среда, 26 октября 2011 г.

TexturePacker 2.4.0 available

This is a really big fat update for TexturePacker. I packed 25 new features inside it!
What do you get in detail?

Flash importer

Simply drag your flash files (.swf) onto TexturePacker and it extracts the images and builds a sprite sheet from them! Requires installed Flash Player Plugin.
This feature works on Windows & MacOS – Linux is currently not working well.

.pvr and .pvr.ccz QuickLook plugin on MacOS

No need to open TexturePacker to view your .pvr and .pvr.ccz files anymore. TexturePacker now contains a QuickView plugin so you can view the files right from finder!

Save defaults

Many people requested a way to save the default settings so that they don’t have to set exporter and other stuff on restarting. – Here it is! (Pro only)

Ubuntu support

Since many users build for Android I also added support for Linux – currently Ubuntu 10.x. It might still have some quirks (e.g. Flash does not yet work) but is a good start. I decided to build on Ubuntu since it seem to be the most used platform.

New Exporters

I also added a ton of new exporters such as

User interface improvements

I also added a lot of interface improvements to make work with TexturePacker easier.
  • New layout of the left side panel allowing easier change of exporter
  • Auto update sprite sheet when re-entering TexturePacker
  • Sprite highlighting
  • Reveal in Finder / Explorer
  • Preferences to change checkerboard color and hightlight color
  • New icons
  • Hotkeys
  • Backspace / delete to remove sprites
  • Dialog to select the Flash Player plugin to use
  • Drag your sprites here – to give new users a faster start
  • Allowing free choice of texture data file name
  • Fit button for zoom
  • Folders inside a smart folder are now blue
  • Auto populate file names from other names e.g. save blah.tps also sets blah.png and blah.plist
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Image features

Here are some new image export features. Main function is support for flipped PVRs and RGB888 as output format.
  • Option to use flipped PVR files
  • Support for RGB888
  • Unflip flipped pvrs in viewer
  • Allow free size for PVR textures (might not work on all targets)
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Other stuff

  • Rotation support for AndEngine
  • Default padding is now 2 – This effects the command line client!
  • Corona exporter uses better module concept (http://blog.anscamobile.com/ 2011/09/a-better-approach-to-external-modules/)

A more detailed blog post is available here:
http://www.texturepacker.com/texturepacker/big-fat-texturepacker-2-4-0-update/