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lightwolf
02-27-2008, 07:33 PM
We've just released our second version of db&w Tools, a free set of plugins:

Version 1.1 includes:

Material Blender
This node allows you to split up materials into shading components, merge shaders into materials or blend different materials together.

On thing worth noting is the fact that the shading input always overrides the respective material, so if you connect a material to the "fg Material" input, the "fg Specular" will override the specular component of the material.

Kudos to Mike Stetson for coming up with the initial idea.

Simple Colour Corrector
A node that offers the same colour correction options as the image panel, including gamma correction.

Command Statistics
This Master plugin records all commands fired by Layout and sorts them by how many times they are accessed.
The idea is to record all actions, allowing you to decide which commands are used more often to streamline your configs and keyboard shorcuts. You can let it run while you work and after a few sessions it should become clear which parts of Layout you use more.
This plugin is a Layout Master, which means that it is launched with LightWave 3D.
The list of commands is stored between layout sessions.
You can export the list of commands to a text file (tab delimited) or clear it.

Growl
OSX, UB only.
This master handler plugin sends notifications to Growl (http://growl.info/) on OSX.
Supported events are:

Starting Frame Render
Frame Rendered
Starting Render
Render Done
Scene Loaded
Scene Saved

You can use the Growl preferences to customize these.

Render Audio Notifier
Windows only.
This master handler plugin allows you to assign sounds to specific events.
Supported events are:

Starting Frame Render
Frame Rendered
Starting Render
Render Done
Scene Loaded
Scene Saved

You can use "Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices" in Windows to assign sounds to these events.

You can download the plugins here (http://www.db-w.com/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,84/func,select/id,13/) (no registration required).

If you find any issues, don't hesitate to mail us at info@db-w.com .

We hope you enjoy working with the plugins.

Cheers
Mike

lightwolf
03-10-2008, 10:55 PM
Just to let you know, I've just update the plugin, it is available on our website (http://www.db-w.com) in the downloads section:

Changes:

Version 1.1b:

fixes a bug that made the Material Blender unuseable for ... materials :( *sigh*
fixes a bug that caused the 32bit version of the Notifier to crash on Vista x64


Cheers,
Mike

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