No, but if you have a competition for cuteness I will submit it.
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How do I turn off the sound and where is the falling snow hidden?
The waterfall noise is annoying when designing.
Edit: I found the snow and other weather effects under the headphone icon.
Now how do I make the snow accumulate?
I tried using TeamViewer on a remote FlowScape running on a HP workstation with limited success.
FlowScape loads and runs, but mouse support is minimal.
Left click (select) and middle mouse (pan) button work and that is about all I can do. No orbit or move as the right click is inoperaive.
Part of the problem may be the use of Wacom tablets.
The mouse pointer is visible
Faster loading, Side effect? I get to read fewer tips and bon mots.
The P function (Random terrain and things) does not work, but the ? cube in the Landscape generates random terrains.
Using the 8,6,2,4 keys to move the sun , the first press on one of the keys results in a radical move of the sun from the sun's initial position.
The developer just came back from a visit to a zoo and brought some of the animals with him/her.
The UI colour panel is new. The UI colour changes the background of the buttons, but not the text colour.
New snow controls, but snow does not fall on the mountains.
The procedural function now works with any object that does not require the scroll wheel, not just plants.
The Procedural function works across loaded scenes if you forget to press the Stop button.
To paraphrase Roger Miller "You can't roller skate in an elephant herd"
Still no way to cluster birds and insects around an object.
Imported sky rotation. If either the Sky or Camera panel is open when the sky is imported, the sky rotation slider does not work, but the other one does.
If both panels are closed, both sky rotation sliders will work when the panel is opened. .
I apologize. Apparently objects created from STL meshes do not cast shadows when converted to OBJ.
Most non complex OBJ meshes cast shadows, although some complex meshes come in missing faces or in as multiple objects.
I really should not be trying to import the Victory.
FlowScape 1.5.1 has changed the location of the saved scenes.
On Windows it is now in:
You can copy the two folders Saves and screenshots to the new folder, but FS does not show them.
Just click on the cell that held the previous scene and it will load. Then save it back to that cell.
The orbit function is back to previous versions. It is now Right Click Alt
Pressing X while in the move function to set a picot point sometimes* breaks the Right Ctrl Delete function.
The only way to recover the R Ctrl Del function is to restart FlowScape.
The X (set pivot point) does nothing more the move the cursor and not change the pivot point.
It also appears to disable the move, etc. functions for smoke.
On a side note, selecting the Move function sometimes disables the Alt Orbit function while in the Move function .
* Edit: Apparently there are only two pivot points. Centre and bottom. Not set a pivot point.
This works reasonably well for well defined objects, but smoke seems to be special. You can pivot smoke, but not scale it.
Pivoting smoke 90° and scaling it in the X/Y direction to give the appearance of a smoldering grass fire does not work very well.
The smoke seems to disappear..
What is the real purpose of the Camera distance?
At position 0 the scene disappears.
At pos.1 something appears.
At pos 2 the scene is back.
At any other position up to max. there is no change noticeable in the scene.
Try as I might, I cannot drop items into the water unless the Land layer is also turned on.
If I want to change the water to Ice, I cannot drop logs on to the ice without Land level being turned on.
This results in items dropped on ice falling through the ice and not laying on top.
Like wise, snow lands on the land UNDER the water / ice barrier.
Frozen water. Hard as ice.
Ice is hidden and snow at the bottom.
Logs dropped on the surface of the frozen river.
Logs fall to the bottom and not stop at the hard ice surface.
Unfortunately, the Sky menu slider moves, freely back and forth but my sky has a humongous anchor tied to
The sky panel rotation slider works for the first imported sky, but any subsequent import the slider does nothing.
I made three pano images.. One in three resolutions using :Ansel 360°, FlowScape panorama, Lightroom panorama from 10 images I took with a point and shoot camera. All were savedd as JPEG images.
The sky using the Ansel and FS panoramas. The same in all three resolutions.
The sky using the Lightroom panorama.
The Lightroom image is 10,00 x 3,600.
Other than the import scale and sky rotation that do not work, I could use my own skies.
The original is a JPEG and re-saved with a lower compression. Assuming a 59MB images as being a bit too large.
I tried it with images in PNG , JPEG and a pano in DNG (RAW) converted to JPEG.
The result was the same . Just different patterns of red.
I will do more experiment to-night.
Many new features are now part of the new Ansel.
You can now make your own high resolution movies within FlowScape just by pressing Alt F9 to toggle recording on and off.
Use Experience to set the destination folder plus many other options including live streaming.
Reddit sample Ansel capture.
The link to the latest Experience file.
Can you give some guidance on the dimensions for imported skies?
Anything I try to import shows only the top portion and sky rotation does not work for my imported skies.
I have tried skies 3,000 px wide up to 10,000 px without much success.
It should not be a permission thing as FlowScape is installed on the E: drive in its own folder..
Run with Admin rights.
Save scene in blank cell
Load scene just saved.
Save scene a second time.
Saved screenshot is 3.8M at 1920 including UI.
Is there a way of delete old scenes other than using Explorer to manually delete the saves and screenshots?
And why are some screenshots saved at screen resolution and some at screen resolution with the UI?
FlowScape still loses the cursor on return from Ansel.
Unfortunately, this is repeatable, but it may take more than one jump into and out of ANSEL.
Without a cursor, the only out id Alt F4.
The bonus with V4 update is the Map 8K is much faster and does not crash. Reducing the need for ANSEL.
I would remove the hide the cursor function or make it optional. I personally have no need to hide the cursor
If I spend a lot of time in Ansel, the cursor is often missing on return To FlowScape.
Mentioning options, is it possible to save the camera options in the settings panel.