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Version 1.0.4.5 / Released 10 May 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix issue with High-DPI scaling

Version 1.0.4.4 / Released 10 May 2017

  • new
    • Implement Hitbox Type : DEGREES
  • fixed
    • Add more log and flush to detect crashing bug

Version 1.0.4.3 / Released 9 May 2017

  • new
    • Drop Folder or json file to open project
    • Recompute frame timing if Movie fps is different from XML fps
  • fixed
    • Sync Pose value for OverlayPanel
    • Fix Hitbox intersect code

Version 1.0.4.2 / Released 4 May 2017

  • fixed
    • Change sync code for EventManager (Fix Overlay and Hitbox selection)
    • Fix corrupted xml file

Version 1.0.4.1 / Released 3 May 2017

  • fixed
    • Apply Pose and Translation for Mouse Interaction
    • Do Translation before applying depth and hRot and vRot

Version 1.0.4.0 / Released 2 May 2017

  • new
    • Add Pose and Translation to Overlays
  • fixed
    • Fix Issue #312

Version 1.0.3.10 / Released 25 April 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix FullScreen View
    • Fix modified flags and don’t ask to save if not modified

Version 1.0.3.9 / Released 24 April 2017

  • new
    • Pressing “;” toggles various views of the Preview Window that are helpful for various authoring scenarios.
  • fixed
    • Fix tween issue when seeking

Version 1.0.3.7 / Released 23 April 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix bugs with Diagonal and Horizontal Field of View
    • Fix Reticle (Missing circle)
    • Fix Tween overshoot

Version 1.0.3.6 / Released 22 April 2017

  • new
    • Tweens are now time-based to make the smoother
    • Tweens are only executed during playback
  • fixed
    • Fix Disabled menu items after new project is created
    • Fix  live rot camera values inverted
    • Fix crash when using movie shortcuts and no movie loaded

Version 1.0.3.5 / Released 20 April 2017

  • fixed
    • Change Aspect Ratio of Flat film
    • Execute Tween only when video is playing back

Version 1.0.3.3 / Released 20 April 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix Jumbled Subtitles
    • Fix Geometry on flat film
    • Make play head jump to end of event on Tween events
    • Fix bug in Thumbnail Generation

Version 1.0.3.2 / Released 16 April 2017

  • new
    • Tween Panel enabled
  • fixed
    • Fix bug when saving recent projects in ini file

Version 1.0.3.1 / Released 11 April 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix crashing bug when no ini present

Version 1.0.3.0 / Released 10 April 2017

  • new
    • Liquid Cinema now has an Installer with Visual Studio Redist and LAV Filters being installed automatically
    • New Project Details Panel (used for new project as well)
    • Config file and log are saved in User Local Data folder

Version 1.0.2.2 / Released 16 March 2017

  • new
    • Fix Time display in timeline (use project fps)
  • known issues
    • On some systems, Thumbnails are not auto-generated when importing Video
    • Dragging events on camera timeline buggy when dragging events past the beginning of the previous camera point.
    • Dragging events on overlay panel does not update non-VR platforms
    • Fade behavior inconsistent unless there is a Fade In at the beginning of the project.
    • Tween Editor is not fully functional yet and has been disabled.
    • The play head can’t be dragged through the main timeline area. You can click empty real estate on the timelines and place the play head there.
    • When moving video frame by frame the play head can get stuck. You can resolve this by skipping ten frames ahead or back and then moving ahead or back frame by frame. Despite this issue, any frame can be selected.

