Wednesday, July 28, 2010
xNormal 3.17.2 has been released:
- Added support for Growl notifications.
- Optimized the software CPU rendering a 5% ( thx to new LR child heuristics ).
- The Optix renderer now uses a better sampling to reduce banding artifacts. Also improved sightly the performance.
- Solved some bugs in the displacement map computations with the MatchUV option enabled.
- Removed the dependency from the CUDA runtime DLL ( driver ftw! ).
- Fixed a bug in the xNormal's installer that was causing to abort the installation due to an incorrect .NET 2.0 detection under Windows 7.
- Reduced a bit more the xNormal's installer because the program no longer depends on the VS2005 SP1 runtime, the CUDA 3.0 DLL runtime and neither DX9.0c ( which is included in XP SP2 ).
- Solved some compatibility problems with OpenGL 3.2 in the Optix renderer.
- Solved a rare problem in the Default Bucket Renderer that could lead to slow/hang the render.
- Fixed a problem loading .DDS files with mipmapping ( affecting to the DDS image importer and the OpenGL/DX9/DX10 graphics drivers ).
- Solved a very-rare potential problem computing the tangent space for opposite faces.
- Fixed a problem in the OBJ mesh importer that could cause to use more RAM than should be used to load the objects.
- Recompiled using the latest libraries ( Optix 2.0 final, DX June 2010, etc... )