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    Originally posted by phoboz View Post

    4.18 and 0.3.3?
    Yes and yes.

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      Little preview of an upcoming feature in 0.4

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        Ooh LOD visualisation ! Perfect for performance debugging
        Antoine Guillo, FR
        Virtual Reality Designer
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          You can now visit the plugin's roadmap to see what's planned for upcoming releases
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            Originally posted by phoboz View Post
            You can now visit the plugin's roadmap to see what's planned for upcoming releases
            Amazing, thanks! :-) Looking forward for the new features!

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              This is how easy it is now to set up texturing and masks in 0.4

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                Originally posted by phoboz View Post
                This is how easy it is now to set up texturing and masks in 0.4

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                Haha, this is one nice illustration... ;-)

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                  Point Cloud Plugin v0.4
                  Release Notes


                  This one is a quite large release, with many systems changed, so I would appreciate any and all feedback, especially with regards to performance and stability. Thanks, and enjoy!
                  Download links are, as per usual, in the first post.

                  New Features / Improvements
                  • Multiple global performance improvement, including significant responsiveness increase of selecting and dragging PointCloudActors on the scene.
                  • Improved rebuilding times of clouds.
                  • Screen-size based LOD system replaced the curve-driven one. This should simplify the process, as well as increase visual quality and performance. NOTE: If you’re upgrading from previous versions, then any existing clouds will need to have their LOD options set again.
                  • Support for LOD Coloration view mode. NOTE: Because the sprites are actually generated in the shader (which is being replaced by the view mode), the cloud will be rendered using points instead. UE4 only has visual indication of up to 8 LODs, any consecutive one will be rendered using the LOD7 color.
                  • Improved sprite size adjustment mechanic. This should now produce much better visual quality while having the same or better performance.
                  • Custom sprite texture and masks can now be selected via Rendering panel of the asset.
                  • Option to override cloud colors using point’s height or position.
                  • Custom materials can now access all rendering parameters set using Point Cloud Asset UI via MF_PointCloudParameters node.
                  • If RGB mode is selected, Color property will now act as a tint instead of being ignored.
                  • Low Precision mode now supports RGB colors using 5:6:5 depth.

                  Fixes
                  • Material scanning has been removed and replaced with more robust approach. As a result, assigning and modifying custom materials should no longer risk crashes.
                  • Several Blueprint tweaks and fixes

                  Other Changes
                  • Explicit Solid Color rendering mode has been removed and replaced with default use of intensity channel (if available)
                  • Explicit CustomMaterial render mode has been removed. Instead, the custom material will automatically be used as soon as it’s assigned (cloud rebuild required). To set custom material at runtime, simply call the SetCustomMaterial function, then Rebuild the cloud. To return to the default material call the function again with empty material.
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                    Phenomenal work, looking forward to testing this out!

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                      Excellent work. I'm downloading it now for testing!

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                        V0.4 (4.18) crashes as soon as I hit play. This is with a point cloud that was working yesterday. Log file attached if that helps.
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                          Originally posted by Derek Hunter View Post
                          V0.4 (4.18) crashes as soon as I hit play. This is with a point cloud that was working yesterday. Log file attached if that helps.
                          I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues. This is a strange crash location, haven't seen this error before.

                          Some extra questions:
                          - Is it working fine in the editor view?
                          - Are you using Play-In-Editor or separate window?
                          - Is the cloud statically loaded (imported into content browser, then dragged onto the scene) or are you loading it dynamically via code/bp?
                          - Are you using custom material?
                          - Did you change any PC settings from default?
                          - Any other plugins enabled?
                          - Can you reproduce the same effect in brand new project with the cloud imported fresh?
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                            Point Cloud Plugin v0.4.1
                            Release Notes

                            Fixes
                            • PointCloudActor’s Dynamic Shadow is now properly exposed to Blueprints.
                            • Few minor fixes to help with compilation under Linux.
                            Other Changes
                            • Default Saturation set to 1.
                            • Import settings slightly rearranged to only contain import-relevant properties.
                            • Raised the minimum value of SectionSize from 400 to 1000 (when using auto detection).
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                              Hi - thanks for the quick reply.

                              Originally posted by phoboz View Post

                              I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues. This is a strange crash location, haven't seen this error before.

                              Some extra questions:
                              - Is it working fine in the editor view?
                              - Are you using Play-In-Editor or separate window?
                              - Is the cloud statically loaded (imported into content browser, then dragged onto the scene) or are you loading it dynamically via code/bp?
                              - Are you using custom material?
                              - Did you change any PC settings from default?
                              - Any other plugins enabled?
                              - Can you reproduce the same effect in brand new project with the cloud imported fresh?
                              - It works fine in the editor view.
                              - It fails in PIE and separate window.
                              - The cloud is statically loaded.
                              - No custom material - I'm using "point, unlit, solid colour".
                              - No changes to default setting that I can think of.
                              - I've got about six or seven other plugins enabled.
                              - I have not tried it in a fresh project.

                              Based on what you said I will try the point-cloud plugin in a new project with all other plugins disabled and let you know what happens.

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                                Anyway... here's a nice shot of a point-cloud against a UE4 model of "The Barbican Conservatory" roof-top in London. St. Paul's Cathedral just visible.

                                UE4 4.18
                                PointCloudPlugin V0.3.
                                Building modelled in Blender.
                                London topography from AccuCities (http://www.accucities.com/)
                                Last edited by Derek Hunter; 06-02-2018, 09:05 AM. Reason: Added topography credit

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