Version 2.068 BETA is out
The first automatically created hotspot holder is now named "donotdeleteme" (Do not delete me). You should not delete this hotspot, UNLESS you are not going to use a nadir cap anywhere in your project. If you do not have a nadir cap, you can still keep the hotspot, and it will make no difference. This hotspot is made as a bug-fix workaround for an error in FPP's hotspots.swf plugin, that results in depth problems, where the assigned depths will not be respected. Overall recommendation is to simply keep the "donotdeleteme" hotspot in the project.
Compass is now a single click operation, where default images for the compass are provided. You will also be able to choose if the compass needle is rotating in the compass, or if the compass rotates around the needle. Replacing the images is as easy as ever.
When Flashificating, the path to the saved folder will be saved as the location you last saved to. This eliminates the previous default path of "My Documents/My Panoramas". The last saved path you had, will be the next default path, even after closing the program and opening it again.
LogoMeter has been activated as the default loadmeter. It has a default logo (Flashificator) that you should be able to exchange with your own graphics.
MP3 player plugin has been completely re-written, and is more flexible for media playing than anything else known to panographers.
You can play mp3 files and radio stations (SHOUTCAST).
You can place the plugin controller component anywhere you want on the screen, but only in static mode (not distorted).
You can change the position of the controls, select/de-select controls in real time.
You can assign a sound to a pano... when pano "x" loads, mp3 (or radio) "y" will play.
4 default radio stations are provided for startup, but these can be replaced with your own choices.
Mixing radio stations and MP3 files in the playlist is of course possible.
Nadir Cap is made with a default image you can easily replace with your own image in the Flashificator installation folder, effectively making the creation of the Nadir Cap into a one click operation. C:\Program Files\Flashificator\nadircap
URL Linker now has a dropdown list containing different ways for the desired link to open:
_blank: Opens a new window/tab in the browser
_parent: Opens in the parent frame set (used if you have a website with frames)
_self: Opens the link in the same window/tab as the panorama in which the link is placed
_top: Opens the linked document in the topmost frame... that is, the new page fills the entire window.
Slideshow has been modified. It appears with 3 default images that can be replaced with your own.
Changing between BOX and SPOT now takes place in realtime, and there is no need to click "Reload" to see the changes.
Regarding realtime: I have stated many times that everything would be in realtime with this version, but that did not happen. Unfortunately it will not be possible to get everything into realtime, due to the way FPP's API is construed. If it was attempted, it could/would result in crashes of your computers if there were many instances of clocks or mp3 hotspots or other hotspot based files that use timers. More of the plugins will be converted into "Pure MVC Architecture", which in the process will make these faster, more stable, less resource demanding... and bring most (not all) of them into realtime.... so what you do, will be seen immediately.
The work-window tools can now be used in combination with recording functions. It should have been that way earlier, but sometimes things fall into the forgotten plans bucket.
Recording functions now allows you to make only the FIRST part of the function... let's say that you want a hotspot to grow bigger and glow and rotate... then you start the functions recorder and apply such changes to the hotspot in question. When you have recorded all the changes you want, you stop the recorder, and new controls appear under the "Record or Paste text function" field. By default "Generate Reverse" function is ticked. This means that the functions you recorded, will have the exact opposite created. You then can choose if the function is for "On Click" or "On Press/On Relase" or On Over/On Out events. This will save a lot of time in functions making.
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