volfin wrote:Well so many of your problems are because you're sticking with such an old version of blender. there's been so many bug fixes to blender between 2.70 and 2.78 it would literally fill a book.
But I have another version here, which will fix a couple of the issues you see with 2.70. I still recommend you upgrade to at least 2.77 or better yet 2.78
Sorry, I can upgrade to any version you'd like. I couldn't get the other latest version to work with version blender-2.78a-windows64. If you'd like I can, and let you know what happens.
Well I tested 1.30 against 2.77 and 2.78, So I know it works with those. 2.77 is generally the version I use on a daily basis, so it's probably the most 'safe' version. 1.31 I fixed to work with 2.70 (and all versions above that likely). But it's not going to have 100% of the features since it's old API doesn't support some things, and also, bugs.
But here's the facts about Blender and versions:
Blender 2.49b was the last version of what I call 'Gen 1' Blender. As of Blender 2.5, they completely rewrote blender from the ground up, so that's why a lot of olds scripts were stuck using 2.49b.
Then blender entered what I call the "Dark Ages" because they kept changing the API every new revision. From 2.5 to 2.62 was a nightmare.
Then in Blender 2.63, they added a new mesh system, called BMesh. So more API changes. it wasn't until around 2.70 that things really settled down.
So now from 2.70 on, Things are pretty stable. The 'Dark Ages' are over. But, they do continue to add new features every version. And that's what you're seeing, I'm starting to use some of the newer features blender has to offer.
Split normals didn't appear until Blender 2.73, but it was broken until 2.75.
It seems some Armature features didn't get added until Blender 2.72
And so on and so on. So it's just always best to use the newest blender these days. There' nothing that's going to be missing or removed as new versions as put out, only new things added. (at least until some day they decide to rewrite it from scratch again).
You can always have multiple versions of blender on your system, for cases where some plugin demands a specific version of blender. But I guess I need to start being more vigilant with version testing. I haven't really paid it much mind til now. I'll have to go through all of the plugins I wrote and put a minimum supported blender version on them. I just assume people will keep upgrading blender when a new version comes out.