Release notes - Version 1.5


Build Number: 28648

Release Version: Moviestorm launcher update

  • If this patch repeatedly fails to download, you may need to disable your virus checker while patching.
  • If you are reinstalling Moviestorm 1.4, check the forums for details of how to do so.

 

New features

  • Patches will now be optional; you will need to click the 'Update' button to download Moviestorm 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • The launcher (after this update) will download patches and content packs correctly even if you have a virus checker.

 

Known issues

  • If you are using a proxy server you will need to re-enter the details in boot-win.properties or boot-mac.properties.

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.5

 

New features

  • Mouse controls have changed. Menus are now on right click, and selection is on left click. Check the Mouse Controls help page within Moviestorm.

  • Terrain Editor. It is now possible to edit the terrain bowl in the set workshop. Select one of the paint or edit buttons, then hold shift and drag the terrain to paint or edit it.

  • New floor textures matching those used for the terrain (grass, ice, redsand, sand, mud and water).

  • Painting floors or ceilings, and drawing out walls now requires that you hold the shift key while painting or drawing. You can now navigate around the set while in the painting or drawing modes.

  • Tint the sky colour.

  • Advisor. Messages and context sensitive advice will appear in the top right corner.

  • Resume. Moviestorm autosaves every minute, and when you quit; you can use the Resume option to continue your movie where you left off.

  • Save gestures to stock so you can load them for other characters or as a repeat.

  • Video playback with sound, using the WebM codec

  • Video playback in the Cutting Room

  • Rendering formats. Moviestorm now renders movies using WebM as the default codec, and can also render in MS Mpeg 4 layer 2 (the previous default), or in Huffyuv (a lossless format).

  • Render stereoscopic 3D left and right eye views as separate renders.

  • Audio filters.

  • Morphs have base sliders, providing many more options for faces.

  • Collections of bodyparts reduce interface clutter by grouping similar costumes together.

  • Timeline icons and colours let you see more easily what is happening. You can change the colour scheme on the settings menu Interface tab.

  • Double size timeline track for the selected characters activities.

  • Timeline grouping. Control click (PC) or Command click (Mac) to add timeline activities to a group so you can move or delete them together.

  • Delete key will now delete an activity or group on the timeline, or to delete a prop in the set workshop view.

  • Space bar is now used to play or pause the timeline (instead of Enter).

  • Text to Speech is available in the Say dialogue after you have typed in a character's line.

  • Screenshot button in Camerawork View.

  • Stacking in the set workshop has changed. Every prop now stacks on top of other props; you can stop them from stacking by holding alt.

  • Support for Unicode characters.

  • Default bodyparts are now set in conf/conf.properties

  • The Set Workshop selection button now has menu options for Lighting and Ambient Sound.

  • Extra Large Set is a new stock set with the floor grid at 100 m square instead of the normal 50 m square.

  • Some Cutting Room filters now have options for different strengths of the filter.

 

Resolved issues

  • Launcher message after crash should now be clearer as to what needs to be done.

  • Stacking buildings high should no longer slow down Moviestorm when the set is reloaded.

  • Cutting Room playback should now be faster, and not interupted by creating thumbnails for the clips on the timeline.

  • (Mac) Non admin users no longer need write permissions to Moviestorm's installation.

  • Better detection of missing assets (from addons you don't have, when sharing movies).

  • Lighting with shaders off now matches the intended appearance better.

  • Light intensity slider now affects all the lighting.

  • Prop customizer remembers it's size and position.

  • (Mac) Hot keys now use the Command key instead of Control (Copy Cmd-C, Paste Cmd-V, Undo Cmd-Z, Redo Cmd-Y, Save Cmd-S)

  • Characters no longer tilt over while turning to sit down.

  • Shadows are no longer broken for the first frame of a render.

  • Follow spot lighting works after the follow spot is rescaled.

  • Snapping snaps to the correct position after the objects are rescaled.

  • Adding Cut-to keyframes in the camerawork view no longer changes subsequent keyframes to from Move-to to Cut-to keyframes.

