Zoo 2.6.1 is here and Hive Alpha has been upgraded with multi-branch fk, new look feet controls, and pole vectors that space-switch to feet/wrists. Hive has also had all round stability improvements.
This version also fixes many small bugs from 2.6.0 which was a major upgrade.
Enhancement – Zoo Shelf
The ZooToolsPro shelf now remembers its tab position while restarting Maya.
Enhancements – Hive (Alpha)
Hive (Alpha) has had numerous enhancements:
– FK Components now feature multi-branch parenting within a single component.
– Add Guide and Set Parent Guide have been added to the right click menu for FK components.
– Ik Pole Vectors can now space switch and be parented to feet/wrists.
– New look feet controls with a less cluttered look.
– Highlight From Scene and Select In Scene now have icons on the Settings Shelf.
– Display LRA for joint orienting has been added to the guide marking menu.
– Switching between FK/IK now selects controls properly.
– Guides are locked and cannot be accidentally reparented by users.
Bug Fixes – Hive (Alpha)
Hive (Alpha) has had many fixes.
– Add/remove Twists for V-Chains is now working correctly.
– Changing guide settings no longer returns the guide to world zero.
– Min/max settings are now correctly setting on control attributes.
– Issue with FK chains with only one joint translation issue fixed.
– Fixed Attribute Error while switching sides in the Hive UI.
– Less C++ errors in the Script Editor while renaming components.
– Rebuilding FK joint counts error solved.
Bug Fix – Maya Scenes
Dots Menu > Export Selection is working again.
Bug Fix – Camera Manager
Camera Manager’s mask color presets are working again
Bug Fix – Maya Shaders
Dots Menu > Save Shader is working again.
Bug Fix – Control Creator
Combine Curves is fixed.
Bug Fix – Color Swatch Formatting
We’ve solved a bug where the color swatches were messing UI formatting.
Bug Fix – Renderer
Changing renderers is now remembered by all tools and on a Maya restart.
To see all tools go to the Zoo 2 Information Page.
Registered users can download from the Zoo 2 Install Page.