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Releases Notes Archive: IntuiFace Version 3.x

v.3.8.3

Fixes:

  • The Web Browser asset no longer crashes (in rare occasions) when using the virtual keyboard.
  • The virtual keyboard works again in all cases with the Web Browser asset.
  • The virtual keyboard is now fully visible even if the Web Browser asset window is small.
  • Selection of a space in the Presentation Tree no longer crashes Composer.
  • Changing an Asset Grid collection into an Asset Flow collection no longer crashes Composer if the Asset Grid contains a Web browser.
  • The “Open Item” action works again for all collections

v.3.8.2

Enhancements:

  • Greatly improved Composer and Player update download speeds (following this release)
  • Ability for multiple users to type URLs into multiple Web browsers simultaneously

Fixes:

  • Corrected presentation conversion issue involving Asset Grids with height greater than width
  • Variety of stability improvements

v.3.8.1

Fixes:

  • Collection items displayed as thumbnails are now updated when Replace Content function is applied to those items
  • Player and Composer no longer crash when a non-visible asset is opened in a collection
  • Bug fixes in the white label Player

v.3.8.0

NOTE: Some of the collection types have been renamed

  • Asset Browser is now the Asset Grid
  • Asset Conveyor is now Asset Flow
  • Flip Slide Show is now Flip Chart

Enhancements: Starred items (**) fulfill feature requests submitted to our Ideas Community

  • For collections:
  • Collections can be nested inside other collections ** & **.
  • Properties, behaviors, triggers and actions are now consistent among all collections.
  • New Slide Show collection, based on the Ken Burns effect. See an example at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNTiyRDhlRY
  • Use tap or drag-and-drop to copy any asset out of its parent collection. You can even copy out entire collections.
  • Directly manipulate assets inside a collection without first having to copy them out
  • Optionally use thumbnails instead of real assets when displaying a collection to optimize performance
  • Uses "progressive loading" algorithm to maximize performance and minimize memory use
  • Includes new Scroll into focus action, causing an item to move into an interactive display position within a collection
  • Option to show or hide the visual tooltip displayed when a collection first becomes visible **
  • Folder-based collections will reflect updates to files in that folder both in Preview Mode and in Player (requires space refresh)
  • Improved Asset Grid: Supports multiple rows and columns for vertical and horizontal scrolling, with additional configuration options like scroll orientation and fill direction
  • Timeline collection has been completely reimplemented to add greater stability and functionality - e.g. now you can change the visible time span using More Properties panel
  • Bounce visual effect complements asset flow and asset grid
  • Option to have more than one collection item in focus. When an item is in focus, it becomes interactive
  • Optional scroll animation is available for the asset flow and carousel
  • Addition of vertical/horizontal orientation parameter for the carousel
  • Improved memory management for folder-based collections
  • Enlarged touch zone for the controls in the Flip Chart collection
  • Other improvements
  • Copy images from any external application (e.g. PowerPoint) and paste them into the current space
  • White label option: the no splash screen Player can be customized to show any image when launched
  • New Toggle Visibility action for assets will flip visibility regardless of its current state **
  • New Scale to action will increase or decrease the size of a container relative to the original container size
  • Flash assets have two new properties: Autoplay and Play loop **
  • Composer and Player update downloads are faster by a factor of 4
  • Document asset now as a property toggling whether or not to display the scroll indicator **
  • IntuiPad updates
  • Increased on-screen presentation size by introducing a drawer for remote control and annotation controls
  • Saves history of computers previously identified by IP address or domain name
  • On-screen annotation now available for phones
  • Improved method for retrying communication with a remote Player unless user explicitly cancels the retry attempt
  • For WinRT: Automatic discovery of running Players on a LAN. This feature already exists for iOS and Android

Fixes:

