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Update #37 - Stream directly to Zoom, Skype, etc.

- by Lux

Please note: This update includes some big changes which we wanted to give everyone time to test out safely and adapt to their projects, so to try it out you'll need to opt into our Beta release channel. Instructions on switching between release channels can be found here.

Flipside Studio

Stream directly to Zoom, Skype, etc.

We've added a plugin that creates a "Flipside Studio" virtual camera device in Windows, so you can select Flipside in your camera list in any video chat software, including Zoom, Skype, Slack, Whereby, etc.

To turn the virtual camera device on, press Alt+D in Flipside Studio. The first time you do, Windows will popup up a notice requesting administrative permission to install the virtual camera device. Give it permission and you should see "Flipside Studio" in your camera options the next time you launch your video chat software of choice.

Note: If you don't see "Flipside Studio" in your camera options, you may need to restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Also note that you will need to press Alt+D to enable the virtual camera each time you run Flipside Studio while this feature is still considered experimental and not enabled by default.

Improvements

  • Added a Re-Sync button under the Recordings palette menu which does a complete re-sync of your multiplayer session should things fall out of sync for any reason.
  • Improved default microphone selection logic when multiple microphone devices are available.
  • Improved audio playback performance.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed voices going out of sync on added parts.
  • Fixed a bug that caused eye rotations to go in the wrong direction.
  • Fixed a bug causing sets to fail to load if they share the same bundle name as the previously loaded set.
  • Fixed a bug in how character bundle version numbers are compared.

Flipside Creator Tools

Click here to download the latest version of the Flipside Creator Tools beta (v0.33).

Duplicate characters and sets

Duplicating the scene file for a character or set can lead to issues building bundles because Unity gets confused when more than one scene file has the same asset bundle label.


To make this less error-prone, we've added a new Duplicate Selected Scene menu option under the Flipside Creator Tools menu which duplicates the scene and also changes the asset bundle label at the same time, making it easy now to create alternate versions of characters and sets for testing.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an orientation issue with the VR teleporter. It now behaves more consistently like Flipside Studio's teleporter.
  • Fixed a case where the Chair component wouldn't initialize properly for some users.
  • Fixed CC3 character importing to correctly map blend shapes based on names.