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Old 25th November 2020, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default AC3D 8.6 Out Now!




AC3D 8.6 has a number of enhancements and fixes including:
  • the very useful Object-Thicken function which is now also available from the folding gadgets at the bottom left of the control panel.
  • Export-UV as a bitmap function (Tools menu).
  • Bas-Relief plugin - fixed (Tools menu) (Creates a landscape from an image)
See the installer/Readme for a full list of changes.

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
Download now


Also now available X-Plane plugin for Linux

When started, AC3D will let you know if you need to upgrade your license. You can upgrade here.


Many thanks for your continued support - stay safe




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Old 26th November 2020, 07:29 AM   #2
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Hi Andy
Any chance of seeing the "what's new" release notes before deciding, as I'd rather not overwrite my existing V8.55 just yet.

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Old 26th November 2020, 10:58 AM   #3
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AC3D 8.6.11

added - Object-Thicken gadget added to control panel
fixed - object-library menu item was being over written by "save <filename>" after a save
fixed - increased compatibility with older Mac OSs
added - ExportUV as BMP plugin from Dennis (adds to Tools menu)
fixed - bug in View->background_image resource - entity_get_value tcl cmd would return 32 bit int rather than 64
added - optimization of polygon reduction code in Object->Reduce - faster on large models
fixed - assimp import - objects now have their rotation matrices fixed after loading
fixed - corrected edit type to text for DXF-circle-points and texture-update-time in File->Settings->Files (was boolean/checkbox)
added - Boolean ac_get_plugin_file_path(char *filename, char *output) searches plugin folders for file, outputs full path if exists
fixed - Shift-control key commands e.g. shift-control-a to unselect all, stopped working - Tcl/Tk key handling has now been made the same as Windows - code updated to fix
added - additional support for pointer types in Entity objects
fixed - Bas Relief plugin - crashed on some systems
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Old 26th November 2020, 11:17 AM   #4
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Thanks Andy

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Old 7th February 2021, 07:32 PM   #5
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Hi Andy,
Do not know if it is a AMD Radeon software problem or AC3D but with the latest version of AMD drivers 21.2.1 AC3D will not run, opens start-up DOS window then nothing. Reverted back to version 20.11.2 and all is okay.
Windows 10, Graphics card is a AMD Radeon R9 200 and AC3D version 8.6
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Old 8th February 2021, 06:53 AM   #6
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This has not been reported and many are using the latest AC3D. It think it's unlikely due to the AMD but it is of course possible.



There is a known problem with the preferences/settings file. If you ran 8.6 and then went back to 8.5, it won't start up properly. A solution is to delete the ac3dprefs8.txt file from you home folder. Could it be this?


If not, please could you try running it from the command line with "ac3d -debug"?
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