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Cesium Releases in October 2022

We have new releases across Cesium this month. In addition to these software updates, we also added a new tutorial to our VR Series for Geospatial Apps. Viewing the Globe shows how to implement view and rotate functionality for globe-scale movement in Cesium for Unreal.

Gobi Desert in CesiumJS

Cesium 1.98 Release

CesiumJS 1.98 is now available. We fixed numerous bugs this month, including:

  • Added support for the WEB3D_quantized_attributes extension found in some glTF 1.0 models.
  • Fixed a bug where instanced models without normals would not render.
  • Fixed a regression where i3dm with scale and without rotation would render incorrectly.
  • Fixed a regression where Cesium3DTileFeature.setProperty() was not creating properties for unknown property IDs.
  • Fixed a regression where glTF models with unused nodes would crash
  • Fixed a regression where tilesets would not load in multiple Viewers.
  • Fixed a bug where camera would not follow the Viewer.trackedEntity if it had a model with a HeightReference other than NONE.

See the changelog for a full list of updates and links to the discussion & code on each one. You can also subscribe to the Cesium roundup release thread on the community forum to get notifications about our monthly releases.

Cesium for Unreal 1.18.0 Release

Cesium for Unreal has been updated for both Unreal Engine 5 and Unreal Engine 4:

  • Improved the dithered transition between levels-of-detail, making it faster and eliminating depth fighting.
  • Added an option to Cesium3DTileset to change the tileset's mobility, rather than always using Static mobility. This allows users to make a tileset movable at runtime, if needed.
  • ACesiumCreditSystem now has a Blueprint-accessible property for the CreditsWidget. This is useful to, for example, move the credits to an in-game billboard rather than a 2D overlay.

Check the Cesium for Unreal (UE4) release, the Cesium for Unreal (UE5) release, and the Cesium for Unreal Samples release for the full list of updates. 

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This month we shared three user stories from the community: