Release notes - Version 1.6


Build Number: 30413

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.6

 

New features

  • Separate addons saved in the user space, for mods.
  • Launcher allows installation of addons to either user space (can be non admin) or to the installation folder (admin only, automatic downloads only)
  • Modder's workshop allows modding into user space addons
  • Launcher does not offer a Buy option for free addons
  • Launcher lets you create a Modder's Workshop Publisher licence for your account (paid accounts only)
  • Add a share option that tells the user what is needed to use the movie on another computer.
  • Create a bundle that can be installed on the other computer to use that movie, that includes the addons needed and the movie file.
  • Improvisation improvements - talking improvisation (like iPad version)
  • Improv while talking will sometimes use signing gestures, or improv gestures rated as 'TALKING'
  • Improv Timeline that shows all the improvisations for one character
  • Mood change dialogue no longer has advanced mode or improv timeline.
  • Improve upsell user experience in application and launcher
  • Modders can publish their content packs to require a licence, register those content packs on our server, and grant licences to their content packs to other users
  • Allow people to easily try the content in a theme bundle or in base version. On the settings menu, you can select a bundle to disable any content not in the bundle.
  • Let people load movies that have a corrupted summary.
  • Let people load movies from backup files (rather than having to do a manual restore).
  • Having face morphs that are at 0% no longer prevent a character from loading when they are not present.
  • Let people load movies when there are missing things (from other addons). Replace missing objects with 'missing object' cubes, and shorten scenes with problem activities.
  • Partial head look at lets one look and nod or shake the head at the same time.
  • Updated tutorial help text and images.
  • Fireplaces can now have the fire not burning in the grate, rather than always being on.
  • Tooltips at the start of timeline tracks
  • Randomly created characters now should have matching hair colours, if there are multiple hair materials.
  • Randomly created characters don't have silly eyebrows.
  • Randomly created characters have eyes with a material name containing one of "Cold", "Brown", "Blue" or "Green". No more snake eyes or red eyes by default.
  • The Wall Customizer now appears in the same place as the Prop Customizer, and appears when left clicking on a wall instead of right clicking (which would give a 'change colour' menu if the wallpaper is tintable).
  • Clicking on the wallpaper part of a Portal (a Door, Window or Fireplace) now shows the Wall Customizer rather than the Portal Customizer.
  • Changing the materials on a Portal is now done by right clicking on the material in the main view, rather than having a list of 'change colour' options in the customizer. Ie it now works just like other props.
  • Modder's workshop: loading screen provides feedback on loading progress instead of making jokes about spline reticulation
  • Modder's workshop: selecting a node selects the parent nodes addon if the node is not addon specific
  • Modder's workshop: Now has adjustable lighting and shadows
  • Changed where snapshots are saved to (and let you change where they save to, and find them when you have taken them).
  • Stock sets can now be sorted.
  • Added support to allow modders to add additional character models with skeletons other than Male01 and Female01.
  • When adding a user image to a prop, there is now an option to turn on Transparency, which makes the image transparent if it was saved with an alpha map, or gives it a transparent border if you have resized it on the prop.
  • After transforming a user image on a prop, you can now tile it (rather than having it sit as a single image in a black or transparent background)

 

Resolved issues

  • Gizmos are now semi transparent.
  • Faster 'info' behavior to determine what actions are possible to interact with stuff on the set.
  • Resizing 'say' activities before playing them works better.
  • Modder's workshop: textures are not shown with an excessive tree
  • Modder's workshop: retexture wizard saves thumbnails to correct addon
  • Modder's workshop: Sketchup import should now work better in situations where previously the import previewed, but then did not finish importing.
  • Added Undo/redo to the direction controller in the lighting panel.
  • Increased buffer size for huffyuv renders
  • Changed decal selected button to have a tick to make them easier to see.
  • Finding files after they are generated (such as rendering a movie) now works better on a Mac
  • Using Door->Open or Close now rotates the animation around the correct spot so that the person's hand does not go through the door when they are standing with the door handle on the right.
  • Added new sit down animations for sitting on sofas, that start facing away from the sofa to avoid silly turning around when it is not needed.
  • Modder's workshop speed improvements for loading speed, refreshing the master browser, filtering the master browser, clicking on verbs, file tree not loaded unless one clicks on it

 

 

Build Number: 30413

Release Version: Base01 for Moviestorm 1.6

 

New features

  • Added the Simple Nav mesh (was previously only available in an addon)
  • Added two simple stock sets for basic presentations (like iPad version)
  • Added an Emissive (tintable) material for walls/floors/ceilings
  • Added some emissive variations of backdrops that did not have them

 

Resolved issues

  • Updated to images in the tutorial to match current buttons better

 

 

Build Number: 30413

Release Version: TalkShow for Moviestorm 1.6

 

New features

  • Added 4 new stock sets using Talkshow props and set pieces
  • Added a template for the Multiscreen so that it can be used

 

Resolved issues

  • Updated the names for the sitting gestures

 

 

Build Number: 30413

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.6

 

New features

  • Modder's workshop versions of new templates for Emissive primitives and Multiscreen.

Build Number: 30442

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.6.1

 

New features

  • Customiser windows now cannot appear off the top of the screen.
  • There is now a tick box to disable improvisation during a talking sequence using the first Say window for that talking.
  • More information available to people who have unlicenced mods installed - they are directed to the modder's website (if it is available)
  • Held props with customisable images, can now have images change at different points on the timeline, or have video played on them. Just right click the held prop as the character is using it.

 

Resolved issues

  • Improved messaging about installing shared movies
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent saving the movie in a multi scene movie, where a character was interacting with a prop in another scene.
  • Prevent similar undetected bugs (if they exist) from preventing saving in the future.
  • Changed the size of the Mood Change window so that it is usable on monitors with screen resolution only 700 pixels high
  • Webm videos that did not play in the Cutting Room should now do so again.
  • Transparency and Tiling tick boxes that were appearing in the wrong places no longer do so
  • Fix for props that did not clear video from their screens when scrubbing back to before the video started playing.
  • Updated version of the printable cheatsheat included. Quick guide pages also updated.
  • In the launcher, canceling the installation of a shared movie now works.
  • In the launcher, uninstalling a duplicate addon when replacing with a new version from a shared movie now works correctly.

Build Number: 30500

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.6.2

 

Resolved issues

  • Adding customisable images or video on held props is more reliable (it was breaking when you had used the same prop several times).
  • One can now re-use an existing held prop (so that customisations stay on it, or so that video will continue to play on it).
  • Clicking on walls above doors or windows in the Director's view no longer results in flashes of a black screen.
  • Moving the mouse over walls above doors or windows in the Set Workshop no longer results in flashes of a black screen.
  • Memory leak fixes to prevent retention of buttons in the cutting room, and to prevent retention of prior movies when returning to the front screen.
  • Lipsync now generates even if the text does not match the audio (for example there is an extra sentence in the text).
  • The notifier should be more obvious now, and the alerts do not vanish when one clicks the mouse anywhere on the screen.

Build Number: 30507

Release Version: Moviestorm 1.6.3

 

Resolved issues

  • When determining what addons something is in, Moviestorm will now prioritise active addons over inactive ones.
  • In the Modder's Workshop, windows for adjusting materials will appear again.