Version 1.0 is here! We’re calling this latest update “Saganworks 1.0” because we just launched an enormous performance update that completely restructured our app experience. Here’s a summary of the many improvements made to our app:
Optimizations to Content, Loading, Caching, and Performance
We know you’ve done a load of laundry waiting for a Sagan to load before… with this release, we’ve sped things up a TON! That said, you may notice your Sagans load a little differently now and that some items pop into place after you’re already in the Sagan. Too help speed things up, we’ve:
- Reduced download size of a Sagan, Furniture Objects (FOs), and Knowledge Items (KIs)
- Improved frame-rate and response time
- Developed a pre-cache system that downloads assets in the background, making Sagan loading and building a better experience the longer you use the system
- Built up our level of detail systems to ensure that performance is maintained and visual quality levels are high on a large variety of devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile devices)
Improved Visual Enhancements
We’re bringing more realism to our app! You’ll notice more vibrant colors, finer details, and all around higher quality in FOs, lighting, and shadowing. Explore a few of our featured Sagans to see the difference, or dive right into this jazzy example below:
Revamped Embedded Player Experience
Much like the embedded Sagan above, we offer this very same feature for our users! Create an impeccable immersive experience and generate a quick iframe to add on to your website. Don’t worry, we’ll help you get there. Better yet, these experiences have drastically improved with the integration of joystick controls for easier navigation (allows WASD keys as well). You’re also able to select if you want standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD), just click into the bottom right corner to switch between the two.
Curious about embedded Sagans? We’ve got a bunch of resources to help you get started.
Brand New Sagan Templates
You’ve seen the gallery, barn, outdoor forest, and beach builds, but we’ve got a couple new Sagans to get you started! You can now create your own 3D gallery, museum, library with the Loft and Figure 8 Gallery spaces. Here’s a sneak peek into all of our starter templates, what will you build?