  • Assets copied outside of a collection retain their properties rather than inheriting default display properties
  • Assets placed in a Carousel now respect the predefined item size
  • Items in the Asset Flow collection (formerly known as the Asset Conveyor) are now properly centered
  • Video controls are no longer displayed when the video is in a default or unpinned container
  • The Call URL action now recovers and can be recalled if the remote server does not initially respond
  • Asset deletion no longer, on rare occasions, causes the entire space to be deleted
  • Unnecessary lines situated above assets in a "flat-view" Carousel are no longer displayed
  • Opening and closing the drawing tool now consistently turns drawing mode on/off respectively
  • Visual states of layers and collections in the Space Content panel are preserved when switching in and out of Preview Mode
  • Composer/Player update window no longer steals focus from other running applications
  • More than 25 crashes conditions have been corrected

v.3.7.3 (no auto-update; download using online Account Management website)

Enhancements:

  • improved speed and stability of the Web Browser asset
  • RFID tag IDs are written to a file by Composer (in Preview Mode) and Player

Fixes:

  • Corrected Web Browser asset crashes represented by the notorious blue smiley face

Fixes:

  • Fixed memory leak when using the Deep Zoom asset

v.3.7.1

Enhancements:

  • Deleting a space in a large presentation is now almost instantaneous.
  • Composer prevents assignment of the same name to two different elements in the Content Library.
  • Annotation colors and brushes can now be modified through IntuiPad.

Fixes:

  • Renaming 3D, Deep Zoom and Adobe Flash media in the Content Library creates copies of the associated, underlying folders and files, deleting the original folders and files when exiting and restarting Composer.
  • The list of spaces displayed by IntuiPad has the same order as the one found in the Presentation Tree.
  • Keyboard-entered changes to the Width and Height values of the Web Browser asset are now stable.
  • Composer no longer creates unneeded files in the <presentation name>_Files\Snapshots folder when the user navigates from one space to another while in Edit Mode. Users can safely delete these files in presentations edited/created with Version 3.7.0 to reduce presentation size.
  • Occasional crashes occurring in Composer when navigating from one space to another while in Edit Mode have been fixed.
  • Composer no longer crashes when the user replaces a remote action with a local action.

v.3.7.0

Enhancements:

  • Major additions
  • Dynamic alignment guides: real-time visual feedback for aligning asset edges and center points
  • Content renaming and replacement: rename or replace content in the Content Library, impacting all uses of that content throughout a presentation
  • Copy/paste between presentations: run multiple Composers at the same time and copy assets and spaces between them
  • Format painter: copy formatting properties of one asset/space and apply them to other assets/spaces
  • Right-click menu: context-sensitive shortcuts to commonly used capabilities
  • Keyboard accelerators: keystroke combinations linked to Composer capabilities
  • Other improvements
  • Removal of auto-update from Player, replaced by a manual option in the Player start-up panel
  • New Player option – at a different price point – eliminating the splash screen that appears during Player start-up
  • Simplified left-hand access toolbar to accelerate presentation creation
  • Automated save and restore of window state and positioning when closing and reopening a presentation
  • New assets are now inserted into the middle of the scene rather than in a random location
  • Ability to move the scene – using Space Bar + Left-Click-and-Drag - beyond the limits of the screen, making it easier to work with assets larger than the target display
  • Use of F12 to hide / unhide all panels
  • Improved performance for space load and display at runtime

Fixes

  • Several crash conditions have been resolved
  • The Visual tag Move and Release triggers are working again for the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense

Customers are advised to upgrade both Composer and Player to the latest available version.

Fixes

  • Improved conversion of a Text asset with carriage returns when upgrading presentations to Version 3.6
  • Web Browser supports URLs containing the pipe (|) character
  • Fixed a performance issue when deleting a space or a sequence. Deletion speed is relative to the size of a presentation so for very large presentations – e.g. 500 spaces or 5000 assets – deletion may still operate slowly.
  • Fixed a crash caused by the deletion of unused resources in the Content Library
  • Fixed a crash caused by animated Carousels during a space change
  • Fixed a crash caused by the Web Browser asset due to access right limitations on user PCs

v.3.6.0

(NOTE: If uninstalling 3.6.0 in order to install a previous version, follow these steps.)

