May 2015 Archives

Functy 0.35 now available

  • Posted on May 18, 2015 at 2:08 am

Version 0.35 of Functy is now available for download. Variants are available for Windows, Linux and as source code. There’s also now a Launchpad PPA for installing nightly builds on Ubuntu.

The main improvement to this new version is the ability to export models as OpenVDB voxel clouds. OpenVDB is the award-winning 3D sparse volumetric data library developed by Ken Museth at DreamWorks Animation, and used in a bundle of movies including Puss in Boots, Madagascar 3, How to Train Your Dragon and Turbo (I’m really gunning for success by association here, in case you hadn’t noticed!).

Grab the latest version of Functy from the downloads page.

Functy PPA

  • Posted on May 14, 2015 at 1:48 am

If you’re an Ubuntu user, you can now get the latest Functy development build through my Launchpad PPA. As long as you’ve added the PPA, this means it can be installed real easy using the standard apt-get approach:

sudo apt-get install functy

Beautiful.

For those inclined towards voxels, the latest development version can now export in SVX and OpenVDB format.

All Ubuntu versions since 14.10 are supported (that’s Utopic, Vivid and Wily). Utopic’s the only one I’ve tested so far. Anything earlier is unfortunately a no-go due to an older version of libzip.

That’s it! When I get a bit more time I’ll post about the new OpenVDB export feature.

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