Release notes - Version 1.5.3


Release version 1.5.3 - Base01

 

New features

  • Added the Eye Motion animations (originally available from ModdingStorm)
  • Updated previews.

 

Resolved issues

  • Added the Scene Girl textures, so that she does not show up black for some Theme Bundle users.
  • Improved the 'flirty Look over shoulder' animations.
  • Improved the skinning on several costumes (Knee Length Skirt and Shirt, Jeans and T Shirt, Suit Closed, Suit Open

Build Number: 29994

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.5.3

 

New features

  • Look At now has a customizer which allows you to change:
    • the duration of the look at blend,
    • where on the target the character is looking,
    • and to do the look at with just the head, just the eyes, or both the head and eyes
  • Switching between the Cutting Room and the Camera View or Director's View keeps the timeline position, if the Cutting Room is showing a view of the scene.
  • When adding new actions to the timeline, or moving existing actions, Moviestorm needs to do a Retake, which has received the following improvements:
    • Retake time is now based on the number of activities in your movie, rather than the number of frames (at 25 frames per second).
    • Retake is now faster for movies using free shot camera keyframes.
    • Retake is now faster for movies using motion paths (eg for ghosts or cars).
  • Ceilings now cast shadows, provided Interior lighting is disabled.
  • The Script Editor now has a 'clear timeline' option when right clicking on the current scene, which removes all activities in that scene.
  • The prop customizer in the set workshop now has an option to stop a prop casting shadows. This will also stop it reducing shadowmap quality, which can otherwise happen for props near the edges of your scene.
  • In the Camera View or Cutting Room View, there is an aspect ratio option on the Camera View large button triangle menu. This lets you see the camera framing with a different aspect ratio. Note: rendering is still 16x9.
  • When right clicking on the timeline to bring up the bookmark menu, there is now an option to go to a specific time.
  • There are now bookmark options in the Camera View and the Script Editor (in addition to the Director's View and Cutting Room).
  • In the Cutting Room, there is now a right click option on titles, to generate titles from the dialogue. This uses the text for 'say' activities.
  • The cel-shading tick box on the lighting settings no longer overrides the movie cel-shading tick box on the script settings unless you tell it to.
  • The 'Home' key now centres the view.
  • The timeline now does not use invisible buttons that only appear when you mouse over them. Instead the ends of activities are hot-zones for different drag behaviours.
  • Activities that are reduced to zero length on the timeline now show as a red square, instead of a triangle.
  • The timeline in the Script Editor now syncs to the main timeline.
  • The minimum clip duration in the Cutting Room is now 1/25th second (instead of 1/4 second)
  • The timeline zoom is exponential rather than linear, letting you zoom in or out more.
  • The publisher of an addon is shown in tooltips when looking at the Addon settings panel, or at the tooltips for a prop or costume from that addon.
  • The mini timeline underneath the Master Monitor is now displayed differently, showing the proportion of the timeline that is visible, and where the timeline marker is at.

 

Resolved issues

  • User customized keyboard bindings will be used even when one has not just changed them. Note: This may change the play/pause default from 'space' to 'enter' for some users. You can redefine it back.
  • Remove mark now works on marks that do not have an associated walk.
  • When a lamp is turned on or off on the timeline, the emissive for the lamp now changes correctly.
  • In the Dressing Room, the button for big random changes provides a random change when used with morphable hair.
  • Replacing the set with an empty set does not stop you going to the Set Workshop after loading a movie.
  • A mood change with 'Generate Look Ats' disabled now stops the character doing any existing improvised look ats.
  • The 'Dead' mood now prevents any automatic look at activities, or any improvisation.
  • When you delete an activity from the timeline, or an automatic play finishes, you should now be left just after the last activity finished, ready to put in a new action.
  • Very long (eg over 6 min) clips now display correctly on the Cutting Room timeline.
  • The video clip bin in the Director's view no longer displays menu options that are for the Cutting Room only.
  • Walking across a mobile nav mesh should now blend better with gestures.
  • Held prop previews now display held props in disabled packs that contain all the animations for those props.
  • When taking screenshots in the Camera View with the snapshot button, the resulting images now include depth of field.
  • In the Set Workshop, if one deletes a prop, then the customizer for that prop closes if it was open.
  • Starting playing with the timeline at the exact end of a Stand Up activity now plays back correctly.
  • Audio does not incorrectly stop part way through if you stop and restart it.
  • The say record buttons are now play/stop buttons rather than having a separate stop.
  • Loading a multi-scene movie that was saved in the Cutting Room will go straight to the Cutting Room rather than asking which scene to go to then going to the Cutting Room.
  • Going to the Dressing Room with the Gesture Sequence interface open no longer results in missing the character in the Dressing Room.
  • Having a broken video in your movie no longer stops it from loading.
  • Leaving the Cutting Room and going back to it no longer results in broken thumbnails on clips.
  • When changing the duration of a walk, it should move later activities along to provide space.
  • When using the image browser, images over 4 megapixels now warn the user to resize them, rather than risking breaking Moviestorm.
  • Memory leak fix: Moviestorm no longer holds onto copies of videos that were used as previews, or that were used on the Cutting Room timeline, or that were deleted.
  • Modders workshop: changed the 'Move to' menu so that you can scroll through the list of addons.
  • Modders workshop: fixed the 'Browse' button so that it works for props that have spaces in their folder names.