Development : : Hollywood Designer 7.0 released
Posted By: softwarefailure. on 2024/4/18 21:22:19
20 years ago, on April 14th 2004, Airsoft Softwair, the hardest working men in code business, released the very first version of Hollywood Designer, the ultimate multimedia authoring system for Hollywood. In the following years Hollywood Designer quickly became the must-have software for all users seriously interested in creating state-of-the-art multimedia applications, be it presentations, slide shows, games, or applications. Now, 20 years later, Airsoft Softwair is proud to present Hollywood Designer 7.0, an epic update with lots and lots of new features to properly celebrate the 20th birthday of this marvellous piece of software.

As already said, Designer 7.0 is a massive update that boasts lots of new features and improvements over the previous version. We do not want to bore you, so here are just some of them:

* Use the full power of Hollywood 10 which was specifically designed for Designer 7!
* Color emojis, CJK text and complex scripts are now supported (using the Pangomonium plugin)
* Multi-selection support for pages and objects in all listviews and the thumbnail viewer
* Operations can be applied to multiple objects and pages at the same time
* Now uses the Hollywood 10 graphics engine for maximum power!
* Objects can be combined into groups
* Many new action events to work with object groups
* Unlimited undo and redo levels
* Executables can also be exported for macOS and Linux arm64
* Support for different font engines
* Graphics can be exported as palette images
* Radically reduced memory footprint, often reduced to just 25% of Designer 6.0!
* Configurable dynamic memory modes
* Custom character spacing support
* Several new example projects are included
* Full support for Hollywood 10's plugin interface
* Lots of other new features, optimizations and bug fixes

Thanks to Hollywood, all multimedia applications created using Hollywood Designer can be exported as stand-alone executables for the following systems: AmigaOS 3, AmigaOS 4, WarpOS, MorphOS, AROS, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. This is a feature that is totally unique in the Amiga world! We would like to emphasize that it is not only suited for personal use, but also for professional commercial customers. Ferrule Media, for instance, have created an info channel containing over 2000 unique slides in a single project with Hollywood Designer. Hollywood Designer was designed to handle these huge projects efficiently so that they can run 24 hours a day and 7 days a week without any visible memory fragmentation! Ferrule Media's info channel, created with Hollywood Designer, is running in dental clinics all over Norway.

Note that Hollywood Designer is no longer limited to "just" being an authoring software, it can now also be used as a flexible graphics editor because it supports many features of modern graphics editors like multiple layers with over 30 filter effects, vector graphics, image import/export in many formats, and text including support complex scripts such as CJK or right-to-left text and color emojis.

Hollywood Designer 7.0 is available as a CD and a download version. There are native versions of the program for AmigaOS 3 (m68k), WarpOS (hybrid m68k/ppc), MorphOS (ppc), AmigaOS 4 (ppc), and AROS (x86). If you already own a previous version of Hollywood Designer, you can buy a discounted upgrade version. People who bought Hollywood Designer 6.0 in 2024 can request a free upgrade. Also note that Hollywood Designer 7.0 has been specially crafted for Hollywood 10, so Hollywood 10 is absolutely required by Designer 7.0.

Please consider buying Hollywood Designer 7.0 to show your support for our massive Amiga development efforts. Power up your Amiga system with Hollywood 10 & Hollywood Designer 7 and order now!

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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Does the new version support transparent pages (as was discussed in the past here)?
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  • Caterpillar
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    I'm afraid that's not possible because of transition effects. It's technically impossible to transition between two pages that have a different window shape because of the transparent area. This would mean that the window shape would have to change for each frame of the transition effect which isn't really realizable because window shapes aren't designed to be "animated". That's why Designer can't support this. The only way to support transparent pages would be to disable transition effects for them.
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