[i]We are happy to announce that the first release candidate of Synfig Studio 1.0 is available for download and testing!
The upcoming version is the most significant update for the whole history of Synfig, summarizing the results of past 18 months of development. This release introduces many major features and dozens of improvements and fixes.
[size=150]The most notable highlights:[/size]
Totally reworked interface with Single-Window mode and powered by modern Gtk3 library.
New SFG file format with the possibility to embed all linked media.
Improved Groups with the support for all basic transformations and special controls for layer visibility range.
Full-featured bone system with the tools for cut-out animation, automatic shape deformation and image distortions.
Reworked vector infrastructure with the better control for tangents (split angle/split radius).
Basic sound support, featuring the Sound Layer and JACK integration.
Bitmap image painting engine with the support for MyPaint brushes.
Preliminary support for bitmap frame-by-frame animation (via Switch Layer).
Dynamics converter for automatic friction effects.
Ability to modify animated parameters when Animation Mode is off.
I’m using Ubuntu, and there doesn’t seem to be an option to set the number of cores (unlike its Windows counterpart), presumably because it’s pretty stable under Linux. But it’s still pretty sluggish. I’m unable to draw anything well enough with this…
Now I see a lot a features that need some fix.
I copy&paste my critic of the other topic
Is there a way to change this black theme? Some icons doesn’t combine well with this dark color. The icons of the Tool panels doesn’t show well if they are activated or not because of that.
I found a problem with the parameters panel. For example, suppose you draw a star, and then you want to move the origin from 0,0 to other coordinate, using th parameter panel. Double Click in the origin parameter… Only the x coordinate is visible. I change it and press enter. Now i can change the y coordinate but I can’t see what i’m doing in the parameter interface.
I draw an object layer… and go to the layer dialog, select that layer, to erase it it says “Ctrl + del”, so i do it but a dialog appears talking about a previous layer that i allready erased. Result: I can’t erase the object layer (or any layer).
In Ubuntu 14.10 in an old machine (Pentium4 3.20x2ghz, 1 gb ram), the brush tool is very slow, as others mention
Great work with this release!
Overal text of menus and such on windows 7 is very pixelated and unreadable. Any way to change the font?
Still have to do more elaborate tests whether to see that using multithread under windows is more stable then used to be.
In the following, I reduced the size of the lateral panels, and now I can see too kind of handles but the others remain hidden
In the next, at the bottom left, you will see the parameters panel, specially a coordinates parameter, when editing. In order to see all the values, I had to expand that column, but still it’s not entirely visible.
I won’t say anything about the interface, because I already stated what I don’t like in previous news, but please, guys, fix at least this bug: synfig.org/issues/thebuggeni … issues/749 before 1.0 release.
Currently, Synfig is not able to render a file that contain spaces in path and keeping in mind the fact, that a standard name for a project is “Synfig Animation1”… Well, you know, forum post with “Halp! I can’t render my first animation!” subject is guaranteed.