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Axis Studio Release Notes
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Release date: Dec.31.2020
Version: 2.3.11193.992
Previous version:2.2.11050.893

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Latest Firmware Version:
Transceiver:6.5.2.1
Sensor:6.2.3.6
Gloves:6.1.12.5
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CHANGES IN VERSION 2.3.11193.992:

New Features:
1. Added a new algorithm that there's no gap between Joints. Only works for recorded data after Data Process. To turn on this algorithm: Main menu >Settings >Advanced Settings>Joint Space "Off";
2. Added Advanced Settings window in Main menu, include "Joint Space" and "Finger Constrained";
3. Added Hands/Hip contact height auto detect function, which will allow the user to capture data with foot on the floor while Hip/Hands contact above the floor;
4. Added .calc data file export function;
5. Added ability to save Body Dimension modification directly in Editing tab;
6. Added displays of Working Mode and Data FPS in Sensor map panel;
7. Added abilty of Standard Calibration and Firmware Upgrading to Hybrid PWR Tracker
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Improvements:
1. Improved devices connection stability;
2. Improved the accuracy of foot contact algorithm;
3. Optimized the tab page layout in the Main menu> settings;
4. Optimized the UI of the FBX file export settings;
5. Updated the Robot model to get better adapt the foot contact algorithm;
6. Optimized the Wizard process
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Changes:
1. Removed the "Large Dynamic" option from Constraint Mode list of Solver Parameter (Normal mode is able to fit the large dynamic mocap already);
2. Contact Indicator hide by default;
3. Modified the color of the coordinate to RGB correspond to XYZ
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Bug fixed:
1. Fixed a problem of not appling proper palm size to the exported biped.bvh file;
2. Fixed a firmware upgrading failed problem under certain condition;
3. Fixed a problem that Axis failed to open recorded file which caused by necessary information missing;
4. Fixed a problem that Axis Studio failed to connect device after firmware upgrading under certain condition;
5. Fixed a problem that the transceiver cannot be successfully connected on certain PC models;
6. Fixed the problem that sensor signal display zero under certain condition;
7. Fixed a problem that failed to create root folder in current project;
8. Fixed several crash problems
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Known Issues:
1. Multiple devices connection process is slow;
2. In [Connect with Wizard] connection (Especially in 6-axis connection mode) or steady calibration, all sensors must be steady (still and not moving) otherwise, the pose calculation will be incorrect. Restart Axis Studio and redoing steady calibration the right way may solve this problem;
3. Firmware upgrade for Sensors and Gloves can only be done with 60% battery life or more (2/4 battery bars);
4. Camera following function can only work in horizontal plane, does work in vertical plane (Avatar goes up and down);
5. Ctrl + A shortcut only works for X-Ray function;
7. 3rd Party software running Screen Word Fetching function may cause Axis Studio to crash while opening files;
8. Resize Axis Studio window while viewport is split screen may cause wrong window size issue;
9. Display frame rate of Axis Studio may decrease if Motion builder is running on the same computer at the same time; (Workaround: Mobu >System ProfilingCenter >Evaluation select Always refresh view);
10. Recorded data may have synchronized error under certain condition when using Multi-transceivers to connect Multi-suits.
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Release date: Dec.1.2020
Version: 2.2.11050.893
Previous version:2.1.10810.776

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Latest Firmware Version:
Transceiver:6.5.2.1
Sensor:6.2.3.6
Gloves:6.1.12.5
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CHANGES IN VERSION 2.2.11050.893:

New Features:
1.Added ability to restore the processed motion data by cliking [Revert to origin] button 
Notes: Click [Revert to origin] button will restore contact editing process and parameter editor and body dimentions
2.Added ability to manage individual suit in Muti-suit mode such as connect,sleep,poweroff
3.Added ability to batch Export/Import/Delete files and supported to import files by dragging and dropping
4.Added Hip contact algorithm
5.Added ability to export T-pose reference bone only as fbx file.(Unchecking "Motion Data" checkbox in Export Settings)
6.Added Perception Neuron Studio -Thumb open skeleton option for data streaming and file exporting

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Improvements:
1.Optimized hand contact performance in Single level mode 
2.Added "Export" option in Right-Click menu
3.Optimized biped.bvh export to adapt the "Limb Orientation/angle" import settings to solve the arm twisting problem in 3ds Max 
4.Optimized the UI of Device list panel
5.Improved performance of feet solidity on the ground  

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Changes:
1.Added Wibu Dongle CodeMeter authorization 
2.Added default algorithm parameter modes: Normal mode,Large Dynamic and Steady Contact
3.Change the default reference skeleton to be "Perception Neuron Studio -Thumb open" for data streaming and file exporting
4."Displacement" checked by default in both Export settings and Broadcasting windows
5.Updated the sample project with adding two Hip contact sample data
6.Disable switch "Working mode" function while doing realtime mocap 

