, including the Shulker and Blaze
  • New utility functions:
    • Improve UI: changes viewport settings optimal for Minecraft rendering
    • Combine materials: If there are duplicates of the same material name (e.g. after consecutive world imports or rig appends), this operator will consolidate them down to the lowest number of materials
    • Combine images: Similarly, if there are duplicates of the same image name (i.e. image, image.001, etc), this operator will consolidate the datablocks into the lowest number of unique image base names. Only available with blender 2.78+.

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube. In the addon, please consider enabling usage tracking to help me understand how to improve this addon more!

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MCprep v3.0.0 | A whole new addon

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this Nov 27, 2016 · 24 commits to master since this release

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Check the README for usage instructions!

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Watch the (previous) demo video here, updated video coming soon

New in this (3.0.0) release:

  • Complete code rewrite, which will allow for easier continued development and expansion
  • Added completely new Skin Swapping workflow
    • Operator to one-click apply a new skin to a selected rig from an image file. Works on the selected armature or objects
    • Operator to download a username's skin and apply it to a selected rig. Works on the selected armature or objects
    • Built in list of stored skins for quick re-applying in the future, with the ability to add or remove from this list or select a new folder of skins.
    • Comes with a few skins out of the box
    • Note: Only compatible with Minecraft 1.8+ skins, in the future an auto conversion will be developed for older skin formats.
  • Retopologized and optimized the Fancy Feet Rig/Player Rig, now has an even pixel grid for easy extruding/face deletion
  • Added additional meshswap blocks
  • Added additional mobs to the mob spawner, including the Shulker and Blaze
  • New utility functions:
    • Improve UI: changes viewport settings optimal for Minecraft rendering
    • Combine materials: If there are duplicates of the same material name (e.g. after consecutive world imports or rig appends), this operator will consolidate them down to the lowest number of materials
    • Combine images: Similarly, if there are duplicates of the same image name (i.e. image, image.001, etc), this operator will consolidate the datablocks into the lowest number of unique image base names. Only available with blender 2.78+.

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube. In the addon, please consider enabling usage tracking to help me understand how to improve this addon more!

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MCprep v2.1.3 | Windows band aid

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this Dec 8, 2015 · 36 commits to master since this release

Click here or download the MCprep_addon_v2.1.3.zip file below, and install that addon in blender as a zip file. | Take 5 minutes to provide your feedback here!

Check the README for usage/install instructions!

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Watch the demo video here

New in this (2.1.3) bug-fix update:

Windows is a special operating system that decided to not play along with the the rest of the gang. Some change in blender's filepath calculations on Windows made meshswapping and mob spawning not work in blender 2.76. This update only patches that issue (both linux and OSX were fine all along). Big features coming soon, stay tuned!

New in this (2.1) release:

  • Added the Mob Spawner functionality! You can now with a click of a button spawn in a variety of included minecraft rigs, or install your own!
  • Now there are 25 Included rigs! Credits for the creators of these rigs are on the readme page
  • This slightly random assortment of rigs will be expanded very soon, and eventually will cover all mobs in the game! Some optimizations need to be made first.
  • No significant changes have been made to meshswapping or material prepping.

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube. In the addon, please consider enabling usage tracking to help me understand how to improve this addon more!

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MCprep v2.1.2 | Mob Spawner Expansion

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this Jul 13, 2015 · 41 commits to master since this release

Download the MCprep_addon_v2.1.2.zip file below, and install that addon in blender as a zip file.

Check the README for usage instructions!

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Watch the demo video here

New in this (2.1) release:

  • Added the Mob Spawner functionality! You can now with a click of a button spawn in a variety of included minecraft rigs, or install your own!
  • Now there are 25 Included rigs! Credits for the creators of these rigs are on the readme page
  • This slightly random assortment of rigs will be expanded very soon, and eventually will cover all mobs in the game! Some optimizations need to be made first.
  • No significant changes have been made to meshswapping or material prepping.

New in this (2.1.2) update:

  • Made the rig folder a scene variable, so the path is saved with the blend file (default set to the one in the addon preferences)
    • This allows you to truly use the addon in a project with locally mapped rig folders without having to set the rig path for all blender instances/projects.
  • Added several more mob rigs, including spiders, zombies, rabbits, and VMcomix’s player rig.
  • Minor improvements to Mineways meshswapping
  • Added custom icons - only visible when using blender 2.75!
  • Created a “no category” section for mob spawning, so any rig in the rig folder and not in a sub-folder (a category) is also included.
  • Added more blocks for meshswapping, including sea lanterns, spawners, and more doors (note: doors still don’t quite meshswap correctly, turn off “join same mesh” to manually fix for each one)
  • Prototyped a function for shift-a adding meshswap objects, coming soon!
  • Added script support for the rigs, as implemented with the VMcomix rig
    • If your rig has a script e.g. to show/hide bones and for custom UI sliders, simply place the script in the same folder as the rig blend itself, and rename it to match the blend file but with the .py extension.
  • Fixed bug where clearing the pose also cleared drivers
  • Several other user experience and functional improvements

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube. In the addon, please consider enabling usage tracking to help me understand how to improve this addon more!

