After a year of work, the new version 1.3 of the Extended Matrix is out !
There are several improvements and new features that will make your reconstruction smoother and more effective.
New Documentary (Stratigraphic) Unit node (orange colour) to express elements whose existence is directly referenced by a source, for instance, a drawing, a writing source or a photo. See details in the technical documentation.
Removed distinction between “epoch“ and its reconstruction “epoch rec”: now all the information regarding an epoch is stored in the same epoch-row.
Standardized "source list" to organize with consistency the sources in an excel file during data collection in the library or on the field.
Also the Extended Matrix Framework has been ugraded:
New palette including coloured nodes and the new USD node to improve the visual clarity of the matrices.
The new version of EMtools includes:
full support of EM 1.3
a refactored export panel targeting Aton 3-based web apps (like EMviq) with tools to easily optimise models for web visualisation;
new button to turn off and turn on just reconstructive elements “per epoch” (according to the removal of the “epoch”-“epoch rec” duality)
an importer for SQLite databases (targeting several disciplines to extend alphanumeric information available within Blender - building technique, conservation, etc..);
an importer for the EM "source list" (.xlsx format) to enrich the standard information about the source (URLs, description, etc..) contained in the GraphML file.
The new version of EMviq includes:
Added a first version of EMdb data structure file targeting several formalized data sheets in archaeology (Italian ministerial USM sheet and an experimental USV sheet) to be imported into Blender.