OPENSPACE3D V1.80 : Technical reworks and convenient options
OpenSpace3D 1.80 was the occasion for us to update and rework a good chunk of the inner workings that make this project possible, so although it may not be apparent, it has been a great enhancement for us.
But that is not all because as always, this version brings in its share of new plugITs, new features, new optimizations and new ergonomics enhancements !
Three new plugITs join the list to allow the manipulation and display of arrays, while some of the biggest plugITs now only show the most importants of their features when opened. Of course, no feature was removed, and every the non-essential feature is just a click away from you.
The “Custom interface” plugIT has been vastly improved with two brand new element types availables, new options on existing types and many ergonomic and functionality fixes. Almost all of the interfaces plugIT can now be navigated with the keyboard arrows, a controller or a remote, depending on the device you use.
YOUR OWN OBJECTS IN VITUAL REALITY
Virtual Reality has been improved once again in OpenSpace3D, this time with VR trackers support such as the HTC Vive Trackers.
Attach these trackers on any object so that it can be tracked and integrated in the virtual world to create perfectly natural interactions.
Others improvements include several options for the pointer rays, an auto-click option to simulate a touch from the controller on clickable interfaces or objects.
A FULLY REWORKED ANDROID EXPORT
Although almost unchanged in appearance, the internal workings of the Android export have been completely revised to use more modern techniques, more in line with Google’s standards.
This allowed us to add support for 64-bit architectures (arm64-v8a and x86_64) and Android TV, and we plan to add the ability to export your projects as an App Bundle and Android Studio projects in the future.
Also, following a few reports that several Android smartphones and tablets could not run OpenSpace3D applications, we would like to know if this update solved the problems for these devices. Your returns will be most appreciated.
AND STILL MORE
The 3D models import options are saved between each import so that you son’t need to set these again for consecutive imports, you can now apply a default scale and import several models simultaneously.
The “SQLite” plugIT now supports UTF-8 encoding, you can move and resize most of the Interface plugITs while the application is running and offset the rotation point of the “Examine view” plugIT to accomodate an interface covering part of the screen.
Various corrections have been done on several plugITs and functionalities of OpenSpace3D, and some other functionalities are already under development.