Release Notes

FIXED

  • Avatars
    • Improved hair positioning.
    • Fingernails on avatars that use MyFace have a more natural color.
    • Avatar eyes maintain a realistic appearance at a wider range of distances.
    • For avatar glasses that feature simulated lights, the beams of light appear translucent.
  • Cloud file manager – Enterprise only
    • If you don’t have permission to create IFX in a Session, you can’t load images as IFX from the Cloud Files tab of your camera gallery.
    • NOTE – Access to this beta feature is limited for initial rollout to approved beta testers only for now
  • Content Creator
    • Resolved issue with Skip to Time IFX.
  • Events
    • You can join a live Event through the list of live Sessions.
  • IFX
    • When you load an IFX snapshot, if you choose to load it in the location where it was created, all users in a Session are taken to that location.
    • Resolved an issue where objects did not scale uniformly when a recording was loaded as an IFX.
  • Virtual keyboard
    • If you use a desktop device and your application language is set to Korean, the virtual keyboard appears for IFX and location searches.
    • Restored the ability to interact with the in-Session menu, web pages, and presentations when the virtual keyboard is active.
  • VIVE Sessions
    • Resolved log-in issue.

NEW

  • Avatars
    • Artwork style refresh, Hairstyles and design aligned more closely between platforms. 
    • New avatar clothing Full outfits 
    • New Character base mesh options, artwork refresh  
    • New Beard options (15 styles) 
    • New Avatar natural skin tone shader  
    • You can now apply decals to compatible full body outfits in the avatar editor. 
  • Camera 
    • The ENGAGE camera now includes a gallery feature, which you can use to view pictures that you have taken.
  • Cloud file manager – Enterprise Only
    • You can upload a picture that you take with the ENGAGE camera.  
    • You can now load 360 images in a Session and view them as spherical projection IFX.  
    • Files in your recycle bin no longer count towards your usage quota. 
    • NOTE – Access to this beta feature is limited for initial rollout to approved beta testers only for now 
  • Gizmo 
    • Reset button added to the gizmo so that you can return an object’s scale and rotation to initial values. 
  • Portals  – Enterprise Only
    • You can now teleport into a portal. 
    • NOTE – Access to this beta feature is limited for initial rollout to approved beta testers only for now 
  • Security and performance 
    • Implemented Session encryption for selected Enterprise customers on a trial basis. 

 

IMPROVED

  • Audio 
    • Increased sensitivity of microphones so that you can speak with a quieter voice on an Oculus Quest 2 headset and still be heard in a Session. This update enhances support for guided meditation and other wellness use cases.
  • Accounts 
    • Added Mx option for titles.
  • Avatars 
    • Implemented a new shader system that applies simulated lighting to avatars. 
    • Updated locomotion system, poses, and animations. 
    • Improved support to restrict custom outfits to specific Enterprise groups. 
    • Clothing decals can now be restricted to a specific Enterprise group. 
    • The low-detail avatar toggle is now a hover state. 
    • Improved accuracy of lip-sync in recordings. 
  • Gizmo 
    • Smoother and more fine-grained transformations are now possible. 
    • All transformations are now mapped to the left and right directions of the thumbstick on the right-hand controller. 
    • Reduced sensitivity of thumbstick translation for improved control. 
  • Portals – Enterprise Only
    • Significant improvements to the stability of portals.
    • NOTE – Access to this beta feature is limited for initial rollout to approved beta testers only for now 
  • Security and performance 
    • Important updates and improvements that benefit the stability of the platform. 