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MCprep v2.1.1 | Mob Spawner Release - Update

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this Jul 4, 2015 · 46 commits to master since this release

Download the MCprep_addon_v2.1.1.zip file below, and install that addon in blender as a zip file.

Check the README for usage instructions!

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Watch the demo video here

New in this (2.1) release:

  • Added the Mob Spawner functionality! You can now with a click of a button spawn in a variety of included minecraft rigs, or install your own!
  • Credits for the creators of these rigs are on the readme page
  • This slightly random assortment of rigs will be expanded very soon, and eventually will cover all mobs in the game! Some optimizations need to be made first.
  • No significant changes have been made to meshswapping or material prepping.

New in this (2.1.1) update:

  • MCprep has been moved to its own tab in the toolshelf
  • Now, there is a mob spawner section - all spawnable mobs are now just a single press of a button away
  • Improved the user experience of adding custom mobs
  • Created mob categories, based on folder structure.
  • Added more mobs! Thanks contributors
  • Added "rig caching", which previously made menu drawing slow and nonresponsive for a large number of rigs
  • Other minor bugs here and there and optimizations

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube. In the addon, please consider enabling usage tracking to help me understand how to improve this addon more!

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MCprep v2.1.0 | Mob Spawner Release

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this Jul 1, 2015 · 50 commits to master since this release

Download the MCprep_addon_v2.1.0.zip file below, and install that addon in blender as a zip file.

Check the README for usage instructions!

Awesome thumbnail/video coming soon! It might include a mob spawner block!

New in this release:

  • Added the Mob Spawner functionality! You can now with a click of a button spawn in a variety of included minecraft rigs, or install your own!
  • Included rigs: Steve (Fancy Feet), creeper, horse, guardian, skeleton, wolf, and chicken. Credits for the creators of these rigs are on the readme page
  • This slightly random assortment of rigs will be expanded very soon, and eventually will cover all mobs in the game! Some optimizations need to be made first.
  • No significant changes have been made to meshswapping or material prepping.

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube. In the addon, please consider enabling usage tracking to help me understand how to improve this addon more!

(if you like the addon, please consider donating for continued quality development!)

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MCprep v2.0.2 | Mineways Fix + more objects

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this Jun 7, 2015 · 51 commits to master since this release

Download the MCprep_addon_v2.0.2.zip file below, and install that addon in blender as a zip file.

Check the README for usage instructions!

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View the most recent demo video demo here!

New in this release:

  • Added several more objects/groups for meshswapping both for jmc2obj and Mineways, including: bookshelves, some doors, crafting table, enchanting table (pre-aniamted), and more flora.
  • Added the license for the models, CC-BY. If you use the meshswap files, give credit by linking to this addon!
  • Changed the default meshswap exporter to none, forcing users to select the right one.
  • MeshSwap now will keep the same selection after running as before
  • Fixed meshswap offset function (part of Mineways function), objects should be placed in the right place now
  • Merged the jmc2obj and Mineways meshswap blend file into one, using different layers for exporter specific objects
  • Now an option for joining meshswapped blocks together, on by default (equivalent behavior to previous versions). If turned off, all objects swapped in will remain separate, independent blocks.
  • Fixed torch rotation for Mineways and torch duplication with jmc2obj
  • Add preliminary support for swapping doors (oak and iron), but currently will be rotated wrong and, with Mineways, will swap in two overlapping doors. Also jmc2obj imports the wooden door instead of the iron door for reasons yet to be understood.
  • Cycles will used animated texture if one is present prior to material prep.
  • Added an auto-update checker, now if a new version of MCprep is available a label will appear in the addon window to get the new release.
  • Minor updates to opt-in usage tracking, now the user only needs to click the button once to enable/disable usage tracking without having to save user preferences. Please consider enabling it, helps to understand the users actions!

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube

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MCprep v2.0.1 | Cycles support and Meshswap overhaul

@TheDuckCow TheDuckCow released this May 30, 2015 · 60 commits to master since this release

Download the MCprep_addon_v2.zip file below, and install that addon in blender as a zip file.

Check the README for usage instrucitons!

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View the updated video demo here!

New in this release:

  • Cycles support for material prepping
  • MeshSwap overhaul, is much more efficient now and removes many bugs
  • MeshSwap no longer over-imports groups, which previously cluttered up space on multiple uses
  • New addon structure, now also makes use of addon preferences.
  • The default meshSwap files for Mineways and jmc2obj are now held in the blender addon directory for cleaner, generalized access.

Still to be improved: some oddities with meshswapping, auto scaling for Mineways, and more meshswappable models!

For help or any issues, reach out to support@theduckcow.com or on twitter @TheDuckCow or youtube

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