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Bug fixed:
1. Fixed an issue that connect device filed after swiching channel in some certain case
2. Fixed a crash issue when Manually set the Transceiver network during the auto detect process
3. Fixed an issue that failed to clear up characters info after detecting no devices online
4. Fixed a crash issue of lanuching Axis Studio in some certain case

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Known Issues:
1. Multiple devices connection will be slow
2. In [Connect with Wizard] connection (Especially in 6-axis connection mode) or steady calibration, all sensors must be steady (still and not moving) otherwise, the pose calculation will be incorrect. Redoing steady calibration the right way may solve this. If not, restart Axis
3. Channel LED indicator not supported for PNS gloves
4. Firmware upgrade for Sensors and Gloves can only be done with 60% battery life or more (2/4 battery bars)
5. Camera can only follow the 3D character which moves in a straight line in 3D view
6. Ctrl + A is reserved as a shortcut for x-ray function in Axis Studio which means it's not working if you set it as a key for other functions
7. 3rd Party software running Screen Word Fetching function may cause Axis Studio to crash while opening files
8. Resize Axis Studio window while viewport is split screen may cause wrong window size issue
9. Display frame rate of Axis Studio may decrease if Motion builder is running on the same computer at the same time
    Workaround: Mobu >System ProfilingCenter >Evaluation select Always refresh view

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Release date: Aug.21.2020
Version: 2.1.10810.776
Previous version:2.0.10702.707

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Latest Firmware Version:
Transceiver:6.5.2.1
Sensor:6.2.3.6
Gloves:6.1.12.5
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CHANGES IN VERSION 2.1.10810.776:

New Features:
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Improvements:
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Changes:
1. Restored original Perception Neuron Studio reference skeleton for data streaming and file exporting
2. Added a Body Dimension file for PNS standard model which is called "PNS Robot".
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Bug fixed:
1. Fixed an issue of time synchronization in Muti-Character mode
2. Fixed an issue about name convention of (.biped.bvh) format file. 
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Known Issues:
1. Manually selecting the Transceiver network during the auto detect process (about 5 seconds after powering on the Transceiver) may cause Axis Studio crash issues.
2. [Connect with Wizard] function only supports one PNS suit, multi-sets will be supported in the future.
3. In [Connect with Wizard] connection (Especially in 6-axis connection mode) or steady calibration, all sensors must be steady (still and not moving) otherwise, the pose calculation will be incorrect. Redoing steady calibration the right way may solve this. If not, restart Axis.
4. Channel LED indicator not supported for PNS gloves
5. [Resume Original posture] requires a steady A POSE
6. Firmware upgrade for Sensors and Gloves can only be done with 60% battery life or more (2/4 battery bars)
8. Camera can only follow the 3D character which moves in a straight line in 3D view
9. Setting Ctrl + A as a shortcut is not supported
10. 3rd Party software running Screen Word Fetching function may cause Axis Studio to crash while opening files.
12. Axis Studio viewport split screen does not support responsive layout
13. Display frame rate of Axis Studio may decrease if Motion builder is running on the same computer at the same time
    Workaround: Mobu >System ProfilingCenter >Evaluation select Always refresh view
14. Process [Resume original posture] may cause error posture in Muti-Character mode
15. Foot contact indicator may display in the wrong position in some certain cases

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Release date: July.22.2020
Version: 2.0.10702.707
Previous version:1.3.10119.302

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Latest Firmware Version:
Transceiver:6.5.2.1
Sensor:6.2.3.6
Gloves:6.1.12.5
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CHANGES IN VERSION 2.0.10702.707:
 