FIXED

  • 3D pen 
    • 3D pen drawings have accurately synchronised positions for all users, both as they are drawn and when saved. 
    • 3D pen drawing is not interrupted when you draw over interactive objects, such as white boards. 
    • Users that join a Session after the creation of a 3D pen drawing now see the drawing. 
  • Accounts 
    • Ensured compatibility for older accounts to enable them to log in.
  • Audio 
    • If you connect a Bluetooth headset to an Android phone, ENGAGE uses the microphone on the headset. 
    • On Android phones, if you remove headphones in a Session, and then reinsert the headphones, audio output correctly switches from the speaker to the headphones. 
    • Update to ensure that a broader range of headphones are compatible with ENGAGE for iPhones.
  • Avatars 
    • Seated avatars that enter away mode adopt the correct pose. 
    • Controller timeout interval reduced to limit unrealistic poses when a user puts their hand controllers down. 
  • Cloud file manager – Enterprise Only 
    • File extensions cannot be edited in the web manager. 
    • Periods that appear within a filename are displayed in the ENGAGE app. 
    • You can delete content files from the cloud file manager screens when in a Session.
    • NOTE – Access to this beta feature is limited for initial rollout to approved beta testers only for now 
  • Content Creator 
    • When you use the Gizmo to move IFX, repeated selection of an axis does not affect thumbstick control. 
  • Events 
    • Missing language data for users no longer prevents attendee list pagination in the web manager. 
  • Locations 
    • Locations that previously only appeared in search results are now included in the appropriate public or Enterprise group list. 
  • Media 
    • The virtual keyboard no longer appears if your language is set to Korean and you share a web link. 
  • Objects
    • You can move images and sticky notes after you place them in front of a whiteboard. 
  • Recordings 
    • When you choose to replace the audio in a recording within ENGAGE, selection is not restricted to image files. 
    • You can disable user IFX for any specified users that were captured in a recording. 

IMPROVED

  • 3D pen
    • Increased sensitivity of 3D pen.
  • Persistent Sessions
    • Improved UI related to managing passwords for persistent Sessions.
  • Portals
    • Improved stability of portals.
  • Security and performance
    • Additional updates and improvements that benefit the stability of the platform.
  • Voice in sessions
    • Prioritized 3D audio initialization to ensure that it takes effect immediately after you join a Session.

 

FIXED

  • Cloud connections
    • Updated DropBox cloud connection to be compatible with latest DropBox API security updates.
  • IFX
    • IFX that were set to a locked state in a persistent Session now remain locked after all users leave the Session.
  • Scalable Events
    • If you set a password for a scalable Event, all automatically generated instances now use the same password.
  • Whiteboards and Blackboards
    • Updated whiteboards and blackboards to ensure that each user’s drawings are visible to all other users.

IMPROVED

  • Enterprise Administration Portal
    • Removed the Parent Group column from the Groups page to optimize page load. This information is still displayed on the Settings page for each individual group.
  • Security and Performance
    • Optimized Session and Event listings in both the ENGAGE app and web application to improve performance during peak load.
    • Additional updates and improvements that benefit the stability of the platform.

NEW

  • Avatars
    • Improved facial expressions and animations for My Face avatars
  • Cloud File Manager (Beta) – selected ENTERPRISE clients only
    • As the recipient of a shared file, you can now see the name of the original owner of that file
    • You can now preview video, audio, and image files from the Cloud Files menu before you load them into a session

IMPROVED

  • Avatars
    • Improved consistency of skin tones when viewed on different devices
    • Improved avatar clothing, hair, proportions, and walk animations
  • Cloud File Manager (Beta) – selected ENTERPRISE clients only
    • Deleted files in the recycle bin now show the date on which they were deleted
    • You are now notified if you choose to update the details of a file and that update fails. For example, if the update is interrupted by a network issue
  • Content Editor
    • Clones of IFX take the latest position of the IFX that they are cloned from
    • Minor bug fixes for the user interface
  • Enhanced seating system
    • Improvements to the seated position of avatars
  • Locations
    • Improved spawn functionality in locations to ensure avatars are always placed optimally within the spawn zone on entry
  • Security and Performance
    • Important updates and improvements that benefit the stability of the platform

 

FIXED

  • Cloud File Manager (Beta) – selected ENTERPRISE clients only
    • Minor bug fixes
  • Content Editor
    • Clones of IFX take the latest position of the IFX that they are cloned from
    • Minor bug fixes for the user interface
  • Enhanced seating system
    • Additional checks are performed on seats to prevent multiple avatars from occupying the same seat
  • Media
    • Tearing and distortion that occurred with some YouTube videos has been rectified
    • If you use a standalone VR headset and share a PowerPoint presentation, the full extent of each slide is now visible

