Posts tagged with 'download'

Functy 0.33 now available

  • Posted on November 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm

This latest version has two main new features. First it allows animations to be exported as a series of PNG frames. Second you can also now export in Simple Voxels (SVX) format. This is a neat new format that represents a model as a volume rather than a surface as would normally be the case with STL or PLY files. Functy is ideally set up for this, since the objects are mathematically defined anyway. SVX files are also ideally suited to 3D printing, which ultimately is working with 3D volumes too.

Even though it’s new, Shapeways already allow upload of models in SVX format, and you can see an example - my first attempt - on the Shapeways site.

There have been some more minor improvements too. For the first time ever, Functy now has an About window. Only a small thing, but long overdue. It’s been on the back-burner for a while, since until recently Ubuntu’s version of Glade crashed when creating dialogues. Ironically I didn’t end up including it in the gtk-builder file anyway. Never mind. There’s also a new Progress window to make long exports bearable. SVX export can take some time, so this became a necessity. But it also helps with exporting of animations too, since these can also take a surprising length of time when every frame has to be generated as a separate file.

Please get yourself a copy and try out the new features. As with every release of Functy since the dawn of time, this is still a beta version, so please bear this in mind and let me know if things go wrong.

As always, the binary and source is available direct from Sourceforge or via the downloads page.

Functy with new export progress window

Functy with new export progress window

Functy version 0.32 now available

  • Posted on October 4, 2014 at 7:38 pm

It’s not been long (just under a week) since the last Functy release, but the latest changes are suitably discreet to allow this minor update straight away.

The latest version now allows export in STL format, to complement the existing PLY export capabilities. Scenes can either be exported as static models, or with animation as a sequence of STL files for each frame.

In addition, there’s also been a bit of bugfixing too. One particularly nasty bug caused PLY export to fail for some scenes when the program was running on Windows (it was always fine on Linux). I’m hoping the bugfixes will resolve this problem. Please let me know how you find it, especially if it still causes problems.

As always, the binary and source is available direct from Sourceforge or via the downloads page.

Functy 0.24 released

  • Posted on May 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I’m very pleased to announce the release of Functy version 0.24, which can now be obtained from the downloads page.

The main changes from the previous version are the following.

  • Addition of the new curve function type. This complements the existing Cartesian and spherical functions by allowing parametric curves to be defined with cross-sections based on cylindrical co-ordinates.
  • All function types can now be rendered either using the CPU (as before) or entirely using the GPU.
  • GPU rendering provides per-pixel lighting calculated using the derived normal function (rather than using interpolated normals as used by most per-pixel algorithms).
  • Available for Windows and Linux, and also as a new ARM Debian version for use with the Raspberry Pi.

Functy is still very much a work-in-progress, and won’t be entirely bug-free, so if you stumble across a problem or have any difficulty with it please let me know.


Some kind of Functy release

  • Posted on April 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Well, after pretty much an entire day of shunting files around the network using more protocols than the EU, I can finally say that there’s a Functy release to show for it.

This is version 0.1, which means it’s a bit brittle and the paint is still drying. It also comes flatpacked, so you’ll have to build it yourself. But if you can get past all of that, it does just about work.

The packages can be downloaded at