Client Release Notes

Stay up to date with the latest features and changes.

v2.15.4
8/3/2022 - 10:33 AM

Features

  • Adds Intercom chat to contact support

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a bug where an import from scene manager still set a pass limit even though e.g. a noise limit was already set

  • Fixes a bug with making invalid requests for logs

  • Fixes showing stopped jobs with the correct status

  • Fixes Scene Manager import override and review settings related to noise/pass limits

v2.15.3
7/18/2022 - 11:27 AM

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where loading a list or using right click on a list item of renders was blocking the UI.

  • Fixed a bug where Pulze Scene Manager imported rendering would start before file sync was completed.

  • Fixed a bug where importing renderings from Pulze Scene Manager led to errors with message missing name ....

  • Fixed a bug where links in the sign-in view wouldn’t open in the browser.

v2.15.0
7/6/2022 - 01:52 PM

Features

  • Added support for V-Ray bucket rendering. Helio now is able to render with progressive as well as bucket image sampling, depending on the settings in your Maxfile.
v2.14.0
6/28/2022 - 12:50 PM

Features

  • Added possibility to specify billing account when creating a project. This requires configuration on a per-customer basis.
v2.13.3
6/24/2022 - 10:09 AM

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug where customers with existing plan had new user guide inside dashboard.

  • Fixed bug where new user for existing customer accounts saw free render units bar.

v2.13.1
5/17/2022 - 07:03 AM

Features

  • Added render units report for each render job to

    • render list item

    • render table row

    • render detail page

  • Added report section

    • with a preview of the current billing period and a link to the full list

    • with information about saved CO2 emissions for the current billing period

  • Updated account page

    • with active plant information

    • with link to add orupdate payment method for admin users

  • Added free render units usage information to the dashboard

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where adding the first rendering of a project had a 404 error
v2.12.1
5/6/2022 - 06:56 AM

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where imports from Scene Manager where showing a wrong file type in the results settings.
v2.12.0
5/3/2022 - 08:31 AM

Improvements

  • Added total progress with % and duration of a rendering in the render detail page.

  • Added duration for each render progress step.

  • Updated project create flow split into section to guide you through the process.

  • Updated project settings modal with tabs to group related configurations.

  • In the Dashboard you can now see if there is an update available.

  • Removes no-whitespace restriction in camera names

  • New menu item to check for updates manually without having to wait for the scheduled auto-updater. It also includes a download progress indicator.

  • New dropdown menu to project render list header with menu items like:

    • settings

    • sync files

    • delete

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed total progress bar calculation in render list and table.

  • Fixes a 400 error of renderings with EXR Bit Depth settings

  • Fixes table view bug where some columns where empty or with wrong values

  • Fixes render detail view where output format was set wrong in settings section

v2.11.1beta
4/27/2022 - 08:53 AM

Improvements

  • Removes no-whitespace restriction in camera names

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a 400 error of renderings with EXR Bit Depth settings

  • Fixes table view bug where some columns where empty or with wrong values

  • Fixes render detail view where output format was set wrong in settings section

v2.11.0beta
3/31/2022 - 04:07 PM

Features

  • New dropdown menu to project render list header with menu items like:

    • settings

    • sync files

    • delete

  • New menu item to check for updates manually without having to wait for the scheduled auto-updater. It also includes a download progress indicator.

Improvements

  • Updated project create flow split into section to guide you through the process.

  • Updated project settings modal with tabs to group related configurations.

  • In the Dashboard you can now see if there is an update available.

v2.10.1
3/29/2022 - 08:14 AM

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a bug where the bit depth selection validation failed in specific cases.

  • Fixes a bug where adding standalone engine renderings would fail with a 400 error.

  • Fixes a bug where Corona standalone render submit would fail with a 400 error.

  • Fixes a bug where deprecation warning would prevent adding new project with standalone engines.

v2.10.0
1/12/2022 - 11:02 AM

Features

  • All new render submit flow split into different sections

    • Settings: where you can set all your limits, view and advanced values

    • Results: where you can set all your output values

    • Review (NEW): where you have a quick overview of all defined values before submitting your rendering

  • For 3DS Max projects, you can now set the scene settings by defining scene state, camera and aspect ratio

Improvements

  • New welcome screen for logged out user where you can log in or directly register a new user inside the client.

  • You can now start render all from Pulze Scene Manager imported scenes with one click.

Bug Fixes

  • Background render result download failed in some cases.
v2.9.0
12/28/2021 - 08:22 AM

Features

  • Added Corona Standalone render engine.

Improvements

  • Render submit form footer action buttons stay in the same position and have always the same colors.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes error where passes 50 was shown in job settings.

  • Fixes download button where the user was always asked to choose a path even if it was set in the render settings.

  • Fixes download to bugs for renderings started via API couldn’t be downloaded.

