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[News] Hollywood Designer 1.0 outANN.lu
Posted on 14-Apr-2004 12:42 GMT by Andreas Falkenhahn18 comments
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After a long development time, Hollywood Designer 1.0 is now available and can be ordered on the Airsoft Softwair website. Hollywood Designer is a high-end presentation software that creates together with Hollywood 1.9 the ultimate Multimedia suite for your Amiga or Pegasos. About Hollywood Designer:

Hollywood Designer is a state-of-the-art WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor for presentations. You can create amazing presentations with just a few clicks and they will be shown with Hollywood then. You can also save your presentations as stand-alone executables for AmigaOS, WarpOS and MorphOS. Additionally, your presentations can be saved as Hollywood scripts. Pages can be exported as single pictures too so that you can e.g. embed them in a HTML page. The program makes project management very easy by organizing all your project files in one directory which you can administrate with the inbuilt data manager. If you create a new project with Hollywood Designer, it will create a whole enviroment for your work complete with icons, drawers and info files. It just doesn't get any easier!

Hollywood Designer has everything you would expect from a modern multimedia application: Many colorful icons, images and toolbars, extensive online help system, Undo/redo, context menus, recent menu, clipboard usage, keyboard control and a completely localized interface. It uses a page-pased presentation concept, which means that your project consists of as many pages as you want and each page consists of as many objects as you want. Objects are for example texts, animations, brushes and graphics forms. It has a powerful layout window where you can easily drag all objects around with the mouse, change the look of your pages and modify the objects attributes. Everything is implemented in a WYSIWYG way.

The program supports bitmap, color, intelli and truetype fonts for your texts. You can edit your text objects by using the powerful integrated text editor or you can import texts from external files into Hollywood Designer. Clipboard text import and export is also supported of course. There are many text formatting possibilities like bold, italic, underlined, shadow and outline text which can be used. Of course the shadow and outline style can be configured to fit your needs. You can also specify the text alignment (left, right or centered).

You can use brushes and animations to create absolutely unique presentations. 24-bit transparency is supported for both types. You can also scale brushes to your desired size. Hollywood Designer can insert simple graphics forms into your presentations like rectangles, ellipses and lines. You can configure the shadow and border settings of these objects as well as some other attributes like round edges for rectangles and line thickness. You can choose colors from a pre-defined palette of popular colors or you can mix your own colors in the powerful color manager. Hollywood Designer is a complete 24-bit application that can display every single color of the 16.7 million possible colors.

Every object and every page can be displayed with a transition effect. You can choose from a massive palette of over 150 different transition effects which are partly very impressive. You can use cool fly-on effects for your objects like sine wave fly-on, curved fly-on or bounce fly-on. You can also remove your objects from the display with transition effects! Objects and pages can be used to assure the correct timing of your presentation which is precise in milliseconds.

Hollywood Designer can play sound samples and Protracker modules when a page or an object is displayed. You can modify the pitch value, volume, panning and loop settings of sound samples. Samples are loaded through datatypes so that you can use almost every format you want, 8 or 16-bit, mono or stereo. Hollywood Designer supports them all. Additionally full channel mixing is supported which means that you can play as many sound samples as you want at the same time. And also Protracker modules can be played at the same time as sound samples. Audio support is implemented fully retargetable through AHI.

You can also use the program to create interactive presentations, e.g. you can add menus to your presentation that query user input and react on it. This allows you to create even complete multimedia applications like front-ends or disk magazines. Every object can be used as a button that monitors several events like mouse over, left mouse or right mouse click. If an event occurs, you can define many actions to take, e.g. show/hide other objects, play sounds, start programs, switch page, quit presentation and more.

Advanced users who are familiar with the Hollywood script language can also embed their own Hollywood code in the presentation. Every object and every page has the option to execute custom Hollywood code to make the presentation even more unique. Hollywood code can be easily edited within Hollywood Designer and there are such helpful tools like syntax checking, online reference and import/export of code.

Your presentation can be displayed in a window on Workbench/Ambient or on a full screen for a very noble look of your work! You can configure every detail of the background frame of your presentation. You can use a background pattern, background color, gradient, an image or even everything together! Presentations can be configured to loop after they have reached the end and they can also be started in mute mode without sound output. Hollywood Designer is just the ideal tool for all your presentation needs on your Amiga or Pegasos.

