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software Classic   software Classic : Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
   posted by softwarefailure on 19-Apr-2020 14:17:27 (2264 reads)
Legends never die: Eight years after the release of Hollywood Designer 4.0, Airsoft Softwair, the hardest working men in code business, are finally proud to present the long awaited fifth incarnation of our famous Hollywood Designer. Hollywood Designer 5.0 is a multimedia authoring system that runs on top of Hollywood and can be used to create all sorts of multimedia-based applications, for example presentations, slide shows, games, and applications. Thanks to Hollywood, all multimedia applications created using Hollywood Designer can be exported as stand-alone executables for the following systems: AmigaOS3, AmigaOS4, WarpOS, MorphOS, AROS, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. This is a feature that is totally unique in the Amiga world!

Hollywood Designer 5.0 is a massive update and boasts lots of new features and improvements over the previous version, released almost 8 years ago. We do not want to bore you, so here are just some of them:

* Ready for Hollywood 8.0: Supremacy!
* Full Unicode support
* Guide and grid support for convenient layouting
* Multi-user support with advanced permission management
* Import objects from other projects
* Full support for Hollywood video layers
* Control bars for video objects
* Curves are now drawn as real Bézier splines - looks so much better!
* Multiple sound streams can be playing at the same time
* AROS version available for the first time
* Objects can be exported as images
* Full support for MUI 5.0 on all platforms
* New browse mode for projects
* Much more efficient I/O
* Support for presentation remotes
* Advanced search functionality
* Plugins can be linked to executables
* Lots of new action events
* Many more options for embedding custom code
* Full support for Hollywood 8.0's plugin interface
* Lots of other changes, optimizations and bug fixes

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, and text.

Having been in development for almost 20 years, Hollywood Designer 5.0 is a very stable and mature multimedia authoring system. 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.

Hollywood Designer 5.0 is available as a CD and a download version. There are native versions of the program for AmigaOS3 (m68k), WarpOS (ppc), MorphOS (ppc), AmigaOS4 (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 4.0 in 2020 can request a free upgrade.

Please note that Hollywood Designer 5.0 runs on top of the Multimedia Application Layer Hollywood 8.0. Thus, Hollywood 8.0 is strictly required for Hollywood Designer 5.0. Both programs are available in a special bundle which is the ultimate package for every power Amiga user who wants to see what his system can do with Hollywood 8.0 & Hollywood Designer 5.0.

Please consider buying Hollywood Designer 5.0 to show your support for our massive Amiga development efforts. Power up your Amiga system with Hollywood 8.0 & Hollywood Designer 5.0 and order now!

Brought to you by Airsoft Softwair - the hardest working men in code business.

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 19-Apr-2020 22:07:59
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Oops! Don't know how, but my reply seems to have over written your comment DiscreetFX.

Sorry I can't get your comment back.

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
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This is the explanation because Hollywood never hasn't a IDE to programming, because the solution is this Hollywood Designer, other product to buy.

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 20-Apr-2020 12:31:40
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@Templario: Note really.

Designer was never meant as an IDE, it's more like a presentation-software like PowerPoint.

BTW: On Windows there is an IDE for Hollywood (from Airsoft), on Amiga there is Hollywood-support in Cubic IDE and Codebench.

AmigaOne X5000/40, 2.2 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, Radeon R9 280X, M-Audio Revolution 5.1, 240 GB SSD

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 20-Apr-2020 18:47:31
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I’m glad to see Designer 5.0 finally has been released! We in Ferrule Media have been using Hollywood Designer for our development since 2008. We have been lucky to have beta-access the last few years, and the new features of both Hollywood and Designer are nothing short of amazing!

I noticed that we got mentioned, and would like to say that Dental Info is not simple a slideshow of 2000 pages. It is a user interface for our Dental Information software. Each page has got tens of objects (vector-gfx), each object has got lots of functions. Many objects uses custom code to add additional features. We have a lot of screenshots on our homepage, but also a video demonstrating the software. I think it is really fun to know that everything was created using Hollywood Designer, even if we sell Dental Info as a windows executable.

In addition we use Designer to either create presentation to our Digital Signage-system, either as slides or movies. The same movies are also used in our web-software.

I know that the amount of time Airsoft Softwair has spent developing Hollywood Designer is immense. Now I only pray that Hollywood users and Amiga users show their support and buys one of the last, originally created, amiga applications left. If you only want to create simple slideshows, edit graphics or develop your own software – Hollywood and Designer can do this. And using it on MorphOS, AmigaOS and Aros is great fun!

To Andreas – Congratulations on the release!

Best regards
Torgeir Vee
Ferrule Media AS

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 21-Apr-2020 10:04:11
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Yes, in MorphOS Flow Studio but is better one IDE from original program than external solutions.

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 21-Apr-2020 11:36:44
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@FerruleMedia: Thanks a lot for the positive feedback! I'm really happy to see Designer being used in such professional ways!

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 22-Apr-2020 11:07:14
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Here's what customers say:


Thanks again. You guys ARE the hardest working gents in the software business. This is why I will always support you guys. Can’t wait to get into Designer. So far seems pretty peppy! You know I’ll be in touch about it!!

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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 27-Apr-2020 10:18:29
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For Vim users there's syntax highlighting support in the mainline as well. Usable on all platforms.


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Re: Hollywood Designer 5.0: The Return of a Legend
Posted on 28-Apr-2020 15:21:31
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Great to see Designer has got an update, spent many hours using Designer on OS4 in the past!

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