The download file is a free trial version 1.6.5.
Website : www.jerrykon.com
1, Feather generation is now multi thread enabled.
2, Add standard jcFeather.
3, Convert feather to curves.
4, More smooth feather rachis curve.
5, Add and remove a few attributes.
6, Bugs fixes.
What's new in 2.0.0 :
1,create feather mesh using guid curves.
2,smoothly control the rotation and scale of feather mesh.
Update in 1.6.5:
1. Optimize memory usage when disconnecting attributes with jcFeather node.
2. The vertex group attribute in jcFeatherComponent and jcFeatherComponentArray node can be number decreased, e.g. 5:0 not just 0:5.
3. The key barbule display is not correct when surface feather attribute turned on.
4. Update shelf tool Create Multi jcFeatherComponent procedure.
What's new in 1.6:
1. Remove mesh vertices sets feather making method.
2. Add jcFeatherComponent and jcFeatherComponentArray nodes to make mesh
What's new in 1.5:
1,JCFeather Library UI makes single feather making more easily;
2,Grow Feather Guids mel procedure makes feather coats making more easily;
3,One jcFeather node can use multiple textures with a simple mel procedure;
4,Proxy bounding box was added to each single feather, so you can Delay ReadArchive rib files for more efficiently rendering;
5,jcFeatherSystem has a new method to interpolate feathers.You can store positions to a file for jcFeatherSystem;
6,Dynamic controls for feathers are more flexible.
7,Supports windows X64 Maya 2011 2012 2013.
1. click .msi file to install jcFeather;
2. if successful, the system envrionment variables MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH and
MAYA_SCRIPT_PATH will have the plugin and scripts directory;
3. load jcFeather.mll, then you will get JCFeather menu in maya.
jcFeather is a maya plugin to make real feather. Several tools are designed to make
feather making more easily and rendering better. Currently it's only fully intergrated
with 3delight. You can also export feather rib files and read files into prman to render
Version 1.0 features:
1. create single feather based on nurbs surfaces or mesh vertices.
2. create feather system based on a key feather to make a feather coat.
3. export feather to RiCurves rib files for later rendering with a special hair shader(for renderman or 3delight).
4. fully integrated with 3delight.
5. convert feather to mesh.
Free version limitations:
Free version 1.0 has everything except feature 3 and 4. This is a free version for maya2011X64.
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