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2/5/2017 - v 0.9.4
*Fixed curvature maps not using smooth high res normals.
*Added an option to automatically normalize curvature maps by computing the max curvature generated.
*Added hotkeys: ctrl+o, ctrl-s, ctrl-shift-s, ctrl-n, alt-f4, ctrl-b (bake)
*Added Thickness map output
*Handplane now displays the name of the current project file
*Added logic to protect users from losing unsaved changes to the current project.
*Fixed a bug in AO causing some sample counts to generate slightly dark results.
*Users can now drag and drop a project file to load it.
*Changed ray miss color for curvature maps to middle grey
*Changed ray miss color for AO to black
11/12/2016 - v 0.9.3
*Fixed Issue where some users reported not having the correct Visual C++ distribution after installation
*Pressing the bake button while in progress now cancels the bake
*8 bit TGA output
*Added dithering for 8 bit outputs
*Fixed PNG not writing correctly for some users
*Added an option to generate smooth highpoly normals when no mesh normals are found
*Improved loading of mesh normals for high poly models
*Improved stability with large resolution and high sample count bakes
*Added option to suppress warnings for mesh triangulation
*Set default back ray distance to 5
*Added a button next to the output path that opens the output folder in explorer
*Included our old tangent space calculator, handplane 1.6 in the installer
5/10/2016 - v 0.9.2
*Fixed crashes exposed by meshes missing important information (texture coordinates, normals)
*Added notification for bake failures when models are missing texture coordinates, normals, or other critical info.
5/9/2016 - We just released a new version 0.9.1
*Fixes FBX issues some users were having
*Sets default image format to tiff
*Warns users if they are baking without an output folder set.
Grab a new download from gumroad and run the installer to update.
Also, please post bugs and feeback in our polycount thread so we can make the tool better:
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