Authoring Tool Release Notes

Last Updated: 2019-05-23 14:16:45

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Known Issues and Instructions / Released 15 March 2018

  • known issues

     

    1. Clicking outside of the File Explorer when opening a project can cause a crash.

     

    2. Uploading multiple Two Big Ears (Facebook Audio Files) fails and corrupts the project. Workaround: Remove TBE file before adding another one. Reveal project folder (Ctrl-R), go to the branch folder, go to the audio folder and delete the TBE file. Then add the new TBE file via the Authoring Tool.

     

    3. When enabling VR mode, using VR Controllers can cause the app to crash. Workaround: Do not use controllers when in VR mode.

     

    4. In VR mode the vertical position is unlocked, which make the VR preview mode less usable. Workaround: Center the horizon in the tool manually.

     

    5. When moving items on the timeline and releasing the mouse when the cursor is not on the event anymore causes the mouse to be locked to the event bar. Solution: Release the mouse button when the cursor is over the event bar.

     

    6. Close Button does not response to scale settings. Stays at default.

     

    7. On Complete Back Actions not being triggered in tool. They are being triggered in the players.

     

    8. When adding a new branch with the same name, the OK button does not appear to avoid overwriting the existing branch. Workaround: Use a unique name.

     

    9. When adding a new branch on a full hard drive it can lead to errors. Make sure you have enough hard drive space on your main drive.

     

    10. Errors possible when importing video or other assets into the tool from external USB drives: Workaround: Copy assets to fixed drives and import from there.

     

    11. 2D Graphics have different positioning and sizing based on aspect ratio. We are implementing a solution that makes sure that 2D graphics retain their relative positioning when aspect ratios change.

    Experimental Features:

    The Text Events and Picture In Picture timelines are in final development and not fully functional at the moment. They can be enabled in Settings (Ctrl-Y) -> Advanced -> Experimental Features. Enabling the Experimental Features checkbox will allow authoring using these timelines. USE AT YOUR OWN PERIL. May render your project unusable in future releases. Experimental functionality is NOT yet supported by the player apps.

     

  • tip

     

    How to install

    – Install using the LiquidCinema installer, dependencies will be installed.
    – If needed you can install the OculusSetup.exe for Oculus Support (An updated version of the setup might exist on the Oculus Website, and it will update itself once installed)
     

    Requirements

    • Windows 7 or above
    • NET 3.5 or higher
    • OpenGL
    • Quad-Core CPU
    • 4+ GB or RAM
    • A dedicated graphics card
    • View at 1920×1080 or higher resolution

     

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1.9.0.2 Public Release / Released 16 May 2019

  • new

    – Save AT build number in the JSON for debugging purpose

  • fixed

    – Fix issue with camera switch executed one frame later

    – Always save the project and copy assets to branch folder before publishing

1.9.0.1 Public Release / Released 3 May 2019

  • new

    – Add Video in Video event: PiP
    – UI Tweaks
    – Add Close button to Overlay and PiP
    – Add revert button for some input box, it will revert back to default value
    – Async project loading
    – Copy/Paste Event
    – Optimize video frame memory copy for better performance
    – Async CMS uploading
    – Update 3rd party libraries
    – Update and resize splash screen

  • fixed

    – UI Fixes

1.8.11.46 / Released 2 May 2019

  • fixed

    – Disable Close button for 2D PiP or Overlay on VR platforms
    – Fix 2D PiP shader (upside down, progress)
    – Fix Close button intersection when camera is not at 0,0
    – Tween Panel: Fix Speed input boxes
    – PiP: Hide Interactivity Panel

1.8.11.42 / Released 1 May 2019

  • new

    – Enable Tween vertical toggle.
    – Tween: Vertical enable/disable Button depending on platform
    – Tween Panel: enable toggle vertical for VR platform if Enable for VR platform is enabled

  • fixed

    – PiP: Fix Show progress bar
    – Textbox: fix delete selection when char limit is set
    – Adding Subtitles says invalid by Default
    – Flat still media type is upside down on VR platforms
    – Fix bug in set_file_language
    – Properly load still background after update
    – Fix On timeline toggle not working on pips
    – Properly reload movie when changing video
    – Don’t show pip on timeline when On Timeline is disabled
    – Set all panels to all platforms on close

