Liquib 2.5, 2.5.1 and 2.5.2
- New Features
Liquib 2.5 was built with a new compiler, which might slightly improve
performance. A Whisk Tool and a Plop Effect have been
added. Numerous other fixes and improvements. Further details
follow: (Also see Liquib 2.5.1 and
- Whisk Tool => The Whisk Tool
captures a portion of the source image where
the mouse is clicked. Then, as the mouse is dragged, the trailing edge of
that captured area is constantly painted on the screen, following the path of
the mouse. The Whisk Shape can be set to Box, Oval,
Diamond, Triangle, Lignt Stencil or Dark Stencil.
If one of the Stencil options has been chosen, the Whisk Shape is
determined by the relative lightness or darkness of the captured image.
With the Clustered Shapes option, a group of smaller Whisk shapes
is produced, instead of just a single Whisk.
- Plop Effect => The Plop Effect
was inspired by the art of liquid painting
or floating art, in which paint is dropped or sprinkled onto a watery surface.
The paint then spreads and disperses, often combining in complex ways with other
colorful blobs of paint. Each mouse click produces a single paint Plop,
while clicking and dragging the mouse creates a trail of smaller Flecks of
paint. Plop/Fleck Method can be Displace, Mix, Mingle
or Tangle. Parameters are available to adjust the degree and magnitude
of variations around the paint edges, and to control how far and quickly the paint
drops will spread. The paint can be colored and blended according to a variety
As with all Liquib Effects, Plops and Flecks will
constantly move and evolve until they are finalized. Besides gradually
expandng, they might push and compress the surrounding image, slowly rotate or
appear to swirl and squirm.
Along with numerous minor fixes and tweaks, Liquib 2.5.1 includes
two fairly important enhancements:
- Random and Automatically generated Effects
should now be applied more evenly around the screen, with less overlapping.
Improvements were also made to the random action sequences and the Sequons
for many of the Tools and Effects.
- The Video features have
been entirely reworked. The Video
Player should be more reliable and capable of playing almost any common
video format. Video Capture can be configured to use more of the
available encoding/compression codecs, and it should now be much easier to record
Audio along with the visual action (see the Video Options screen). NOTE: Most sound cards
can provide a Stereo Mix Audio Device, but often it is not enabled,
and might not even be visible. The Sounds Control Panel can usually be used
to enable Stereo Mix (right-click the speaker icon in the Taskbar
tray). An internet search for 'enable stereo mix' will quickly find detailed
instructions on how to do this.
A few additional fixes and tweaks were made to the Video Capture feature.
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