Beta Release 72 is now available. There is a protocol change, which means you need to download the latest version in order to visit domains running this version. Here are the details:
Easier Teleporting: In order to get directly to a desired location while in headset-mode, you can choose to teleport yourself instead of walking or running. When you opt to teleport, you will notice the teleport laser indicator has changed from a straight line to an arc that goes to where you aim to land. This arc means less awkward hand-control gestures to get to where you want to be, particularly when teleporting to locations that are elevated.
Find Current and Upcoming Events: In the GoTo app of the menu, you will see a “Featured” section at the top (previously called “Happening Now”). Here you will find domains featured, chosen by High Fidelity, that have live events going on, or that are scheduled to happen. If you click on a featured card, it will take you directly to the domain where the event is happening, or will happen.
Important note: What has not changed is that if you’re connected to another user who takes, and shares, a Snap, you will also see that user’s Snap featured while the user is in the domain where the Snap was taken. Once the user leaves, the Snap will disappear.
More Accurate Domain Entry Placement for Avatars: Avatar spawning points have been changed from the hips to the feet to reduce foot-placement variability. No more floating in the air, or sinking into the floor, of a domain upon entry.
Important note: Owners of existing domains may need to adjust their existing spawning point.
Manage and Make Avatar Entities (aka “Wearables”) Directly from the Avatar App: You no longer have to go into a separate app, the Avatar Attachment App, to manage any Entity designed to attach to an avatar. What about existing attachments? Those will be automatically converted to Avatar Entities. You can also quickly make an Avatar Entity with an .fbx file.
Avatar Walking and Side-stepping Animations Are Now More Natural
Connections are Now Visible in the Mobile App Too: You can now see, visit and “friend” your favorite connections while you’re on the go.
Shader Rendering Improvements on Mac. This should result in much faster startup times.
Several Improvements to Create Mode
- When you close both the entity list and entity properties window menus, Create Mode deactivates
- Deselect an item in the Entities list more easily by clicking the item twice
- Zoom out further for increased creation flexibility
- Avatar Entities now appear when using record.js
- Interface now closes properly
- Create Mode
- When an Entity is imported from the Asset Browser, check or uncheck the new “Create Entities as Grabbable” box and Entities will retain their grabbable or non-grabbable property respectively
- Other minor menu and API fixes