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McMayhem

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  1. Hello. I've been using Probuilder for almost a year now, absolutely love the tool. For some reason, I'm only able to see ProBuilder 2.4.11f0 on my downloads list and it doesn't show the Update button that usually shows when ProBuilder is ready to update. Is there something I have to do to get that to show up? I recently got Polybrush as well, and that's been showing updates properly. Just wondered if this had happened to anyone else and if there's any kind of fix or workaround for it. Thanks!
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    Change PB_Object Material Shader at Runtime

    Oh okay. So here's the thing. I'm an idiot . I've been here this whole time thinking probuilder had control over shaders when all that happened was I plugged in the wrong name of the shader I was swapping. To my defense, the shaders that were actually being swapped where almost identical, so it seemed like nothing was changing. I just figured pb_Object had somehow "popped" it back in. Well, mystery solved at least! Thank you for the quick response by the way. I really appreciate the level of commitment you put into helping your customers. It's really nice to see that there are still people in this world that can deliver what they promise. Major thumbs up!
  3. Hello! So right now I've run into a bit of a hitch in development. We're starting to lose performance on cards Nvidia Geforce 465 and below. One of the things I'm trying to do is to change the shaders used by materials in bulk as a menu option to ease the processing stress. I have it set up to work just fine by grabbing all the Renderer components in the scene and changing their material shaders directly. However, this doesn't work on Probuilder objects, I presume because pb_Object is overriding the old behavior. My question is: Is there any way for me to change the shader of the materials used in a pb_Object at runtime *without* having to strip all pb scripts? I appreciate any help I can get here. EDIT: Just saw the post way below mine about changing out materials. I just want to clarify that I'm not looking to change a material, but rather the shader it uses.
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    Some Time Saving Ideas

    Hello. I've been using this tool for a while now and I'm proud to say it's completely optimized my workflow. I always used to take me so much time to build environmental geometry because the 3dsMax viewport/rendering was never good enough to give me an accurate idea of what the end result would be. This is an absolutely essential tool and I love it in every way possible. That being said, there are some simple additions/edits that can really help people save time with their work. 1. Planar Vertex Alignment - This may seem a bit complicated, but the implementation of it is actually surprisingly easy. The ability to select a group of vertices and align them all to an axis would be hugely beneficial to people making use of modular design or tilesets because you can eliminate vertex position error and seams with randomized/procedural generated content and tiling. There are several other benefits to this as well, but that was the main one that came to my mind. Another, quicker method to do this would be to give the user the ability to see and edit individual vertex positions. Right now I have to manually shift each vertex to make them align on a singular plane. It isn't life threatening, of course, but just something that would make a lot of lives easier. 2. Vertex Snap Edit - Currently, vertex snap works perfectly, so long as you're selecting just one vertex. If I want to get a group of vertexes to attach to another (with the same position offsets as the initial group) I have to spend a minute or so dragging the mouse around the target area until it locates the position that works. Ideally, you should be able to mouse over one of the selected vertices and use that as the anchor to snap with. The other selected vertices would just keep their same offsets to the anchor vertex, so that shouldn't be too difficult to implement. 3. Slice Plane/Cut tool - This one is a bit more complicated than the others, at least where the cut tool is involved. For the slice plane, it would be great to have the ability to slice a mesh using a simple plane who's dimensions you can edit in the probuilder menu/with the transform manipulator tools. Plane intersection is a lot easier to handle than a cut tool, though it would still be fantastic to have one. There you have it, those are just some simple additions that I think would really improve the production speed for people. Also thought I'd just introduce myself! -McMayhem
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