Liquib 2.2 and 2.2.1
- New Features
Liquib 2.2 makes it possible to store Tool and Effect
sequences as Custom Sequons. An Erupt Tool and a Blaze
Effect have been added. Remake Scripts can be saved to recreate
saved images. These, along with numerous other enhancements are further
described below: (Also see Liquib 2.2.1)
- Custom Sequons => The
Sequons feature has been
greatly expanded to include the ability to create and store your own Custom Sequons.
Whenever a Tool or Effect sequence is performed
that you believe might be worth preserving, the sequence can be stored as a
Custom Sequon with a Title or your choice. The sequence
can then be performed again at any time, upon any image. The characteristics
of Custom Sequons can be modified as desired to allow experimentation
with different variations, and, as with standard Sequons, their results can be
temporarily altered via any Sequon Options available through the Sequons
Menu (right-click the button). You can gradually
accumulate a collection of interesting sequences for each Tool and
Effect. Custom Sequons can be included during Automatic
- Erupt Tool => The
Erupt Tool generates Fragments of varying sizes in a variety of shapes
and styles. Fragments are applied either radially around a central point
or along the path of the mouse, depending upon the currently selected Erupt
Action: The Spew Action hurls Fragments radially from the
point where the mouse is clicked. Moving the mouse downward or upward
applies rings of Fragments outward or inward respectively. Left/right
mouse movements shrink or enlarge the applied Fragments. The
Plow and Burrow Erupt Actions continuously apply clumps of
Fragments as the mouse is dragged around the screen. Plow
flings Fragments to the side, increasing or decreasing in size according to
their distance from the mouse path. Burrow deposits clusters of
Fragments along the mouse path, with their size varying from center to
edge. The Fragment shapes can be Round, Spikey,
Irregular, Brick or based on a captured Stencil.
Fragments can be composed of blended colors or they can be cloned
from the original source image.
- Blaze Effect => The
Blaze Effect creates burning, bursting objects that shimmer and shift in
a torrid heat of combustion. Each mouse click produces a single Blaze,
while clicking and dragging the mouse creates a trail of smaller Flames.
The Blaze Style can be Fire, Bonfire, Torch,
Fiery Hoop or Nova. Parameters are available to adjust the
resolution and intensity of Blaze and Flame occurrences, and to control
the motions that provide a sense of active burning. Several pre-defined color
sets are available to help produce fairly realistic Blazes and Flames, and
you are also free to express your imagination by choosing specific colors or by
generating random colors. As with all Liquib Effects, Blaze
and Flame objects are active until finalized, typically with continuous flickering,
- Remake Scripts => Now, when a
Liquib generated image is saved, an option is available to also save a
Remake Script, which makes it possible to easily recreate the saved image.
The Save As dialog includes options for whether and where a Remake
Script should be saved. Defaults for those options can be set through the
Save /Quick Save Options
screen. A Remake Script can later be loaded just as any other
and then played to recreate the saved image, and just as any other Script, it can
be modified. It's also possible to save only a Remake Script without
actually saving the rendered image.
- Other => Many other
improvements have been made with Liquib 2.2. Here are a few that
are worth mentioning:
- The currently selected Tool Sequon (or Tool Custom Sequon) can
now be initiated at a particular point on the screen by clicking the mouse at that point
while the CTRL key is pressed. Effect Sequons/Custom Sequons can
also be initiated that way, but their positioning is not altered.
- When capturing a Video,
the current Video Capture Time can be displayed in the small Info Box
at the bottom-right of the screen (for a Still Image Files Sequence capture, the
count of saved images is also shown). It's also possible to automatically stop
a Video Capture after a specified amount of time. Parameters have been
added to the Video Options
screen to control these options.
- Three new Methods have been added for the Shine Tool:
Lustrous, Polychromatic and Night Light. Also, a new
Stark Edges option creates dark outlines which can emphasize image features.
- The spacing for the Spray and Clone Tools has been improved to
make their results appear more consistent.
- A new Plume Cloud Type has been added for the Cloud Effect.
The appearance of Clouds has been enhanced to show finer details, and they
also render somewhat more efficiently.
Liquib 2.2.1 is an interim version that includes numerous minor fixes and
improvements. The free Liquib
Screensaver has also been updated to version 2.2.1.
Click to review Liquib 2.1