I am pleased to announce the release of Boxcutter 714: Fadeblade.
Documentation has also been prepared for the products.
A basic overview of what's new to 714:
- Dots V1
- Extrude / offset dots
- Bevel Dots
- Rounded snapping dots
- Faded Drawing
- Radial Array
- Knife Wire display
- Accucut Lazorcut
- Quick Execute Improvements
- Help icon changes
- and much much more.
Let's look at some of the features in detail.
Help icon in topbar
Now the help icon is in the topbar to make accessing the documentation easier. As users ask questions we hope to expand on it to automate the learning process of hopscutter.
Shapes now have the ability to fade into view and fade out of view. This has resulted in a much more graceful experience. This was the most time consuming portion of 714. Great care was taken to improve stability in order to support this system.
Fade times are in milliseconds. Set to low numbers to disable.
Fade can be adjusted via behavior panel or prefs.
Previously extractions would remain in user view. That has now been resolved making for a smoother experience. Also the shading of extractions have been improved making them better for use with kitops.
Accucut is a new system extending lazorcut’s accuracy.
When using lazorcut in the previous versions it always overshot.
The new version makes it closer to the dimensions of the mesh.
Dots Edit Mode
Dots are back in Boxcutter 714.
When drawing a shape users can tab to live. During live dots exist for Extrude, Offset, Draw and Bevel.
Click the shape to apply.
Pressing V goes into array. Pressing V twice launches radial array.
The radial array can be shifted to live for movement and fine modification.
Since radial array is live and uses modifiers it starts at 3 at this time. In the future we plan to extend on the functionality of this tool and give it a proper start operation.
Array supports all shapes and modes.
I am excited for the next horizon for Boxcutter. So much almost made it but had to be cut for time on this release. Alot of things planned for next time so don’t count us out just yet. We even wanna show you one last thing to try.
Set the fade out time to any of these numbers.