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Software News   Software News : Hollywood 2.5 out & announcement of Hollywood Designer 2.0
   posted by softwarefailure on 9-Mar-2007 15:01:04 (3463 reads)
Airsoft Softwair are proud to annouce the immediate availability of Hollywood 2.5. This is a major
update which brings along many new features and general improvements over Hollywood 2.0.

For more information and order possibility visit the Airsoft Softwair web page.

Read more...


Here
is a non-exhaustive list of new features in Hollywood 2.5:

* Hollywood has full ARexx support now
* Create your own ARexx applications with Hollywood!
* Completely new text engine with cool new features
* Support for on-the-fly text formatting like HTML
* Support for new text styles (bordered & shadowed text)
* Scheduler completely rewritten: Now about 15% faster!
* Graphics primitives support anti-aliasing now
* All graphics forms can be drawn with rotation
* New edge and shadow drawing styles
* Support for thick lines and thick shape outlines
* Hollywood can export graphics as PNG with alpha channel now
* Raw alpha channel data can be accessed now
* Support for new sound streaming formats
* Animations with multiple palettes are now supported
* New lightning speed gfx driver for AROS - this is as fast as it gets!
* Full control over DOS IO modes
* Cool new example programs
* Standard library set encompasses almost 400 functions now!
* Ready for Hollywood Designer 2.0!
* Lots of other changes, optimizations and bug fixes

Hollywood is Airsoft Softwair's ultimate Multimedia experience and a must-have for every Amiga
user who wants to use the full power that is in his machine. Hollywood comes on a CD-ROM that
contains versions for all Amiga compatible platforms: There are native versions of the program for
AmigaOS3 (m68k), WarpOS (ppc), MorphOS (ppc), AmigaOS4 (ppc) and even AROS (i386). A
download version is also offered. If you order the download version, you will have to download an
ISO image which you need to burn on CD-R then. If you already own Hollywood 1.x or Hollywood
2.0, you can buy a discounted upgrade version.

Hollywood is the ultimate bridge between all the different AmigaOS compatible platforms! With
Hollywood, you can save programs for all those platforms. You do not have to have AmigaOS4
or AROS, you can save programs for these platforms also from your AmigaOS3 installation!
Only Hollywood makes it possible. If you want to learn more about Hollywood, please visit the
Hollywood product information which also contains a full feature list of Hollywood.

Finally, Hollywood 2.5 is ready for the brand-new Hollywood Designer 2.0, a massive update
which will be released in a few days and will take presentation editing software on the Amiga
platform to a whole new level. You can already order Hollywood Designer 2.0 now and it will
be delivered to you as soon as it is released. In fact, you can save some money if you buy
Hollywood 2.5 and Hollywood Designer 2.0 together; just have a look at the order page for
available product bundles. Hollywood Designer 2.0 is also available in a download and CD-ROM
version.

Join the Multimedia revolution and get your personal copy of Hollywood 2.5 now!
    

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Re: Hollywood 2.5 out & announcement of Hollywood Designer 2
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Great news! Once Designer 2.0 is released I'll probably order the upgrade.

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It looks amazing!

Let me ask a newbie question, what is the main difference between Holywood and Holywood Designer?


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Let me ask a newbie question, what is the main difference between Holywood and Holywood Designer?


Hollywood is an interpreter/compiler for hollywood scripts. The interpreter is using lua which is a very powerful scripting language.

Designer is a wysiwyg editor for Hollywood presentations, programs. You may call it 'Visual Hollywood'. It is generates the scripts, executable programs for lots of Amiga and Amiga like platforms.

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So the main difference is in a way of working with those two applications? Writing scripts vs. using the GUI? What you can do in Holywood that's not possible in Designer and vice versa?


