Balancer History

Nov 1, 2012: Balancer, Balancer nPro, decimon 2.1.0.448

  • new: decimon has been released
  • fixed: rare start up delays on Mac OS X
  • several minor fixes and improvements

Sep 3, 2012: Balancer and Balancer nPro 2.1.0.436

  • new: detailed progress is displayed during lengthy operations on very large models
  • fixed: instabilities when using STL files with degenerate faces
  • several minor fixes and improvements

Jul 5, 2012: Balancer nPro 2.0.2.412

  • fixed: loading of binary STL files starting with string 'solid' (against the spec)

May 14, 2012: Balancer and Balancer nPro 2.0.1.405

  • Balancer: single Mac/Windows licensing
  • fixed: loading of OBJ files with obsolete line breaks

May 7, 2012: Balancer nPro 2.0.0.400

  • Accurate metric-based tolerance simplification
  • Watertightness verification
  • Units conversion
  • Support for STL format

Jan 3, 2012: Balancer 2.0.0.373

  • Accurate pixel-based tolerance simplification
    This is the only difference from 1.5.1.373.
  • Simplification: even further improved robustness and feature preservation
  • New mesh processing: T-Junction elimination
  • New: show/hide applies on multiple selected objects
  • New: isolation of displaying selected objects for easier inspection
  • New: ability to save/export selected and/or visible objects only
  • New: customization of mouse wheel direction
  • Many minor fixes and improvements
  • Mac: random crashes on some systems are finally fixed
    Balancer for Mac is now officially stable!

Jan 3, 2012: Balancer 1.5.1.373

  • New: show/hide applies on multiple selected objects
  • Minor fixes and improvements
  • Mac: random crashes on some systems are finally fixed
    Balancer for Mac is now officially stable!

Dec 2, 2011: Balancer 1.5.0.360

  • Simplification: even further improved robustness and feature preservation
  • New mesh processing: T-Junction elimination
  • New: isolation of displaying selected objects for easier inspection
  • New: ability to save/export selected and/or visible objects only
  • New: customization of mouse wheel direction
  • Many minor fixes and improvements
  • Mac: several critical stability issues fixed

Dec 21, 2010: Balancer 1.2.0.272

  • New: Densities for selective reduction rate of different groups/sub-meshes
  • New: Locking of different groups/sub-meshes
  • New: Multiple selection
  • New: Selection by material
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Nov 8, 2010: Balancer 1.1.4.256

  • Mac: Release
  • New: Both 32 bit and 64 bit binaries
  • Windows: Licensed version can be used from a USB stick
  • New: customization of visualization settings
  • Improved: model visualization

Oct 14, 2010: Balancer 1.1.3.253

  • Fixed: Mac: incorrect access permissions of saved files
  • Fixed: Textures are not rendered in flat shading mode

Oct 7, 2010: Balancer 1.1.3.252

  • New: Mac OS X version (beta)
  • New: Prevention of UV and XY foldovers
  • New: Customization of mouse assignments
  • New: Support for mouse wheel to zoom in/out
  • New: Customization of background color
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Mar 17, 2010: Balancer 1.1.0.214

  • New: Locking of surface boundaries
  • New: Locking of individual vertices by selection
  • New: Flat shading for easier quality inspection
  • New: Auto normal update option
  • New: Discard Smoothing Groups in Tools
  • Several minor fixes and improvements

Dec 18, 2009: Balancer 1.0.2.184

  • New: Full support for smoothing groups
  • Fixed: Loading of models with inconsistent normal/uv indices
  • Fixed: A rare crash when simplifying models with complex topology
  • Fixed: Automatic updates
  • Several minor fixes and improvements

Nov 19, 2009: Balancer 1.0.1.169

  • Vertex joining:
    • Fixed slow performance of vertex joining in some rare cases
    • Intelligent joining: only relevant vertices are affected
    • New: Non-boundary vertices with close normals can be protected from joining;
      This feature is controlled by a threshold value in Options/Joining
  • Enable/disable lighting for easier silhouette inspection
  • Improved rendering of transparent objects
  • A dozen of fixes and minor improvements

Aug 30, 2009: Balancer 1.0.0.140

  • Check for updates
  • Minor fixes

Aug 13, 2009: Balancer 1.0.132.RC

  • Support for TIFF, BMP, PPM, PBM images
  • Drag-and-drop model loading
  • Support for unicode file paths
  • Numerous fixes and improvements

May 3, 2009: Balancer 0.73.112.Beta

  • New mesh tool: Joining normals and texture coordinates were added for elimination of corresponding false boundaries.
  • Joining vertices, normals and texture coordinates are now with threshold parameter.
  • New mesh tool: Discarding normals and texture coordinates were added.
  • New option page: Apply joining of vertices, normals, texture coordinates and construction of simplification hierarchy automatically on model loading.
  • A dozen of fixes and minor improvements.

Apr 7, 2009: Balancer 0.72.101.Beta

  • The first public release.