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V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Dave on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:22 am

Hi Guys and Girls

I promised we would have it ready by the end of February, so here it is, with 8 hours to go!

http://www.avolites.com/ai/Ai_V7_0_0_725_BETA_installer.exe

I'm not recommending you use it for shows yet as it is still at BETA stage, but we should have a full release within the next few weeks.

Known Issues:

OSX Version - coming v soon..
Manual still being written.

Please find the full new Artnet personality here:

http://www.avolites.com/ai/V7ArtnetPersonality.xls

It has been tested with Avolites, MA, ETC, Compulite so far.

Have fun!


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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  ArranAI on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:08 pm

this is such a big release.... so many great new features and some quality upgrades and updates. im realy looking forward to seeing the new approaches and workflow the users find. ive already found some new ways to do things that have hugely improved my workflow cheers

check it out and let us know what you think!
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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Dave on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:22 pm


Heres the headlines on whats new:

Completely New Layer Rendering Engine:
Modular approach to layers, add as many as you need*
Per Layer Blend Mode
Cross Fade on a single layer
Controls brought out to simple UI interface
* within the hardwares capabilities

The hexagon cluster is dead, long live the hexagon sphere!
Roller Cue
Hexagon Sphere
Per Clip Properties
Copy and Paste Clips
Open Media as patch
no more media preview page, all done through right click clip properties

Canvas Editor Page:
Integrating total project workflow into one application
Edit a models UV map in real time
Apply standard UV maps including P.O.V projection

Stage Construction Page:
Improved Modeling Tools
Improved Projector Fixture
Easy access to standard screen shapes

New Project Browser Page:
Template projects
Recent projects
Swipe!

New Media Bank Browser:
No more clusters and remembering A, B, C, D etc
Banks stored with project file
Banks can be easily dragged into projects

Vastly Improved Artnet Personality:
40 Channel mode which follows Catalyst 40 ch personality
80 Channel mode which extends on the 40 ch mode
100 Channel mode for custom parameters
Edit Artnet Map

Cross Platform:
OSX and Windows support from the same code base
Project files work on both platforms
USB Licence Keys work on both platforms
AiM Codec works on both platforms

Tool Tips:
Ai Intuition
Ai Instructor
Multi Language support

Scene Triggers:
All Layer Properties
All Layer Media
All Fixture Group parameters
Single key press to store

Plus lots, lots more (seriously there is actually lots more)..
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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Selvo on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:27 am

Well done to the dev team you said it would be feb and it was

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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  ArranAI on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:29 am

the boys done good Cool
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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Phil_H on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:37 am

Looks great!! cheers

Thanks Ai Team!!!

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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Dave on Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:12 pm


Hi Guys

Just letting you know I've updated the build linked to in the first post to this version:

http://www.avolites.com/ai/Ai_V7_0_0_217_BETA_installer.exe

This has some fixes to 'Edit as patch' and some updates to layer FX processing of patches such as live input etc.

Let me know if you have any problems.

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Artnet Fixture...

Post  Jacques Levesque on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:15 pm

Hi all!

Seem to be a major upgrade!

So, the 40 first channels are 1 Layer, the next 40 are FX attach to this layer? And 20 other would be an additional color blend module? I already download it, and will start to test it this week, seem to be great!! ... There is no sound control anymore? Just to know...

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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  ArranAI on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:37 pm

double click the layer preview in the performance page to see the layer parameters available in the 40/80/100 channel modes. the first 40 are the standard Catalyst layout and channels 41 to 100 contain extra parameters specific to Ai. a standard catalyst personality will work with the 40 channel mode.

we still support the use of audio in the same ways that previous versions did ( using AiM codec / timeline )
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Love 40 Channel Mode

Post  Gringoloco on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:09 am

It took 15 minutes to get someone programming with 40 channel mode on a Grand MA2. Extremely easy for someone used to programming that way.

Having multiple rollers is a great visual key. Seeing all the media previews for the current cue stack.

Thanks guys!

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layer FX

Post  f.antoci on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:08 pm

certainly I do something wrong but I don't find a way to switch on and off the layer FX and the color curves. At the moment if I change the curves or select an FX I don't see any alterarion.

Thank you.


P.S. the UV editor it's awesome!!! very cool afro
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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  ArranAI on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:31 pm

have you adjusted the effects opacity?

if you are controlling from a desk its channel 40 for fx 1 and channel 56 for fx 2. this can also be adjusted manualy through the layers personality section.
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V7 Beta

Post  RobCurrie on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:09 am

Been playing with V7 for a week or so now and really liking it, cant wait for some of the final elements like projector positioning to come!!

