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LOOPSCICLE

Release Notes

LOOPSCICLE


"There's still so much todo..."
- ryan gaule, lead programmer

Version 2.3.3

December 22nd, 2016


    loopscicle viewer updates


  • ✔ now easily associate gif/webm/image file formats with loopscicle viewer through the settings dialog.
  • ✔ new icon!
  • ✔ fixed registry-keeping issues.
  • loopscicle viewer.exe and loopscicle viewer.scr are now installed in "programdata/loopscicle".
  • ✔ added file size entry to the file info dialog.
  • ✔ fixed topmost problem with file info dialog.
  • ✔ clicking on file name entry in file info dialog will open to that file in explorer.exe


Version 2.3.2

December 16th, 2016


    graph scripting


  • ✔ right-click and select 'graph scripting' to access all-new feature.
  • ✔ use c# math functions to output a function of x that will be taken as the graph value at x.
  • ✔ add blinks, spheres, randomness to any graph.


Version 2.3.0

December 9th, 2016


    realtime texture plugins!


  • ✔ pre-computed texture plugin generators converted to realtime.
  • ✔ use the texture plugins in a whole new way. create and add programmatic texturing to your project like a normal track.
  • ✔ textures can be created per-frame, as-needed or realtime.


  • realtime texture plugins!


  • ✔ pre-computed texture plugin generators converted to realtime.
  • ✔ use the texture plugins in a whole new way. create and add programmatic texturing to your project like a normal track.
  • ✔ textures can be created per-frame, as-needed or realtime.


  • loopscicle viewer


  • ✔ fixed window margins remaining when opening new maximized window.


Version 2.2.1

July 30th, 2016


    shader code control variables!


  • ✔ shader code block variables can now have a user-interface control. named with a "c_" prefix, these controls can be created and used to control specific variables.
  • ✔ support for: bool, int, float, float2, float3, float4
  • ✔ all shader plugins have been re-written with support for control variables.


  • new "shape" image-generator


  • ✔ create basic geometric shapes with this plugin.


  • ✔ various fixes and updates to the advanced rendering panel.
  • ✔ text-value control scrolling bug fixed.
  • ✔ application border / resizing grip colors have been changed to a shade of gray.


Version 2.0.9

June 14th, 2016


    multi-language support!


  • ✔ 72 languages in all. language options can be set in the preferences at startup.


  • ✔ added new side-bar quick reaching icons for generating text/noise/fills/gradients/webcam and screen capture.
  • ✔ updated image generators for better stability and usability.
  • ✔ added menu items to open browser at forums & tutorials section of loopscicle.com
  • ✔ minor ui changes to better handle multi-language support.


  • support for uploading to gfycat.com


  • ✔ share your creations with gfycat.com! one-click upload when you finish encoding.


Version 2.0.0

May 3rd, 2016


    multi-camera rendering!


  • ✔ render tracks from multiple angles and positions with distributed effects and transforms.


  • search online for gifs and stickers support. powered by giphy


  • ✔ find the gifs you're looking for quick and easy within loopscicle.
  • ✔ add giphy gifs immediately to your project with a click.


  • new track type: "adjustment layer"


  • ✔ any color or texture changes on this track will directly effect the layer below.


  • new advanced rendering effects


  • ✔ chromatic aberration
  • ✔ emboss
  • ✔ fish eye
  • ✔ radial blur
  • ✔ sepia
  • ✔ tv noise
  • ✔ vertical waves


  • ✔ advanced rendering controls are now embedded as a panel on the right-side of the app.
  • ✔ master scene gets it's own advanced rendering pass & user graph collection.
  • ✔ increased number of user graphs to 8.
  • ✔ graphing panel now supports 'split nodes' for easier control of individual nodes in a multi-node graph.
  • ✔ less clutter in graphing panel when multi-selected nodes.
  • ✔ gui track-controls panel has been updated to show more contrast.
  • ✔ added 'match framerate' to framerate dropdown control.
  • ✔ various gui and bug fixes....


Version 1.9.6

May 3rd, 2016


  • ✔ performance optimizations.
  • ✔ compatibility improvements.
  • ✔ gui fixes.
  • ✔ graph randomness improvements.
  • ✔ multi-threaded rendering option included in preferences. may improve responsiveness on low-end systems.
  • ✔ skeletal system bugs fixed.
  • ✔ camera bugs squashed.


