Release of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 for Maya" 4.0.2 Compatible With Maya 2019

We released PSOFT Pencil+ 4.0.2 for Maya which supports Maya 2019.

The update includes new functionality and bug fixes. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can update their products for free.

Changes Since the Previous Version

[New features]

  • Added compatibility with Maya 2019.

[Modifications]

  • Fixed a problem where Render Elements flags in [Output Category] did not work properly.
  • Fixed a problem where the color depth dropped to 8bpc when rendering using the Pencil+ 4 render view toolbar with a renderer other than Maya Software.
    *If the OpenEXRLoader plugin was previously loaded, the computations are performed with float precision.
  • Fixed a problem where lines were offset when there was a large object in the scene or the near clipping plane value was large.
  • Fixed a problem where the outline detection was not working properly when using [Draw Hidden Lines as Visible Lines] in Line Functions.
  • Fixed a problem where lines were offset when playblasting with [Display Size] set to a value other than "From window". (Applies to Maya 2017 and up.)
  • Fixed a problem where alpha channels other than those of Lines were cleared when playblasting.
  • Fixed a problem where the smoothing restoration process was not performed when a Maya software rendering was cancelled.
  • When smoothing, fixed a problem where smoothing was applied to unnecessary nodes.

Supported Versions of Maya

Autodesk Maya 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Update Procedure

Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.

Product Prices

Free Demo Versions

Free demo versions of all PSOFT products are available so you can try out our products before you decide to buy them. Please take this opportunity to check out our plugins directly in your own Maya environment. The free demo versions are introduced on the following page:

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Release of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 for Maya" 4.0.2 Compatible With Maya 2019

We released PSOFT Pencil+ 4.0.2 for Maya which supports Maya 2019.

The update includes new functionality and bug fixes. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can update their products for free.

Changes Since the Previous Version

[New features]

  • Added compatibility with Maya 2019.

[Modifications]

  • Fixed a problem where Render Elements flags in [Output Category] did not work properly.
  • Fixed a problem where the color depth dropped to 8bpc when rendering using the Pencil+ 4 render view toolbar with a renderer other than Maya Software.
    *If the OpenEXRLoader plugin was previously loaded, the computations are performed with float precision.
  • Fixed a problem where lines were offset when there was a large object in the scene or the near clipping plane value was large.
  • Fixed a problem where the outline detection was not working properly when using [Draw Hidden Lines as Visible Lines] in Line Functions.
  • Fixed a problem where lines were offset when playblasting with [Display Size] set to a value other than "From window". (Applies to Maya 2017 and up.)
  • Fixed a problem where alpha channels other than those of Lines were cleared when playblasting.
  • Fixed a problem where the smoothing restoration process was not performed when a Maya software rendering was cancelled.
  • When smoothing, fixed a problem where smoothing was applied to unnecessary nodes.

Supported Versions of Maya

Autodesk Maya 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Update Procedure

Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.

Product Prices

Free Demo Versions

Free demo versions of all PSOFT products are available so you can try out our products before you decide to buy them. Please take this opportunity to check out our plugins directly in your own Maya environment. The free demo versions are introduced on the following page:

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Distribution of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" 1.0.1 With New Functionality

"PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya" version 1.0.1 are now available. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download them for free. This update adds unit conversion functionality.

*Requires Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max version 4.1.1 and up / Pencil+ 4 for Maya version 4.0.1 and up.

Unit Conversion Functionality

This functionality makes it possible to convert different unit systems when transferring Line settings between Pencil+ 4 Line for Unity* and Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya. It is applied to Start and End values of Reduction Settings.

*Pencil+ 4 for Unity is only available in Japan.

Example of the use of Bridge between Unity, 3ds Max and Maya

System Requirements

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max
Windows version
Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max (version 4.1.1 and up)

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for Maya
Windows version
Autodesk Maya 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for Maya (version 4.0.1 and up)

Download Procedure

Download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.
PSOFT User Page

*Licenses for both Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya are required for exporting and importing Pencil+ 4 settings between them.

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Distribution of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" 1.0.1 With New Functionality

"PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya" version 1.0.1 are now available. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download them for free. This update adds unit conversion functionality.

*Requires Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max version 4.1.1 and up / Pencil+ 4 for Maya version 4.0.1 and up.

Unit Conversion Functionality

This functionality makes it possible to convert different unit systems when transferring Line settings between Pencil+ 4 Line for Unity* and Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya. It is applied to Start and End values of Reduction Settings.

*Pencil+ 4 for Unity is only available in Japan.

Example of the use of Bridge between Unity, 3ds Max and Maya

System Requirements

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max
Windows version
Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max (version 4.1.1 and up)

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for Maya
Windows version
Autodesk Maya 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for Maya (version 4.0.1 and up)

Download Procedure

Download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.
PSOFT User Page

*Licenses for both Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya are required for exporting and importing Pencil+ 4 settings between them.

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About PSOFT CharacterBox and Modo 13

We are aware of problems when using CharacterBox with the recently released Modo 13.0v1.

We are working on fixes to allow the plugin to work with Modo 13. It should take a little more time before the update can be released. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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About PSOFT CharacterBox and Modo 13

We are aware of problems when using CharacterBox with the recently released Modo 13.0v1.

We are working on fixes to allow the plugin to work with Modo 13. It should take a little more time before the update can be released. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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