New Features:
1. Added a connection wizard to guide users on how to operate PNS suit correctly through a series of steps by clicking the [Connect with Wizard] function.
2. Added a new feature to hide/show the panel with the mouse click on the sidebar arrow
3. Added sensor signal, magnetic and battery info into data record/replay [Editing]
4. Added Simplified Mandarin language support : Menu > Settings > Language
5. Added a new feature for multi-stream support by adding broadcasting options for Capture/Live and Editing/Playback
6. Added VRPN supported for output
7. Added support to select frame rate for file exporting
8. Added support to export biped.bvh format files containing finger data 
9. Added support to export .fbx and .bvh format files with displacement data 
10. Added a new feature to automatically find transceiver’s IP address after network setup has been set up correctly [must be using Transceiver version 6.5.2.1 or higher and in USB mode]
11. Added B-pose and P-pose calibration to improve hand and finger performance
12. Added battery “Sensor Energy Saving” mode - All the sensors (excluding gloves) will power off automatically if left on idle for more than 5 minutes. 
13. Added 50fps supported for capture
14. Added "true anti-magnetic mode": set [Magnetic turn off] before connection, and connect with Wizard
15. Added Glove Magnetic calibration tutorial in Main Menu >Magnetic Calibration
16. Added right-click menu in [Take Information] panel of both capturing and Editing windows which include:  "open", "rename", "delete" and "show in explore" options
17. Added Glove only working mode   
18. Added frequency color indicator onto Axis Studio’s avatar
19. Added function to prevent PC from sleeping automatically when Perception Neuron Studio is in working mode(Data capturing or firmware updating) 
20. Added several user shortcuts
21. Added a function to automatically detect required posture calibrations based on working mode 
22. Added Working Mode instructions in the Main Menu : Main Menu > Working Mode Introduction
23. Added Sensor Firmware update and reminder alert
 

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Improvements:
1. Optimized jump height issue
2. Optimized leg posture shaking issue when landing from high-dynamic movements
3. Improved performance of feet solidity on the ground 
4. Optimized hand contact performance
5. Optimized Software 3D Rendering for Avatar Model, Camera-following, Floor Transparency, Shadow and Font style
6. Improved built-in anti-mag capability
7. Optimized the sensor calibration algorithm
9. Remove requirement to manually disconnect before performing magnetic calibration or frequency setting 
10. Added ability to power on all body sensors placed in the charging box when charging cord is removed [must be using Sensor version 6.5.2.1 or higher]
 

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Changes:
1. Updated firmware upgrade interaction 
2. Updated the software splash screen
3. Unset camera following when perform Rotate or Pan
4. Updated Measurement Guide illustration
5. Updated Magnetic Calibration tutorial
6. Disable the [Finish] button before clicking [Switch] button in Frequency settings wizard
7. When creating a new project, "Enter" button works as "OK to create"
8. Set ‘Solver Parameter’ tab as default when opening a file in the Editing Workspace.
9. In Capture Workspace, reconnect will not reset the display page to sensor map anymore
10. Redefined Perception Neuron Studio reference skeleton for data streaming and file exporting
11. Remove the NUE coordinate display in the left lower corner of 3D scene
12. Adjust name/definition of the motion capture parameters 
13. Removed "Add T pose" option when exporting biped.bvh format file
14. Removed UDP protocol option in Advanced BVH Broadcast as it is not currently supported externally.
15. Set localhost as the default in BVH broadcasting
16. Replaced Actor ID for Actor index in the frame header of BVH Broadcasting
 

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Bug fixes:
1. Fixed erratic PNS glove posture lock [must be using latest firmware version of gloves 6.1.12.5]
2. Fixed an issue when recording time is displayed incorrectly 
3. Fixed missing ‘Foot Length’ field when viewing Project > Body Dimension
5. Fixed Transceiver not detected by Axis Studio when working offline
6. Fixed rapid finger flipping due to magnetic interference or wrong posture
7. Fixed a crash bug during Axis Studio startup
8. Fixed intermittent issue that prevented biped.bvh export
9. Fixed an error with T-pose motion capture data exported from Axis Studio
10. Fixed an error with motion capture data containing PN/PN pro skeleton exported from Axis Studio
11. Fixed 3D character scaling problem
12. Fixed several 4k resolution display problems
 

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Known Issues:
1. Manually selecting the Transceiver network during the auto detect process (about 5 seconds after powering on the Transceiver) may cause Axis Studio crash issues.
2. ‘Connect with Wizard’ function only supports one PNS suit, multi-sets will be supported in the future.
3. In [Connect with Wizard] connection (Especially in 6-axis connection mode) or steady calibration, all sensors must be steady (still and not moving) otherwise, the pose calculation will be incorrect. Redoing steady calibration the right way may solve this. If not, restart Axis.
4. Channel LED indicator not supported for PNS gloves
5. [Resume Original posture] requires a steady A POSE
6. Firmware upgrade for Sensors and Gloves can only be done with 60% battery life or more (2/4 battery bars)
8. Camera can only follow the 3D character which moves in a straight line in 3D view
9. Setting Ctrl + A as a shortcut is not supported
10. 3rd Party software running Screen Word Fetching function may cause Axis Studio to crash while opening files.
12. Axis Studio viewport split screen does not support responsive layout
13. Display frame rate of Axis Studio may decrease if Motion builder is running on the same computer at the same time
    Workaround: Mobu >System ProfilingCenter >Evaluation select Always refresh view
14. process [Resume original posture] may cause error posture in Muti-Character mode
15. Foot contact indicator may display in the wrong position in some certain cases

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