XMPie Video Service What’s New draft

Version 1.9.6 (draft) 

Released 2023     |      Watch a short video overview      |      See XVS release notes

Creating a dynamic chart by tagging properties

3D pie chart template made dynamic by tagging values and colors

Enhanced dynamic templates

Up until now, all you could customize in your videos were assets (image, sound or video), text and text color. Now, you can easily customize so much more. 

Customization options are now unlimited: you can tag many objects and properties in the design, such as shape, object position, fill color, stroke color, object size, opacity, rotation, etc.

These possibilities make it easier than ever to create dynamic representations, such as dynamic charts, graphs and maps, resulting in complex personalized data communicated in visual format.

You can create your own templates or download templates from video stocks, and tag objects within the templates to make them dynamic. 

The star’s fill and stroke colors have been tagged; the car color has been tagged using the “Change to Color” effect.

Color tag enhancements

The Color tag can now be applied not only to text but also to an object’s color properties, and to effects that contain color properties. For example, you can tag a shape’s stroke and fill colors,  or tag an object using the “Change to Color” effect.

Bar chart template made dynamic by tagging values and colors

Line chart template made dynamic by tagging values and colors

World map template made dynamic by tagging the pin position and setting expressions

Text tag enhancements

The Text tag values can now be not only text but also numbers or arrays, and can be applied to various properties of an object. For example, you can set the scale, position, opacity or rotation of an object. You can also tag a slider control.

This can be useful, for example, for generation of dynamic graphs and for the indication of locations on maps.



New Visibility tag

A new type of tag has been added – Visibility. This tag controls the visibility of the objects to which the tag is assigned. 

When you assign a visibility tag to an object in your design, you can control whether the object will be visible or hidden. For example, if you have a personal message that is appropriate only for male recipients, you can create a visibility tag called “ismale”. You can then select the object that includes the message and assign the “ismale” tag to this object.

The values of the Visibility tag in the data source can be either 1 or True (visible), 0 or False (hidden).