  • Fixes catalog section bug where standalone engines were not set on select.

  • Fixes bug where after opening render detail modal, add job form was not editable.

v2.8.0
12/28/2021 - 08:04 AM

Features

  • A new dashboard section where you have a quick overview of your renderings and projects.

  • Extended the render list with a table layout which makes scanning a bigger list of renderings quicker.

  • You can now resubmit the same job with the same settings by doing a right-click on the rendering in the list and clicking resubmit.

Improvements

  • A new navigation on the left to make the selection of the different sections easier.

  • A new section to show all of your renderings of all projects in one list.

  • Updates are automatically downloaded in the background and you'll see an update icon on the left navigation when it's ready to be installed.

  • You'll see different app icons and names for production and beta.

  • EXR is now the default render output type.

  • You can now start render result names with digits.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes bug where closing a modal with ESC didn't work properly or closed all modal at once.
v2.6.0
12/28/2021 - 07:58 AM

Features

  • Adds a macOS version of the Render Client.

  • Adds error and warning label to render list items to let you know when a rendering needs your attention.

Improvements

  • Adds Code signing for Windows client to prevent warning on install.

  • Adds a more detailed progress for renderings with shorter update interval.

  • Simplifies render list by moving detailed information into a render detail view.

  • Improves logs where you now can see duration for renderings, filter by type, search by free text and more.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes few bugs for V-Ray standalone rendering.

  • Fixes image ratio calculation which could before be sub-zero.

v2.3.0
12/27/2021 - 04:32 PM

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a bug where file sync with excluded folders on Windows failed.

  • Fixes a bug where submitted renderings where done with wrong 3DS Max version.

v2.2.0
12/27/2021 - 04:30 PM

Features

  • New input fields in render submit form:

    • Scene State

    • Aspect Ratio

    • Image Ratio

Improvements

  • Shows an alert when trying to download render results but there is nothing new to be downloaded.

  • When you have running renderings and try to sync your project files, we show an alert explaining that this action could cause unexpected render results.

  • Automatically loading more logs when reaching the end of the logs list.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a bug in preferences section projects and general where it's showing an error message.

Others

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v2.1.0
12/27/2021 - 04:29 PM

Bug Fixes

  • Files bigger then 5GB resulted in errors while doing project files sync
v2.0.0
12/27/2021 - 04:27 PM

Features

  • Replaces scene list with filters in render job list to have better overview of all renderings of a project. You can filter your renderings based on scene, state and type.

  • Detailed progress of your rendering based on frames or cameras.

  • Uploads and downloads have now detailed progress with percentage and which file is currently been transferred.

  • Simplified the preview flow by automatically creating preview values for you. You only have to click a button if you want a preview of your original render settings.

  • If you're happy with the preview, you can start a full rendering with the original render settings with one click.

  • You can now see projects started on another workstation as cloud projects. You can download render results and watch the progress of the renderings from everywhere.

Improvements

  • Shows warning if your project has already a rendering and you try to re-upload files. This could have led to wrong render results.

  • Improved file upload and download leads to faster data transfer.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes bug where getting logs threw an of rendering with different states.

Others

  • Shows preview info to let you know that previews are the best to render first if you're about to render a scene for the first time.
v1.2.0
12/27/2021 - 04:25 PM

Features

  • Deep link to open app via URL

  • New authentication flow with Helio ID

  • New render web with render job list

  • Added V-Ray render engine

Improvements

  • Automatic project file upload when adding new project

  • Full screen for render job logs

  • More flexible exclude solution for project files sync

Bug Fixes

  • Bug where date in log was undefined

  • Windows: fixes multiple Helio Render tray icons

  • macOS: fixes open new window on icon click

Others

  • Improved try menu to reopen and focus existing window

  • Adds warning if there are not render limitation set

  • Removes "no empty space" requirement for project folders and max files

v1.1.0
12/27/2021 - 04:24 PM

Bug Fixes

  • Typo in activity menu

Others

  • Updates render cli to v3.1.0 to further improve render stability
v1.0.0
12/27/2021 - 04:20 PM

Features

  • New three lane layout for better overview

  • Right-click for projects, scenes and render jobs to get quick access to actions like: delete, settings, open folder and more.

  • Ability to drag-n-drop folders to add new project

  • Preferences window

  • FAQ window

  • Release notes window

  • Native notification for

    • Finished project file sync

    • Finished/failed rendering

    • Finished/failed render result download

  • Multi window support

  • You can close all windows and helio will rund in the background

  • Added icon to activity menu to access in background running processes

Improvements

  • Render engine to react better on errors

  • List are sorted based on create date

  • Shows alert if an an error happened while opening path

Bug Fixes

  • Error when opening logs on a failed job

  • Download error when output folder was missing

  • Bug where adding scene button was disabled

  • Missing initial form validation bug with wrong prefilled values

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