Vibratium 1.3

The Vibratium 1.3 update is now available.

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This is includes numerous changes, the most noticeable of which is the object list/editor on the left and the introduction of the RotatePoint.

1. The object list now uses one editor control for all objects. You can manually click the objects in the list or use Page Up, Page Down, Home, and End to navigate.
2. I’ve added the new Rotate Point type. This uses two points. The first point is the center of the area where the rotation will be displayed and the second point defines the center point of the source of the rotated image. By default these are the same unless you select the (X2,Y2) button to separate them. (The radius is currently fixed at 128 pixels.)
3. The source point will be displayed as a reticle without the circle around it.
4. Use the dropdown box to choose which type you want to add to the list.
5. The majority of the changes are refactoring/rearchitecting the render engine code and making it more extensible for future object types as this moves away from being a research project.

I spent a fair amount of work this release in moving to an MVC pattern with the UI in the hopes of making this a Win10 app to put in the store soon. Due to the buffer caching for performance reasons it’s still a memory hog.

I have a lot of ideas for new object types and effects but let me know if there are any in particular you’d like to see.

More info and download instructions here –
http://www.georgepotts.com/apps/vibratium/

Vibratium 1.2 Update

The Vibratium 1.2 update is now available.

This is primarily a performance update with a few changes visible to users.

1. The crosshairs button is labeled and indicates if it is active.
2. The app will now attempt to choose a ‘best’ drawing size to accommodate your screen size.
3. The project format is now XML. Unfortunately old projects will be unusable with newer versions of the app. If you want to keep them then open them in your current version and copy down the settings by hand. This should be a one-time breaking change, so it’s better to do it now with fewer users.
4. There is now only one file to copy – Vibratium.exe – and it’s smaller than previous versions. You can safely delete the old binary files (*.exe, *.dll).
5. You can control the individual gamma channels.
6. Frame rate, render time, and screen drawing times are now displayed in the status bar.
7. Memory usage is much more stable and smaller now.
8. SSE 4.1 support is detected upon startup. If the processor doesn’t support it a message will be displayed and the app will exit gracefully

More info and download instructions here –
http://www.georgepotts.com/apps/vibratium/

Vibratium 1.1 Update

Vibratium 1.1 update is now available.

This is a minor update that adds crosshairs to locate the centers of the render objects and eliminates a couple of extra files.  More info and download instructions here –

http://www.georgepotts.com/apps/vibratium/

Escher Version 0.2

Escher Version 0.2 is up.

This version fixes the flicker issue, adds undo, fill/no-fill enclosed shapes, and drawing crosshairs.

Escher is a free, fun multi-shape drawing program for doodling, like a cross between MSPaint and a kaleidoscope.

More details here:  http://www.georgepotts.com/apps/escher/

Example:
FlyingTriangles

SSELibrary 0.2 Available

SSELibrary 0.2 available for download. This version includes a much larger library of functions (149) with nearly full coverage of 8-bit operations, as well as enhanced CPU feature detection.

Details here: http://www.georgepotts.com/apps/sse-library/

Vibratium 1.0.2 Update

Vibratium Version 1.0.2 is now available. I fixed a few bugs and added a new Diff combine option.

http://www.georgepotts.com/apps/vibratium/