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Looks good!
Were you planning on including info about the Animation Preferences panel UU.7 version?
Notably, the Shrink Range button that sets the Play Range and Start/End values for the Timeline
Advance Frame by amount Forward/Reverse

Rendering from a Camera view using the UU.7 Cameras?
Notably, setting the inside dimensions (what gets rendered) of the Camera's view using Width/Height

Render to File icon
RMB - Open Folder

Render to File dialog
Save animation from frame - Reset button

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Additions Chapter is up to 74 pages now.
Continue to fill in the gaps and planning to add screen shots of the tools in use. I tried an animated gif but it didn't work, so it will have to be static images. Once all the images and text are in will come the final layout and links.

Everything that I find/discover and understand will go into the manual. If I don't see it or don't understand it then it won't.
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Updated the animation chapter with the timeline diagram and filled in some more of the text.

I also realized there are things missing from the trueSpace manual. Add camera and primitives are not mentioned anywhere. I think there's a few other things missing as well. So the plan is to have a "missing items" chapter to go with the "uu additions" chapter.
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I got a list of things, specifically buttons not mentioned in the original manual and a couple of buttons with the wrong image.
I didn't look closely at the modelspace manual section so I'm sure some of the missing info is in there.

missing stuff
render buttons - but not really
new scene, reset default context
display mode - only in modelspace docs
coordinate system buttons world, object,screen, tangent
XYZ locking - ch3 pg 203 brief mention
undo/redo - only in modelspace docs
copy/delete - only in modelspace docs
primitives including text, camera and entry point(really just a camera)
area light and sky light

ch3 hide unselected has wrong icon
ch8 convert soft selection to skin weights wrong icon
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Updated chapter 2 and 3 with the missing items, mostly just screenshots as place holders.
The shortcuts list was lost during conversion of the file from OpenDocument odg to Scribus sla formats. This is no real loss since the list was out of date.
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This may be the last of the missing toolbar buttons
Now has the show and hide buttons, some notes on how UU is different and primitives including the camera.
Only new/updated pages attached
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I got the primitive creation sections fleshed in. Attached is the modeling chapter primitives section. There's still a few things to figure out about the primitives and primitve creation plus snapping tools. Most of this information applies to the unmodified trueSpace release, not just the Unofficial Update version.
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I finally got the trueSpace snapping stuff figured out. The notes are rough and uncoordinated. The inferences section was especially difficult to understand. In that case I found an undocumented limitation in that inferences only work on perfectly flat faces. So if you say move 1 corner of a cube the inferences won't work on the connected faces. I think I'll have some pages to share tomorrow. This is all basic unmodified trueSpace. I'll also need to run through the Unofficial Update to see if it still works the same way.
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I can not find "Keep Sizes"!!!
Did that not make it into tS761B8 ???
Edit: Found it...
Primitives Default aspect

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Latest version of chapter 3
page 17 to 33 has the latest updates with new or corrected information on the snapping and inferences. This portion of the manual needs some screenshots.
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