- New Features
A primary emphasis for Version 1.4 was to make Liquib a more capable tool
for Veejays and other people who produce dynamic art performances. But also a
new Tool, a new Effect and several usability and appearance improvements
were implemented. Here is a summary of the new features:
- Tool/Effect Controls => A Tool/Effect
Controls bar can now appear at the top of the screen when a Tool or
Effect has been selected. This makes it quite convenient to adjust
common parameters and experiment with different combinations, without having to
access the detailed Options screens
each time. The Random check box controls whether manipulations are
generated with random attributes, rather than using the specified values.
Video Capture and Playback
=> Display sequences can now be captured to Video files, making it possible to share Liquib
performances over the internet. A Video Options screen is available to
configure Video Size, Frame Rate, Video and Audio Compression
Formats, etc. A Video Player is also included.
- Contort Tool => A new Contort Tool
provides additional methods for abusing images. Curl, Drag,
Shove and Extrude contortions can be applied by clicking and dragging
- Quake Effect => The new Quake Effect
initiates pulsating, rhythmic distortions to the display with each mouse click.
As with other Effects, clicking and dragging the mouse creates a series of
single occurences, in this case called Tremors. The Quake and
Tremor Styles include Wobble, Bulge and Schism.
Options => Appearance
Options set preferences for the overall user experience. The default
Liquib interface, with colors on a dark background, doesn't suit everybody,
and can even cause eye strain with some display monitors. So now it's possible
to choose a Standard Windows Interface Style to provide a more conventional
appearance. A Use Larger Cursors option can be set for people who prefer
bigger cursors to represent Tools and Effects. A Background
Color can be selected for the area where images are displayed, instead of just
and Playing => Liquib actions can now be initiated via signals
from a connected MIDI device (sent when Notes are played, Knobs turned, Sliders moved,
etc.) It's also possible to play music from an attached MIDI device.
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