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JigSpace 3.28

Monday, December 4, 2023

Interactive navigation

You can now hide step controls from your viewers and add ‘Go to Step’ actions to create custom interactive flows to your Jigs.

Add quizzes or compliance confirmations to 3D training and 3D instructions, or create clickable prototypes and 3D configurators for sales and marketing.

Learn how to hide step controls or watch a replay of our recent webinar and live demo of how to add interactive navigation to your content. 

Hide step controls

Go to Jig Info in the editor and enable ‘Hide step controls’ to hide the default step-based navigation user interface from your viewers. This setting is saved to each Jig, and can easily be turned on or off.

Hiding step controls applies to any viewing format of your Jig from the native apps, web browser views, embedded iframe, and soon, Apple Vision Pro.

> Learn more about hiding step controls and step navigation

Interactive button models

The free object library in JigSpace has a new button category to make adding interactive navigation to Actions easier via  ‘Go to step’ or ‘Go to URL’.

Choose from over 50 unique icons and buttons to match your interactive navigation or links to websites. The color, scale, and materials of the buttons can be customized like any other 3D object.

> Create a new 3D presentation with buttons

Illustration of new 3D buttons available in free jigspace object library

Other improvements

  • White label custom branding now extends to our App Clip viewer
  • Improvements to resolving file saving conflict when multiple devices or multiple users are editing a 3D presentation at the same time.
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JigSpace 3.27

Friday, October 13, 2023

Fine tune your 3D model visualization with custom material and texture settings

We’ve made one of the biggest enhancements to content creation this year, with a new materials and textures panel in the Windows and macOS desktop app. With these new features you will be able to polish and modify 3D models to look even more realistic.

Advanced material settings requires version 3.27 or above. Update app now.

Set precise color and transparency

Apply exact product colors with HEX color input to ensure 3D models are consistent across their product family and match brand style guides. Use the % transparency input to hide a model from the viewer on a step, or to create semi transparent views to show internal parts of a product. 

> Learn more about materials

Fully customize your materials

Fine tune your material’s roughness, metalness, emission, and more. Modify the Jigspace materials to meet your needs, or go deeper with your own custom textures. Upload diffuse, normal, and RMA maps, then set the roughness and metalness to reveal the right level of detail to look realistic in augmented reality or a 3D viewer. 

You can also add emission to models like backlit screens or LED lights to add brightness and a sense of internal light.

> Learn more about advanced material and texture settings

Create animated flow-effects

Our flow effect shapes are incredibly popular to bring CAD to life and similar air or liquid flow through products. Now you can add a flow effect shape to your 3D presentation, and edit the speed and direction of the flow-effects to meet your needs. You can also upload your own flow-effect textures to animate with our flow-shader based material, then customize its the speed and direction.

> Learn more about customizing animated flow shader effects

Plus, we’ve made these improvements:

  • We’ve given the app a glow up: updating fonts to match our new branding and ensuring processes like importing CAD files or saving can occur in the background. 
  • There are a range of bugs that have been squashed in the automatic optimization of large CAD files, video textures in our web-viewer, and general reliability and stability improvements across the board.
Advanced material settings requires version 3.27 or above. Update app now.
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JigSpace 3.26

Friday, August 11, 2023

Supercharge your Jig creation with the new object tree and copyable Jigs

Object list

Desktop app users can browse and select 3D models, images, and text boxes in a hierarchy, show or hide them while editing, and select multiple objects to speed up the creation processes.

> Learn more about object list

Save a copy

You can now copy a Jig from the Explore section of the app, or your own Team Jigs, and then modify it to suit your needs.

Create team templates

Set your Jig as a reusable template that only your team can copy and use. Customize your copy settings in the Jig settings menu. 

> Learn more about team templates

Multi-selection precision editing

Creators can now select multiple objects at the same time in the object list or the viewport, and then transform them in the property panel on desktop. Edit position, rotation, or scale, copy and paste properties from one step to another.

> Learn more about multiple selection

Plus, we’ve made these improvements:

  • New visual effects for interactive actions now appear in the App Clips Universal AR viewer
  • Each Jig hero panel preview in the app now includes its total views, author, date last updated, and visibility. Click on the ... menu in hero panels to share, delete, or save a Jig for offline viewing (iOS only).
  • You'll find some new Jig templates to copy in the explore tab that you can copy, with more being added every month.
  • It’s easier to understand panning on a desktop with the cursor now turning into a hand when the spacebar is pressed.
  • We've squashed a lot of sneaky bugs, and made improvements to error logging and reporting to more quickly resolve future issues.
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JigSpace 3.25

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Unlock new insights about your Jigs

Analytics in JigSpace

Measure user engagement

Use analytics to understand how your Jigs are used. Track views, actions, and engagement time. Available on the Organization plan.

> Learn more

Organize your Jigs with categories

Add a category to your Jig to keep organized. Create categories for different products, teams, or projects.

Easily sort your Jigs

Apply the new sort function to easily find the Jig you are looking for. Sort by name, author, or category.

Plus, we’ve made these improvements:

  • Viewers will see a visual effect when viewing an object which has an action so they know what they can interact with
  • We’ll now remember where you pin the toolbar in the desktop app
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