Enhancements

  • Windows 8 support (all desktop versions and for x86-based tablets)
  • Extensive formatting capabilities for the Text asset
  • Implements HTML text formatting syntax
  • Includes bullet points, line spacing, super/subscript
  • Edit text directly in the active scene or by updating underlying HTML
  • Copy/paste from Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Greatly improved free drawing tool
  • Draw on entire screen or select images
  • Choose from multiple brush and color options at runtime
  • Snapshot tool for saving annotation
  • Completely revised Web Browser asset with improved stability and performance
  • Full support for HMTL5 and SVG
  • Editable whitelist for limiting users to authorized websites
  • Support for non-trusted (eg autosigned...) certificates within https
  • Correct rendering of dynamically loaded content for sites like Facebook and Twitter
  • New interaction mode options enabling the use of embedded maps like Google Maps
  • New international keyboard incorporating diacritics for accented characters
  • Overall performance and stability improvements
  • Updated licensing and trial mechanism
  • Explicit licensing-related error messages with clear directions for next steps
  • Improved PC identification algorithm
  • Transparent watermarks for trial licenses
  • Visibility of License ID in the Composer/Player start-up panel
  • Usability improvements
  • Composer performance enhancements, including 30% improvement in presentation loading time and 50% improvement in toggle speed between Edit and Preview modes
  • Improved Player memory footprint and performance enhancement of 50% when loading a presentation
  • Redesign of the Property panel to simplify access to properties like Visibility and Pin
  • Improved consistency for Tab key behavior
  • Spaces are now displayed faster and in a more fluid way in both Player and Composer's Edit mode
  • Installation improvements
  • Enhanced design of the AutoUpdate panel to better display the changelog
  • Installer directs user to install Flash if not already present
  • Other improvements
  • Additional loading indicator options: no indicator and a "universal" indicator without branding
  • Change Content action enabling designers to replace the content of any media asset - image, video, document, audio, 3D model or Deep Zoom image - at runtime
  • Interaction logging action enabling designers to write to a CSV file at runtime
  • Flash asset now supports transparencies
  • Published API for enabling communication between any input tag peripheral - like RFID readers and barcode scanners - and IntuiFace Presentation
  • Changed default value for asset shadows from Rectangular to None
  • Button text supports vertical/horizontal justification and margin specification
  • Portrait mode now works in 3M and TUIO based displays

Fixes

  • Improved management of deleted content in the _Files folder
  • Selection of a button not centered in the Asset Conveyor now centers the button instead of triggering the button's action
  • Elimination of sound when a space is changed while a video with audio or just audio is playing
  • The "Scrolled' trigger is not tripped when the Carousel first appears
  • Removed asset size restrictions when in the asset is in Static mode
  • The "Initial focus item" property and the "Reached index" trigger of the Asset Conveyor now work correctly
  • The color of the Sound asset's title can now be specified
  • Previews of images in the Content Library are once again visible at the bottom of the Content Library panel
  • Deselection of "Accept remote actions" in the IntuiFace Player Configuration Tool now works as intended
  • Player no longer crashes when Kinect for XBOX is used with the Kinect plug-in
  • Color rendering improvements for the Image asset
  • The "Outline color" property for all media asset buttons (on the container) now works in all cases
  • When editing actions, Undo now works again in all cases
  • Animation now restarts after the Rewind action is applied to Flash animation.
  • Copying a space or a collection now properly copies their trigger and action pairs
  • Copying Space triggers (gesture/timer/tag) to another space works again
  • Various crash conditions have been fixed
  • For the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense: correction of a performance issue causing Player to stop and improved speed of presentation launch
  • Composer and Player can now install and run under the Guest account for Windows
  • Power outages no longer corrupt the Player license

v.3.5.7 (no auto-update; download from your account page)

Enhancements

  • The position of button text can now be adjusted (left/center/right, top/center/bottom) with some margin

Fixes

  • Corrected crash when attempting to display XPS files using the Document asset

v.3.5.6

Enhancements

  • Faster transition when toggling between Preview and Edit modes
  • Decreased by a factor of 7 the loading time of presentations containing many Web browsers
  • Additional performance tweaks to improve presentation loading times in Composer and Player

