Release Version 1.4


Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.4

 

 

New features

  • The Dressing Room has been completely redesigned, and now features a far more flexible and powerful interface for designing your Moviestorm characters.

  • Dressing Room View: The Dressing Room now features a Randomize button, which you can use to quickly generate a random, interesting character. We've also added button to randomize just the character's face.

  • Dressing Room View: The Characters View has been entirely removed, and is now replaced by the new Dressing Room View. You can add new characters by accessing the Cast List using the button at the bottom left of the Dressing Room View.

  • Dressing Room View: You can now zoom in and out freely, using the mouse wheel.

  • Characters: The Universal Head is intended to replace all the heads from the previous Base and Core packs. It has a large number of morphable sliders to change the size and shape of different features, and allows you to change the race and skin tone. Also, characters may have different decals applied, changing their skin, skin detail, makeup, eyebrows, beards, or even adding other effects. Some decals can have their colour changed, and others can be moved around on the face.

  • With the introduction of the new Universal Head, old head models have now been moved to the new Spare Heads. All current Moviestorm users have automatically been granted a licence for this pack, so don't worry about where to get it - Moviestorm will download it for you automatically.

  • Set Workshop View: When placing a new wall, you'll now be able to see either a brick texture or a wallpaper texture. This shows which side of the wall is which - if you then put a window or fireplace in the wall, the inside will be the side that showed the wallpaper texture when you created the wall.

  • Cutting Room View: We've added an additional 3d preview option - amber/blue.

  • Color Chooser: when you change the color of anything, the Colors tab shows a color wheel, allowing you to easily pick a nice color. You can also choose a color from the Recent tab, to color-coordinate different things in your scene.

  • Lighting: in the lighting panel, you can now choose between 'Directional + Ambient' light (the old system), and the new 'Tri-Directional' lighting. This allows you to set four different colours for the directional light. You can achieve more tightly-controlled, dramatic lighting this way. We've included a handful of presets for common lighting scenarios, but you can specify a color and intensity for each of the light colors if you want to. You can also save your own lighting states as presets for use in other movies.

  • Lighting: Lighting direction is now controlled by a spherical control; click on it and drag it to change the direction and elevation of the light, and see how the new light direction illuminates the sphere, and the whole set, as you drag.

  • Lighting: You can now apply Cel-shading to individual scenes using the lighting panel. Cel-shading can still be applied to the whole movie as normal.

  • Modding: Verbs and Statemachine are now stored in AddOns. As a result, modders who make animated props, or animations for characters, can distribute verbs and states for those animations in their Addons.

  • Modding: Parts and bodyparts cannot be saved if they have duplicate material names; please change the names for materials so that they are different.

  • Help: The splash-screens that appear for each View the first time you run Moviestorm are now more detailed, and give a step-though guide to each View.

  • Help: We've redesigned Moviestorm's help system so that's it's simpler and more up-to-date. We've also included links to easily display the splash-screen guides again, if you've dismissed them.

  • Help: We've created a printable Cheat Sheet of common Moviestorm commands and actions. You can print it using the Print button at the bottom of any splash screen, or you can find it in the root directory of your Moviestorm installation folder as moviestorm_printable_cheatsheet.pdf. You'll need a PDF reader installed on your system to open this file. There are many free PDF readers available online, for both Mac OSX and Windows.

  • Cutting Room View: Added more variants for Titles and Credits.

  • BETA Director's View: The Director's View now features an Info display showing available actions for each object. Use the new interface button to trigger this display, or use the keyboard shortcut i. The Available actions display will not update automatically if you scrub the timeline, so remember to toggle it off and on again. This is a Beta feature, which will be expanded and improved with future releases of Moviestorm.

  • Customization windows will now remember their size and position when closed and reopened.

  • Saving and loading: The Save before exit dialog box has been redesigned to be clearer and less confusing.

  • Saving and loading: When you load a movie, it will now start in the same View you were using when you saved it.

  • Saving and loading: When loading a movie, you can now choose to sort your saved movies by either Modification time or File name.

  • Saving and loading: Saved movies will now autosave. You can choose how often this happens in the Settings menu. When you save, a backup of your previous save is also created. On the Load Movie screen, you can restore a saved movie that has an autosave or backup, so that when you load it, it will load an older version instead.

  • The Place here command when placing a character now has an accompanying Place here at the start of the scene.

  • Custom images added to set objects can now be removed, using the Reset button on the customizer.

  • Double-clicking a clip in the Cutting Room View clipbin window will now insert the clip at the current timeline position.

  • We've updated the default character skeletons so that characters' eyes look better.

  • We've updated some animations to reflect the new eye positions, and improved the eye reflection maps.

