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RailClone Pro 3.1.9 beta
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:40:39 AM »
Note: Beta versions include new features and fixes, but a beta version is NOT the final version of the product and therefore we don't guarantee there won't be errors that may disrupt the computer's operation and/or result in data loss. Use it always at your own risk.

Registered users of RailClone Pro can download the upgrade from the User Panel->Beta versions. For any question about this release, please use the RailClone beta forum.

3.1.9 beta

   - iToo Toolbars (both Forest and RailClone) can be disabled adding the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Itoo Software\DisableToolbars = 1 (DWORD)
   - Fixed: When Evenly->Mode parameter is exported, modifies value of Clipping->Mode.
      * To fix it on existing styles it's necessary to recreate the Generator.
   - Fixed: Evenly mode generates extra segments on closed splines.
   - Fixed: unable to export parameters with same name.
   - Fixed: Update Manager doesn't close properly when launched on silently mode.

3.1.8 beta

   - Added support for V-Ray Next final (v4.02.04).
   - Added support for RailClone Color in Arnold.
   - Fixed: Display->"Use Instance Engine" has no effect in Arnold (always is on).
   - Fixed copy/paste error between macros (bug introduced in 3.1.5b).
   - Fixed rare crash in Expression Editor with some operations (i.e. using Undo when focus is on viewport).
   - Fixed issue when Evenly distance is lower than the Evenly Segment size.

3.1.6 beta

   - Added improvements to Update Manager.
   - Fixed: Sequence and Material->Sequence operators start with 2 same segments.
   - Fixed: animated Clipping splines are not updated correctly.
   - Fixed: Style Editor is not closed automatically when RC object is deselected, if an expression is being edited.
   - Fixed bugs with No-Bend segments and Y Splines in Arrays.

3.1.5 beta

   - Fixed issues with auto alignment to X->XY.
   - Fixed: Arnold Renderer doesn't generate the correct geometry for instanced segments.
   - Fixed crash using Numeric nodes copied from a macro in the main style.
      * Numeric nodes of main and macro styles are not interchangeable. Now RC blocks this possibility in copy-paste operations.
   - Fixed: Input macro nodes of different types can be rewired.
   - Fixed: Macro outputs cannot be rewired with a node of same type.

   - Main configuration of the plugin can be defined using environment variables:
      * Each registry key used in the configuration may be replaced by a variable, replacing non alphanumeric characters by '_'.
         For example: for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Itoo Software\RailClone Pro\MainDir", you must define the variable "ITOO_SOFTWARE_RAILCLONE_PRO_MAINDIR"
      * The minimum variables to run RailClone Pro are the following:
         For Network licenses:
            ITOO_SOFTWARE_RAILCLONE_PRO_MAINDIR=C:\Program Files (x86)\Itoo Software\RailClone Pro
            ITOO_SOFTWARE_LICENSES_LICENSEDIR=C:\ProgramData\Itoo Software\Licenses
         For Stand-alone licenses:
            ITOO_SOFTWARE_RAILCLONE_PRO_MAINDIR=C:\Program Files (x86)\Itoo Software\RailClone Pro
            ITOO_SOFTWARE_LICENSES_LICENSEDIR=C:\ProgramData\Itoo Software\Licenses
      * If you define the variables in a .BAT file, be sure to not include any space at both sides of the '=' symbol, or it will not work (this is a known Windows issue).
      * Environment variables are used only by the Max plugin. Other tools as the License Manager requires configuration registry keys yet.
      * If both registry keys and environment variables are defined, the variables have precedence over keys (priority order is Variables->HKLM->HKCU).

3.1.4 beta

   - Added support for Arnold 5.1 and MaxToA 2.0, both in Max 2018 and Max 2019.
      * RailClone doesn't longer work with Arnold 5.0. The upgrade to 5.1 is a requirement. It can be downloadeded from here:
   - Fixed problems with Adaptive mode.
   - Bevels now can be used with Count mode.
   - Modifiers in RailClone objects are used on nested objects.
      * Only if Segment->Nest is not enabled in the outer object. This mode is not compatible with modifiers.
   - Fixed precision error when segment ends just at the spline's limit.
   - Fixed crash in Style Editor dragging a Macro category (not a macro) from the Macros tree.

3.1.3 beta

   - Fixed bug of RC 3.1.2b with Adaptive mode.

3.1.2 beta

   - Added support for V-Ray Next beta 3.
   - Added support for Arnold Renderer in Max 2018.
   - Added UVW XForm->"Rotate about Center".
      * It has no effect with Segment's mapping.
      * To make it work identically to the UVW XForm Max modifier, now Scale is applied after Rotation (previously Scale was applied before Rotation).
   - Added "SubSplineCounter" to expressions.
      * Index of sub-spline when using compound X splines. Valid both for array and linear generators. Starts in 0.
   - Bevels now can be used with Adaptive mode.
      * "Bevel Mode" and "Bevel Offset" have no effect. In all cases is used the same type of bevel with offset 0.
   - Several array inputs have been renamed, to more understable names according its operation.
      Left Side -> Start, Right Side -> End, Top Side -> Top, Bottom Side -> Botton, Inner Corner -> X Corner
      LT Corner -> Start Top, RT Corner -> End Top, LB Corner -> Start Bottom, RB Corner -> End Bottom
   - For "Style->Free Object" the full spline's transformation is ignored (Position/Rotate/Scale), not ony Position as before.
      * This fixes a problem with XRef scenes binded to a rotated object.
      * Existing scenes may be affected if were using the Rotation or Scale of the spline.
        That can be fixed re-aligning the RC object with the spline (ie. using Alt+A) for rotation, and applying a Reset XForm to the spline, for scale.
   - Added "Sync between Generators" to "Random" node. It lets to generate same random values for all Generators.
   - Added warning when using Point-cloud mode with nested RC objects.
   - Fixed Style->Geometry->Vertex Weld, which was broken in latest release.

3.1.1 beta

   - Added support 3DS Max 2019.
   - Added Arnold renderer support.
      * Material operator, UVW XForm and RailClone Color are not currently supported.
      * The builtin library doesn't include Arnold materials yet. We'll upgrade it on next updates.
   - Fixed: in Point-cloud mode, Z-Offset is applied twice for segments with Bend off.
   - Fixed bug computing Corner on first vertex of closed splines.
   - Fixed resizing Note nodes when Style Editor is zoomed.
   - Fixed "Simple Y Offset mode" with collinear vertices.
   - Fixed bug when using "Extend X/Z Size to Area" and "X-->XY" mode with splines coplanar to XY.
Carlos Quintero
iToo Software