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@Amikit

You need Hollywood in order to use Hollywood Designer. Designer is a GUI for creating Hollywood presentations/scripts. Hollywood itself is the script interpreter. You can do everything Hollywood Designer does by writing scripts in EditPad. However, Designer makes it much easier to create scripts. Think of Designer as something like Powerpoint, but more powerful (at least IMHO). Possibly writing scripts directly might give you more control over what the script does, but Designer is pretty useful. My advice to people would be to get them both.

Hans

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Cheers Andreas, just ordered the upgrades


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You need Hollywood in order to use Hollywood Designer.

Are you sure? Isn't the Designer a standalone application independent from Holywood?


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@AmiKit
Quote:

Quote:

You need Hollywood in order to use Hollywood Designer.


Are you sure? Isn't the Designer a standalone application independent from Holywood?


Well, it is stand alone. However, you won't be able to compile/preview/run your work without Hollywood. Hence, Designer by itself would be of very limited use.

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Are you sure? Isn't the Designer a standalone application independent from Holywood?

Hollywood is a programming language.

Hollywood Designer is a Scala/PowerPoint clone that generates Hollywood scripts (which, obviously, require Hollywood to be run/compiled).

As for what one package can do but the other can't:

If you want to write a game, a GUI for a CLI program or stuff like that (i.e. "programs") you should use a programming language - that would be Hollywood.

If you want to create a Scala/PowerPoint like presentation, you should use Hollywood Designer. It doesn't offer anything Hollywood couldn't do on its own - in fact, it is actually limited to creating presentations, you can't use it to create a game or sth. like that - but it offers a nice, powerful, mouse driven WYSIWYG interface inspired by the likes of Scala or PowerPoint.

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Hollywood Designer is a Scala/PowerPoint clone that generates Hollywood scripts (which, obviously, require Hollywood to be run/compiled).


The Designer should be able to generate executables as well. I assume I don't need to buy Holywood too in this case...

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I am very glad to see continued support and development of this fine application.

IMHO, Hollywood could very well be the single most important application that is left and still being developed for Amiga.

Thank you!

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@Amikit

No, Hollywood Designer is a GUI, it does not include the compiler, which is part of Hollywood. You really do need Hollywood to use Designer.

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AmiKit
as taken from the order page
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Also, please keep in mind that Hollywood Designer and Malibu both require Hollywood 2.5. They do not work without it.



So you need Hollywood if you just want to write scripts but both if you want a GUI click and go ........Malibu is optional if you want to run old Scala presentations


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Thanks! Now I see "Hollywood 1.9" in Holywood Designer requirements.

OK, except the screenshots, are there any executables demonstrating Holywood capabilities?


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@AmiKit

Check out GlobalGladiators, and AmigaScrapBook. Both were made using Hollywood.

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Check out GlobalGladiators, and AmigaScrapBook. Both were made using Hollywood.


I should mention it that those are made with a pre 2.0 Hollywood. The 1.9 was a much limited version in every aspect compared to the 2.0+.

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Aren't there any executable previews made with 2.0, or videos? I'd really like to see it in action before I invest so much money into the product.


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@Amikit

The files I linked to include compiled executables (at least for OS4). There are other examples floating around out there, but I can't remember where to find them. The AmigaScrapBook was done with Hollywood 2.0. Maybe Andreas Falkenhahn should compile some of the demos he includes and upload them to his website.

Hans

EDIT: There's also Badger badger badger done with Hollywood v1.9x.

Last edited by Hans on 09-Mar-2007 at 09:13 PM.
Last edited by Hans on 09-Mar-2007 at 09:10 PM.


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@Amikit

Quote:
Aren't there any executable previews made with 2.0, or videos? I'd really like to see it in action before I invest so much money into the product.


I have just asked Andreas about releasing the included examples as executable.
If he doesn't mind then I will be happy to upload the best ones to OS4depot.
Just waiting for his reply....

p.s.
I have ordered the upgrade 4 hours before, and I am sitting in needles and check my mailbox in every minutes...

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@Hans&Lazi

Thanks!


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