1.8.11.40 / Released 30 April 2019

  • new

    – Panels: Disable Pose when type is 2D
    – Slider: change color when in disabled state
    – Branch Back Event: update dialog when Previous Frame is selected

  • fixed

    – BRANCH – New Branch: Repeat option needs to have FP options appear
    – Flat media type is up side down on vr platforms only
    – Fix PiP selection when double clicking event
    – Language Versions updating when dropping a new asset
    – Actions- Buttons too close to target frame box

1.8.11.39 / Released 25 April 2019

  • new

    – Branch Details: Fix Changing Still image duration needs a project reload
    – Branch List: Branch action information update
    – Branch List: Add On Complete Jump Action to list
    – Branch List: Branch List entries need more space
    – Add PiP events to the events list

  • fixed

    – Properly update events when some events type are disabled
    – Fix intersection with negative distance (means clicking things behind)
    – Fix Subtitle Panel Icon color
    – Text Panel: Fix Height of Interactivity Tab
    – Text Panel: Fix Button Properties label
    – Timeline: clear selected color when closing panel

1.8.11.38 / Released 24 April 2019

  • new

    – Font Generation: Update msdfgen to 1.6
    – Adjust PiP selection transparency
    – Timeline : enable/disable PiPs

  • fixed

    – Fix dropdown list when expanded down
    – Tween Panel: fix typo
    – Project Details: Fix language drop down
    – PiP : don’t load deleted videos

1.8.11.37 / Released 10 April 2019

  • new

    – PiP: Use Poster Duration for all modes, autostart mode: poster will be shown for this duration and then the video plays,
    for the other modes, it shows the duration during which you can trigger the video
    – PiP support transition
    – PiP Fade Sound: can apply different fades duration for pip and main video
    – Subtitles: new import dialog

  • fixed

    – Fix crash in Menu
    – Fix crash when loading text file UTF-8 with BOM
    – PiP panel : fix dropdown

1.8.9.14b / Released 5 April 2019

  • fixed

    – Replace zip library
    – Update Json to version 5

1.8.11.36 / Released 2 April 2019

  • fixed

    – Rewrite PiP update logic: Fix Fade and Sound Fade
    – PiP Panel: rearrange Video tab
    – PiP: Fix Sound when no fade
    – PiP Panel: fix dropdown

1.8.11.34 / Released 1 April 2019

  • new

    – Tween Panel: add radiobox to apply vertical rotation in VR
    – Timeline: add event when clicking event icon
    – PiP: add option to show poster or video when paused
    – PiP Panel: Relabel cross fade to Poster to Video Transition, relabel Transition to Cut
    – PiP Panel: Relabel Cross Fade to Duration
    – Timeline: add event when clicking event icon
    – UI Slider: adjust tick for default value

  • fixed

    – PiP: fix fade sound / add play control to PiP / Only use poster duration for autostar- PiP : fix play/pause
    – PiP : Fix Fade and Main Video Fade
    – PiP : Fix Main Volume and Sound Fade
    – PiP Panel : fix Time display for Sound Fade In and Out
    – PiP Panel : Fix Crossfade drop down

1.8.11.32 / Released 28 March 2019

  • new

    – Add to PiP : Fade Sound, Play on Hover

1.8.11.31 / Released 26 March 2019

  • new

    – New Slider Design
    – New Color button design
    – Text Panel redesign

1.8.11.30 / Released 22 March 2019

  • new

    – Merge Interactivity and Hover in Text Panel

  • fixed

    – Adjust Platform Bar / Adjust Background Tab for Text Panel
    – Adjust Tab Header icons
    – Text Panel: resize depending on the Tab

1.8.11.28 / Released 20 March 2019

  • new

    – Larger Input field for Time Box
    – larger input field for Activation code

  • fixed

    – Fix branch fps not updated when updating media from branch panel
    – Adjust Folder icon in Project Details
    – Fix branch fps not updated when changing media from still image to video
    – Fix line rendering for Text
    – Tweak Dialog Box
    – Handle more error case in case of CMS Activation

