With Capture 2023 we have introduced new features but also redesigned existing ones to be less dependent on the operating system, giving more control to the application and the user, increasing accuracy, predictability and speed.
It is now possible to export all plots and reports with one click, directly to PDF without needing to have a printer installed. Plot inset placements, edges and margins can be configured in advance for a guaranteed end result. We have also moved to our own colour picker for both Windows and macOS, and have improved all dialogues and property listings in the design tab. With the keyboard shortcut editor you can configure all shortcuts to match your style of working. The application takes advantage of multicore processors in opening, importing and saving of projects thus speeding up the process.
For the rendering we have switched to high precision timers on Windows, and optimised state handling on Mac. Shadow quality has been dramatically improved and we have introduced HDRI backgrounds. Visualisation of pixel tubes is more realistic, along with multiple frost flags, framing shutters with collision detection, and other fixture enhancements.
Finally, the OSC server allows control of cameras and other view properties, while sACN supports universe discovery and selecting a specific range of 512 universes.