MD5 (tentative) release in September

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MD5 (tentative) release in September

Post by Rosemaryr » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:04 am

The MD team has announced the proposed release of MD 5 for September.
Announcment thread: ... /News/5597
Student/Academic pricing option to be available: ... /News/5599
New purchasers of MD4 will get an upgrade to MD 5: ... /News/5600

Planned new features list:

1. Cut Pattern
Cutting patterns in 2D is now available. Discover your creativity with this pattern cutting feature.

2. Offset as Internal Line
Input specific measurements to offset patterns and segments as Internal Lines

3. Fold Arrangement
Fold seam allowance, collars, and cuffs in the 3D Window before Simulation is activated.

4. Direct Positioning
Use the Direct Positioning tool to easily arrange patterns and OBJs on the Avatar and garment.

5. Sewing Line Type
Apply the Turned Sewing Line Type setting to achieve a folded, two-ply look.

6. Side Geometry
Apply and adjust the curvature of pattern edges, and/or express hems with facing.

7. Align
Align point, lines to the vertical (X) and horizontal (Y) axis.

8. Round Corner
Round Corner performs the rounding of the edges and corners of 3D shapes along a 2D profile

9. UV Guidelines
UV Guidelines can be displayed and it lets you view and interactively edit the UV.

10. Avatar Size Measurement
There are two methods to obtain the avatar’s length measurement. The Basic Length Measurement method takes a straight measurement, while the Surface Length Measurement method takes a measurement by following the curves of the avatar’s surface. A Height Measurement function, that takes the avatar’s height measurement from the avatar’s height and the ground, is also provided.

11. Coordinate Gizmo
Coordinate Gizmo in Select, Move, Rotate mode.

12. Import Camera in FBX format
You may import camera in FBX format.


Looks like a lot of requested items from our long wishlists have been addressed.

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Re: MD5 (tentative) release in September

Post by Rosemaryr » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:50 pm

The release is slightly postponed a bit. Originally planned for today (the 15th), they posted a message yesterday that it would be delayed until the 22nd, to allow some fixes to be made. (It is assumed that the open beta will continue until then.)

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