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08-15-2019, 07:07 PM
Our annual major release is now available. http://www.vixenlights.com/downloads/vixen-3-downloads/

There's been a ton of new features and improvements since last year. Here's the synopsis.

Vixen 3 - 3.6 Release Build:

** New Feature
* [VIX-488] - Add option to Balls effect to enable random Balls movement.
* [VIX-784] - Wipe Movement Curve
* [VIX-2226] - Create New Toolbars for the Curve, Gradient and Color Libraries
* [VIX-2229] - Extend the grid cursor position line onto the audio track.
* [VIX-2234] - Add Web support for enable/disable controllers
* [VIX-2272] - Split effects
* [VIX-2373] - Add a Strobe effect
* [VIX-2394] - Playback Controls in Preview
* [VIX-2489] - Bring back "paste effects to mark
* [VIX-2542] - Adding a media toolbar to the display preview
* [VIX-2646] - Always on Top Preview - but only when playing
* [VIX-2679] - Freeze Butterfly effect
* [VIX-2683] - Add compression to FPP export format
* [VIX-2698] - "Egg Timer" Fill
* [VIX-2699] - Create toolbar for Alignment tools
* [VIX-2746] - Dev Build Wipe Effect Location
* [VIX-2766] - Add the ability to edit the element tree from the Preview.
* [VIX-2777] - Create a Vendor inventory / Model Browser

** Bug
* [VIX-750] - Objects in preview not aligned after using zoom in configure preview.
* [VIX-2014] - Preview Grid Element does fill bounding box
* [VIX-2213] - Color Copy with Only One Choice
* [VIX-2223] - Crash while configuring controller
* [VIX-2258] - Crash when toggling "View Timeline Window"
* [VIX-2269] - Taking a long time for simple operations in the Display Setup
* [VIX-2382] - LipSync Pixel Map Editor Title Cut Off
* [VIX-2447] - Import Type Selection Form Missing Vixen Icon
* [VIX-2565] - Lip Sync ~ System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
* [VIX-2580] - Elements sometimes lose proper perception, but maintain proper relative location
* [VIX-2633] - Crash when exporting to FPP.
* [VIX-2636] - Show setup form has several bugs.
* [VIX-2638] - When trying to switch a gradient color from a color stop, full crash and shutdown
* [VIX-2640] - Text effect - iteration setting ignored with rotate option
* [VIX-2644] - The link elements form in the preview shape setup does not resize the columns correctly when items are linked.
* [VIX-2649] - Updating element settings causes crash
* [VIX-2650] - When cloning a Spin effect the enable minimum brightness setting does not transfer.
* [VIX-2654] - The FPP universe file export has a bug where it calculates the start channel incorrectly at every controller switch.
* [VIX-2657] - Pinwheel Offset position is limited to +-100 pixels, but it should be based off Buffer size.
* [VIX-2660] - Streaming ACN Controller crash on some edits when using multicast.
* [VIX-2661] - Using the tile wheel to pan left in the timeline does not work, but right does.
* [VIX-2668] - Countdown effect is not shown in the editor when using 32bit version of V ixen
* [VIX-2671] - Curve Editor X and Y value boxes no longer allow decimal values.
* [VIX-2672] - Extra mark line through wave form
* [VIX-2674] - The Picture effect looses one row at the top of all images.
* [VIX-2677] - Direction in Countdown effect when Location is selected is not working correctly.
* [VIX-2678] - The color module updating is inconsistent and does not always update.
* [VIX-2704] - Video with mega tree or grid not ok for other defaut duration (2.0s)
* [VIX-2713] - FPP Export 2.0 universe file nulls instead of empty field
* [VIX-2719] - Vixen Crashes or Exits without saving
* [VIX-2722] - Plasma effect has a speed range of 1 to 100 so can not be stopped.
* [VIX-2724] - Butterfly effect not working correctly under certain conditions.
* [VIX-2725] - Colorwash effect not working correctly over a long period of time.
* [VIX-2726] - Spirograph effect has a speed range of 1 to 100 so can not be stopped.
* [VIX-2727] - Dragging an effect from the Effects toolstrip through the a new Library toolstrip loses it's visual drag.
* [VIX-2729] - Drag Color to Toolstrip Color library not working and a couple of null issues.
* [VIX-2733] - Meteor speed still moves when speed and variation is set to 0.
* [VIX-2734] - Wipe On and Wipe off when using Burst In or Out in Wipe effect doesn't do anything.
* [VIX-2739] - Crash when import my custom prop
* [VIX-2741] - Exporting a universe file from the wizard crashes Vixen.
* [VIX-2744] - Chroma Key config issues when using multiple Chroma Key layers
* [VIX-2749] - Auto Save As Dialog gets hidden behind other windows
* [VIX-2751] - Serialization error in the prop editor module stemming from VIX-2655
* [VIX-2754] - Discrete custom props are not properly displayed in the OpenGL previewer.
* [VIX-2757] - Dependency libraries being copied to the root when they should not be.
* [VIX-2758] - Shapes Output path in Debug X86 config is incorrect and Shapes effect is not displayed in Sequencer.
* [VIX-2760] - Wipe migration from several versions ago can crash because the migration does not handle missing properties correctly.
* [VIX-2764] - Layer mixing is not working correctly
* [VIX-2767] - Update the remaining deprecated NLog methods.
* [VIX-2768] - Adding Marks with Fill to Gap option does not initially render correctly.
* [VIX-2769] - Wipe effect does not render properly
* [VIX-2771] - Time Editor Overlapping Effects no longer displayed
* [VIX-2774] - Export can leave outputs in a bad state when it finishes.
* [VIX-2776] - Clean up unused libraries and build dependencies.
* [VIX-2778] - App crashes when importing xModel from Xlights
* [VIX-2781] - Crash all vixen software with build 863
* [VIX-2783] - Imported models in the preview do not show in the element tree after import.