Version 1.0.2.1 / Released 13 March 2017

  • new
  • fixed
    • Fix Dragging of Camera Switch
    • Fix issue with vertical move (added some debug to counter the compiler bug

Version 1.0.2.0 / Released 12 March 2017

  • new
    • Update compiler to Visual Studio 2017: Existing users need to launch the new vcredist_x64.exe before launching this new version.- Fix crashing issue due to ini file (old format)
  • fixed
    • Fix crashing issue due to ini file (old format)

Version 1.0.1.27 / Released 10 March 2017

  • new

    Display Flat Film and 2D Overlays correctly for VR platforms

Version 1.0.1.26 / Released 10 March 2017

  • new
    • Select Platforms by VR or non-VR, cycle trough selecting one platform or all (VR or nonVR) platforms using keyboard key 1-7
  • fixed
    • Wait 250ms after click before moving event on timeline
    • Fix issue with Overlay Panel: StartTime and EndTime disabled for non-hitbox Overlays

Version 1.0.1.23 / Released 6 March 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix Subtitles filename was converted to lower case, use Project name as is

Version 1.0.1.22 / Released 6 March 2017

  • fixed

Version 1.0.1.21 / Released 6 March 2017

  • new
    • Switch between Frame and Time in control bar
  • fixed
    • Fix Display INVALID LANGUAGE if language is not valid for LanguageDialog
    • Fix Sync Overlay Panel image with Timeline language
    • Fix Tab and Shift-Tab match state of arrows in UI
    • Fix Don’t show In Out handles when dragging events and no panel is open
    • Switch Panels to corresponding events when moving

Version 1.0.1.20 / Released 5 March 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix bug when moving events (use ID instead of events)
    • Limit EndTime to Max movie frame when moving

Version 1.0.1.19 / Released 4 March 2017

  • new
    • Move Events on timeline using the mouse (proof of concept)

Version 1.0.1.18 / Released 3 March 2017

  • fixed
    • Reenable FileLog

Version 1.0.1.17 / Released 3 March 2017

  • new
    • Center Overlays when cycling through
  • fixed
    • Fix Fade status after the last fade
    • Fix black screen when disabling Camera Switch
    • Unload textures when closing project (memory leak)
    • Fix issue when renaming file

Version 1.0.1.16 / Released 2 March 2017

  • new
    • Implement New Fade Logic (depends on the previous one)
    • Implement Scrollbar for Dropdown List
  • fixed
    • Fix Fade Bug
    • Support for non-US Keyboard for Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Fix Don’t close project if user click cancel when opening project

Version 1.0.1.15 / Released 2 March 2017

  • fixed
    • Revert keyboard change
    • Disable clicking in vertical scroll area for Dropdown List

Version 1.0.1.14 / Released 1 March 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix bug in subtitle parser (Android was affected)
    • Bug with old XML files (root node version 1.0)
    • Change keyboard handling to account for non-English keyboard
    • Only apply the forced perspective once when clicking on the timeline
    • Rewrite Dropdown List to have a max number of items

Version 1.0.1.13 / Released 28 February 2017

  • fixed
    • Force lower case when copying videos

Version 1.0.1.12 / Released 26 February 2017

  • fixed
    • Sync Arrows and Tabs to cycle trough events
    • Fix ID for overlays tooltips
    • Fix Sprite Animation frame rate for linked Overlays
  • known issues
    • When authoring more than 20 Hitboxes, Hitbox selector in Overlay Editor breaks.
    • On some systems, Thumbnails are not auto-generated when importing Video.
    • Fade behavior inconsistent unless there is a Fade In at the beginning of the project.
    • Forced Perspective triggers when single clicking timeline. Makes authoring awkward.
    • Tween Editor is not fully functional yet and has been disabled.
    • The play head can’t be dragged through the main timeline area. You can click empty real estate on the timelines and place the play head there.
    • When moving video frame by frame the play head can get stuck. You can resolve this by skipping ten frames ahead or back and then moving ahead or back frame by frame. Despite this issue, any frame can be selected.
    • The In and Out markers do not conform to the length of the event if an event has different lengths on different platforms.