  • New default costume - Male shorts

 

Resolved issues

  • Characters: Morphable heads should now correctly join up with the body so that there is no visible join.

  • Launcher: Content Packs will now be automatically enabled when installed through the Launcher.

  • Cutting Room View: The Water on the lens filter no longer breaks when using certain graphics cards.

  • Cutting Room View: Resizing a clip can no longer create a clip with a negative time value.

  • Director's View: Objects with animated textures no longer stop animating when subjected to a Look At or Point At.

  • Director's View: Characters will no longer occasionally disappear when using the Aim At command.

  • Moviestorm will now immediately reflect the changes when replacing an image or sound with something of the same name.

  • Publisher's View: The Overwrite message which is displayed when rendering on top of an existing file is now far less confusing.

  • Cutting Room View: Character performance should no longer suffer adversely when editing a movie with multiple scenes and multiple doors.

  • Stock: Exporting a set to Stock will no longer include characters and marks with the save.

  • Additional data is now written to the application log (LOG.txt) when encountering missing resources.

  • Cutting Room View: Non-audio files can no longer be imported into the Cutting Room View audio clip-bin.

  • Improved transition time between Moviestorm's Views.

  • Set Workshop View: The No driver option can now be reselected after another driver option has been chosen for the Pickup Truck.

  • Camerawork View: Movement keys (W, A, S, D, R, F) now work correctly when creating camera keyframes after using the timeline navigation buttons.

  • Cutting Room View: The Halftone Dots filter will now work correctly when used with overlaid credits.

  • Director's View: Clicking the Basic button on the Mood Customizer dialog will no longer cause the ring menu to be displayed.

  • Director's View: Custom images can now be correctly applied to set objects which accept more than one customizable image.

  • Director's View: Particle effects (smoke, fire, etc) will now stop when the particle-emitting object is Hidden.

  • Set Workshop View: When placing a fireplace on set, the 'ghost' image will no longer appear with black walls.

  • Ambient sounds are now far less likely to cause clipping when overlaid.

  • Cutting Room View: Fixed a bug which caused clips to change position on the timeline when resizing.

  • Updated textures for the female nude character.

 

Known issues

  • Moviestorm can occasionally skip frames when rendering to WMV on certain hardware.

  • Sets from installed but unlicensed Content Packs are still selectable from the Choose A Set screen.

  • Pressing the Escape key will not correctly dismiss certain windows.

  • Moviestorm's automatic lip-sync functionality will not work correctly for users with certain accented characters in their Windows username.

  • Some costumes do not correctly match the skin tone for the new Universal Heads.

  • A character's skin tone will sometimes fail to render correctly if the character is wearing the Long Coat Thin costume.

  • On certain hardware, shadows will not render correctly on the first frame of rendered output.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Base01 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Universal Heads

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head

  • Updated animations for new eye positions

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Foliage for Moviestorm 1.4

 

Resolved issues

  • The Park Clearing stock set no longer contains references to old stock characters.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Female Monster Heads for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • The monsters' skin tone now changes as you morph their features.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Music Video 01 Promo for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Filters 01 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Some filters now have different presets that affect how the filter appears.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Metro Style for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Filters 02 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Some filters now have different presets that affect how the filter appears.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Photostorm-Scene for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

Known issues

  • Removed excessive stock characters.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Special Effects for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

  • The Rain weather effect can now be stopped and started instantly, or gradually.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Happy Holidays for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Coffee Shop 01 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: ModdersWorkshop for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated templates, parts and bodyparts.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Criminals for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Song Contest for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: US Election 2008 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Halloween 2009 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • The monsters' skin tone now changes as you morph their features.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Photostorm-Miami for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: StandUp for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Photostorm-Bones for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Male Hairstyles for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Law And Order for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Street Dressing for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Added a Parking Meter set object.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Photostorm-Core for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated Photostorm to work with recent changes

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Female Hairstyles for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Photostorm-Cartoon for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

Known issues

  • Removed excessive stock characters.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Bedroom Blog for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: After Dark for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Sci Fi 01 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

Known issues

  • Removed excessive stock characters.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Greetingstorm-Valentines for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Restaurant Dining for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Photostorm-Valentines for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Cartoon World for Moviestorm 1.4

 

Known issues

  • Removed excessive stock characters.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Halloween for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Update some thumbnails.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Dark Romance for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Music Video 01 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Music Video 02 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Wardrobe 02 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated some body textures.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: SummerCollection2010 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated College Guy Hair to work with the new morphs.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Wardrobe 01 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated some costume textures.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Domestic Drama 02 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Stock characters now use the Universal Head.

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.

  • Updated some body textures.

 

 

 

Build Number: 25160

Release Version: Domestic Drama 01 for Moviestorm 1.4

 

New features

  • Updated animations for new eye positions.