What’s new in Fluent ?

Fluent 1.6

  • :white_check_mark: Change Code optimisation. (:warning: you can’t edit a project made with Fluent 1.5.2).
  • :white_check_mark: FASTER WORKFLOW – Cut the cutter → If the cut object is a boolean object and if this one use array/circular array/mirror the cut is repeated along the array/circular array/mirror automatically. When you quit Fluent, hold Shift to avoid this behavior.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Sphere drawing
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Add Fluent primitive with the ctrl+A menu of Blender
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Become Fluent – (in toolbox) convert a Blender plane into a Fluent plane or transform a bezier curve into a Fluent wire (Perfect example of use : import and use SVG)
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Extract and become Fluent → Hold Alt+Duplicate to extract and transform a face from an object into a separate Fluent object.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – New adjustment →Taper Adjustment
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Inset – Ability to switch between DIFFERENCE or UNION operation
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Circular array – ability to change the angle of the array (not only 360°).
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Circular array – ability to align the axis rotation with the cut object after the drawing. Hover the cursor on an object then Press X.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Mirror – ability to mirror the whole main object after the cut. Available in the ToolBox menu.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Add shortcut for VG Cleaner in edit mode Shift+F in edit mode by default.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Snap Grid – Hold V to adjust resolution.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Generic boolean, array and mirror available.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – For DecalMachine users → slice decal → in the pie menu hold shift + slice
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Toggle between frozen/live version of an object. Ctrl+Shift+Auto-Complete.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Ctrl+W to duplicate a fresh cut without exit Fluent (currently works only for cut not for slice or inset)
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Ajustment – Mirror – New key Shift+C → set the pivot point at the center of the destructive version of the object.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW – Pipe alignement – press X/Y/Z to align the second point with the first. Shift key no longer works.
  • :white_check_mark: New – Align view (in toolbox) – Align the view with a vertex of the selected object.
  • :white_check_mark: Improuvement – Auto-Complete works with all Fluent objects.
  • :white_check_mark: Improvement – Duplicate tool – ability to duplicate an object and the childrens of it(currently works only for cut not for slice or inset).
  • :white_check_mark: Improvement – Array – swap between centered array or not with the V key.
  • :white_check_mark: Improvement – Snap Grid – Always display a dot at the center
  • :white_check_mark: Improvement – All empties add by Fluent are move in a specific collection
  • :white_check_mark: Improvement – UI Design (widget and text).
  • :white_check_mark: Improvement – Text2Mesh works with multi text.
  • :white_check_mark: Change – Plate – Be able to validate with Enter AND Space
  • :white_check_mark: Change– Remove the option “remove unused modifiers”
  • :white_check_mark: Change– “Fluent creation” collection has been removed.
  • :white_check_mark: Change – New layout for the adjustment menu
  • :white_check_mark: Change – Harden normal checked by default for the bevels
  • :white_check_mark: Change – Shape drawing tool – Up the vertices limit to 100.

Fluent 1.5.2

  • :white_check_mark: Only one file to work with Blender 2.83.x LTS and 2.90 and 2.91
  • :white_check_mark: Default value of bevel resolution is decreased to 16. To avoid slow viewport for some new users.
  • :white_check_mark: Default value of cylinder resolution is decreased to 32. To avoid slow viewport for some new users.
  • :white_check_mark: Fix some English errors.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW OPTION : pie menu radius to set the radius of the Fluent pie menus adjustment. Request by users with very high resolution screen.
  • :white_check_mark: Increase a little bite the starting depth of the inset.
  • :white_check_mark: Automatic switching to object mode if the cloth panel tool is called in edit mode
  • :white_check_mark: Wire simulation : for people who change the default hotkey (CTRL+, CTRL-) Fluent use now what you set in the Blender keymap.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW in ToolBox : Convert chain to object function.
  • :white_check_mark: Cloth panel : add the self collision option.
  • :white_check_mark: Bug fix : when we try to edit an inset made by Shift+i.
  • :white_check_mark: NEW Pie menu → Add bevel → Hold Shift to remove the bevel.

Fluent 1.5.1

Use it only with Blender 2.91 and more. Very quick update to follow the boolean modifier change.

  • :white_check_mark: Boolean modifier is set to “Fast” by default instead of “Exact”.

Fluent 1.5

:zap: Power Trip version

  • :white_check_mark: New Tool → Cloth panel, a new weapon to complete the arsenal (plate, wire, pipe, grid and…).
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : ability to reuse the last wire settings.
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : ability to reset the curve.
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : new model → chain :chains: .
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : ability to use your own link of chain :open_mouth:
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : gravity simulation for every Fluent wire.
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : ability to use your own ring along the wire.
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : ability to reuse a previous Fluent’s ring.
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : rework Fluent’s ring. Instead of curve, it’s an object with modifiers and drivers. So you can adjust it without Fluent and without open the modifiers stack. Use the variables in the custom properties of the ring.
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : update rings radius → each rings radius = the wire radius.
  • :white_check_mark: Wire tool : ability to use your own model all along the wire to make something like a duct.
  • :white_check_mark: Pipe tool : your pipes are now editables.
  • :white_check_mark: Pipe tool : ability to use your own model all along the pipe to make something like a duct.
  • :white_check_mark: Pipe tool : ability to use your own ring along the pipe.
  • :white_check_mark: Pipe tool : ability to reuse the last pipe settings (radius, path, bevel width, root length).

 

:ocean: Normal version

  • :white_check_mark: Auto-Complete : without bevel application → mark sharp + seams automatically (inner hole too!!) + unwrap.
  • :white_check_mark: Auto-Complete : change the Alt behavior → now apply everything except the last bevel which is kept in the modifier stack.
  • :white_check_mark: Normal repair : add seams like the Auto-Complete function.
  • :white_check_mark: Ability to move the snap grid.
  • :white_check_mark:Edit hotkey removed (Shift+F) → Inset hotkey added (Shift+F).
  • :white_check_mark:Toolbox submenu in the pie menu.
  • :white_check_mark:Toolbox section in the panel.
  • :white_check_mark: Change the pie menu to keep it efficient.

Fluent 1.3

  • :white_check_mark: New feature Normal repair to break classic boolean modeling way limits :smiling_imp: Cut a CURVED SURFACE.
  • :white_check_mark: Rework of drawing in orthographic view
  • :white_check_mark: Blender 2.82 ready
  • :white_check_mark: 9 New grids
  • :white_check_mark: Move the menu in the viewport without use of preferences
  • :white_check_mark: The resolution works like rotation button : hold left click and drag.
  • :white_check_mark: The change of resolution doesn’t change the grid size
  • :white_check_mark: The scale works like rotation button : hold left click and drag.
  • :white_check_mark: Each grid have a preview icon
  • :white_check_mark: Current function (cut, slice or creation) indicator during the use.
  • :white_check_mark: Function to remove unused boolean object. Available in the Blender’s seach bar (F3) → search Fluent
  • :white_check_mark: I have greatly improved the “INSET” tool. Only one shortcut : Shift+I I made an algorithm which cleans useless edges and vertices in the inset mesh then detect and add bevels only on sharp corner.
  • :white_check_mark: Improve the snap grid in creation mode. Scale/Resolution behavior have been improved for an efficient use with a reference image.
  • :white_check_mark: A function to remove new vertices from every vertex group “VG Cleaner” button in the pie menu.
  • :white_check_mark: New feature For Power Trip version, my addon “TextToMesh” has been added to the build. This addon clean text/svg file and add a solidify. Perfect to make custom boolean ! Call it in the search bar.
  • :white_check_mark: Now, your straight bevel contain a support edge ! Welcome to clean cuts !