Action Pro (Beta) version 0.3 released 01/02/2018
This release added the ability to export X,Y and Z rotation to separate points, and the ability to import and export recordings without having to create an animation.
Supported input device types include a two-axis mouse (or equivalent devices such as a trackpad).
Animations can be exported as .hfcs (Hitfilm Composite Shot) files.
The application runs and functions fine (animations can be captured, recorded and edited properly, project files can be opened and saved properly).
What does not
The activation app does not run properly in Wine, and displays only a blank white screen. This means that activating the software requires a workaround.
See "How to activate the software"
What was not tested
-The software's ability to record data from a leap motion device was not tested (because I do not have access to a leap motion device)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Nov 01 2018||3.19||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||A. Sealy|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Oct 02 2018||3.17||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||A. Sealy|
At time of writing (November 2018), the activation app for Action Pro does not work in Wine, and will only show a blank white screen.
The procedure is as follows:
-Download a copy of the program nw.js, which can be obtained from https://nwjs.io (or if you prefer to build from source code, you can find it on github)
-In the program files for action pro (by default it will be [wineprefix]/drive_c/Program Files/FXHOME/Action Pro) there is a directory "ActivationApp" containing all the files for the activation app. You will need a copy of the directory "ActivationApp/Resources". (I would advise not to modify any of the original files, action pro appears to check some of them and may not run if they have been modified). To keep things tidy you may wish to create a new directory "ActivationAppLinux" and place your copy of "Resources" inside this directory.
-in "Resources/bin" there is a program called "DumpInfo.exe". If you run it through Wine with WINEDEBUG=-all, the output should look something like:
licenseFilePath:C:\ProgramData/FXhome/Action Pro/Action Pro.license
(N.B your hardware ID will be different - it is generated based on the hardware of the computer that the program is run on)
-Copy the terminal output from DumpInfo.exe. The activation app runs this program to obtain the information required for activation. Since your activation app is running in Linux you will need to make a Linux program that prints the same information to the terminal. A simple bash script will do.
-Make sure that your variable "hardwareId" exactly matches the one that is output from DumpInfo.exe - otherwise the activation will not be valid on your computer.
-Also make sure to change the variable "licenseFilePath" to the actual path. The correct directory will already have been created by the Action Pro installer, and should be:
[wineprefix]/drive_c/ProgramData/FXHOME/Action Pro/Action Pro.license
(N.B. note the all-caps on FXHOME)
-in the directory "Resources/modules" there is a file "constants.js". In the line that starts with "DUMP_INFO_BINARY" replace "DumpInfo.exe" with the name of your replacement program/script. Correct the path if necessary.
-Now navigate to whatever folder contains your nw.js binary, and run:
./nw [path-to-your-activation-app]/Resources/app activate
The activation app should now run and function as expected, allowing you to activate the software.