Update Mapio to 2.2.1

Thursday, 14 May 2015 12:48
+ New feature "Quick positioning" in the input/output parameters of slices.
+ New absolute mode for vector mask.
+ New tab with properties in the QML editor.
+ New "Zoom" parameter for SlideShow sketch.
+ Added saving a QML files to users' documents.
+ Added "Open youtube" into the "Help" menu.
+ Added captions to GUI blocks. And common tuning of GUI style.
* Renamed the tool "Edit" to "Vector" for mask mode.
* Improved default chessboard image (added orientations markers).
* Disabled AppNap by default for Mapio application on MAC OS X (AppNap is feature for suspension of the invisible background applications).
* Fixed behavior after failed load/losing a movie file. Added message about the error of loading .
* Fixed a crash in Pixel-mapping when used USB DMX devices.
* Fixed screen capture issue in some cases
* Fixed placing of the first point for new vector mask (now you can start enter points of the mask in any places, but not only inside slices)
* Fixed a minor issue with embedded patterns.
* Fixed behavior of FadeIn/FadeOut features. Removed the duration parameter for movies.
* Fixed selection of slices by button in playlist.
* VLC updated to 2.2.1 for windows version.
and other fixes and improvements.

Mapio 2.2.0 is ready

Monday, 23 March 2015 06:32

I am pleased to present You update 2.2.0. This release contains not so many new features, as planned, because all of my attention has been focused at improving the stability, performance and usability.


This release contains a wealth of fixes, tweaks and improvements. These are the most notable changes:

+ the new slice explorer: grouping, drag&drop moving, show/hide in the output or/and in the editor, multi-select, arbitrary slice name.
+ support for serial port devices for pixel-mapping purposes (useful for Arduino devices).
+ the new QML sketches: ShaderToy, Analog/Digital clock, ColorGrid, Text, Web-browser, Slideshow, TweetFeed
+ —Āompletely reworked Art-Net subsystem. Now Mapio supports Art-Net II/III specs with unicast/multicast/broadcast addressing which means Mapio is ready for large-scale installations.
+ new performance settings: On/Off anti-aliasing, quality of bezier curves (for masks), on/off vsync wait, on/off masks caching.
+ the new panel with performance statistics (PRO version).
+ the window with a complete list of OSC addresses that are using at the moment.
+ Spout 2.0 support.
+ the new application "Observer" for monitoring and automation of MAPIO start up/restart routine (PRO version).
+ an actual decoding FPS for movies.
+ MediaManager improvements.
+ QML editor improvements.
+ the "highlight edge" feature is now disabled for "The Show" mode.
+ aspect ratio of the Input canvas is equal to the aspect ratio of the current source.
+ Aspect ratio of the "Transform" tool can be saved with Shift key pressed.
+ the menu item "Save" to save the project without prompting a file name (previously it worked like "Save as..." only).
+ new button for fitting a bitmap mask to current slice(only applicable to input map).
+ tuned of the color schemes and added new color scheme called "Brown".
+ command-line parameter "--vlc-params" for VLC core.

* updated VLC to 2.2.0 version.
* fixed problem with Enttec DMX Pro devices.
* fixed some problems in the automatic pixel-mapping process.
* fixed problems with OSC.
* fixed problems related to the undo function.
* fixed a click sound appeared during a movie loading.


And do not miss the new HOWTO video: 3 ways of warping in MAPIO

Hotfix 2.1.5 is available

Sunday, 16 November 2014 13:10

New version Mapio 2.1.5 with hotfix for OSC functionality is ready for downloading.

Mapio 2.1.4 is ready

Friday, 07 November 2014 12:24

+added command-line parameter for auto-open full-screen output. Suitable for the systems with one display.
+added saving of the state of "The Show" mode.
*fixed a problem in the licensing system (not accepted a valid key) which is relevant on some platforms/cpu.
*version check when loading a project of the newer Mapio versions.
*fixed saving/loading of the settings of ARTNET devices  for pixel-mapping feature.
*fixed blinking after manual switching of the clip with non zero fade-in.
*fixed wrong work of a media items fade-in with zero duration. (for sources: Image, live streams)
*fixed behavior of change and remove ImageSource.
*fixed work of commands "next", "prev" clip in playlist via OSC.
*fixed the strange behavior dragging the mask points in some cases.
*fixed the wrong marking as "not saved" just loaded project.
*fixed url in QML sketch heroku->glslsandbox
*fixed crash on auto-loading project with display.
*fixed the rare black images after auto-loading of the project.
*Now, do not save a backup file on an unmodified project.
*fixed the scanning for auto-pixel-mapping.
*fixed vertical flip of the frame webcam capture in some cases.

