News

November 04, 2016
Posted by Engineering
Illustrator CC 2017 support is live!

An updated version of Context is now available with Illustrator CC 2017 (November 2016 Update) support.

1. Quit any open copies of Illustrator.
2. Launch Context if it's not already running.
3. Check for Updates from the LiveSurface Context menu.
4. Once the download completes, restart Context.
5. Verify that you are running Context version 1.1.838 or better from the About Context window. If not, please redo step 3.
6. Select Install Context Plug-in from the LiveSurface Context menu and choose the CC 2017 version. Your Illustrator CC 2017 Plug-ins folder should be automatically selected.
7. Complete the installation. You can now use Illustrator CC 2017 with Context!

Note: In Illustrator, we recommend that you disable autosave in Illustrator Preferences as this can cause stability issues.

News

September 26, 2016
Posted by Content
LiveSurface + On the Grid

We've partnered with our friends at Hyperakt to bring you a hand-curated selection of images from their On the Grid project. On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. Launched in April 2015 by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn, it has since gained the contributions of hundreds of creative companies and designers around the world, making it a massive collaborative project.

News

June 04, 2016
Posted by Engineering
Illustrator CC 2015.3 support is live!

An updated version of Context is now available with Illustrator CC 2015.3 (June 2016 Update) support.

1. Quit any open copies of Illustrator.
2. Launch Context and select the beta updates option in Context Preferences.
4. Check for Updates from the LiveSurface Context menu.
5. Once the download completes, restart Context.
6. Verify that you are running Context version 1.1.774 or better from the About Context window. If not, please redo step 2.
5. Select Install Context Plug-in from the LiveSurface Context menu and choose the CC 2015.3 version. Your Illustrator CC 2015.3 Plug-ins folder should be automatically selected.
6. Complete the installation. You can now use Illustrator CC 2015.3 with Context!

Note: In Illustrator, we recommend that you disable autosave in Illustrator Preferences as this can cause stability issues. An update should be available shortly to address this.

Tips

April 20, 2016
Posted by Josh
New Illustrator? Install the correct plug-in.

From time to time we get user support requests when a user has recently updated Illustrator and notices that Context no longer correctly links. The solution is to re-install the correct version of the Context Plug-in for the new Illustrator install.

1. Quit all copies of Illustrator
2. Launch Context and Check for Updates from the LiveSurface Context menu to make sure you are up to date (if an update is available install it and relaunch Context)
3. Select Install Context Plug-in from the File menu in Context
4. Follow the steps and make sure you select the correct version from the dropdown menu for your new version of Illustrator
5. Complete the installation

Context should now launch the correct Illustrator version. If you are running Illustrator CC 2015, please disable autosave (more info about autosave).

Notes

April 02, 2016
Posted by Josh
New Surfaces

We are continuing to post new surfaces on a regular basis, making them available to our current subscribers at no additional cost. Lately the focus has been on displays. After wrapping up a photo shoot with products in-use, and in the studio, new surfaces have started to go up on the Context Surface Store.

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