Version 1.0.1.11 / Released 25 February 2017

  • new
    • Update to Oculus SDK 1.11.0
    • Tab-Shift Tab to cycle through events on timeline
    • Ctrl-Tab to cycle through view/>- Match Name id formatting for Hitbox pulldown list/>- Validate Input for languages
  • fixed
    • Change Tooltip for events on timeline
    • Fix Pulldown box disappearing after focus lost

Version 1.0.1.10 / Released 22 February 2017

  • new
    • Sort Image in Image Select Panel
  • fixed
    • Rename Videos when Renaming Project
    • Fix Crashing Bug with multi language videos
    • Check file language against language list
    • Add Tooltip to events on timeline
    • Fix Duplicate version in XML files

Version 1.0.1.8 / Released 20 February 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix rendering of active fov (j and k on keyboard)
    • Fix crashing bug with subtitles
    • Hide Timecode if enabled
    • Rewrite Logging

Version 1.0.1.7 / Released 20 February 2017

  • fixed
    • Revert Textbox Change
    • Change Focus logic for Panels
    • Fix issue when Depth sorting Overlays

Version 1.0.1.6 / Released 20 February 2017

  • new
    • Event Editng Panels come in focus when selected
    • Use “image_add” from PSD design file

Version 1.0.1.5 / Released 19 February 2017

  • new
    • Add Order for UI Overlays, sort spherical and UI independently (Depth and Order respectively)
  • fixed
    • Fix crashing bug with filename with language
    • User lower case extension when dropping files
    • Hide Status after 5s / Change Status color to blue
    • Fix Multiple videos playing at the same time
    • Ignore LineNb and ColNb if Animation is disabled
    • Seek when selecting subtitles

Version 1.0.1.4 / Released 19 February 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix bug with mouse interaction
    • Fix Crash issue when clicking Timeline

Version 1.0.1.3 / Released 18 February 2017

  • new
    • Support multiple language videos (show movie filename in menubar)
    • Bigger ImagePanel selection
    • Better FileCopy Threading/>- Display language when adding new version
  • fixed
    • Use missing image icon to unselect the graphic of overlays
    • Use current camera rotation for new events: Camera, Tween, Overlay, Hitbox

Version 1.0.1.2 / Released 15 February 2017

  • fixed
    • Fix bug when renaming project (behavior unknown if hard drive is full)
  • known issues
    • When specifying a new language when creating a new project or attributing language to an asset, the language inputted, needs to be a two digit language code such as FR or EN. Inputting more than two characters causes issues with recognizing assets.
    • Renaming Project Files in Project Details Panel corrupts project and should not be undertaken
    • Tween Editor is not fully functional yet and has been disabled.
    • Hitbox list in Overlay Editor sometimes changes position
    • The playhead can’t be dragged through the main timeline area. You can click empty real estate on the timelines and place the playhead there.
    • When moving video frame by frame the playhead can get stuck. You can resolve this by skipping ten frames ahead or back and then moving ahead or back frame by frame. Despite this issue, any frame can be selected.
    • The In and Out markers do not conform to the length of the event if an event has different lengths on different platforms.

Version 1.0.0.1 / Released 14 February 2017

  • new
    • This is a major release that allows multi-language authoring in Liquid Cinema. This major addition required many changes under the hood and also meant the adaptation of the iOS, Android, WebSDK and all Liquid Cinema apps.
  • known issues
    • When specifying a new language when creating a new project or attributing language to an asset, the language inputted, needs to be a two digit language code such as FR or EN.  Inputting more than two characters causes issues with recognizing assets.
    • Renaming Project Files in Project Details Panel corrupts project and should not be undertaken
    • Tween Editor is not fully functional yet and has been disabled.
    • Hitbox list in Overlay Editor sometimes changes position
    • The playhead can’t be dragged through the main timeline area. You can click empty real estate on the timelines and place the playhead there.
    • When moving video frame by frame the playhead can get stuck. You can resolve this by skipping ten frames ahead or back and then moving ahead or back frame by frame. Despite this issue, any frame can be selected.
    • The In and Out markers do not conform to the length of the event if an event has different lengths on different platforms.