1.8.11.25 / Released 19 March 2019

  • fixed

    – Align Playback buttons on control bar
    – Highlight Playback buttons on control bar
    – Fix Vr headset state in control bar
    – Update HMD button tooltip
    – Don’t show HMD menu if no headset connected
    – Adjust Control Bar

1.8.11.24 / Released 18 March 2019

  • new

    – Change text in Camera Panel dropdown
    – Add eye icon to Timeline
    – Update graph color
    – Add TOP and BOTTOM CENTER to Close Button
    – Grey menu items when no project loaded
    – Select all platforms when no project is loaded
    – Bring Activation Panel and User Profile Panel on top when selecting
    – Update Control Bar as per new design.
    – Implement Inactive eye icon for timeline
    – Put revert buttons on rotation speed fields on tween panel.
    – Center Window Title
    – Put in Revert button next to FOV in Camera Panel

  • fixed

    – Misaligned Folder icon in branch details panel.
    – Fix Issue with Window title when no icon is set
    – CMS URL shows with 360 FLIX. Should not be active
    – Fix red counter for PiP in time mode
    – Dropdown: Fix text overlapping with pulldown arrow
    – Fix cancel button for Activation Panel
    – Fix Dropdown highlight below the control

1.8.11.23 / Released 15 March 2019

  • new

    – UI Tweaks
    – New Activation Panel

1.8.11.22 / Released 14 March 2019

  • new

    – Increase precision to 3 for hRot and vRot input fields
    – Decrease width of Version drop down
    – Replace ST with Subtitles

1.8.11.19 / Released 13 March 2019

  • new

    – Delete thumbs folder before generating Movie thumbnails
    – Adjust Branch Details Panel

  • fixed

    – Fix issue with folders in zip file (fix missing graphics from zip when uploading to CMS)
    – FP Mode not properly loaded for Actions
    – Fix Force Perspective in Json for Actions

1.8.11.16 / Released 12 March 2019

  • new

    – Change Menu text to be consistent
    – Adjust Position of fields and button on the control bar

  • known issues

    Changed zip library to 1.8.11.15, not being unpacked by CMS.

1.8.11.12 / Released 11 March 2019

  • new

    – Add Sync color to all Panels
    – inverse scroll wheel for Sliders

1.8.11.11 / Released 8 March 2019

  • new

    – Overlay Panel: fields with different values across selected platforms will have their label highlight in yellow/orange

1.8.11.10 / Released 5 March 2019

  • new

    – Adjust Camera and Action panels
    – Adjust Tween, Fade and PiP Panels
    – Reduce Reticle size
    – Small adjustments for radio boxes positions
    – Update Oculus SDK to 1.35.0

1.8.11.6 / Released 4 March 2019

  • new

    – Change checkbox to radio button for Panel, adjust field position in panels
    – Adjust position of fields in all panels.

1.8.11.4 / Released 3 March 2019

  • new

    – Change checkbox to radio button for Panel
    – Add revert button to reset to default value for some values

1.8.11.3 / Released 20 February 2019

  • fixed

    – Fix Main Window Camera
    – Add missing dll

1.8.11.2 / Released 19 February 2019

  • new

    – Update 3rd party libraries: OpenVR, OVR, glm, stb

  • fixed

    – Overlay: fix position issue when moving camera

1.8.11.1 / Released 29 January 2019

  • new

    – PiP: add Fade Main Video, add Progress Color, add a transition between Poster and Video
    – Update spdlog to 1.3.1

  • fixed

    – PiP Panel: fix issue when selecting video source

1.8.11.0 / Released 22 January 2019

  • new

    – Add Close Button to Overlays, PiPs and Texts
    – PiP : add Show Progress and Show Progress on Hover
    – Add missing fonts for interface

1.8.10.4 / Released 6 December 2018

  • fixed

    – Fix string float conversion (was setting fps to 0)
    – Fix font vertical inversion

