NAKA Release Notes 1.3.2
New in this version
ADDED SUPPORT TO READY PLAYER ME AVATARS
Now, you can use Ready Player Me avatars on your NAKA experiences. Ready Player Me allows for more customization options, as well as mouth movement when the user talks, amongst other enjoyable features.
NAKA Avatars are still available and could be used together with Ready Player Me avatars.
The avatar creation and update process has been reviewed and improved, making it adapted to support Ready Player Me avatars. Now, it is possible to select the type of avatar that the user wants to use during the avatar creation, and on the avatar update. Once selected, the user will be automatically redirected to a specific avatar solution of their choice. Once the avatar has been created or updated, users can continue to access their NAKA experiences using their new avatar.
It is now possible to easily create multilanguage NAKA experiences, thanks to multilanguage textbox.
As part of an enhanced experience in the NAKA portal administration, it is also possible to add translated text used in any gadget.
This will allow users to see their experience in their native languages, improving their experience and engagement with the platform.
Folders can now be used to organize experiences and content, including scenarios, files and meshes. Like any element in NAKA, folders can also be secured, allowing to implement more complex governance models on top of NAKA.
Folders are a great way to create more manageable structures for NAKA contents and experiences. Once a folder is created, the user can name it and start adding contents. Folders are a convenient way to improve security, allowing to select which users or groups can access the contained contents and experiences.
This release includes performance improvements providing a smoother experience in all supported devices. We have improved gadgets loading and the adaptative Level of Detail (LOD) based on the distance to an avatar.
All this performance tweaks help increase the experience’s FPS without any additional optimizations, providing a better experience without any effort on the user side.
Thanks to the latest changes, it is possible to configure the gadgets in a NAKA experience using forms, which simplifies the administration, making NAKA more accessible.
In the past, the user only could manage experiences using JSON content, but now it is possible to edit the experience gadgets using a gadget form that allows to configure the behaviour of that gadget on the experience without having previous knowledge in JSON or syntax.
This new approach could be used, additionally, in the users’ custom developed gadgets, as NAKA has added support to create a manifest file using the C# attributes, supporting the user during the gadget development.
We have improved the user experience in the administration portal. The existing menu has been simplified, making navigation easier and smoother across all administration portals.
After a user experience research and review of the current administration portal menu, a new menu organization has been created to help users better understand where they are working, as well as making the information architecture more meaningful to any administration portal user.