  • Walls now cast shadows properly on mostly empty sets.

  • Undoing deletion of a wall that has windows in it brings the wall and windows back correctly.

  • Moving a mobile object in the directors view no longer causes timeline conflicts with playing animations for that object.

 

Known issues

  • Grouping objects in the set workshop requires them to have a common parent.

  • When using shift-drag when painting floors, ceilings or terrain, or when drawing out walls, start your drag away from props, otherwise the props will be moved instead.

  • If you have multiple user accounts on your computer, to enable Moviestorm to use the graphics card, it should only be run on the first account that was logged in, or on the only account that is logged in.

  • Lighting with shaders disabled previously had ambient light displayed at double strength. You may need to adjust the lighting in existing movies if they were looking correct with the Ambient light being doubled.

  • Characters now walk through walls if they cannot find a door to go through. If your movie had characters failing to walk because there was a wall in the way, and no door, they will now walk through walls.

  • If your set had multiple dance floors all flashing at once, with only one 'Flash dance floor', you will need to put in a 'Flash dance floor' activity for each dance floor.

  • If Moviestorm runs out of memory while saving, the Resume may be corrupted and might not load. If it doesnt load, make a copy of "Moviestorm/.cache/current movie" before starting or loading any other movies, and let us know on the forums or support.

  • The patch can't change the name of your install folder or shortcuts. PC users may rename their shortcuts.

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: FemaleMonsterHeads for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Mouth texture updates

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: MiamiBeachfront for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Updates for the starter movies

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: MusicVideo01Promo for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Costume texture fixes

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: MetroStyle for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Updated necklace texture

  • Updated stock characters

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Filters02 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Updated filters to include different strengths

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: HappyHolidays for 1.5

 

New features

  • Hats are now in collections

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: CoffeeShop01 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Version of the shop window without the coffee shop logo

 

Resolved issues

  • Updated ambient shadow for the Coffee Bar

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Graveyard for 1.5

 

New features

  • Updated statemachine

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: ModdersWorkshop for 1.5

 

New features

  • Updated modder's workshop content from all content packs

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Valentine for 1.5

 

New features

  • Costumes added to collections

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Criminals for 1.5

 

New features

  • Updated starter movies

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: SongContest for 1.5

 

New features

  • Updated stock set

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Base01 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Added some costumes to collections

  • Updated all previews

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Halloween2009 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Updated stock movies

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Photostorm-Miami for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Some animation and costume fixes

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: StandUp for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Body texture fixes

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Photostorm-Bones for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Update to the Rise from the grave animation

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: MaleHairstyles for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Texture fix for the Short Tufts hairstyle.

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: LawAndOrder for 1.5

 

New features

  • Added police hats to collections

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: StreetDressing for 1.5

 

New features

  • Some extra road arrows added

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: GeneralCars for 1.5

 

New features

  • Right hand drive versions of some of the cars added

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: TalkShow for 1.5

 

New features

  • Minor changes

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: AfterDark for 1.5

 

New features

  • Character bodyparts added to collections

Resolved issues

  • Some texture fixes

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: SciFi01 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Updated stock movies

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Greetingstorm-Valentines for 1.5

 

New features

  • Minor updates

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Photostorm-Valentines for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Updated textures

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Halloween for 1.5

 

New features

  • Minor updates

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Photostorm-Holidays for 1.5

 

New features

  • Minor updates

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: DarkRomance for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Eye colours on the vampires should now be visible.

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: MusicVideo02 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Added hat to collection

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Greetingstorm-Holidays for 1.5

 

New features

  • Minor updates

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Wardrobe02 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Adding costumes to collections

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Wardrobe01 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Adding costumes to collections

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: DomesticDrama02 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Adding costumes to collections

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: DomesticDrama01 for 1.5

 

New features

  • Update to sofas

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: SpecialEffect for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Fix for the male face during the Pickup Torch animation.

 

 

Build Number: 28652

Release Version: Photostorm-Miami for 1.5

 

Resolved issues

  • Fix for the face during the Steeple Fingers animations.