Release Notes


Release Notes

ZapWorks Studio automatically downloads updates to ensure you're using the latest and greatest version.

2018 July

  • Better optimization of transparent images
  • More properties for image media files
  • New 'On First Seen' action event and 'Enter Headset Mode' action
  • Text nodes default to being horizontally and vertically centered
  • A number of bug fixes and improvements

2018 June

  • Support for dynamic lighting
  • Improved 3D model import with preview and better file format support
  • ‘Actions’ - a new script-free way to add interactivity
  • Fancy new ZapBox support (as a new ZapBox Tracker node)
  • Improved Hierarchy tree makes it easier to drag, drop and reorganize nodes
  • The Media Library is now grouped by file type to make it super fast to find the item you're looking for
  • A selection of new example projects and templates
  • Ability to choose a default interpolation type for timeline transitions (checkout burger menu on timeline view)
  • Choose whether or not to create transitions to the left or right when creating keyframes (checkout burger menu on timeline view)
  • Project and symbol templates updated with modern TypeScript (const / let / arrow functions)
  • TypeScript 2.4.2
  • A ton of other bug fixes and improvements

2017 November

This version of Studio is a substantial update that needs to be downloaded fresh from the Studio download page.

  • Fancy new UI that's easier to use
  • Quick search for nodes, controllers, states, timelines and symbol definitions using ⌘+K / Ctrl+K
  • Support for retina and high-DPI screens
  • Improved webcam support on Windows
  • Improved debugging tools in Zappar for Desktop
  • 3D model attachment points: place Studio objects/nodes at salient points of a 3D model, e.g. in a character's hand
  • Improved preview/publish shows upload progress and respects operating system proxy settings
  • Include recent devices in screen simulation options
  • Scripts use TypeScript 2.1
  • A host of other bug fixes and improvements

2017 February

  • Improved script templates
  • Font atlas generation de-duplicates characters
  • Fixed Studio crash on MacOS running on Intel Nehalem-based CPUs
  • Fixed issue using TriggerRegion on Windows
  • Fixed Z.Camera space on Windows
  • Fixed bug when attempting to import unsupported OTF fonts
  • Improved FBX model import

2016 November

2016 June 1st

  • Support for the HeadsetManager node
  • Support for the GravityBillboard node
  • Support for targets' defaultScale and useGyro parameters (see Tracking in Headsets)
  • A number of bug fixes and improvements

2016 May 24th

  • Renamed from Zappar Studio to ZapWorks Studio
  • Scripts replace Events
  • Events and Scripts now compiled using TypeScript 1.7.3
  • Timeline labels
  • Automatically scale images to correct aspect ratio when dragged into Hierarchy
  • Support for the Raycaster node
  • Subsymbol Attachment Points
  • More Z.screen zoom options in 3D view properties
  • Improved Bezier curve editing tools
  • Undo/redo for Media Library operations
  • Improved performance of ZPP export/import
  • Preview for timeline block interpolation types

2015 November 10th

  • More examples and project templates
  • Integration with
  • Ability to tag nodes
  • Improved color picker
  • Better keyboard support and shortcuts
  • Tools for renaming and deleting projects
  • A plethora of other user interface improvements and bug fixes

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