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New BlenderNation/Lox custom build (24/03/2006)

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:14 pm
by lox_federico
The new article on BlenderNation.com brings a bunch of archives containing different versions of a new customized build/release:
  • Win32 build optimized for generic x86 processors
  • Win32 build optimized for AthlonXP/MP/Sempron processors
  • Win32 build optimized for Athlon64/X2/FX processors
  • Tweaked source tarball for any platform
:arrow: For details on the new features, bundled scripts and for downloading read the full article here.

Why not ZIP

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:19 pm
by forcefield
nice build, but why no ZIP? ZIP is built into XP now and all, why not use it.

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:37 pm
by CDI3D
Yep, agreed. A regualr zip file would be great.

Ive tried downloading from turbosquid several times now and keep getting a corrupted 7zip file.

Have you considered uploading the files to graphicall (sp!)?

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:43 pm
by patricks
Thanks Federico 8)

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:35 am
by lox_federico
Simply because 7zip is as free as ZIP and offers a higher compression factor (10~25% better compression). And there are different free archivers that support it:

7zip itself
TugZip
ZipGenius

Under Linux too:
the KDE archiving tool supports 7zip as long as you install the p7zip package.

For the corrupted file question, try installing and using a download manager, however I'm going to move those downloads to a dedicated server hosting tomorrow. :wink:

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:46 pm
by fobsta
I'm lovin' the following feature

'Around Individual Centers: now works for each face when scaling/rotating mutliple faces at once'

I don't think Maya can do this (though I might need correcting)

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:23 pm
by Koba
fobsta:

You're right! I was doing some modelling and then I did exactly that - scaled about multiple selected faces around their individual centers - and I did wonder why I hadn't been able to do that before.

Koba

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:03 pm
by solmax
fobsta wrote:I'm lovin' the following feature

'Around Individual Centers: now works for each face when scaling/rotating mutliple faces at once'

I don't think Maya can do this (though I might need correcting)
not sure abt. maya either, but max can do it. always missed it in blender, and now it's here - great :)

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:16 pm
by Caronte
To be really usefull, this feature need to work with islands, instead of faces.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:27 pm
by gendou
FYI, a really good freeware ZIP equivalent to WinZip on Windows is Ultimate Zip -> http://www.ultimatezip.com

Opens all formats WinZip opens and integrates into the Windows shell. I use it all the time.