Posts tagged with 'Launchpad'

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


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.

Lift off

  • Posted on May 28, 2009 at 8:00 pm

So far Functy has led a largely insular life, not venturing outside of the SourceForge community. And there’s been good reason for this. Functy is only young, and not yet very stable. And let’s face it: SourceForge provides pretty much everything a growing project like this could need. It’s important not to be too inward looking though, and eventually it’s going to have to venture further. So, to this end, there’s now also a Functy project area on Canonical’s Launchpad project development site. If this kind of thing interests you (and you want to help the project find its feet) then I suggest you check it out.