Wednesday, 14 October 2009

What's in Moviestorm 1.1.7

Here's the release notes for 1.1.7 in full. Please note that the pack names are the ones used internally by Moviestorm, not the ones in the marketplace.

Moviestorm 1.1.7

New features

  • New UI, new Look'n'feel.
  • New loading code - faster startup and faster asset loading.
  • Better performance all round.
  • Better framerate for a lot of hardware combinations.
  • Walk curves are now implemented with waypoints. This enables you to change a character's gait mid-walk.
  • New asset structure and catalog functionality.
  • New UI for selecting and placing set objects.
  • New UI for easy access to list of objects already in the scene.
  • Modders Workshop updated to reflect new asset structure.
  • New look and improvements to Script.
  • New functionality in Director's View to show or hide set objects (keyframeable).
  • Movies no longer need a character in the cast list in order to progress to the Director's View, Camerawork View or Cutting Room View.
  • Many set objects and props have new, clearer thumbnails.
  • The Moviestorm End-User Licence agreement has been updated. You can read the EULA by clicking the '?' Help button in Moviestorm. A copy of the EULA in HTML format can also be found in the directory to which Moviestorm was installed.
  • Improvements to the Moviestorm Launcher
  • Modders workshop can now be started directly from the Launcher. This button will only appear when signed in as a user with a Publisher's Licence.
  • Content Packs screen now shows thumbnails, and lists Content Packs which have not yet been purchased.
  • Install button to install 3rd-party content packs now appears in the launcher rather than the Moviestorm settings menu.
  • New Preview versions of Content Packs allow users to see unpurchased set objects, props and costumes.
  • Overwriting an existing set with a Stock set will now delete all activites and camera cuts from your scene.

Resolved issues

  • Moviestorm will no longer use excessive amounts of memory when switching to the Dressing Room.
  • The default camera is now named Main camera rather than <<MAIN>>
  • Animation blending improvements should eliminate jumps between animations.
  • Cel-shading on floor textures now works correctly after saving and reloading a movie.
  • Ambient shadows will no longer occasionally inherit a character's mark colour.
  • Use Prop animations will no longer display incorrectly when the character is the subject of a Look At command.
  • The Create A Wall button now correctly toggles the tool on and off.
  • Layering many multiple Say commands will no longer cause Moviestorm to run out of resources.
  • Issuing a Point At command for a character who is already using a gun will no longer cause the character's torso to distort.
  • Playback of audio under Windows XP is now more reliable.
  • Moviestorm should no longer require a force-quit under certain Mac architecture.
  • Re-ordering camera keyframes which include Dutch Tilt will no longer cause Moviestorm to crash.
  • Activities no longer sometimes play back in the wrong order during first playback of a scene.
  • Uploading to YouTube directly from Moviestorm is now working again.
  • Moviestorm will no longer sometimes crash to desktop when an in-progress render is cancelled.

Known issues

  • Shift-dragging a character in Director's View no longer creates Move commands.
  • Character walks will not work correctly if the character is moving through a door and the walk contains a waypoint.
  • Shift-dragging a character causes problems when clicking near to the character's head.
  • Shift-dragging a character no longer creates Move here commands.
  • Line of flashing pixels at the top of the Characters View.
  • Enabling a previously disabled Content Pack will not correctly load the data for that pack.
  • Moviestorm's internal Help text is out-of-date.
  • Normal maps display incorrectly on faces with morph targets.
  • The double-sided material property does not react correctly to light on the back face of the material.
  • Filters on the Script View are not working correctly.
  • Frames are skipped in output files when rendering to WMV when certain codecs are installed.
  • Radeon X-1950 and some HD cards can experience rendering artifacts. These can sometimes be resolved by altering the Graphics Settings within Moviestorm.
  • Recently, two NVIDIA driver releases were tested to be incompatible with Movistorm. The driver version numbers were 190.38 and 190.62. With these drivers, you could expect to see the following graphical artifacts:
    - Character models deforming and warping during scene playback
    - Particle emitters (fireplaces, special effects, etc) not working at all
    - Terrain bowl around the set displaying as black
    These issues are resolved with later NVIDIA drivers (ver. 191.07 onwards) and we we recommend against using the previous drivers in conjunction with Moviestorm.
  • Certain third-party codecs may cause instability when moving to the Publisher's View. We recommend saving your work before moving to the Publisher's View, and re-starting Moviestorm before continuing.

Special Effects

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Explosions no longer appears incorrectly in Camerawork View.
  • Animations using the Torch prop will no longer include the lighter in the wrong place.

Foliage

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

MusicVideo01Promo

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnail.

HappyHolidays

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

CoffeeShop01

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Renamed Plant_Potplanet to Plant_Potplant.
  • Updated thumbnails.

EpicAdventureThemes

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Criminals

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

ActionThemes

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

SongContest

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

USElection2008

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

Base01

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Reduced normals on the Parquet floor.
  • Added the ambient shadow for the Family Saloon Car.
  • Updated thumbnails.

StandUp

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

AccentsIdents

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

GardenFeatures

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

MountainRoad

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

MaleHairstyles

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

LawAndOrder

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

StreetDressing

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

GeneralCars

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

FemaleHairstyles

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

BedroomBlog

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

SciFi01

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

ContemporaryEthnicRetroGrooves

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Halloween

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.
  • The Female devil horns are no longer inside-out.

MusicVideo01

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

Wardrobe02

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

MusicVideo02

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

Wardrobe01

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

StreetsBundleSets

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

DomesticDrama02

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

DomesticDrama01

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

Resolved issues

  • Updated thumbnails.

TownBuildings

New features

  • Republished for faster loading.

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