LOS ANGELES — Glassbox Technologies, the developer of virtual production software, has released BeeHive 2.0, an upgrade to its collaborative, all-in-one, realtime change management solution for Unreal and Maya. With enhanced, realtime version control, support for multiple levels in UE5, and for specific Unreal asset types, BeeHive 2.0 lets virtual production teams - on-set or remote - more easily visualize and collaborate on realtime content without interruption. The new version is available to download as a free 30-day trial (www.glassboxtech.com).
A new Asset History tab in BeeHive 2.0 allows teams to access and roll back to previous changes on a per-asset basis, in realtime. This simplifies the process of doing multiple takes in a non-destructive way. BeeHive 2.0 now fully supports working with multiple levels and sublevels in Unreal Engine, ensuring all connected users and nDisplay cluster nodes receive a live, realtime view of the current session, as well as ensuring content is intelligently distributed locally or remotely on a “need-to-receive” basis. In Maya 2023, BeeHive 2.0 will display all the elements on all open levels and allow users to apply edits, unrestricted. Multi-level support is available in all BeeHive usage modes, including simple editor-to-editor, nDisplay/PAK mode, and play in editor (PIE).
The new release introduces dedicated support for the full range of Unreal Engine assets – Unreal Lighting, Lumen, Landscapes and Foliage – with full interoperability with Maya. Maya editors have access to these asset types in the form of static mesh proxies that can be edited at the vertex level, just like other scene components. BeeHive 2.0 also ensures proper handling of objects with non-ascii names through dedicated support. All asset types, including those newly supported, are available for use in all BeeHive usage modes, including simple editor-to-editor, nDisplay/PAK mode, and play in editor (PIE).
To make content distribution as quick and seamless as possible, BeeHive 2.0 automatically detects and makes use of Windows File Share when the local network allows sending files locally via Network Sharing. When available, Windows Network Share is the fastest option for local network file transfer.
BeeHive 2.0 can be purchased as an annual subscription. Perpetual license options and floating licenses are also available.