Template Builder Release Notes

Version 2.0 | Published January 29, 2021 ©

Template Builder Release Notes

Template Builder 2.0.0

Release Date: 2021-01-29

These are the release notes for Template Builder version 2.0.0. This document describes the user-visible changes that have been made to the software since release 1.3.1.

Changes and New Features

  • Added the ability to import Transition Logic (TL) scenes, with support for multiple layers - combo templates (VPE-2989).

  • Added the ability to organize and divide template fields in different tabs (VST-7665).

  • Added the ability to freely position fields on a grid layout (a new tab must be created first) (VPE-3400).

  • After creating tabs, the default view will be hidden from other applications but can also be made visible (VPE-3520).

  • Added a new vertical toolbar to create tabs, unlock or reveal fields, and refresh HTML panels (VPE-3511).

  • Disabled the ability to use '.' in the identifier for new custom fields as this is known to cause issues (VPE-3415).

Fixes Issues

  • Fixed an error when a newly added concept was undone (VPE-3471).

Known Issues

  • To prevent issues with geoms appearing as outdated when deploying scenes from Graphic Hub, select "Overwrite creation date" and "Overwrite modification date" in the Deploy Direct Copy panel in Graphic Hub Manager.

  • If the Geom of a scene is outdated or empty when creating a transition logic template, Template Builder will block use of the scene.
    To fix this, save or update the scene in Viz Artist 4.2. The following feature must be enabled in the Viz Artist config file (see the Viz Artist User Guide for more info):

    • Enable automatic creation of merged geometries when saving a transition logic scene:
      AutoExportTransitionLogicGeometries = 1

System Requirements


There are no known hardware limitations for Template Builder, other than requirements stipulated by newsroom systems hosting the client.


  • Graphic Hub 3.4.1 or above

  • Pilot Data Server 8.6.0 or above

  • Preview Server 4.4.0 or above

  • Viz Artist 3.14.2 or above

  • Viz Engine 4.2.0

Note: Viz Engine 4.2.0 is required to enable support for transition logic and combo templates.


If running inside a browser, the following minimum requirements apply:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 +

  • Chrome 64 +

  • Safari 11.0 +


Documentation for Template Builder and related software is available at the Vizrt Documentation Center:


Support is available at the Vizrt Support Portal.