13 Apr 2019
This update fixes some problems you reported and also improves OpenGL preview. Read on for more details.
Since version 4 Boxshot lets you switch between preview drivers using the View->Drivers menu. In version 5 we made it simpler by adding a special button to the toolbar (don’t like that icon btw, will re-design it):
There are two preview drivers in Boxshot 5: one is hardware-accelerated and is based on OpenGL, another uses raytracing and works on CPU. The OpenGL driver works faster, but provides less accurate results. The raytracing one is slower and not that responsive, but the results match what you get in production. You can switch between them using the toolbar button, or by pressing Control-D on Windows or Command-D on Mac.
This update improves the OpenGL preview driver by adding support of direct and environment lighting, basic shadows, better transparency and so on. It also significantly increases its speed in complex scenes.
We’re going to support more rendering features in OpenGL driver to match the raytracing one as close as possible, but due to the OpenGL limitations we can’t make it 100% the same. However, it is still very convenient to use the OpenGL preview for complex scenes.
This update also fixes some problems you reported:
Your feedback and bugreports are very welcome in our public forum, please share your ideas or problems there.