Version 1.9.3

November 8th, 2015


  • ✔ changed versioning number to include a third '.x' also know as the build number. unfortunately this requires a full re-download and not just an 'update' as the launcher executable now reads a third version number. previous versions cap at version 1.9. best to re-download the full .zip/installer package from homepage.
  • ✔ added control over blending operation, source, destination and blend-factor values per-track. right-click -> advanced rendering menu.
  • ✔ fixed various errors in gui keyframe displays.
  • ✔ added 'view->show project directory' option to view directory of *.loop file and any generated images produced.
  • ✔ fixed discordance between non-local particle systems and track rotations on a track with the anchor point outside of center.
  • ✔ added animate-per-flare option to lens flares.
  • ✔ onscreen gui rotation now correctly adds to your current rotation.


Version 1.9.0

October 25th, 2015


    skinned skeleton (marionette) tool


  • ✔ turn clips into skin with 2d skeletal animation control.
    right-click track->properties->convert to->skinned skeleton.


  • ✔ simplified camera-controls, to use now: expand the camera graph under master.
  • ✔ minor bug and performance fixes in graphing, timeline and render-views.
  • ✔ clip renaming possible now.
  • ✔ graph-line drawing now includes pre & post line-sections in dotted format to show when keyframes pickup.
  • ✔ better copy/pasting between graphs.
  • ✔ track-paintbrush icon changed to better represent a paintbrush.
  • ✔ showing the mini-node controls on each graph instead of just on mouse-over.
  • ✔ gui-rotation controls are much improved.
  • ✔ gui-nodes now specify keyframe relative to scene-time.
  • ✔ new toggle-button for inverting gui control color against background. useful when working with lightl-colored objects against a light-colored-background.


Version 1.8.0

August 18th, 2015


  • ✔ rendering artifacts on particle systems and lens flares has been resolved.
  • ✔ crashing error on gif export with automatic-palette selected when palette checkbox was unchecked.
  • ✔ listing most recent files in most-recently saved order.
  • ✔ more accurate color palletizer.
  • ✔ imported gif palettes are now available for selection.
  • ✔ corrected lens-flare vectoring axis.
  • ✔ fixed invisible gui against white backgrounds.
  • ✔ timeline and graphline both highlight the scrubber when in paletting mode.
  • ✔ can set a pre-load time on particle systems now
  • ✔ particle 'scale' property appropriately renamed 'size', to remove confustion with particle-system property 'scale' controlling emission shape scale.
  • ✔ optimizations made in the name of speed.
  • ✔ added scene-crop tool. very useful.
  • ✔ new slider for setting exact bitrate in webm export.
  • ✔ new checkbox for using choosing 'variable bitrate' in webm export dialog.


Version 1.7.0

August 10th, 2015


  • ✔ frame-timing discrepancies on export.
  • ✔ screen-recording successfully captures mouse cursor even when mouse cursor has been customized.


Version 1.6.0

August 9th, 2015


  • ✔ fixes with palettizing.


Version 1.5.0

August 86h, 2015


  • ✔ fixed gui issues when displaying a very long final export path.
  • ✔ fixed bug when trying to find and open final export paths in explorer when path was very long or contained spaces.
  • ✔ mouse-over pixel color display working properly, again.
  • ✔ mouse location corrected when screen-recording and capturing mouse.


Version 1.4.0

August 5th, 2015


  • ✔ better screen recording support, especially when recording for long time.
  • ✔ screen recording more precise and red border animation added while recording.
  • ✔ various minor gui fixes.
  • ✔ tutorial message problem when timeline height was too low has been fixed.
  • ✔ particle graph updates not translating real-time has been fixed.


Version 1.3.0

July 30th, 2015


  • ✔ new palette quantizer : windows gdi good old standard dithered, aka: automatic.
  • ✔ fixed palette color ignore refresh when hitting delete key.
  • ✔ fixed gui text issue on high dpi screens.
  • ✔ fixed issue where webm files would not always load on startup.


Version 1.2.0

July 29th, 2015


    new image generator plugin


  • ✔ pixel to ascii


  • new pixel shader effects


  • ✔ halftone
  • ✔ halftone wobble
  • ✔ verticle blinds


  • better screen recording control


  • ✔ fixed bug where onl part of the screen window was being captured.
  • ✔ fixed program-pause when adding recorded files.


  • misc bug fixes


  • ✔ track begin time is clamped to >= 0 on timeline during dragging.