Vuforia Tools and Test App Release Notes

This page contains release notes on all desktop and mobile tools, and pre-built Vuforia apps

Vuforia Engine v10.10.2

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • Fixed a bug in the Model Target Generator where closing it could leave residual processes that consumed CPU in the background.
  • Fixed issue in the MTG where the limited recognition range Guide View gizmo display in the 3D view was incorrect in some instances.
  • Fixed a bug in the Model Target Generator where small objects appeared clipped.
  • Fixed several issues in the MTG when using units larger than meters.
  • Fixed an issue in the MTG where apply/undo coloring or simplification wasn't working in some circumstances.
  • Improved the default positioning of cameras in the MTG when creating projects and advanced Guide Views.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

N/A

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Textures for complex, multi-floor Matterport scans might be corrupted during import into the Area Target Generator.
  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.9.3

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • We introduced new Tracking Optimization options for Model Targets that replace the previous Motion Hint and Tracking Mode. Select between Default and optimization for Low Feature Object tracking, which is useful for cars and other reflective objects with smooth surfaces and few features.

    • 3D scans are now automatically detected during Model Target generation and no longer need to be specified explicitly.
    • Power saving features are now activated by choosing the Engine-wide camera mode preset OPTIMIZED_SPEED.
  • We completely reworked how Advanced Views are specified in the Model Target Generator. Most importantly, we added a new workflow for defining User Volumes that specify where a user can be when initializing tracking of an Advanced Model Target. This is particularly useful in cases where the user can only operate close to a large object (for example, underneath a car servicing it, or inside a truck looking at the dashboard) and cannot get the full target into view to initialize tracking
  • When opening an existing project in the Model Target Generator, the project will be upgraded to a new format, making it incompatible with older MTG versions. Please make a backup of any project you still want to use in an older MTG.
  • Copying unsupported (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, -) characters as a name for Model Targets or databases is no longer accepted. An error is now shown when the name is not conformant.
  • Fixed a bug in the Windows Offline Model Target Generator where it produced invalid datasets when provided with a glTF file where the .bin file is missing.
  • The Model Target Generator increased the number of Model Targets and Guide Views that can be added to a training.
  • Fixed an issue in Windows MTG preventing JT import when JT import filters for Creo View are installed on the host.
  • Fixed an issue in the MTG where Standard Model Targets did not show the Guide View previews when imported into the Unity Editor.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • We improved the speed of loading Spaces into the Area Target Generator.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • Vuforia Area Target Creator is now stricter about enforcing the size limits of generated targets. This is done to avoid unexpected target generation failures and out-of-memory crashes. Captures that follow the recommended best practices should be unaffected by this change but attempts to cover larger areas may no longer be successful.
  • Fixed an issue that showed the wrong error messages when the target generation fails.

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Small objects may appear clipped when loaded into the Model Target Generator. We recommend to use an older version of the MTG when working with small (<10cm) Model Targets.
  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.8.4

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • Fixed the command-line parameter documentation of the Offline Model Target Generator executable.
  • Fixed a bug in the Windows Offline Model Target Generator where it produced invalid datasets when using the automaticColoring or uniformScale features in conjunction with GLB files.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Fixed an issue in the Area Target Generator that prevented it from loading large scans
  • An issue with the Area Target Generator was resolved where the UI would become unresponsive after a modal popup.
  • We fixed an issue caused by clicking into the Area Target Generator window while logging into the Matterport account.
  • The Space Name field upon generation of an Area Target from Matterport™ source is now pre-filled with the Space Name based on the selection after Browsing spaces.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • Minor compatibility issues with the GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app have been resolved.
  • Improved authoring mesh geometry consistency with fewer holes and smoother surfaces. The improvement applies to all platforms supported by Vuforia AreaTarget Capture API and by the Vuforia AreaTarget Capture App

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • The Offline Model Target Generator will produce invalid datasets when provided with a glTF file where the .bin file is missing.
  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Textures for complex, multi-floor Matterport scans might be corrupted during import into the Area Target Generator.
  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.7.2

