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New Release: Stager 1.2.0 is out!

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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We have a new version of Stager today!!! Version 1.2.0

This update adds the project material panel, which lets you easily work with materials across your scene, improved real time shadow rendering, and other enhancements and fixes.


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Project materials panel

As a scene building tool, understanding how materials are in use across your scene is critical to working in Stager!  With this release we've introduced the new project material panel, which lets you see materials across your entire project.  Any time you import a material (or a model with materials) you'll see the materials listed in the project material panel.  You can import materials from disk, the starter assets, or CC Libraries.  You can then easily select them to edit their properties and assign them throughout your scene.


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This new system is entirely additive - all of the previous functionality of Stager continues to work.  You can select objects in the scene panel and then use the properties panel to find materials on a specific object.  Having these two ways of working means you can think at object or scene scale for whatever is most efficient.

There's also a ton of new functionalities for managing your materials.  You can reuse materials more easily by assigning directly from the project material panel.  You can also keep unused materials in your project while you're experimenting so you can swap between them easily.  The right-click context menu gives you great management capabilities like duplicating materials and assigning materials to selections so you can apply materials to many objects or even swap materials through the whole scene.

Learn more about the project materials panel

 

Send materials to Stager from Designer

With the new project materials panel in place, you can now also send materials to Stager from your other favorite material creation tool: Designer!  These one-click sends make gathering assets for use in your project extremely quick.  The materials will be part of your document, saved in your project materials panel.  Future enhancements for sending multiple assets or saving to a cross-project location are things we have in mind as well!

 

Learn more about Stager's interop workflows with other apps.

 

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Real time shadows for environment lighting

Stager is a great app for quickly getting a scene together.  Our ray traced rendering produces gorgeous, photorealistic results easily.  Now, we're also improving the real time rendering view!  In Stager 1.2 we've completely overhauled our real time shadow system, replacing our previous drop shadows with a new technique that uses a hybrid approach of screen space shadows and voxel shadows.  The new technique provides real time shading from your environment light.  This makes working in real time mode a truly beautiful experience that will be extremely close to your final rendering result. 

Learn more about Stager's rendering system.

 

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