Fixes

  • Eliminated runtime performance issues when moving between spaces containing several collections
  • Corrected crash associated with the Asset Conveyor collection

v.3.5.5

Enhancements

  • A new Audio Asset can play and control audio files (e.g. mp3, wma, wav).
  • A new Highlights presentation, accessible from the Composer startup panel, demonstrates a variety of key IntuiFace Presentation features and functions.
  • The Text asset has a new alignment property with four values: center, left align, right align, justify
  • A new slide transition option - No animation - is now available.
  • Timers now accept delays smaller than 1 second.
  • Use the Shift key with the mouse to constrain asset movement to x and y axes.
  • The color picker now includes a check pattern to provide visual feedback about the level of color transparency.
  • Video and Audio assets set to autoplay do not play while in Composer's Design Mode
  • The Web Browser keyboard can now be displayed without exposing the navigation bar.
  • The setViewport action of the 3D Model asset is now animated.
  • It is now possible to display controls for background videos, including the volume slider.
  • The wing span of the AssetConveyor collection has been expanded from 0..1 to 0..2
  • Assets opened from within an Asset Browser or Timeline, or assets imported at runtime via the Create action, now have a Pin button to enable interactivity toggling.
  • A new triggers category, Visibility, has been introduced to improve trigger organization.
  • Actions are no longer pre-selected by Composer when a trigger is inserted for an asset
  • An enhanced online account management dashboard improves license management capabilities.
  • An informative error message now appears when Player does not have sufficient system rights (e.g. when installed using a Guest account)

Fixes

  • The first image in a collection is now systematically displayed in Flip Slideshow.
  • Free drawings are now correctly scaled in relation to image size.
  • The "Play loop" property for a background video now works as designed.
  • Triggers and actions are retained when an asset is moved from one layer to another.
  • Composer no longer crashes if an asset name contains either a forward or backward slash .
  • Composer no longer crashes when the file path to a resource exceeds 257 characters.
  • Design Accelerator panel options are working again.
  • Drag-and-drop actions no longer retain a ghost image of their movement.
  • The ESC key now exits Preview mode of the Composer in all cases.
  • Slides are now displayed correctly when importing a PowerPoint presentation.
  • The Content field has been removed from the Simple Button property editor.
  • The image file associated with an Image Button is now removed from a presentation repository when its associated content file is removed from the Content Library.
  • The Maximized trigger for the Document asset is now working correctly.
  • The Release event of a button is triggered only if the last contact occurs inside the button.
  • The Save As function will work even if the .ip3 file name was manually edited.
  • An error message is now displayed in Player if a presentation cannot be loaded due to an incorrect/corrupted ip3 file.
  • On the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense, presentations no longer crash after the first space change if they are launched upside down via the Surface Mode launcher.

v.3.5.1

Fixes

  • Remote actions now work with devices identified using their hostname in the Triggers and Actions pane of Composer
  • Player correctly displays PDF documents on x64 hosts
  • The Curtain Shadow effect for assets no longer appears in Preview mode unless the Show Curtain Shadow option is checked

v.3.5.0

Enhancements

  • Triggers and Actions: Create cause and effect relationships between the actions of users or external events with resulting actions in your presentations.
  • Remote Actions: Presentations now communicate with one another.
  • Remote Action Syntax: Control your presentations using third party applications.
  • Remote Control with Visual Touchpad: Control your presentations wirelessly using any iPhone, iPad or Android-based device.
  • IntuiFace Presentation Configuration Tool: To enable a PC to accept remote actions.

