Janez informed us he released an updated version of the Notepad++ SQF Syntax Highlighting and Auto Completion plugin for the Notepad++ opensource editor on the BI forums.
This plugin which was originally made by Nicolas and updated for Arma 3 by GossamerSolid, Sanjo and Bakerman.
Jonpas, representing the ACE3 development team and the Arma community effort, informed us he released an updated version of the Arma language support for Atom on the BI forums.
Quote : This packages adds syntax highlighting and auto-completions for SQF files in Atom, including functions and macros from the CBA and ACE3 projects. This package is maintained and developed by the ACE3 development team and the Arma community effort.
Larrow released an updated version of the Ultredit/UEStudio Syntax highlighting on the BI forums.
The Ultredit/UEStudio Syntax highlighting have previously been released and updated by Kronzky and W0lle.
UltraEdit Syntax highlighting for Arma 3 scripts (sqs, sqf, sqm and biedi), works of course also with UEStudio.
Macser informed us he released an updated version of his ArmaRig for Blender on the BI forums.
Quote Macser : A constrained Ik rig built in Blender.Aimed at A2/A3. Intended for use with Alwarren's Arma toolbox.
Static and hand anims can be exported direct to PBO. Dynamic animations like walk/run cycles can be also be exported directly with some extra work.
I'm not an expert on the internal workings of Blender.Nor would I consider myself a grade A rigger/animator.So bear that in mind if you find mistakes or bugs.
I created a slightly different version of the rig and updated the first page.
The parenting for some of the bones has been removed, and replaced with "childof" constraints. This allows the bone's parenting to be switched by the animator. It also allows for keyframing of the influence value. Practically this means you can stack the same constraint more than once for the same bone and keyframe what's called a "handoff" during an animation. Where the bone can switch parenting during the sequence. Either locking to an empty object or another bone in the rig, and back again.
If you see the child bone pop out of position when you initially switch the parent, don't panic.
Just hit the "Set inverse" button. The bone's position will be updated relative to the new parent.
An important note while using the childof constraint. If you decide to change the parenting via the constraint, remember to change it back to the appropriate parent when editing a different sequence. Each animation records the bone transforms with the parenting used at the time. For most of the stuff you'll do you may never bother changing anything, in which case the rig operates as usual.
Animations (actions) created with the previous version (Version 6) may not work correctly out of the box with this one. So bear that in mind.
CCT Primosubmitted his ARMA Control Client and Server application.
Quote : So, im Primo from Combate Tático Brasil and one of the few problems we'd in all these 8 years together is that we do use alot of addons to make our simulation more accurate. But that takes some time, and some support for each new people we attended to.
So, ARMA CONTROL comes with the idea of providing a painless/supportless manner to approach and help new people coming into your house/community/clan easily, without having the pain to download eveyr addon one by one and either needing more programs to launch each mod correctly.
This is still a BETA program, and the features it already have available are:
You can load up your ARMA folder and choose from your list of addons
The application will auto-update each time when you starts it and it finds a new update.
Arkensor informed us K-Town released am updated version of his Arma Intellij Plugin on the BI forums.
Quote : Arma Intellij Plugin is a plugin developed by K-Town (me) for Intellij IDEA. Intellij IDEA is a Java IDE developed by Jetbrains and offers many amazing API's for creating support for custom languages to be used inside the Intellij editor.
Intellij is free, but I recommend reading the license agreement regardless.
Syntax checking for Header files and SQF files
Description.ext Function lookup
Documentation 'tags' which can link to command wiki documentation without opening the browser.
Automatic plugin update checking
Finding usages of variables
Rename refactoring for functions and variables
Seamless config function creation
An "Arma Color" picker dialog which allows to convert HEX or RGB to Arma's color format
Wiki documentation on commands and BIS functions via ctrl+Q
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