Keep up the good work guys!!!!!


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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  RobCurrie on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:50 pm

Hi guys. Having an issue you might be able to Shed some light on....

I'm running v7 through an MA2 desk, 40ch mode and patched 2 layers for artnet control, when I transition between 2 bits of content on diff layers Im getting a quick flash of white before content starts running, is it likely to be because I'm using alpha info in some of content, this happens only when a play mode change happens on the layer about to transition too. Any ideas???

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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  stikmanpirate on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:51 am

still too fresh to totally wrap my head around it but it's looking fantastic. Really looking forward to getting this into the work flow

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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Dave on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:57 am


Heres the latest beta release

http://www.avolites.com/ai/Ai_V7_0_0_492_BETA_installer.exe

Heres whats changed

DONE - AutoMap - check it out - 'insert system patch/Auto map.scb' - add this into the stage patch and route through a projector to your output. Put your projector in a position where it can see your model, then select 4 vertices on your model and then plot those 4 vertices on your output. Providing you have entered the correct lense ratio and aspect ratio for your projector and you are using an accurate 3d model then your projector position will be automatically calculated and therefore the video mapping will be done automatically

DONE - Display Artnet ID per clip on the roller cue (Ctrl I)
DONE - Changing media bank from layer properties in roller cue mode, when media bank doesn't exist can clear your media bank.
DONE - Clear preview movie when scene trigger is right clicked
DONE - Alpha Numeric file and folder triggering mode
DONE - Right click to add keyframes on Timeline page
DONE - Setting folder index in layer properties to 255 grinds everything to a halt
DONE - fine tune adjust control points on auto map
DONE - Open FX2 button broken in layer params
DONE - Newly added layers do not connect to dmx sender - maybe there are other ports which are not connecting too - need to check

Work in Progress - CITP support
Work in Progress - Canvas editor file saving opening bugs

Still to do - Horizontal Timeline
Still to do - Final performance optimisations
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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  RobCurrie on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:08 am

Nice one Dave. Will give this a whirl tomorrow!!!!

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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Samson on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:14 am

Thx Dave
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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Dave on Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:57 pm

Hi Guys

Heres the last public Beta before the official v7 release which is very nearly ready!

http://www.avolites.com/ai/Ai_V7_0_0_702_BETA_installer.exe

Recent updates:

DONE - CITP support
DONE - Horizontal Timeline
DONE - reset clip properties button
DONE - Use new Render to Texture module in layer properties which means much less memory usage on the GPU
DONE - Multilayer widget bleed
DONE - improve demo project that loads on first run
DONE - 4 point warp / keystone mode stopped working
DONE - infinite black border effect not working
DONE - cross fade between image and movie pauses movie
DONE - Change speed for slider in clip properties
DONE - MTC playmode not displaying correctly
DONE - mouse scroll wheel on roller cue and sphere need tweaking when using real mouse scroll wheel rather than 2 finger scroll
DONE - Sometimes layer widget intensity slider gets locked to mouse move
DONE - Multi Layer widget can get locked to mouse move
DONE - Blend Mode drop down can't access some params
DONE - Auto map show key points on model in unique colour per selection so you don't forget which points your using
DONE - Play speed stops at layer artnet speed param = 1
DONE - Check Multiply & screen blend modes
DONE - Bring Mixer master brightness out of layer shader into somewhere more obvious

Still to come:

OSX Version
Right click slider knob controls controls in UI needs to have the option to 'set to value'
double click to clear edit field doesn't work with string fields
option to set the layer to 40ch / 80ch / 100 ch straight on the layers patches in the mixer. it's now a hassle to go into every layer and change the settings
Wipe Transitions should be selectable in drop down when they are added to the transitions folder
Edit as patch should insert thumbnail file and path into patch so that it previews correctly in the roler cue
Ai Content Library Media Banks inc Gobos
Template Projectsoption to set the File/Folder in a Mixer with a simple ' open windows explorer and point to folder" thingy.
Live Map N Points
CITP - further testing
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Re: V7 PUBLIC BETA

Post  Dave on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:58 pm

Whoops, that one was not quite ready. Sorry! There was some weird flickering going on in some places. We've fixed that over night anyway, so heres the latest beta:

http://www.avolites.com/ai/Ai_V7_0_0_725_BETA_installer.exe

DONE - Flickering image in clip preview and elsewhere
DONE - option to set the layer to 40ch / 80ch / 100 ch straight on the layers patches in the mixer.
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