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Modelers update: New Silo 2.2 and Modo 5.0.1 (and a curious Hexagon thing)

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I've just received notice that Silo 2.2 is out. It seems Necercenter has been taking care of their Mac version's issues. It's a free update.

New in this version:

- Snapping Manipulator

- Export Scene

- Snow Leopard Support for OSX

- Bug Fixes and Stability

http://nevercenter.com/silo/download/

Also, Luxology released Modo 5.0.1. It adds, among other things, Pixar-style SDSs (they licensed it some time ago) that look like simplifying SDS hard surface modeling a lot via creasing techniques (at that, would Encage be compatible with these?).

Now, as a very strange move: the Daz guys are considering open-sourcing Hexagon: http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=153642&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=f22ac5bab4d508c88268fde484793132

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It's all good news.

I hope Hexagon keeps going. It was really an easy modeler to get into.

I still use it all the time.

Quirky yes, but if it can be fixed up , very cheap and very good.

You can get the job done. As it is, people are having problems on certain macs.

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Thanks for the info, I didn't realize Silo had an update. I was about to post the question to the EI Users: what are you using these day to model. I still find myself digging out EI Modeler. Silo sure. I was going to ask about Modo. Does it play nice with EIAS? I have a Cinema4D user that swears by Modo. I let my FormZ upgrades go bye bye. I mostly work in flying logos and opens for broadcast.

Jake

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I just did today a bit of EIM modeling. Oh how I wish ViaCAD and the like were as carefree and easy as EIM in several respects. And that EITG would have managed to update it (at that, any news about Brad and company? How are they faring lately?)

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I just did today a bit of EIM modeling. Oh how I wish ViaCAD and the like were as carefree and easy as EIM in several respects. And that EITG would have managed to update it (at that, any news about Brad and company? How are they faring lately?)

Funny, I was working in Modeler just before I saw your post and was thinking exactly the same thing.

In the past a question like this has usually generated a response from Ian saying something like 'It's an ongoing project.'

I wonder if it still is?

I find Viacad so unintuitive compared to Modeler as well.

Michael.

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Ola,

EIM still EITG property, we never had any more news from them, so, I really don't know what's happening!

I'm still using EIM, sometimes Silo and sometimes FormZ.

Thanks

Tom

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Hi,

I'm still using EIM on a Mac Pro with OS 10.5.8. It crashes, but still able to use.

I've heard all the reasons why EIM was not developed by EITG, but wonder why another group

wouldn't assume the role?

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Ola,

About EIM crashing, Did you turn off the "tool tips" on EIM preferences?

It's was crashing EIM a lot.

About take care of EIM, for us, EIAS is our main focus and require lots of advances to be like we plan. ;)

Hope it helps...

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Anyone using Modo with EIAS? I hear great things about Modo. Wonder how it works, or doesn't work with EIAS.

I can hardly believe we can work in EIM after so many system software updates over the years. Wonder when the last straw will be...

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Anyone using Modo with EIAS? I hear great things about Modo. Wonder how it works, or doesn't work with EIAS.

I can hardly believe we can work in EIM after so many system software updates over the years. Wonder when the last straw will be...

I've worked with Modo into EIAS ever since I saw eterra studios create Falling water. It was easy to hop on Modo since I was familiar with Modo and EIM. Funny that the tools are similar to various 3D apps. The various export methods from 3ds, maya and obj have worked for me. The only thing is that I have not painted models within Modo to export to EI. I use modo for hard surface / smooth bevel objects.

EIM is still my tool of choice and on the mac after I mapped multiple shortcuts to the program I'm a happy camper in keeping similar shortcuts from Modo to EIM.

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I feel for you Tomas...

You've been very accessible, but I can see some drawbacks to being so accessible. Still, you're doing the right thing by answering the questions as best you can. You don't want to over promise and under deliver.

Sooo first quarter, 2011? ; )

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Ola,

About EIM crashing, Did you turn off the "tool tips" on EIM preferences?

Thanks, I did not know about that. I had them on. Maybe I can finally use Modeler again without such stress!

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Hey Jake,

I like to share my Brain :)

About EIAS 9.. hehe, this one I cant share.. hahaha

Thanks

Tom

I watch too many Zombie movies, be careful with that. Braaaaains.

fyi, Tomas told me EIAS 9 is out April 1st, if anyone is interested. heh heh

I kid

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Hexagon is definitely being worked on.

Looks like a bug fix version.

http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=157873&sid=2e2bdf3763231d99c63c78b1bd3b025e

You guys I was just browsing for 3d apps on mac and I found out that Hexagon is going through beta!

http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=163436&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&sid=bd237cbb54a3ca0f5b64dfc8ef67bda4

I registered and downloaded the beta and it seem the current serial will expire next month. When you purchase the free beta it shows that they plan on testing until 2012.

Quick highlights solved 225 bugs. Updated the code. It works on my 3mo old Intel mac pro running S.L.

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I just noticed this the other day too.

It's good news! It's a pretty decent app if they fix it up.

I'm going to run it on my older machine and see what happens.

Daz says not to run it on the same machine as the old 2.5 version.

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