Release Notes

1.7.1
released 2018-12-12
New
  • Sunglasses Template - Create custom sunglasses! Simply tune your frame, lenses and reflection
  • Logo Controller - The Logo Controller is a new helper script used for placing a logo on the screen. It includes preset logo positions, enforces screen safe areas and adds padding for Snapchat UI elements
Improvements
  • Added symmetrical mode for Face Liquify
Fixed
  • AudioEffect - Exported objects with the AudioEffect component now import properly
  • Animated Textures - Fixed crashes related to importing textures
  • Animation Mixer - Fixed crash on Undo
  • Prefabs - You can now delete imported FBX/OBJ resources
  • Sprites - Fixed crash on sprite duplication
  • Fixed crash after applying prefab with Touch component
  • Fixed visual pivot editor in the inspector of Label component
1.7
released 2018-10-18
New
  • Marker Template - Adds content tightly tracked to an image marker. Includes pre-built marker animations
  • Marker with Snapcode Template - Unlock a marker experience from a Snapcode. The Snapcode will be tracked until the marker is found
  • Segmentation Template - Replace a segment of the camera with an image, tiled image or post effect coloring
  • Face Image Picker Template - Select a face from your camera roll and add it to an animated world object
  • Label - Lets you add dynamic text to your Lens experience
  • Audio Effect - Add audio effects to your Lens that are applied to the audio that the microphone recorded
  • Segmentation - Segmentation textures can be applied to a camera's input to show or hide certain areas of the scene
  • Marker Tracking - Adds the ability to track to a unique physical image
  • Image Picker and Face Image Picker textures - Allows you to get an image from your device's camera roll and use it as a texture
  • Prefabs - Create reusable Scene Objects that share common properties
  • Pin to Mesh - Allows you to attach one object to another object's mesh surface
  • Vertex Animation - Animate the individual vertices of an object
  • Tween System - Tween system integrated into Lens Studio with new features added
Improvements
  • Icon Cropper - You can now easily crop and set your icon background color inside Lens Studio
  • 2D Scene, Multiple Object - You can now see and select from multiple objects in the 2D scene
  • 2D Scene, Rotation - Simply mouse over a 2D elements corner to rotate the object
  • 2D Scene, Snapping - Snap points for 2D tools that can be enabled / disabled
  • Template Categories - On the start screen, templates are categorized
  • Unified Manipulator Tool - Translate, Rotate and Scale all at the same time
  • FBX Import Options - Options to configure the 3D model import
  • Render Layer Visualization - Small icon in objects panel that represents object's render layer
  • Object Panel Views - You can now configure your objects panel to sort by render order and by assigned render layers
  • Sprite and Label Pivot - New helper buttons for assigning commonly used pivot positions
  • Record Preview - Ability to record a video from the Preview panel
  • Preview Videos - New preview images and videos for testing Marker experiences
  • GIPHY Add as Resource - Added ability to add just the resource from GIPHY
Fixed
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements
1.6.2
released 2018-06-19
New
Improvements
  • Default My Lenses window size increased
Fixed
  • Scripts with invalid inputs crashed Lens Studio after preview reset
  • Preview was not working for some projects
  • Video rendering inside Lens Studio for macOS 10.10 and 10.11
1.6.1
released 2018-06-01
Fixed
  • Fixed issue with running on unsupported Windows versions and GPUs
  • Fixed issue with adding video textures
  • Fixed issue with video texture autoplay setting when saving project file
1.6.0
released 2018-05-30
New
  • Native AR tracking support. With “Use Native AR” enabled in Surface tracking mode, tracking will be enhanced on compatible devices using the device’s native AR tracking capabilities, such as ARKit and ARCore. Tracking will fallback to Surface for all other devices
  • Camera gizmos in the Scene panel change depending on tracking mode
  • New World Template: Portal
  • New Face Template: Face in Picture
  • Automatic resize of Lens icon when it’s added in Project Info dialog
  • Validation of unsupported audio formats
  • Several new device aspect ratios for Webcam Preview
  • Validation of system requirements before Lens Studio starts. The app will show a warning if the system requirements aren’t met.
Improvements
  • More precise Lens size calculation
Fixed
  • Stability fixes for Undo
  • Lens is submitted as new after Save As
  • My Lenses window resizability fix
  • Various Windows stability fixes
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements
1.5.1
released 2018-04-30
Improvements
  • Optimization of disk space usage
Fixed
  • Various stability improvements on Windows
  • Fixed crash in optimization dialog for disabled objects
1.5
released 2018-04-17

Introducing Face Lenses in Lens Studio!

