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3.x Vixen 3.1 Released

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  1. jchuchla

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    This is a bug fix release. There's a few small features in here, but it's mostly fixing bugs.


    Vixen Release Notes – 3.1 (update 2)
    Features
    Preview
    * Added an option to use the selection box as CAD Style (VIX-617)
    o When ON, dragging right to left selections any effects within the box.
    o Dragging left to right only selects effects that are contained in the box in whole.

    Effects
    * Extended Chase: This allows a chase to hold the last color / intensity of the pulse to the end or extend it back to the start.
    * Nutcracker: Huge amount of improvements to bring it more in line with Xlights. New effects/features:
    o Curtain - Simulates a stage curtain opening or closing.
    o Bars - Added more of the missing direction options. Some of these mirror what could have happened by using Horizontal or Vertical orientation.
    o Butterfly - Added the reverse direction.
    o Picture - Added animated gif support and scaling options. Added other direction options like Peekaboo, Wiggle, Diagonals.
    o Text - Added 2 more lines of text and center stop.
    o Twinkle - Updated to have the adjustable step and strobe features.
    o Added Candy cane as an option to the preview.
    o Preview reflects when the string orientation is changed from Horizontal to Vertical instead of always showing the vertical version.
    o Add tooltip hovers on some of the sliders to indicate their values.

    Bug Fixes
    Preview
    * Changes to the element link dialog in the preview to prevent standard strings from losing their elements.
    * Unassigned Event Handler was trying to be called and causing an error when adding a new Color Handling in the Display Setup. (VIX-600)
    * Fixed saving PolyLine links with standard strings
    * Fixed alignment tools for megatrees in the preview.


    Sequencer
    * Fixed issue with playback in Mark Manager. (VIX-602)
    * Fixed a bug in the rendering progress bar logic that could cause it to hang in an incomplete state.
    * Fixed an issue where effects would render multiple times (unnecessarily).
    * Fix some display issues with stacking effects and row heights in the sequence editor.
    * Fixed a missing detection of a modified sequence when the length of the sequence is changed.
    * Fixed some issues with crashes when using looping.

    Effects
    * Fixed for memory overflows in the Twinkle during certain settings that would allow it to create to many twinkles.
    * Spin: Fixed a bug that would cause the fill color to be missing if the spin is applied at higher level groups.
    * Nutcracker:
    o Fixed many of the issues with selecting horizontal vs vertical on some effects that would cause crashing.
    o General performance tune ups to make the better use of memory.
    o Fix locked file issue in the picture and picture tile effects that can happen when switching back and forth.
    o Fix a bug that would not properly show the selected font in the Text effect.
    o Fix an issue that would cause the picture tiles to be drawn backwards.
    o Fix bugs around determining the string count in multi level grouping.
    * Chase: fixed a bug that would cause the last pulse in a chase that is using a gradient over the range of elements to render with the wrong portion of the gradient.
    * Prevent empty results from being added when the pulse results in 0 values on discrete gradients.

    Controllers
    * Improved the way virtual serial ports are handed/found (VIX-624 ).
    * Improved exception hanlding of serial port scanning routine.
    * Fix E1.31 display setup screen font corruption

    Scheduler
    * Fixed an issue with crashes/locks when using looped shows/schedules.
     

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