Version 0.14.11.5 / Released 2 December 2016

  • new
    • Save Movie Length in JSON
    • Save Vimeo ID in JSON file for Tool
    • Update GLM to 0.9.9.0
  • fixed
    • Fixed Character count in Project Details Editor
    • Fix crashing bug when creating New Project
  • known issues
    • Tween Editor is not fully functional yet.
    • Hitbox list in Overlay Editor sometimes changes position
    • The playhead can’t be dragged through the main timeline area. You can click empty real estate on the timelines and place the playhead there.
    • When moving video frame by frame the playhead can get stuck. You can resolve this by skipping ten frames ahead or back and then moving ahead or back frame by frame. Despite this issue, any frame can be selected.
    • The In and Out markers do not conform to the length of the event if an event has different lengths on different platforms.

Version 0.14.11.01 / Released 1 December 2016

  • new
    • Authoring Tool now checks for updates automatically.

Version 0.14.11.01 / Released 9 November 2016

  • new

    NEW KEYBOARD COMMANDS

    • Use right click button to move Overlays and Hitboxes, left click is to move camera
    • Timeline : if an Event is selected : setting a new In and Out Point with I and O will close the event, SHIFT-I or SHIFT-O will not close the event but will change the In and Out frames
    • Add keyboard shortcuts:

    – CTRL+ D : Open Project Details Panel
    – CTRL+R : Reveal File
    – CTRL+W : Close Project
    – CTRL+N : New Project
    – CTRL+O : Open Project
    – ATL-O : Clear Out Point
    – ALT-I : Clear In Point

    • Add Cancel option in Dialogue box when Quitting and asking to save
    • Enable AWSD to move camera around

    WORKFLOW CHANGES

    • Double click in Preview Window will select Overlays or Hitbox
    • Display Project Name to Top Menu Bar
    • Ask for Project Name when creating a new Project
    • Add ability to drop a video to timeline to add to project
    • Timeline position updated

    SUBTITLES ADDED

    • Add ability to drop subtitles files on Preview Window to copy to asset folder
    • Add ability to show srt subtitle files while playing back videoAuto deduce language from SRT subtitle filename
    • Add Dropdown in Playback Control Bar to select Subtitles of different languages

    THUMBNAIL GENERATOR ADDED

    • Add auto generation of preview thumbnails (for web players) when importing a video using FFMPEG
    • Add TOOLS -> GENERATE TOOLS to Top Menu Navigation

    PROJECT DETAIL EDITOR ADDED

    • Added Project Detail Editor for adding Project metadata such as Title, Description, URL etc.
    • Add ProjectName Textbox in Project Detail Editor
    • Rename Project Files when changing project name
    • Add Time Code and FPS to Project Details
    • Use FPS from movie, and display a warning if it is different from the XML
    • Add Thumbnail from Project Detail, copy file to poster/poster.jpg (no conversion yet)
    • Load Poster.jpg if present
    • Add ability to add Vimeo ID to project

    OVERLAY EDITOR

    • Workflow Improvement: Don’t apply fades for Overlays if Overlay Editor is open and video is paused
    • Overlay Editor: Depending on the Overlay Type : change H Rotation and V Rotation to X and Y Position
    • Overlay Editor: Order is for 2D Overlays, Distance is for 3D Overlays
    • Overlay Editor: Resize Animation Popup
    • Overlay Editor: Change display of Overlay linked to hitbox on Timeline
    • Overlay Editor: Hide In and Out Frame when it’s Hitbox triggered
    • Overlay Editor: Use hitbox event name if present instead of id for Hitboxes
    • Overlay Editor: Disable In Point Handle if the selected overlay is linked to a hitbox
    • Overlay Editor:Use % for Opacity
      Darken Overlay events linked to hitboxes in timeline if it can’t be displayed (overly event exceeds length of hitbox)

