Today we have released Virtual Mirror 0.7.2. This version can also handle the *.png format for the eyeglasses. In result we have now an option to define the transparency manually. This may be required to show sunglasses with a mirror effect on the lenses.
As usual it can be tested here. Many thanks to Ernst van Olffen for his translation.
Over the last weeks I have worked partially on a Virtual Try On for a jewellery. Today we have a first alpha for necklaces. I will also work for earrings.
Over this day I wrote some new code to integrate Virtual Mirror with Prestashop 1.6. It was my first contact with Smarty, a php template engine. There was the requirement for a start_session() to get the php session id (not used by Prestashop itself). Afterwards it was an easy step to assign the session_id() to a global smarty variable, visible for every *.tpl.
Over the last weekend I wrote some *.php and *.css to integrate Virtual Mirror with Magento 100% seamless, using tabs on the product detail page.
Since today we have a new release fo Virtual Mirror (version 0.7.1). This is a bugfix release for the sometimes wrong rendering of snapshots. The glasses on saved images are cutted on the left edge. Many thanks to Janusz Dec for his detailed report.
Yesterday I wrote some lines using php for a better integration of Virtual Mirror into OpenCart. And there was the need to add a small patch to Virtual Mirror itself for this 😉
However Virtual Mirror 0.7.0 stable is now working without any issue together with OpenCart 1.5.6.
After updating Magento from 1.6.1 up to 1.8.1 I had to state that the names of the categories aren’t translated once again, using the language switcher. I got always the ugly 404 error back while changing the store view. The fix was to install a free extension, especially made to fix this for Magento 1.8.0, written by Vinai Kopp, working for Magento 1.8.1 too.
I have installed modman too to get a clean base and the language switcher is now working fine 😉