Zip-It 4.1 is the latest version of a little utility I wrote for the benefit of people at work who needed to take stuff home. I'm not a big fan of the standard system of making new content directories for each project, so Content Manager wasn't really appropriate for us.
What Zip-It does is to add your scene and its contents to a zip file. By default this will be on the root of your C: drive (because just about everyone has one). However, you can configure this as needed. Note that Zip-It preserves path information, so when you get the file home, unzip it directly to your content directory.
Zip-It is FAST - the simple scene file above took less than 1/20th of a second!
But what about bigger scenes? Below is the output for a shot on Radical's show "Battle 360":
Here are the details:
Just 45 seconds to zip up the scene, objects, 68 images, an .mdd file, and a .pfx - 95MB in all.
That's less time than LightWave took to load the scene in the first place!
The new Quick-Zip feature lets you zip only those files you have recently changed! See the docs for more...
● No more complicated configs! Just a simple list of extensions and a name for the type of data
● Extensible support for external plug-in setting files, such as .bdds, .mdd's and .pfx's *
● Full support for image sequences *
* These features are activated in the registered version.
Click for Zip-It4 Docs, including upgrade information.
Click the link to download: Zip-It4.zip
Registered Users of Zip-It 3 can upgrade free of charge - your existing license file will work - just copy or rename it as "Zip-It4.lic".
Zip-It is a commercial product. At twenty bucks a time, I'm not expecting to get rich off it... but maybe someone will buy a site license and I'll be able to do a Mac version!
The download will allow you to try the program for two weeks. If you like what you see, you can register and receive a licence key that enables the extended features (images sequences and external files).
The cost to register Zip-It is £10 or $20. The easiest way is with PayPal, but I can accept checks/cheques drawn on US or UK banks.
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