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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Moviestorm 1.4.1 released

Moviestorm 1.4.1 is now available free to all users. To get it, just start Moviestorm as normal and it will update automatically. You may need to wait up to 30 seconds, so don’t press the Start button too soon!

Note: If you’ve already installed the Moviestorm 1.4 early access release, you don’t need to do anything special with either or this time. Moviestorm 1.4 will just install as normal.

This release includes a few new features, and a lot of updates to the features introduced in Moviestorm 1.4. Most importantly for Mac users, it now runs on Tiger (OS X 10.4) or Leopard (OS X 10.5).

Stalker starter movie

For first-time users, we’ve added eight new starter movies.  These are short movie templates that provides a starting point for you to play with Moviestorm and easily create a compelling movie. Customise as much as you wish and add your own ending.  You can change the characters in the Dressing Room View, adjust the set in the Set Workshop, or go to the in Director’s View and click on events on the Timeline, to move, delete or customise character actions, and any dialogue. Adjust your camera cuts in the Camerawork View to fit your changes, and finally, add all your new footage in the Cutting Room View before rendering your movie and uploading it to share with your friends in the Publisher’s View.

Starter movies cover many genres: romance, gangsters, horror,and science fiction. But of course, you can easily switch them around, and turn that spooky chiller into a comedy or do a political broadcast instead of a blog.

Nosferatu starter movie, created by KV

New features

  • Moviestorm now remembers the sort option on the Load Movie screen.

  • Movie templates on the New Movie screen are now arranged by category rather than by content pack.

  • Characters in the Dressing Room View now have a placement mark at their feet. To change the color of the mark, left-click it.

  • Modding: Bodyparts with the same name in different addons are now merged together; this allows modders to add extra materials or decals to existing bodyparts such as the Universal Heads.

    Resolved issues

    • Moviestorm now runs on Macs running Tiger (OS X 10.4) or Leopard (OS X 10.5).
    • Target shots on slow walks, or on runs, no longer causes camera jumps.
    • A framerate slowdown caused by stacking lots of objects on top of each other has been fixed.
    • Deleting windows, fireplaces or doors no longer results in other objects attached to the relevant wall vanishing.
    • Backup files for a movie can now still be created even if you have ten backups already.
    • Combining depth of field, cel shading and the new Universal Heads no longer breaks the 3D view.
    • Can now drag a characters marks around in the Director’s view after the movie was saved in another view.
    • The held prop panel no longer goes blank when you change the colour of the held prop.
    • Eyes no longer vanish when looked at through transparent objects (such as glasses, hair or windows).
    • When you create a new scene, you will now be offered a choice of sets.
    • The lighting direction in the lighting panel is updated correctly when selecting a preset lighting option.

    Known issues

    • Moviestorm no longer loads in the view from which you saved the movie.
    • Eyes that pop out: Users with BaseBeta2, Pioneer01, MaleCostumes01 or FemaleCostumes01 will need to download and reinstall these Content Packs if they wish to continue to use them. While these packs are not longer supported, they have been updated with the animations which have been modified to fix a bug which caused characters eye to pop out.

    Full release notes available here.

    Stormfellas starter movie

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