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Announcement   Announcement : Candy Factory 2 previews on 23rd of July
   posted by mattk on 22-Jul-2005 9:09:08 (11279 reads)
Update: Screenshots added, click here

Two years in the making, Candy Factory 2 (preview version) is to be demonstrated for the first time at Amiga shows on the 23rd of July, the 20th anniversary of the Amiga-computer.

“The next step in fast, fun, graphics creation.”


Candy Factory™ is a program for creating professional looking graphics using bevels, glows, drop-shadows, bump-mapping, textures and lighting effects. With the minimum of effort you can quickly produce logos, titles, banners, headings, buttons and other similar graphics. Instant visual feedback of the adjustments made means the settings can be tweaked in real-time until you are completely happy with the result.

Version 2 of this unique application consists of a substantial overhaul of the original code, with many parts rewritten from scratch to take full advantage of the newest features of AmigaOS 4.0. Users who are familiar with the old Candy Factory Pro will notice many completely new, significant features and performance improvements. Some of these include:

* Open multiple canvas/project windows at the same time.

* Canvas windows are resizable and have scrollbars for unlimited size projects. Rendering only occurs in the visible part for maximum response even on the largest of projects.

* Each canvas can have multiple 'layers'. The background is fixed, all the others are added and composed on top. Whereas the previous version of the program had 'Object'/'Background' selection tabs for changing things like the bump-mapping of these two elements, there is now a 'layers window' similar to that found in other art packages. It provides the same kinds of features, including drag-n-drop reordering of the layers, enable/disable, etc.

* Unified tools windows, for things like bevel, bumpmap, material, etc. With right mouse popup menu you can move the contents of one tool into the same window as another tool. They become selectable via tabs. This allows less windows on screen, while at the same time still allowing the all important fast access to any/all tools when needed, when the user wants them.

* Full use of the latest ReAction GUI features, including the new ‘toolbox’ class of windows.

* Several bugs squashed, and optimized algorithms. (Many completely rewritten from scratch to better suit the latest platform features such as Altivec support.)

Visitors will be able to see the current status of Candy Factory at the AmiGBG and AmiWest shows on Saturday. Demo'ing are:

AmiGBG in Sweden, Hans-Joerg Frieden / Hyperion Entertainment
AmiWest in USA, Richard Drummond.

This preview is intended to give a taste of Candy Factory 2 as it currently is. There are still a number of additional features to be added.

- Zeoneo Limited
    

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Re: Candy Factory 2 previews on 23rd of July
Posted on 22-Jul-2005 20:42:43
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Last, but not least this great program will also be demonstrated on fYaNICA #12 party, Budapest. So be there and check it out! (Or be square... )

fYaNICA party page

Thanks for the possibilty to Matthew Kille!

Last edited by Rachy on 22-Jul-2005 at 09:06 PM.
Last edited by Rachy on 22-Jul-2005 at 08:44 PM.


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Candy Factory is a fine piece of software & these new features sound pretty cool.

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This is *much* better news and I can just add GREAT JOB!

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Stay tuned for this. We plan to release some screenshots in the next 24hrs or so.
It's going to be a busy weekend for news.


Impressive ....most impressive!


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Was the original creator not Dutch? Oh and why do I have the "Candy Man Song" stuck in my head now?

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Was the original creator not Dutch?


Yes, Milan Pollé. His ideas and comments continue to be taken very seriously in relation to Candy Factory 2.


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@ All

Screenshots: (1280x1024 PNG)











Please note: the quality of these is not quite as good as it should normally be...

Firstly, I only just realised that I was using a 16-bit screenmode. Secondly, in this preview version, the refined quality after-processing is currently disabled. This results in a slight 'blocky' look to the lighting. We'd like to assure you that the full quality result is *perfectly* smooth in normal use. What you see here is the faster medium quality rendering you get in normal interaction mode. (i.e. moving the lightsource around in realtime, etc.)


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@mattk

Excellent news, and nice screenshots.

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mattk: way cool!.

where to preorder ?


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@mattk

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Yes, Milan Pollé. His ideas and comments continue to be taken very seriously in relation to Candy Factory 2.


Ah yes.

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Looks great!


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Oh boy, me want's, when will it be available to purchase?


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can we please get a video of this running atleast??

reaally want to see it in action if its only a 20 seconds clip.


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Great program i want it


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The screenshots look Great! Must Fly under OS4. Where can we find full specs and info.? Can things be "animated" ? Will it save anims ? Keep up Great the work.


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Will there be Candy Factory 2 for OS4?


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