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • We fixed an issue in the Model Target Generator where importing some specific glTF/glb model caused a hang.
  • The Offline Model Target Generator now also supports the uniformScale parameter that was previously only available in the Model Target Web API.
  • Fixed incorrect Model Target quota display in the Model Target Generator.
  • The Model Target Generator now employs additional checks to detect untrainable Advanced Model Target databases prior to starting training.
  • Fixed an issue in the Model Target Generator that prevented trainings from being configured correctly and being started.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Vuforia Area Target Generator now supports OAuth2 grant mode to access Matterport™ spaces. Please check the documentation on the updated authentication flow. Note, that the previous API Key-based credentials from Matterport™ may be deprecated in the future.
  • The Area Target Generator now allows the import of a Vuforia 3DT Space file for further processing.
  • Double-click when navigating in the Spatial Viewer of the Area Target Generator will smoothly transition the view to the closest panorama of the click-point.
  • The Area Target Generator now better handles error cases occurring prior generation.
  • Area Target generation is no longer invoked if all panoramas were removed by cropping them from the Space.
  • An appropriate warning is now shown when reaching the limit in the number of crops while in Edit mode in the Area Target Generator.
  • Resolved an issue where large E57 input data sometimes caused the Area Target Generator to hang.
  • Entering an existing folder name during Area Target generation now displays a warning.
  • Resolved an issue occurring when entering the Edit mode in Area Target Generator.
  • An issue with textured for complex Matterport scans has been resolved.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator may get into an into an undesirable state if a scan is attempted to be loaded from a network path and the modal is not correctly dismissed. Please close and restart the application in such cases.
  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Vuforia Engine v10.6.3

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • The MTG will no longer display the “Too many snapping views” error that is no longer relevant since Engine 10.5.
  • Improved error handling for the Model Target Generator for cases where a corrupt CAD file is loaded.

Model Target Test App

  • The Model Target Test App now provides an option to import a dataset from locations like OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. Select either both the .xml and .dat or a zip file containing both to import and load the dataset

Area Target Generator

N/A

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App N/A

Object Scanner App

N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.
  • Area Targets created prior to 9.7 or created with the Area Target Generator of earlier versions will not work out of the box with the Occlusion Mesh and Mesh Collider settings in Unity. See the Migration Guide for details and workaround.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Object Scanner App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.5.5

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • An issue has been fixed where Advanced View presets where not applied correctly for some models in the Model Target Generator.
  • An issue has been fixed where model simplification introduced “stray vertices” and random long triangles in the simplified mesh. If your model was affected by this issue, upgrade to MTG 10.5.5. and re-create your Model Target from scratch to resolve that problem.
  • An issue has been fixed where previously trained databases where no longer showing up as ready to Export after upgrading to MTG 10.4.4. Upgrade to MTG 10.5.5 to export these databases again without re-training them.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Vuforia Engine now supports generation of Area Targets using a runtime Vuforia API.
  • The Area Target Generator UX was updated entirely to feature a modern interface, along with a new Spatial Viewer that lets you review imported scan data, clip and crop Spaces, and even generate multiple Area Targets from parts of the same Space. For detailed documentation, see the updated Area Target Generator User Guide.

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App N/A

Object Scanner App

N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Panorama location indicators may not show up properly above the floor when using Leica scans in the ATG's Spatial Viewer.
  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.
  • Area Targets created prior to 9.7 or created with the Area Target Generator of earlier versions will not work out of the box with the Occlusion Mesh and Mesh Collider settings in Unity. See the Migration Guide for details and workaround.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Object Scanner App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.4.4

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • Advanced Model Targets can now be trained before having to first generate a Model Target database.
  • An issue in the Model Target Generator where elevation ranges were sometimes calculated incorrectly for closeup views has been resolved.

Model Target Test App

  • The pop-up menus of line thickness and coloring may overlap each-other on Android phones. Please close them separately

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator now supports generation of datasets for improved robustness against changing lighting conditions. To leverage the benefits of the new technology you need to re-generate your Area Target datasets based on the original scan-data.
  • The Area Target Generator now produces the authoring artifact in 3DT format for all target sources.

