Mattertag Directory Transitions Changed!

When a user clicks on a Mattertag in the Mattertag Directory, MPEmbed uses the SDK’s ‘navigateToTag’ feature to ‘fly’ to the Mattertag.  Unfortunately, if a clear line of sight cannot be established, this fails.

MPEmbed has been mitigating this problem for a while by zooming to dollhouse mode (or floorplan mode if dollhouse mode is unavailable) and then reattempting to ‘navigateToTag’.  Generally this works.  It works for me every time, but others have reported that it does not work for them every time.

A while back, I added in an experimental ‘alternate’ 3D Transition for the Mattertag directory.  To be honest, I completely forgot about it.  This transition uses some mode swapping quirks in order to more reliably navigate to the tag without the dollhouse / floorplan mode change.

Based on feedback, I have replaced the old method with this new experimental method.  It has, I suppose, graduated!

Navigation to Mattertags 2.0

When a user clicks on a Mattertag in the Mattertag Directory, MPEmbed uses the SDK's 'navigateToTag' feature to 'fly' to the Mattertag. Unfortunately, if a clear line of sight cannot be established, this fails.MPEmbed has been mitigating this problem for a while by zooming to dollhouse mode (or floorplan mode if dollhouse mode is unavailable) and then reattempting to 'navigateToTag'. Generally this works. It works for me every time, but others have reported that it does not work for them every time.A while back, I added in an experimental 'alternate' 3D Transition for the Mattertag directory. To be honest, I completely forgot about it. This transition uses some mode swapping quirks in order to more reliably navigate to the tag without the dollhouse / floorplan mode change.Based on feedback, I have replaced the old method with this new experimental method. It has, I suppose, graduated!

Posted by MPEmbed – Overlay for Matterport Showcase on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thank you, RocketGenius!

GravityForms is a form building and data management plugin that is crazy amazing.  It allows rapid creation of interactive forms with almost endless extensibility — perfect for building custom administration areas with.

I’m thrilled to have installed a fresh copy of GravityForms including a bug fix that resolved an issue with MPEmbed’s Premium Control Panel that had appeared on the latest release.  I had rolled back GravityForms to an earlier version to avoid the problem.

I use the ‘list’ field to power the Add / Remove Spaces section in the Premium Admin.  This quirky use-case allows users to have a repeating, and sortable section for adding space IDs and adding version numbers if needed.  The data is saved via JSON, which MPEmbed Premium is able to quickly pull from the WordPress Database to verify that the space is enabled.  I love it!  I can add additional columns if needed too.

As RocketGenius is building infrastructure for a more powerful ‘repeater’ field group system, the lists seemed to have been affected.  It is likely that they are being rebuilt as a subset of the repeater field.

What I am VERY excited about is that I should soon be able to gracefully transition the list field into a more integrated ‘Add Spaces’ form that will allow me to build other features in – such as the addition of ‘MagicTags’ and other space-specific content that will be shared soon!