New
  • Face Lenses with a collection of Face Templates: Photo, Face Paint, Distort, 2D Objects, 3D Objects, Baseball Cap and Trigger
  • New Face effects: Face Mask, Face Stretch, Face Sprite, Face Liquify, Face Retouch, Face Binding, Heading Binding and Face Texture
  • New World Templates: Particles and Interactive Path
  • Smart Scene Toggle: Switches between 2D Scene and 3D Scene automatically based on object selected
  • Particles: A new object type that allows you to create and tune particles
  • Add From GIPHY: Add new Face Sprites, World Sprites and Billboards using animated resources from Giphy Stickers
  • GIF import: Drag and drop a GIF into the Resources panel to create an animated texture
  • Animation Mixer: You are now able to create animation clips and auto play the animation
  • Global Lighting: Environment map is stored globally on an Ambient Light object. Shadow density can be tuned globally as well on a Directional Light object
  • Post Effect Presets: Added a number of Post Effect textures in the Resources Panel for easy full screen coloring
  • Webcam Preview: Added the ability to preview your Lens using your computer's webcam
  • Preview: New preview images and videos for face
  • Tracking: Added scriptable support for setting a surface tracking target for better tracking performance
  • Copy / Paste Component: Components and their settings can now be copy and pasted
  • Find Usage: Right click the Resources panel to find the usage of a resource in the scene
  • Camera Select: Ability to select which camera the Lens will appear on in Project Info
  • Hints: New hints for face support and scriptable hints
  • Updates: Automatic Check for Updates
  • Resources: Added 'Show in Finder/Explorer...' right click option
Improvements
  • Layout: Improved default layout which includes a larger Inspector panel
  • Add Object / Component / Resource / Preview Selection UI: The new selection prompt is searchable and elements can easily be favorited
  • 2D Scene UI: Various helper buttons and tunable settings moved to the button of the 2D Scene panel
  • Template Selection: Categorized by Face and World. Added links to each template's tutorial video and documentation
  • 2D Animation: Improved default settings for 2D animation importing for better resource optimization
Fixed
  • Various FBX import issues
  • Frame tool selection issues
  • Reset tracking after changing preview video
  • Zoom for orthographic camera
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements
1.0.1 (Win) & 1.0.2 (Mac)
released 2018-03-02

1.0.2 update fixes an issue with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

1.0.1 includes a Fullscreen Template that makes it even easier to create 2D experiences, as well as bug fixes for improved stability.

New
Improvements
  • FBX export from popular libraries including Mixamo
  • Added ability to multiselect the whole hierarchy in order to assign materials
  • Overall stability and performance
Fixed
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite issue
  • Non-Latin characters in username and folders no longer cause instability on Windows
  • Fixed issues relating to duplicating top-level and empty objects
  • Improved handling of loss of Internet connection
  • 2D screen mode Snapchat UI layout adjustments
  • Restore volume on unmute
1.0.1
released 2018-02-05

This update includes a Fullscreen Template that makes it even easier to create 2D experiences, as well as bug fixes for improved stability.

New
Improvements
  • FBX export from popular libraries including Mixamo
  • Added ability to multiselect the whole hierarchy in order to assign materials
  • Overall stability and performance
Fixed
  • Non-Latin characters in username and folders no longer cause instability on Windows
  • Fixed issues relating to duplicating top-level and empty objects
  • Improved handling of loss of Internet connection
  • 2D screen mode Snapchat UI layout adjustments
  • Restore volume on unmute