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App
  • The Vuforia Area Target Creator app allows generating targets of past versions of the SDK. Please use the "Legacy Dataset" option if you are using SDK 10.3 or before for development.
  • Vuforia Area Target Creator app now produces the authoring artifact in 3DT format.
  • Entering the name of an existing target is prevented when starting a new scan, and therefore, generation no longer fails for Area Targets with identical names.

Object Scanner App

N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.
  • Area Targets created prior to 9.7 or created with the Area Target Generator of earlier versions will not work out of the box with the Occlusion Mesh and Mesh Collider settings in Unity. See the Migration Guide for details and workaround

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Object Scanner App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.3.2

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

N/A

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • An issue with Matterport scans containing a large number of panoramas failing generation in ATG has been resolved.

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App N/A

Object Scanner App

N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.
  • Running Model Target Generator on a virtual machine is not supported.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.
  • Area Targets created prior to 9.7 or created with the Area Target Generator of earlier versions will not work out of the box with the Occlusion Mesh and Mesh Collider settings in Unity. See the Migration Guide for details and workaround

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Object Scanner App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.2.5

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

N/A

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

N/A

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App N/A

Object Scanner App

N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press Cancel to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.
  • Area Targets created prior to 9.7 or created with the Area Target Generator of earlier versions will not work out of the box with the Occlusion Mesh and Mesh Collider settings in Unity. See the Migration Guide for details and workaround

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Object Scanner App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.1.4

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

N/A

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Processing Area Targets from Leica scan data is now executed faster during Area Target generation.

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App N/A

Object Scanner App

N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press "Cancel" to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Object Scanner App

N/A

Vuforia Engine v10.0.12

 

Bugfixes / Features 

 

Model Target Generator

  • Model Target Simplification in the MTG is now available to all users, not just those with a paid Vuforia Engine license.
  • Model Target datasets generated with the Vuforia MTG version 10.0 are significantly smaller than before. Advanced Model Target datasets are reduced to approx. 50% of their previous size, while standard, untrained Model Targets will be reduced to about 20% or their previous dataset size. To benefit from these advantages use the latest Vuforia Engine SDK 10.0 in combination with targets generated with the MTG 10.0.
  • Fixed an issue in the Model Target Generator where non-meter models failed advanced training.
  • Fixed an issue in the Model Target Generator apparent during reopening a project with a running simplification.
  • Fixed an issue in the MTG where the export button for trained dataset was sometimes greyed out after successful download.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • An issue with the Area Target Generator failing during execution with very large scans has been resolved.

Area Target Test App

N/A
Area Target Creator App N/A

Object Scanner App

N/A

 

Known Issues

 

Model Target Generator

  • Resizing the MTG to a smaller size can cause some of the UI elements to no longer be visible and requiring the user to scroll inside the window.
  • Currently, the macOS version of the Model Target Generator does not support loading STEP (.stp) files.
  • The Model Target Generator leaves a dangling directory after a failed model import not allowing to use same name upon retry.
  • Failed trainings can be caused by invalid distance value entry.
  • The 'Last Modified' date for a Model Target might display different values in the Model Targets list and on the Databases tab.
  • Running Model Target Generator on a virtual machine is not supported
  • Model Target Generator does not support network drives not mapped to a local drive letter.

Model Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Generator

  • Area Targets created prior to 9.7 or created with the Area Target Generator of earlier versions will not work out of the box with the Occlusion Mesh and Mesh Collider settings in Unity. See the Migration Guide for details and workaround.
  • The Area Target Generator may get stuck if the network connection fails during Area Target generation. In case target generation does not continue when the network connection resumes, press "Cancel" to get back to the main window and run target generation once more.

Area Target Test App

N/A

Area Target Creator App
  • Choosing the name of an existing Area Target when starting a new scan when using the Vuforia Area Target Creator App will cause generation to fail after scanning. Do not choose identical names for consecutive captures.
  • The GLB meshes generated by the Vuforia Area Target Creator app might not be compatible with all applications or libraries working with GLB files.

Object Scanner App

N/A

For release notes prior to Vuforia Engine 10.0, please see the Vuforia Engine Archive and the Tools and Test Apps Archive