<![CDATA[ISADORA WORKSHOPS - News Blog]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 02:30:14 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Isadora version 2.1 released]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:47:35 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/isadora-version-21-releasedA significant new update release - version 2.1 - is available now for download at the Trokatronix's Isadora website. It is recommended for all users of Isadora and includes significant new features and bug fixes.
Download v2.1: http://troikatronix.com/download/isadora-download/

However, it is strongly recommended that before you dive into it... that you actually take a few minutes to study the release notes. Some of the changes are much more than cosmetic! If you take the time to understand the way that video can now be handled on the GPU (graphics card) instead of the CPU (computer processor) for instance, you can significantly improve the efficiency of playback of multiple HD video clips and live camera feeds. But in order to achieve that you should study the release note's recommendations for changes to the recommended video codecs for compression.
v2.1 Release Notes: http://troikatronix.com/isadora-2-1-release-notes/

An update to the older version 1.3 Isadora User Manual is underway, scheduled for release with v2.2 in late December.

The next release is scheduled for the end of the year... containing serious new tools for the ambitious video artist! So keep an eye on the user forum and troika website around that time.

<![CDATA[Isadora Workshop, London, UK July 20-23, 2015]]>Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:08:37 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/isadora-workshop-london-uk-july-20-23-2015FOUR DAY INTENSIVE Workshop
The next London workshop will be taught by Jamie Griffiths at COGARTS Theatre Space www.cogartspace.com/
113 Southgate Road, Above the De Beauvoir Arms, LondonUK N1 3JS

JULY 20-23  2015
10am - 5pm (one hour lunch)

£395 (£349 for full time students)

If you have done the workshop before but want to join again, you are eligible to pay the student rate also.

Participants must bring their own computer/laptop (Mac or Windows)
Four video projectors will be provided and shared by the group.
A full temporary Isadora license will be provided for the workshop.

More Info

A £100 deposit will hold your place. Refundable up to July 13.
The full balance of payment is due before the first day of the workshop, July 20.
Credit cards can be accepted via Paypal, otherwise payments are requested via bank transfer.

<![CDATA[Isadora 2.0 Public Demo version now available]]>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:12:29 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/isadora-20-public-demo-version-now-availableIsadora users can now download a public demo version of Isadora 2.0 without having to become part of the early adopters program. She is now out in the Wild! Go get her!
Upgrading your license is easy. Just go to the Help menu and have your user name, password and serial number handy.  The cost is $100 for a limited time period, but will rise to the standard upgrade fee of $125 once the dust has settled.

<![CDATA[New Beta release vb2.0.16]]>Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:23:35 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/new-beta-release-vb2016Time to visit the beta release downloads page again. New version uploaded Dec15th.
Grab it, experiment and then join the troika forums to discuss online?


<![CDATA[A new Knowledge Base article on troikatronix website]]>Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:45:38 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/a-new-knowledge-base-article-on-troikatronix-websiteMaking the Stage Frontmost When Using Login Items on Mac OS X
(This workaround is needed for Mac OS 10.9 and later only.)

When opening Isadora documents automatically using the Login Items feature of System Preferences, the menu bar of the Finder will be in front of the stage. (Since 10.9, this is the case for all applications, not just Isadora.)

This article allows you to work around the problem.


<![CDATA[Oct 1st - Date related v2.0 bug]]>Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:35:29 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/oct-1st-date-related-v20-bughttp://troikatronix.com/troikatronixforum/discussion/1550/urgent-notice-isadora-2-0-date-related-october-1st-bug#Item_1
If you are experiencing sudden issues with version 2.0 of Isadora since Oct 1st, please read this message from Mark Coniglio.
<![CDATA[New articles available in online Troikatronix Knowledge Base]]>Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:43:29 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/new-articles-available-in-online-troikatronix-knowledge-baseEarly adopters (beta testing phase) of version 2.0 will benefit from reading these new articles on the troikatronix website.


MOVIE PLAYBACK in the new Movie Player actor




<![CDATA[Want the latest bug fixes but not ready for Isadora 2.0? ]]>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:29:49 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/want-the-latest-bug-fixes-but-not-ready-for-isadora-20Version 2.0 is currently only available to existing license holders, as it completes it final testing phase before public release. (Early Adopters program)

If you are not yet ready for Isadora 2.0, or just want to test the most recent version, you can download the pre-release here: http://troikatronix.com/download/isadora-pre-releases/
Although it will say 2.0 in the splash start up screen, it is only when you purchase a license or a license upgrade to 2.0 that the full feature set of 2.0 is unlocked. In the meantime you will be working with a beta version that has the latest bug fixes, but without the new features unlocked.

If you are a total newbie (welcome to Isadora!) you may want to consider working first with a demo version of the standard release, since it matches the pdf manual tutorials and existing tutorial videos.
Standard Release v1.3.x: http://troikatronix.com/download/isadora-download/
Be sure to download the manual from the 'Related Downloads' section, also run the installer for Pete's FreeFrame plugins, and visit the online video tutorials available via the help menu, all of which is available with the free demo version.

<![CDATA[Projection Mapping in Isadora 2.0]]>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:23:27 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/projection-mapping-in-isadora-20Isadora 2.0 has begun its roll out to early adopters. (Current license holders can upgrade early, before the official release).
Complete with publishable mapping points, that then appear as input parameters on the outside of the Projector actor, unlimited bezier curves and mirror options, and unlimited slices, alpha channels, and a lot more Just about everything you might need. New feature requests are invited from all users via the online support page.
Here is a teaser link to the online Projection Mapping beginners tutorial for 'IzzyMap' the new interactive projection mapping feature included in Isadora 2.0.

<![CDATA[Invitation to become an Early Adopter of Version 2.0]]>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:24:38 GMThttp://isadoraworkshops.weebly.com/news-blog/invitation-to-become-an-early-adopter-of-version-20Existing users of Isadora have been invited to register as Early Adopters of Version 2.0. Follow the link for details on how to update. New features include the built in IzzyMap projection mapper, Javascript actor, massive speed increases for HD playback, FFGL plugins, and plenty more. Currently only existing license holders can apply for early adoption of this version. The full public release will be coming along soon, at which point a demo version will become available for non-license holders to try out.