2016.38 xlights released. Big release! Multi Previews and much more..

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    Release 2016.38 released. This is BIG release.
    New Multiple Previews from Gil.
    Able to set save and backup at same time. New alternate F11 backup.
    Number of bug fixes.




    PLEASE!!! Backup before installing. I suggest maybe copying your show directory to a second location.
    Watch Gils Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpfob5_XH1A


    Watch Seans video about 90 minutes in.
    https://vimeo.com/172061328




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    XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES:
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    2016.38 Jun 24, 2016
    -- bug (gil) Make sure new previews are added to the model groups preview combo box.
    -- bug (gil) Remove items from View menu when a preview is deleted.
    -- bug (chrisD) Don't crash when loading perspectives menu if current perspective not defined
    -- bug (chrisD) Update default perspective if it is renamed
    -- bug (chrisD) Reload default perspective on show directory change - fixes issue #601
    -- bug (keithsw) Fix matrix faces not able to be changed to scaled. It always resets to centred.
    -- bug (keithsw) For text effect with no movement ... x start slider was being ignored. Fixed.
    -- bug (keithsw) Fix vertical fade on colorwash effect. It only worked if horizontal fade was also selected.
    -- bug (dkulp) Check the file extension based on the lowercase version of the extension, so *.lms and *.LMS both work
    -- enh (gil) NEW: Multiple Previews
    -- bug (gil) Fix SuperStar import for Scenes to account for scaling changes to the Pictures effect.
    -- bug (chrisD) Don't crash when loading perspectives menu if current perspective not defined
    -- bug (chrisD) Update default perspective if it is renamed
    -- bug (chrisD) Reload default perspective on show directory change - fixes issue #601
    -- enh (dkulp) Optimizations for OpenGL for WaveView and model/house previews to pass all vertices/colors/textures in one shot
    (helps performance, particularly when multiple previews are shown)
    -- enh (dkulp) Fix warnings/crash if background image doesn't exist
    -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on mac when switching show directories.
    -- bug (keithsw) Fix circles effect not changing colour.
    -- bug (keithsw) Fix #589 - guard against nulll ptr
    -- enh (keithsw) Implement alternate backup F11 allows the user to specify an alternate backup location and
    backs up there instead. There is no auto backup to this location.
    -- bug (keithsw) Make video more resilient to missing files
    -- enh (keithsw) Add models export - now with controller details as well
    -- enh (keithsw) Add optional backup on save ... this is by default disabled.
    -- enh (keithsw) Add value curves to: Music, Piano, Tendrils, Lightning, VUMeter, Wave
    -- enh (keithsw) Allow custom value curve points to be moved sideways as well as vertically.
    -- bug (keithsw) Fix bugs in piano effect: Piano not drawn without notes source, Polyphonic Transcription broken.
    -- bug (keithsw) Fix problem with fire effect when buffer size changes
    -- enh (keithsw) Add square wave to value effect presets
    -- enh (keithsw) Add multicolour support to Tendrils ... should also fix bug with Tendril not holding colour change
    -- bug (keithsw) Disable bitmap brightness slider and show/hide button if no bitmap defined on custom model.
     

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