 

  • Recordings
    • When you view a recording made with a previous version of ENGAGE, the glasses worn by avatars accurately match those worn at the time of recording
  • User Interface
    • The virtual keyboard is no longer displayed in the content menu on desktop devices
  • Voice in Session
    • Audio on Oculus Quest 2 remains unaffected when the location changes within a session
    • The correct microphone is selected on an Android mobile device when you remove and then reinsert headphones
  • Web Application
    • The web app defaults to English when your language preference cannot be determined

IMPROVED

  • Avatars
    • Additional improvements to the new system

FIXED

  • Oculus for Business
    • Resolved deployment issue with Enterprise devices
  • YouTube Videos
    • Fixed display issues with videos occasionally not playing
  • Cloud File Manager (Enterprise Only)
    • Deleting a cloud file in content Editor caused menu to be unusable
    • Other minor bug fixes
  • Avatars
    • Minor bug fixes
  • Media Links
    • UI adjustments for Korean language
  • MacOS
    • Performance alert button not working
  • Translations
    • Minor translation updates to the languages we support

NEW

  • New Avatar System – Version 2.0 of ENGAGE brings an entirely new avatar system built from scratch with many new features and improvements
    • Better tracking, locomotion, and body movement
    • A garment filter system to allow you to quickly find the right clothing for your occasion
    • Additional selections of all types of clothing
    • Enhanced decal options
    • A wide-ranging new color palette selection for all types of apparel
    • Enhanced facial customization
    • Additional hairstyle options, eyebrow styling and color choices
    • New make-up and nail polish range with opacity and gloss option
    • Up to 10 full body avatars on standalone VR devices
    • Mobile avatar preview option
    • A new mirror mode lets you “be” your avatar as you create it
    • New enhanced avatar seating system allowing custom poses and predefined poses for specific apparel types
    • Much more
  • New Locations
    • Hospital
    • Virtual Campus
  • Cloud File Manager – Enterprise Only
    • Users now can save and upload any files to the cloud that are created inside ENGAGE
    • They also can upload and manage multiple types of media files & use them inside an ENGAGE session
    • NOTE – Access to this new beta feature will be limited for initial rollout to approved beta testers only for now

IMPROVED

  • Gizmo Feature Enhancement
    • Snap to ground function has an updated interface design with a dedicated snap to ground arrow
    • Increment snapping mode has a magnet mode which provides better increment snapping control for both position and rotation. This can be further fine-tuned with sensitivity controls.
    • Additional input modes allow you to adjust movements using Analog sticks and mouse wheel commands
    • Optimized interaction for better performance and usability
  • Voice In Session
    • System and software upgrades for improved service and stability
  • Security and Performance
    • Important updates and improvements that benefits the stability of the platform
  • Input Field / Native Keyboard Improvements
    • Copying and pasting for iPhone and Android has been improved
  • Content Editor
    • Many small improvements to UX and UI
    • Recording can now be edited to force full body for selected users
    • Several improvements to content and SDK features

FIXED

  • Recording Playback issues
    • Minor fixes to recording playback issues
  • Voice In Session
    • Several fixes for user voice when connecting and disconnecting during session, losing audio when changing location and when using headphones
  • Whiteboards
    • Fixed issue with whiteboards where they were not visible to some users
  • Media Player
    • A number of issues have been fixed for displaying slides, zooming, media volume and video display issues

Fixed

  • Quest & Quest 2
    • Web browser UI change required which impacted users who had Oculus Firmware v33 applied to their device.
  • VoIP Update
    • Resolves an issue where mic can be lost when switching locations
  • NOTE – this was an Oculus Store & Oculus For Business patch ONLY

Fixed

  • iPhone
    • Input text fields cut and paste issue
  • Events
    • Update to the Ticket Redemption logic
    • Translation Updates
  • NOTE – This is a web and Apple Store patch ONLY