    HITBOX EDITOR

    • Timeline : Show the time during which the Overlay can be triggered by a Hitbox
    • Hitbox Editor: Add trigger delay and event delay
    • Change eventDelay and triggerDelay to frames (instead of seconds)

    FADE EDITOR

    • Fade Editor : Implement Custom Fade Type
    • Fade Editor: disable Start and End intensity depending of the Type Of Fade
    • Fade Editor: Add a Fade Type : Fade In, Fade Out, Custom. There will be a new XML parameters saved.
    • Use % for Fade Levels

    JSON

    • Update JSON project file
    • Save Vimeo ID to JSON
    • Save Project Name to json file project.json
    • Load Project Name from json file : project.json
    • Update Nanovg
    • Update glm to 0.9.8.3
    • Update URLs for contextual help in Event Editors
  • fixed
    • Fixed issue of last quarter of timeline unresponsive after maximizing tool.
    • Fixed issue of top of the playhead can’t be dragged.
    • Fixed issue of subtitles reseting when changing platform
    • Fixed crash when project.json not present
    • Fixed bugs with Overlay type : when changing type the values will be set to 0,0 for Overlaid, and the current camera position for Spherical
    • Fixed Overlays and Hitbox snapping to center when moving with the mouse.
    • Fixed H Rot and V Rot textbox in viewer toolbar
    • Fixed issue #321 : When tool is maximized I can’t select the rightmost events
    • Fixed issue #322 : When closing project the Overlay event blocks are not cleared from the timeline
    • Fixed issue #323 : Fix crash when clicking cancel when opening project
    • Fixed Recent Project List does not update
    • Fixed Shaders for Intel Graphic Cards
  • known issues
    • Tween Editor is not fully functional yet.
    • Hitbox list in Overlay Editor sometimes changes position
    • The playhead can’t be dragged through the main timeline area. You can click empty real estate on the timelines and place the playhead there.
    • When moving video frame by frame the playhead can get stuck. You can resolve this by skipping ten frames ahead or back and then moving ahead or back frame by frame. Despite this issue, any frame can be selected.
    • The In and Out markers do not conform to the length of the event if an event has different lengths on different platforms.

Version 0.14.9.0 / Released 8 November 2016

  • fixed
    • Fixed the issue of windows file explorer opening behind the application making it seem as if the application is stuck when opening an existing project file or creating a new one.

Version 0.14.8.1 / Released 31 October 2016

  • new
    • Ability to create animated overlays through the usage of sprite sheets. See Properties Tab in Overlay Event Panel
  • known issues
    • When choosing File -> Open and Tool is maximizes, the windows file explorer opens behind the application, making it seem as if the application is stuck. Workaround: Press ESC (once), minimize authoring tool and proceed.
    • Sometimes the timeline can be unresponsive. Workaround: Press space toggle play/pause to fix.
    • Selecting Hitboxes and Overlays in edit mode makes them snap to the centre of the Field of View. It’s an annoyance but not a show stopper and will be addressed soon.
    • Sometimes a Hitbox can be selected by the mouse during playback (in non editing mode).
    • Hitbox behaviour in when playing back and testing in the authoring tool is a bit flaky on this version. However the metadata contained in the xml is accurate and can be accurately interpreted by the player.
    • Recent Projects List does not update
    • IN and OUT points when changed in the Event Editing panels do not update the playhead position in the timeline. Sliding the IN an OUT markers does.
    • The top of the playhead can’t be dragged. (You can drag it just below the playhead)
    • The playhead can’t be dragged though the main timeline area. You can click empty real estate on the timelines and place the playhead there.
    • When moving video frame by frame the playhead can get stuck. You can resolve this by skipping ten frames ahead or back and then moving ahead or back frame by frame. Despite this issue, any frame can be selected.
    • AWSD keys to move the sphere are currently disabled.
    • The In and Out markers do not conform to the length of the event if an event has different lengths on different platforms.