1.8.10.2 / Released 3 December 2018

  • new

    – Async CMS uploading

  • fixed

    – Fix PiP cms update
    – Fix experiemtal feature in Settings Panel being reset

1.8.10.1 / Released 28 November 2018

  • fixed

    – Font generation: Fix flip with Asian Fonts / Use parallel and future for faster saving / Memory Optimization
    – Fix issue with Force Perspective
    – Always update video in PiP panel when selecting video
    – Fix saving Depth Scaled for PiPs
    – Update Recent Files menu when opening a project

1.8.10.0 / Released 20 November 2018

  • new

    – Async project loading
    – Optimize video frame memory copy: use AVX2 and threads, and a double PBO buffer for better performance
    – Update Oculus libs
    – Update JSON, Log and fmt libs
    – Cleanup force perspective and freeze frame code
    – Use VLC for video playback (disabled in this release: useful for standalone VR windows player)

1.8.9.14 / Released 30 October 2018

  • fixed

    – Clear Events before Updating backend when editing events

1.8.9.13 / Released 27 October 2018

  • – Fix Copy/Paste issue when selecting an event by double-clicking it on screen

1.8.9.12 / Released 26 October 2018

  • new

    – Fix issue with copying/deleting Events
    – Fix issue when updating video for a branch
    – Fix Handle Cursor
    – PiP Enhancement

  • fixed

    – Shortcuts to go to start or end of Timeline
    – Copy/Paste Events
    – PiP Fixes
    – Show Frame/Time Delta when moving event on the Timeline or moving In/Out handle

1.8.9.10 / Released 25 October 2018

  • new

    – Load all cursors / Use diagonal cursor for window resizing
    – Use Time for Frame Delta Tooltip
    – Copy/Paste Events

  • fixed

    – Fix issue when updating video for a branch

1.8.9.7 / Released 24 October 2018

  • new

    – Add Frame Delta Tooltip when moving event on the Timeline or moving In/Out handle

  • fixed

    – Fix Handle Cursor

1.8.9.6 / Released 19 October 2018

  • fixed

    – Fix PiP Timeline Left Margin
    – Fix 2D PiP Hovering
    – Remove shortcut for Move All Events in Menu

1.8.9.5 / Released 18 October 2018

  • new

    – Use 2 colors for PiP event on Timeline
    – PiP working with Still Branch

  • fixed

    – Reset Main volume when no PiP active
    – Fix PiP AR
    – Fix PiPType not saved
    – Fix PiP Volume
    – Change PiP color
    – Fix Aspect Ratio for PiP with no Poster
    – Fix PiP highlight when selected
    – Fix PiP video offset when seeking back

1.8.9.2 / Released 17 October 2018

  • new

    – Fix sound issues with PiP
    – Fix PiP with Poster Duration 0
    – Support multiple PiP at the same time

  • fixed

    Fix PiP issues with Playback for Video Branch. Only AUTO_START option is implemented.

1.8.8.8 / Released 16 October 2018

  • new

    – Move All Events: move subtitles

1.8.8.7 / Released 15 October 2018

  • new

    – Add Move All Events: move all events (except subtitles) by a number of frames (can be positive or negative)

1.8.8.6 / Released 12 October 2018

  • new

    – Add description to Settings Panel
    – Don’t render 3D events in flat mode

  • fixed

    – Fix flip still background in VR
    – Fix 2D overlays hovering in Flat mode
    – Fix fade color

1.8.8.5 / Released 11 October 2018

  • fixed

    – Fix Horizontally inverted Flat Plane

  • tip

    Note : PiP playback is disabled in this version.

1.8.8.3 / Released 9 October 2018

  • new

    – PiP volume control implemented
    – Clear PiP when switching branch or closing project
    – Implement PIP 2D Type
    – Stop PiP when seeking past the endpoint

  • fixed

    – PiP : Fix Thumbnail/Video orientation.
    – Fix PiP Fade In/Out

1.8.8.2 / Released 9 October 2018

  • fixed

    – Fix AUTO_START overlays

1.8.8.1 / Released 4 October 2018

  • new

    – Trim server and proxy addresses

  • – Fix Highlight for Overlays
    – Fix Flat Plane inverted in VR mode

1.8.7.9 / Released 4 September 2018

  • fixed

    – Update Endpoint checks for Update