This version features three new tools Animate Along Curve , Replace Shapes , Render Object Display , and large upgrades to our Installer and Preferences management.
Modeling Align has a new function Place Objects on surface, where multiple object’s can be snapped to a single piece of geometry.
There’s a new Getting Started Page and popup window will help you get up and running with Zoo Tools Pro.
And we’ve fixed numerous bugs.
New Tool – Animate Along Curve:
Animate Along Curve instantly builds motion path rigs for animating objects along curves; this is a very handy rigging tool for animators.
New Tool – Replace Shapes:
Replace Shapes allows you to replace many objects with another object with instancing and keep-shader options. The tool allows you to instantly upgrade geometry on repeating objects such as leaves, tiles, grass, rocks, bricks, buttons, rivets etc. You can also replace any shape node type, so it’s compatible with all object types such as curves, cameras, locators, lights ect.
New Tool – Render Object Display:
Render Object Display is a simple tool for changing object render settings on multiple objects. Toggle the Render Stats attribute settings like Cast Shadows, Primary Visibility, Double Sided, Visibile In Reflections and more, across many objects.
Enhancement: Installer Upgrade:
We’ve further enhanced our Drap And Drop Installer making it even easier to install Zoo into common Maya locations. You can now change the Zoo Preferences Folder location in the install. We’ve added a new Getting Started page and popup window after the install completes for getting up and running in Zoo Tools Pro.
Enhancement: Moving Zoo Preferences folder
We’ve made it easier to move the Zoo Preferences Folder or to change it to be in a new location at any time. Find this setting under Zoo Preferences Window > General.
Bug Fix: Maya Shaders Crash
The Maya Shaders UI should no longer crash while opening.
Bug Fix: Controls on Curve
Controls On Curve now builds correctly with custom names.
Bug Fix: SubD Smooth Control
SubD Smooth Control can be set to higher values than 4.
Bug Fix: Randomize Keyframes
Randomize Keyframes fixes an issue where multiple-curve-selection and a slider-adjust would cause all curves to have identical values. Alt-clicking the Plus and Minus icons also now resets correctly.
Pipeline Conflict Fix: Unicode Environment Variables
We’ve fixed a minor pipeline compatibility issue related to unicode environment variables and their compatibility with proprietary tools.