** Improvement
* [VIX-2273] - Effect default length change
* [VIX-2291] - Export Sequence Output Network File Option
* [VIX-2537] - Changing to Mark Collections in the Lip-sync should try to select a phoneme collection if one is available.
* [VIX-2589] - Add more directions to the wipe.
* [VIX-2634] - Allow FPP universe file generation when export includes non sACN controllers
* [VIX-2635] - Update FPP Export for FPP 2.x format
* [VIX-2647] - Scroll to newly added universe in SACN cofig screen
* [VIX-2651] - Seamless show transitioning
* [VIX-2655] - I am colorblind and can't use the Custom Prop Editor. Please change the color of the selected light in the Custom Prop Editor.
* [VIX-2662] - Add ability to copy/paste marks in the mark bar.
* [VIX-2676] - Improve Render speed of the Text, Countdown and Shapes effects.
* [VIX-2687] - Dissolve needs additional color options on the grouping.
* [VIX-2688] - Add a ? help icon to the header of the effect editor that links to the website documentation.
* [VIX-2689] - Child elements has effects indicator
* [VIX-2694] - Add X and Y Movement curves to the Meteor effect.
* [VIX-2695] - Add X and Y Movement curves to the Snowflake effect.
* [VIX-2696] - Add X and Y Movement curves and Height curve to the Border effect.
* [VIX-2701] - Create a default mixing filter for the layers to do simple mixing so you can stack multiple layer groups.
* [VIX-2703] - Make editor toolbars movable/customizable
* [VIX-2707] - Ordering Within Color/Gradient/Curve Libraries
* [VIX-2708] - Add Spinning Film Leader to Count Down Effect
* [VIX-2709] - Update dependent libraries to current versions
* [VIX-2714] - Add select all button to sequence selection page in bulk exporter.
* [VIX-2717] - Change the Effect Toolstrip so when labels are hidden it reduces the Toolstrip height.
* [VIX-2718] - Add configuration to the source to allow TortoiseGit to auto link the ticket number to the bug tracker.
* [VIX-2720] - Add Motion selection (Iterations/Speed) and Speed Curve to the ColorWash effect
* [VIX-2721] - Add Motion selection (Iterations/Position) and PositionCurve to the Curtain effect
* [VIX-2723] - Add Motion selection (Iterations/Speed) and SpeedCurve to the Spiral effect
* [VIX-2731] - Add Liquid Effect
* [VIX-2736] - Add Circle Burst to the Wipe effect.
* [VIX-2753] - Save timed sequence form capitalization
* [VIX-2759] - Performance optimizations in the core engine.
* [VIX-2761] - Upgrade to .Net Framework 4.7.2
* [VIX-2762] - Add Character Explode and Fall direction to Text Effect
* [VIX-2763] - Improve the performance of the Circles effect
* [VIX-2765] - Remove mark end indicator while moving when mark bars aren't shown
* [VIX-2772] - Pause Button
* [VIX-2782] - Change format of Liquid effect text
* [VIX-2784] - Switch to selection mode after importing custom prop
* [VIX-2789] - Add the ability to assign face mapping to props in the Custom Prop Editor
* [VIX-2790] - Create Element templates for Arch, Star, and Candy Cane to align with smart objects.

08-15-2019, 08:16 PM
A little heads up that your system will reboot, no questions asked, at the end of the install would have been nice! :biggrin2:

08-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Thanks again for creating and enhancing such a great product!

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08-15-2019, 09:53 PM
Mine didn't reboot. It did, however, refuse to acknowledge the data directory that I have been using with all the development builds. After installation, I exited, then reset the directory from the profile dialog. Everything seems to be going as it should. Of course I've only been on it now for about 15 minutes so take that with a grain of salt! :)

08-15-2019, 10:09 PM
Mine didn't reboot. It did, however, refuse to acknowledge the data directory that I have been using with all the development builds. After installation, I exited, then reset the directory from the profile dialog. Everything seems to be going as it should. Of course I've only been on it now for about 15 minutes so take that with a grain of salt! :)

Some of the others have said that theirs did not reboot either so I guess I am just the red headed stepchild again :thup2:

08-16-2019, 12:57 PM
The reboot is probably related to one of the required dependencies. If it needed to bring your .net stuff up to date, that part may have triggered the reboot. Thatís more of a Microsoft thing. Iím surprised you didnít get a prompt though.

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08-16-2019, 05:27 PM
Thanks guys for all the hard work! I updated my .net and the reboot worked fine.

Awesome stuff. Thanks Jeff for all the help!


08-16-2019, 07:56 PM
Another great job, guys! Truly appreciated.

With that having been said... the circle effect has changed in that it won't cover my entire display like last year. The center of my display is not true center because of my driveway, so I have to move most whole house effects, like the circles, to "45" on the horizontal offset. When I do that, the circles no longer reach the other end of my display (it did work last year). This doesn't seem to be an issue with some of the other whole house effects.

If this is an easy fix, terrific! If not, I can change out the effect.

08-16-2019, 10:40 PM
OK. I'll admit it, I'm having fun with this one. Great Job Folks!

09-11-2019, 03:00 AM
I can confirm I got a surprise no-prompt reboot as well, after a Windows SmartScreen warning for the installer.

A small price to pay for such GREAT software! Great job as always.

Just curious... I don't think I saw moving head support yet, unless I missed it?

09-11-2019, 08:53 AM
I think I have the surprise reboot stuff fixed in the installer in the deve builds and the u1 release coming soon, so hopefully that will not be a problem going forward.

The improved moving head stuff is in the design phase, so it is not in 3.6 and the upcoming 3.6u1.