About this release
Below you will find all the latest updates introduced with Manifest 2.4 and subsequent point releases – now available in the Magic Leap app store. Along with various feature improvements, the Manifest 3D 2.4 release launches a massive roll-out of new tools, UI, and features related to working with 3D Models – including the ability to view and manage Model Views and to select from specific animations in an animated 3D Model. To learn more about the expansive set of changes and new features, read below.
2.4 was published to the Magic Leap app store on September 8, 2021
Important! Clients with On-premise configurations must update their docker installation for compatibility. To review the current Docker versions available and make sure all applications are running on a compatible version, please visit the article Manifest On-Premise Versioning.
For additional information on each new feature or improvement, visit Manifest User Guides for updated documentation.
Overview of what’s new
General Feature Enhancements
- Implemented a new library for scanning QR codes which should be faster and more accurate
- Users can now request access to edit a template when another user is editing
- Added the ability to take Jobs with Choice Notes offline to be worked on without connectivity. *Note that Authoring Choice Notes offline will not be supported in 2.4
- Added the ability to edit Choice Notes, Action Notes, and Text Notes
- Added a new option to skip the initial intro sequence
- Updated the version of the libraries used for Connect and now holograms can be shared in the video feed when on the Magic Leap device.
Notes & Evidence
- Authors can now record holograms in video and photo notes, and operators can include holograms in video and photo evidence.
3D Model UI Changes & Feature Updates
Redesigned Asset Tag Adjustment Tools and Options
- We’ve hidden the Asset Tag Menu under options, the three-dot icon under the asset tag hologram. Selecting this button will expand the menu of options
- To move the Asset Tag – simply select the asset tag hologram, hold, and drag to the desired position.
- Select ‘Tag Adjust’ under Options to access the Asset Tag Adjustment tools. This will place the tag in a flattened bounding box allowing users to adjust by grabbing the handles to rotate in any direction. User can use multipliers to speed up for fast movements, or slow down for precise positioning
New! Model Control Panel
- A Model Control Panel can now be easily accessed from the Asset Tag options menu. From the Model Control Panel, users can:
- Select from associated Models, Views, and Animations (as available for that asset) and load by selecting they eye icon for “Show”. The user can also hide a 3D Model
- Access Model Adjustment tools
New! 3D Model Adjust Tools
- Direct Adjust – Manipulate (scale, position, rotate) a 3D Model with direct interaction through the use of a bounding box. Enabling the bounding box will encase the 3D Model in a box with tools on each face of the cube so users can adjust the placement, rotation or size of the model by interacting directly with the bounding box.
- Proxy Adjust – Manipulate (scale, position, rotate) a 3D Model by interacting with a smaller representation of the model, the Proxy Cube. The Proxy Cube renders a small cube that can be positioned by the user and provides easy to access tools to control adjustments on larger models.
New! Model Information Window
- Access the new Model Info window from the Asset Detail. This window will display which 3D Models are associated with an asset or asset class and allow you to select and show or hide any 3D Model, View, and Animation. Authors can also access the Model Set-up Wizard or Model View Management from this window.
Model Set-up Wizard
- Users will be alerted if a 3D Model has not been set-up on the 3D application yet (this means setting the 3D model position in relation to the asset tag.
- Model set-up will prompt users (author only) through a two-step set-up wizard to set the scale, rotation, and position in relation to the asset tag.
- In addition to the new 3D Model Adjust Tools, Authors will have the option to set the position or rotation coordinates using manual input or a slider UI for quicker adjustments.
Model View Management
- Authors can now set-up new Model Views for any model directly on a 3D device. Authors can also edit or delete existing views or update a new view to be the default.
- Updated 3D Model Action Notes for Model Views & Animations
- Authors can now create step Action Notes that triggers a specific Model View and/or Animation to render for an Operator during a job.
Fixed in 2.4
- Fixed an issue in which voice dictation could stop working
Gesture System Fixes
- Fixed a number of issues and made improvements to the gesture system that allows hands free usage of Manifest
- Includes fixes that could stop the app from correctly processing input if the application was backgrounded and then resumed
- fixed some window alignment and positioning issues
- made improvements to the on screen keyboard
3D Model Related Fixes
- Fixed issue where sometimes if an FBX model saved in another unit type would not render correctly in device.
- IMPT Note: this may require previously configured 3D Models to adjust scale to adjust for this fix.
- Fixed issue causing GLB models not to load
Point release updates for 2.4
2.4.2 was published to the Magic Leap app store on November 15, 2021
This release brings Magic Leap to parity with 2.4.2 for HoloLens 2, plus some additional fixes and updates. In this release we have focused on improving the user experience and performance of the application, as well as fixing a number of issues.
- which 3D Model is default is now shown in the Model Info window
- users with author or admin privilege can now update which 3D Model is the Default Model
- fixed issues with model materials not applying transparencies and incorrectly applying reflective surfaces
- made improvements to let buttons be pressed repeatedly when certain cases were previously not allowing it
- fixed an issue where a button press would not register if the button appeared under the position of the cursor
- fixed some cases where the keyboard dictation button might not appear in the correct state
- fixed issues that could cause keyboard buttons to remain highlighted improperly
- fixed an issue that could cause certain popups to move continuously if they were in front of other objects
- fixed an issue where a detached video from a step marker could disappear but still play audio
- fixed an issue where a pdf document could move incorrectly around the user in certain cases
Jobs and Templates
- when authoring a Template and adding an Embedded Template or Choice Note, any templates which would cause a loop are no longer shown in the list of available templates
- fixed an issue that could cause required evidence to not work correctly
- fixed an issue that could make certain text not appear correctly
- fixed an issue that prevented users from being able to bypass invalid security certificates
- fixed issues that allowed users to close elements of the UI while evidence and notes were being uploaded to the server
Performance and Stability
- made various improvements to improve memory usage
- made various optimizations to reduce “hitches” where the device would be unresponsive or would have the interface disappear
- network requests are now retried in certain cases if a network error preventing them from being processed correctly