Mapio 2.1.3 is ready

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 05:56


*pixel-mapping engine - tuning and syncronization.
+added the command-line parameter "inter-packet gap" for PixelPusher.
*fixed saving of sub-pixels order in pixel-mapping settings.
*fixed a calculation FPS of the PixelPusher data sending
+show for the inactive matrix sensor the points grid.
*fixed loading of the FFGL project with multi-position slices.
*fixed the hanging on loading of the project(composition) with Mapio FFGL after previous crash (when exist a backup file)
+hide the mouse cursor on the output screen (only for windows system, for mac it will be available in a future releases)
*fixed the state of menu "Destination" after closing the display window
+restore the position of the display window after closing by the cross button

*fixed trash in the display window after first opening and after switching to fullscreen(mac)

*fixed rare crash on exiting Mapio application(mac)

HOTFIX for MacOSX users: In version fixed bug at startup. Please, download the updated version.

Mapio 2.1.2 is ready

Saturday, 09 August 2014 15:45



+ reworked import 3D files. OpenCollada was replaced by the FBX SDK. Now supported FBX and Collada.
+ added support OSC for QML sketches.
+ added new QML sketch: Youtube viewer.
* Problems with drag&drop (mac)
* not adding a file extension when saving the project.
* sometimes disappear parameters mask
* a bitmap masks tool apply only for the current slice (for "Only the Current" mode)
* not showing QML errors at first time loading.
* added report error if failed to save/load the project (for example, in case of the denial of access)
* fixed crash on adding capture device ("[internal]" versions)
* fixed crash on loading a project with non-existent QML-sources.  


Pixel Mapping related:

+ added grouping/sorting of PixelPushers by group/controller number.
+ added minimize/maximize panels of sensors in Pixel Mapping.
+ for pixel in matrix added to the hint new data: address of pixel (X,Y), group/controller of pixelpusher, index of pixel in PP strip.
+ FPS limitation to output for pixel mapping / data buffering.
+ after turn on/off matrix pixel rebuilding of a map elements.
+ the tool for turn on/off of pixels works now as a brush.
+ removing a map element from the matrix by mouse double click.
+ new parameter in PixelPusher strip settings "Custom start pixel".
* sometimes crashes when PixelPusher going to offline.
* output simultaneously for Pixel Mapping and Syphon.
* sometimes incorrectly displays the number of PixelPushers online


and other fixes and improvements.

Mapio 2.1.1 is ready

Friday, 06 June 2014 07:47

+ Spout support in beta status. It's working fine with one source of Spout. It will be fixed in the next update

+ QML sketches for content generation, with support GLSL and rich user interface and animations

+ As example of QML features added these sketches: RunningText, Outline animation, Wrapper for using GLSL shaders from glsl.heroku.com, and others

+ additional OSC for sources list (opacity, volume, mute)


* sometimes Mapio process hanging after exiting

* problem with drag and drop of video/project files to work zone

* crash after remove slice if is enabled tool MASK/Bitmap

* problem with saving/restoring of Matrix sensor

* vertical flip of bitmap mask sometimes

* a rare crash on reordering of slices

* and others


Mapio 2.1 update and final PRO version release

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 10:40
Today is the long-awaited release of the final version of Mapio PRO and a big update to version 2.1.
Release date moved forward four months but it was worth it. It gave me time to make a really great update.
Has been improved and redesigned almost everything. Not speaking about new functionality, everything was done to improve the stability and performance of existing functions.
Further a list of what has been done in this update:

Mapio 2.0.3 update is ready

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 16:36

New version of MAPIO LITE/PRO v2.0.3 is available for download. It has got improvements and bug fixes:
* the Blend parameters is not restored - fixed
* crash on action "Project/New" in input mode
* crashes in Warp tool
* the player sometimes wrong seeking on the timeline
* the HighLight mode drawing (in FFGL mode too)
* volume control is not global now
* guide lines always on top now
* the selection behavior of slices
+ "Select all" action in the Edit menu and CTRL+A shortcut
+ "Always on top" options for output screen
^ updated ffmpeg engine to 2.1 version (with supporting h265 codec)

*(PRO) enable/disaple desktop for Multi-display settings.
+(PRO) the multi-display screen closing by double-click
+(PRO) "duration" parameter for the Image/Color/Capture sources

and some other fixes

Mapio 2.0.2 is out

Saturday, 28 September 2013 23:04

New version of Mapio 2 Lite (v2.0.2) is available for download. It has got new features, major improvements and bug fixes:

* Lock/unlock function for selected slices
* Equal IO for selected slices
* Start/Stop clip for selected slices
* Play progress bar for video sources
* Save and restore display position
* Saving warping elastic zone for slice
* Bezier support for perspective's slices
* Support non-Latin symbols
* 3D import setting for normals import; fix aspect ratio issue; sort imported slices by depth
* Solved some of the issues with playing videos
* UI improvements of the loop region editing
* Fixed crash on exit
* and other fixes and improvements.


We have also released Mapio 2 PRO, it is in "preview2" status, which means it has got so far 2 PRO features from what we are planning:
* Media-manager
* Multi-screen output


We will be publishing builds with every new PRO feature for "preview". Mapio 2 PRO will be ready for purchase as soon as we implement all PRO features, but if you are satisfied with the current Mapio 2 PRO and would like to buy it before the official release, please contact us.


Thank you all who contributed to the process, provided bug reports and feedback!

If you have any questions, problems or feedback feel free to contact us.



VisutionMapio v2.0.2 Lite 

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VisutionMapio v2.0.2 Lite

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