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Frost 2.0.14

January 26, 2017. For 64-bit 3ds Max 2012-2017.

What's New

  • Breaking change: Removed support for loading LAZ files.
  • Disabled error messages due to missing Alpha and Illumination channels when using V-Ray Instancing.
    • Such error messages were displayed excessively in some cases, leading to slow or hanging renders.
  • Added an About dialog. This can be accessed by pressing the "About Frost" button in Frost's Help rollout.

Frost 2.0.10

September 19, 2016. For 64-bit 3ds Max 2012-2017.

What's New

  • New license version. Please contact our sales department for a new Frost 2.0 license file.
  • Added support for 3ds Max 2017.
  • Removed support for 3ds Max 2010, 2011, and all 32-bit versions of 3ds Max.
  • Improved performance of Union of Spheres, Metaballs, Zhu/Bridson, and Anisotropic meshing.
  • Added support for V-Ray geometry instancing.
    • To enable this, use the new "Use V-Ray Instancing" checkbox in the "Particle Geometry" rollout.
    • Requires V-Ray 3.1 or later.
  • Added Region of Interest controls.
    • Lets you limit meshing to a bounding box.
    • These controls can be found in the new "Region of Interest" rollout.
  • Added support for loading additional particle file formats: E57, LAZ, PLY, PTG, and Thinkbox SPRT.

User Interface Changes

  • Double-clicking an item in the "Particle Objects" or "Custom Geometry" list will now select the corresponding object in the scene.
  • Added right-click support to list controls in the Frost UI.
    • Selecting, reordering and removing source objects can now be performed directly by right-clicking an item instead of highlighting it and then using the [>>] menu button.
  • Added Frost menu to main menu bar.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed error when using a float16 Radius channel with Anisotropic meshing.
  • Fixed SubAnim name of "geometryOrientationDivergenceAxisY" (was "X" instead of "Y").

Frost 1.4.3

April 30, 2015. For 3ds Max 2010-2016.

What's New

  • Added support for 3ds Max 2016.

Installer Changes

  • Silent installer now adds Frost to all detected versions of 3ds Max. Previously, it added Frost only to the newest version of 3ds Max.
  • Fixed error when running silent installer on a system that does not have 3ds Max installed (see report).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the Custom Geometry Seed control (see report).
    • Since Frost 1.4.0, the Animation Timing Seed was used instead of the Custom Geometry Seed, and the Custom Geometry Seed was ignored.
  • Fixed an error that caused meshing to end prematurely in some cases, producing an empty mesh with no error message.

Frost 1.4.2

What's New

  • Enabled support for Thinking Particles 6.x.

Frost 1.4.1

What's New

  • Added support for Thinking Particles 6.0
  • Added support for Thinking Particles 5 in 3ds Max 2015.