Cherezyuk reacted to lucid in new Spriter 2 Alpha build 0.0.0.20 with animated color tinting and opacity!
Added animated color tinting (right click on mesh in animation mode, and click on color palette) Added animated opacity (right click on mesh in animation mode, and click on opacity icon)
Undo and Redo don't always function correctly with the new features Visual bug when dragging out new images. Sometimes image disappears momentarily Double entries for images in z-order Changes to z-order in rigging mode not reflected in animation Occasional visual glitches while editing animations Save and Load not working reliably in all situations Images saved from certain image editors will acquire artifacts when they have antialiased edges where the alpha isn't fully opaque or transparent. These issues aren't exclusive to Spriter 2 and will affect any game engine that doesn't preprocess them. These pre-processing functions will be introduced in a future version, and can be ignored for now. Dragging out more than one of the same issues doesn't function correctly.
Cherezyuk reacted to Xushou in Spriter 2 FAQ
If you did not complete the kickstarter crowdfunding, you can consider submitting the Spriter 2: Alchemist plugin to Steam for pre-purchase to raise funds. Perhaps this method is more effective. Many games on Steam, such as Cyberpunk 2077, are Pre-order way to launch.
Cherezyuk reacted to Mike at BrashMonkey in Spriter 2 FAQ
Yes, I was referring to the alpha version of Spriter2... Alchemist specific features will start to appear (also in alpha state, being not yet fully perfected, but ready for testing and feedback from the community) as the Sprite 2 build gets closer to a feature complete beta.
I'm responding on behalf of BrashMonkey, LLC, but I'm the artist half of the two man team. The other half of the team, Edgar, is the programmer. We each always work full time (or more) for our company, but much of that full time work is often things other than development, like making business decisions, deals, customer service, etc etc. The amount of required other tasks beyond development varies wildly from day to day and week to week, and much of it is unpredictable as opportunities present themselves, markets shift, and other unpredictable demands or requirements occur. The more there is funding the more we can delegate non-programming chores to outside help and can contract other programmers to contribute to Spriter 2 and especially Alchemist's development.
In general the biggest delay in Spriter 2 was making sure it's data format and foundational code was flexible, expandable, and powerful enough to be able to easily 'host' all of the great features we have planned both for Spriter 2 and especially for Alchemist. Basically, the scope of core features and expandability for Spriter 2 grew to make sure we will deliver a truly revolutionary and competitive animation tool, and that demanded a lot of extra and previously unexpected development time. As you likely can imagine, preparing a Kickstarter takes a huge amount of time, as does maintaining the campaign to make sure it succeeds as much as possible, so this contributed to the minor current delay.. but we were overdue for a 'visibility round' and already at less than a third of the way through, the campaign has proved to be worth it. The greater visibility, stockpile of new promotional material, greater internet presence, and resulting support, backers, and potential customers will more than make up the lost time over the following months.
Which two apps are you referring to that you purchased on Steam? The only one on Steam that I can think of is Spriter Pro (which of course will get you Spriter 2 as a free upgrade.) Is that what you meant?
Cherezyuk reacted to lucid in Spriter 2 FAQ
Happy New Year! The public beta for Spriter 2 is scheduled for July 2020. We've also been working on a powerful procedural animation and content creation add-on suite for Spriter 2 called Alchemist. We're launching a Kickstarter for it on Friday!
Many of the videos we've been posting lately have teased some of the features that Alchemist will offer. On Friday, you will be able to learn a lot more through our Kickstarter campaign. We're really excited to finally be able to show all this stuff off!
As a result of the infrastructure to support Alchemist, Spriter 2 itself will also be more powerful than originally planned (and is still free for all current Spriter Pro owners). Alchemist will let you expand Spriter 2 far beyond just 2D animation creation. Learn more Friday!
Cherezyuk reacted to lucid in Spriter 2 FAQ
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Spriter 2. We will keep this up to date as questions come in and answers become more concrete. Posted below are teaser videos for an upcoming Spriter 2 add-on. Subscribe to this thread to keep up to date with the latest info and videos.
Will Spriter 2 run on my OS, when will it be supported? We have to stay focused on the Windows version until the first full release. After that, we plan to support the current version of macOS, and the officially supported Linux distribution by Steam at the time of initial release. Features will always be developed on the Windows version, so there will be more frequent beta releases on Windows between full updates available on all OS's. We can't give ETAs on release dates yet.
When will Spriter 2 release? When will there be a new build? We will be narrowing the release window for 1.0 in the big announcement we've been working on for later this month. In addition, there will be a new beta release in January and regular build updates from that point on.
Why has it taken so long? We wanted to make the best tool possible, and ensure we can expand it drastically, well into the future. Over the course of development, we kept having ideas for future revolutionary features and workflow. We wanted to make sure we had a framework to not only superficially support these features, but to fully integrate them with the rest of the features and workflow. This took more time, but it ensured not only this room to grow, but also improved all the features that have already been announced.
What's the add-on you mentioned recently? We need to be vague about this until our upcoming announcement. In recent social media posts, we've teased some of the features of the add-on (also posted below). The core version of Spriter 2 will be far greater than what we originally planned, but this add-on will expand Spriter 2 far beyond simply creating animations. We're excited to reveal much more in the upcoming announcement.
Cherezyuk got a reaction from Mike at BrashMonkey in Forgotten - 2D game in the setting of ancient Russia.
This game will let to you to feel in ancient fantastic Russia. But you should not think that here everything is fine. You are waited by a set of adventures and difficult decisions. Depending on your choice, will depend as you finish that game, the Kind hero or darkness will get into your heart.
It is a little about a game.
Game is the 2D narration in style of ancient Russia. In it you should make the choice:
- Life at the hero only one and from it should be chosen more carefully. After the death of the hero you begin a game from the very beginning.
- How do you arrive, will help or will pass by?! But it is worth remembering, possibly it is a trap.
- A game pokhodovy and each course is set off as one lived day.
- The main subject line will pass in big cities and their vicinities.
- Movement between the cities is carried out on means - to Open the world map - to Press the city, available to movement.
- The way looks so. Let's say the road takes 3 days, at this distance (between the cities) 10-15 options of succession of events are prepared and these 3 options (day) drop out randomly (a cube throw).