RailClone 3.2 released
iToo Software has released RailClone 3.2, adding compatibility with Arnold, V-Ray Next and 3DS Max 2019 plus several new features.
Probably the most useful new feature is the ability to use bevelled corners with adaptive and count distribution modes. These distribution modes work by distributing geometry along paths using one of four modes. In the default Tiling mode, geometry is simply repeated and the final segment is sliced to ensure a perfect fit with the underlying path.
Three other modes allow you to use only whole segments: Scale mode stretches geometry between the start and end of a spline or between intermediary segments for a sweep style effect; Adaptive mode adds additional segments and scales them all equally to fill the available space; finally count mode allows you to specify the number of duplicates which are scaled to fit the space. Previously it wasn’t possible to use the last two of these modes with bevelled corners, which limited their usefulness, but in RailClone 3.2, this restriction has been removed.
This release also includes a new library of food products for filling shop and supermarket shelves in addition to several Macros that can be used to create similar customised styles. To accompany RailClone 3.2’s Arnold support, the existing presets have also been updated with Arnold materials.
RailClone costs €220/$242 for a perpetual license with a year of maintenance. Existing users outside of their maintenance contract can renew for €55/$60 irrespective of how long it has been since the contract elapsed. Find out more about this release on iToo Software’s website.