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Cesium Releases in January 2023

Cesium 1.101 Release

CesiumJS 1.101 is now available. We fixed numerous bugs in this release and incorporated many community contributions. Highlights of the release include:

  • Added vertexShadowDarkness parameter to Globe to control the amount of darkness of the vertex shadow when terrain lighting is enabled.
  • Added experimental support for 3D Tiles voxels with the 3DTILES_content_voxels extension. The current implementation is intended for development use, as the voxel format has not yet been finalized and is subject to breaking changes without deprecation.
  • Fixed a bug where the scale of a PointPrimitive was incorrect when scaleByDistance was set to a NearFarScalar.
  • Fixed glTF models with a mix of Draco and non-Draco attributes.
  • Fixed a bug where billboards with alignedAxis properties were not properly aligned in 2D and Columbus View.
  • Fixed a bug where *.ktx2 image loading from a URI failed.
  • Fixed a bug where a Model would sometimes disappear when loaded in Columbus View.

For more details, see the changelog. You can also subscribe to the Cesium roundup release thread on the community forum to get notifications about our monthly releases.

Cesium for Unreal 1.21.0 Release

We've updated Cesium for Unreal for both Unreal Engine 5 and Unreal Engine 4. Highlights this month include:

  • Fixed a bug that caused newly-created sub-levels to have their longitude and latitude parameters flipped relative to the current location of the CesiumGeoreference.
  • Fixed a bug where Cesium for Unreal depended on a number of Unreal modules privately, but then used them from public headers.

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. 

Cesium for Unity 0.1.2 Release

The Cesium for Unity preview has been updated. Highlights of the release include: 

  • Fixed a bug that caused Cesium for Unity to fail to compile in Unity 2022.2 and potentially in other scenarios.
  • Fixed a bug that led to an exception when the project name included characters outside the printable ASCII range.

Follow our Cesium for Unity tutorials to get started.

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