Kaleider 5.3 adds alternative choices for how effect patterns are centered. Much of the focus with this version involved the Mirroring feature, including a entirely new category of Triangle Mirrors. Numerous other internal changes were made to enhance the functionality and efficiency of the program. Further details follow: (Also see Kaleider 5.3.1)
Centering Mode can optionally be randomly altered during Automatic
Effects according to a value set through the Wandering tab of the
screen. It's also possible now to associate a Centering Mode with each
Pattern Combo Area.
Just click Options on the Combo
Design Controls panel to specify a Centering Mode for the currently
Triangle Mirrors are usually both horizontally and vertically symmetrical, and in most cases even diagonally symmetrical. Because of the iterative reflection characteristics of Kaleider Mirrors, even a simple configuration of Mirror surfaces can often produce complex, unexpected results. It's also possible to specify Mirror Transforms that alter the reflection properties of Mirrors in various ways, perhaps creating surprising, sometimes bizarre, effect variations.
NOTE: If you are using your own custom Configuration Files, you
might want to update them to include the new Triangle Mirror Patterns,
(under the Mirrors tab of the
Kaleider Configuration screen), so that those effects might be
selected with Random Effects and Automatic Effects.
A new Restricted Mirror Option has been added to the Mirror Transforms screen to control how Mirrors
are rendered. When a Mirror is Restricted, it will reflect
only within the bounds of the defined Mirror surface. Otherwise,
reflection can occur at any point behind the 'plane of reflection' (the red line
of the Mirror surface outline). The ordinarily blue circle at the
center of the red line will change to purple to indicate that a Mirror
is Restricted. For most Mirrors, the results will be nearly
identical with or without this option. But in some cases, the difference is
quite noticeable (including some of the new Triangle Mirror Patterns).
By default, the Restricted Mirror Option is set off for all but a few of the
pre-defined Mirror Patterns.
Kaleider 5.3.1 includes a few fixs and minor improvements. (The Kaleider Screensaver has also been updated to Version 5.3.1.)
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