Fixes

  • It is now possible for the buttons Exit and 180º Rotate to have their own graphic design.
  • Design Accelerators now accept PDF and Office documents.
  • In the Content Library panel, Office documents appear with their original extension.
  • It is now possible to change the style of Document assets created using drag-and-drop from the Windows Desktop.
  • When removing an Office Document from the Content Library, it is properly deleted from the associated presentation folder on the Windows filesystem.
  • After adding unsupported video streams (e.g. rtmp), a bang (!) is displayed and there is no longer a crash.
  • Removed the black frame around the Web Broswer asset that appeared with some webpages.
  • The Web Browser asset now adopts Flash preferences (e.g. privacy) as configured on the host computer.
  • Player and Composer no longer create new temporary files on each launch.
  • After Save As, all deleted documents are correctly removed from the newly saved presentation, not from the original presentation
  • Auto-Update will now correctly install both the PDF renderer and remote action capabilities

v.3.1.1

Fixes

  • Some Adobe Flash animations failed to run in the Web Browser asset. This has been fixed
  • Some YouTube URLs were not correctly loading in the Web Browser asset. This has been fixed.
  • The Check for Updates option in the Help menu no longer causes Composer to crash.
  • The Visual Tag Up event now works properly on the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface
  • The Player does not require a change in user rights when run in Surface Shell mode on the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface

v.3.1.0

Enhancements and fixes

  • The Video asset now supports server-hosted videos compatible with progressive download and streamed videos through MMS and RTSP protocols. Please see the documentation for details.
  • The Document asset now includes a native PDF renderer.
  • The Document asset now directly imports Microsoft Office

v.3.0.3

Enhancements and fixes

Introducing Remote Actions:

  • Presentations can now communicate, enabling one presentation to trigger actions in a separate presentation - even when running on different machines
  • Third-party applications can trigger actions in presentations over a network

Other features:

  • Support for new RFID reader
  • New action for calling URLs without requiring a Web browser (useful for calling Web services)
  • Major performance improvements in Composer when going to and exiting from Preview Mode
  • Video asset now has a progress bar and volume control

Bug fixes and minor improvements:

  • Slideshows now display items in the correct order in all cases
  • Better management of items removed from the Content Panel
  • Minor graphic bug fixes in Collections
  • DeepZoom component now supports images with transparencies
  • Web Browser asset now properly manages proxy information

v.3.0.2

Enhancements and fixes

  • Full mouse support for all the assets and collections in Composer
  • Improved compatibility and integration with Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface
  • Improved performance in Composer through optimized detection of unused content
  • Better support for Adobe Flash content
  • Added support for DZI files generated by Microsoft Deep Zoom Composer
  • Solved latency issues when using more than 6 contact points on some touch devices
  • Graphic fixes in the Assets
  • Fixes for crashes reported since last release

v.3.0.1

Enhancements and fixes

  • Design Accelerators
  • Visual indicators in the Content Library for unused and missing content
  • Improved start-up panel to simplify access to "Getting started" resources
  • Stability Improvements
  • Various bug and crash fixes in Composer

v.3.0.0 update 1

23-Nov-2011

Enhancements and fixes

  • IntuiFace Presentation Feature Showcase can now be downloaded at Composer and Player startup
  • Trial is now possible even when not connected on or blocked from the Internet
  • Display improvements in the Web browser asset
  • Software installer handles cancellation more elegantly
  • Auto-update improvements:
  • Increased download speed
  • Network proxy support
  • Handles unstable Internet connections

v.3.0.0 GA

Enhancements and fixes

This major version introduces over a hundred new features and feature tweaks, extended hardware support, improved performance and even an enhanced set of online support documentation and
video illustrations. Key improvements include:

  • Support for Microsoft Kinect: Enables remote gesture interaction with any application created using IntuiFace Presentation. Complements existing interactive support for touch, RFID, NFC, and
  • tags. This is a preview feature � available today but with periodic updates to come as Microsoft continues to update their pre-release Kinect SDK.
  • Support for Microsoft Surface 2 : Ensuring upwards compatibility for existing presentations.
  • Enhanced built-in Collection widgets: Out-of-the box support for advanced graphical display techniques such as carousels, flip books, page turns and flip charts.
  • Extended asset configuration capabilities, including for the new Bing Maps asset: Content can now be rendered even more reactive, more configurable, and more flexible for advanced design techniques.