MatrixGold Updates – Summer 2020 (v2.3.20183.1002 Release Notes)

Jul 10, 2020

The latest updates for MatrixGold have arrived, full of additional features and fixes with more to follow.

For free demo and trial email or call 0113 389 9710.



• Mesh Repair – This tool will help jewellers to fix and get their files ready to print.
• Texture 3D – Add textures, taken from any scale of grey image, to any surface.
• Smart Pattern – Use MatrixGold library patterns (or your own ones) to decorate any design.
• Gems between 2 curves – Add different stone sizes to any design, using 2 curves as boundaries.
• Gems list on curve – This is the right tool to use one curve as a reference to add different stone sizes.

• Signet Ring Side profile – New Signet Ring with more functionality, more controls on the side profile to achieve a big range of different shapes.
• Head new prongs options – 2 and 3 prongs options added to the Head tool.
• Rendering using Alpha Channels – Renders can be made by parts with different settings and put them together later with any photo editor.
• Animation Studio Added Camera Alignment preference to allow Animation Camera to align with the Curve, Reverse, Perpendicular, or Reverse Perpendicular.

• Save as default Style – Set as default the most used customers settings on each tool.
• Save custom materials in Render Studio – Apply any changes to the default render materials, save, and use them later.
• Import old profile from Matrix – With this tool, Matrix users can import their Matrix profiles to MatrixGold in just one click.
• Profile Placer – New logic when placing profile on a curve.

• Pave Prongs – New logic on prongs around borders.
• Profile Placer – Changed the shift step on from 0.05 to 0.125.
• Head – Added 3 Prong Head Setting to Head Command.
• Head – Added Mouse Wheel Horizontal Scrolling to Head Prong Layout List.
• Micro Prong Cutter – Reversed which side is small and which is big for the auto taper.
• Jali – Added 50 new Patterns to Pattern Library for the Jali Command.

• Added logic to allow double-clicking on a .3dm to open MG and Open the file if .3dm is associated with MatrixGold.
• New Higher Contrast Colour Scheme for Rhino Viewports and fixes to Dark Rhino Panel Colours.
• Cam Submission link added to FILE MENU.
• Multi-User Windows Login Support by moving Application Settings to User Specific location.
• Default Style Sheet feature for Dynamic Commands now allows users to Save Default Values for each time they run a Dynamic Command.
• Added Korean Language Translation.
• Updated Japanese Language Translation.
• Added Drag-n-drop to Display Modes Panel, to allow reordering the Display Mode buttons.
• Added UI to Add Profile to Library to show Preview of Profile and validate Profile before adding.
• Added Reset button to Dynamic Commands preferences to restore default Dynamic Command settings.
• Added Top, Front, Side, and Perspective Views to Collections Content Library.
• Added New Troubleshooting Window when Security Update or Internet Connection Fails.
• Added JPG/PNG Render Option to gvBatchRender command.
• Added ESC to abort gvBatchRender processing.
• Render Studio – Materials Panel now default to Grid View rather than List View.
• Render Studio – Custom Render Passes Option added to allow any specific number of Render Passes.
• Render Studio – Added Custom Render Materials Saving and Importing from the Render Material Context Menu and Import Button.

• Improved UI Reset in Troubleshooting Preferences to also reset Font Size setting.
• Changed Tech Report Button Icons to be more easily read on Tech Report.
• Improved Print View of Tech Report, hiding buttons etc.
• Adjusted Active Dynamic Command Colours to allow text and icons to be more visible.
• Enlarged Dynamic Command Kebab Menu for improved visibility.

• Fixed bug with Quick Commands and Recent Commands not executing Builders.
• Fixed F6 Commands throwing Exceptions, caused by bug in Recent Commands logic.
• Fixed some Static Matrix Commands Not Executing in Ribbon Bar.
• Fixed Viewport Titles to be more in Contrast to Window.
• Fixed Dark Text on Dark Panels in Rhino.
• Fixed Major Minor Grid Lines not Contrasting Enough.
• Fixed Foreground/Background contrast issue with Colour Picker in Render Materials Editor.
• Fixed Animation Presets not working for some users.
• Fixed bug with profile width on profile placer tool.
• Fixed a bug where two-word gems would throw error when setting from UI.
• Fixed a bug where non-English language Project Files were saving Dates Incorrectly causing Errors on Startup.
• Fixed a lockup issue some users experienced while generating the Gem Map.
• Fixed a bug where Gem on Ring Rail would flip if the tangent at start would return a bad vector.
• Fixed an issue where a missing Rhino Viewport Mode would cause issues with MatrixGold.
• Fixed an issue causing Tech Report not to function in some scenarios.
• Fixed a bug where the Save As menu option was not starting in the current Project Folder.
• Fixed a bug where Saving a Stylesheet would also save Dynamic Command Related Objects, causing builder to always start with the object.
• Fixed RibbonBar Scrolling on Hover.
• Fixed RibbonBar Not Reducing Size when Text/Icons Removed.
• Fixed Status Bar Snap Toggles focus issues preventing keystrokes from working in Rhino.
• Fixed Ribbon Config Button Orientations when Ribbon Height Changes.
• Fixed issues with Render Gem Material sliders for Hue, Saturation, and Luminance not always working.
• Fixed a bug with Profile Editor when trying to save a profile, profile was not saved in some scenarios.
• Fixed a bug with GemView was not working when Rhino Viewports are named different from our default.
• Fixed a bug where Security Update would fail if a long running Rhino calculation took more than 1 minute.
• Alpha Transparency to Render Materials
• Custom Render Passes
• Gem List on Curve
• Gem Between 2 Curves
• Added Quick Context Menu to Right+Click on Dynamic Commands. Using the Quick Context Menu you can set a Default Style Sheet, Open the Style Contect Browser, Clear a Default Style; Hide and Show the Dynamic Command Output, and Rename or Delete a Dynamic Command.
• Add Profile to Library. Added Preview UI when adding a custom Profile. Also now validating whether profiles are open or closed to the specified Profile Library (Shank, Bezel, etc.)


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