Hollywood Designer is a modern application that requires a modern system to work best. A graphics board is strongly recommended as well as much memory. You should have at least 32 megabytes of free memory. For users with little memory, there is a low-end setting which will use less resources than the normal version does. Additionally you will require Hollywood 1.9. Hollywood Designer comes on a CD-ROM together with example presentations and an extensive documentation which explains every part of the program. The program is really easy to use. Most things are self-explaining and for the rest you have the documentation. Everyone can create stunning presentations now!

The program has direct support for CyberGraphX and Picasso96 as well as for AHI. There are versions for AmigaOS Classic and for MorphOS (PPC native). The program was successfully tested on AmigaOS Classic, MorphOS 1.4, WinUAE and Amithlon. An OS4 version is planned to be available as soon as the operating system is available. Hollywood Designer is written in a OS friendly way and should run on every Amiga compatible system. Get creative now with Hollywood Designer!

Features:

General:

- State-of-the-art GUI allows you to design your presentations
- Uses the popular page-based presentation concept
- Create presentations with a few clicks
- Easy to use layout part which allows you to drag objects around
- Object, page and color manager are very useful tools to manage your project
- Modern interface design with many colorful icons, toolbars and big images
- Fully WYSIWYG compliant
- Support for Undo/redo and clipboard usage
- Extensive online help interface for all dialogs
- Hollywood Designer is completely localized
- Many context menus for easy access to all popular functions
- Modern project managament with a data manager to organize your project files
- Save your presentations as AmigaOS, WarpOS or MorphOS native executable!
- Every presentation can also be saved as a Hollywood script
- Fully keyboard controllable
- Presentations can be shown in window and full screen mode

Pages & Objects:

- Objects are brushes, animations, rectangles, ellipses, lines or texts
- Each object can have a configurable shadow and border
- Every object can play sounds and can execute timing options
- All objects can be used as buttons to catch events
- Objects can be displayed and removed with a transition effect
- Every object has its own layer and can appear behind other objects
- Objects can also execute your own custom Hollywood code (for advanced users)
- Objects can also be hidden and grouped with the page background
- Full 24-bit transparency support for brushes and animations
- You can use color, bitmap, intelli and truetype fonts
- Different styles are supported for every font type
- Over 150 transition effects can be used for all objects and pages
- Graphics can be scaled to any size
- Pages can have a gradient, image, color or texture background
- Pages can be exported as single pictures too
- All graphics are loaded through datatypes
- Page and object positions can easily be changed
- Rectangles with round edges and thick lines can be used
- Cool fly-on effects with sine wave, curves, bounces, etc.

Sound:

- Objects and pages can play sound samples and Protracker modules
- You can adjust the pitch, volume, panning and looping of samples
- Audio playback fully retargetable through AHI
- Sound samples are loaded through datatypes
- Support for 8 and 16-bit samples
- You can play virtually any number of samples at the same time
- Sample size is not limited

Interactive presentations:

- Every object can act as a button so you can create interactive presentations
- Objects can catch mouse over, left mouse and right mouse click events
- Many reactions on events are possible (e.g. show or hide other objects, play sounds, start programs, quit presentation, skip page...)
- Custom reactions for events are also possible with Hollywood code (for advanced users)
- Use Hollywood Designer to create your diskmags, front-ends or games!

Requirements:

- Kickstart 3.0 or MorphOS 1.x
- 68020 CPU
- Hollywood 1.9
- Graphics board strongly recommended
- 32 megabyte memory recommended
- 800x600 resolution recommended

More information, screenshots and order possibility are available on the Airsoft Softwair website.

Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 1 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 14-Apr-2004 11:44 GMT
This looks great :-O
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 2 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 14-Apr-2004 13:01 GMT
:-O
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 3 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by miksuh on 14-Apr-2004 13:41 GMT
Yep, looks really good.
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 4 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Stephane Desrosiers on 14-Apr-2004 13:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (miksuh):
Well... I'm waiting for my preorder to come. :P I'm busy playing with Hollywood 1.9 at the moment though. :)
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 5 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 14-Apr-2004 14:03 GMT
Looks good! Wonder if the editor is a bit similar to Wildfire?
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 6 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous Orc on 14-Apr-2004 14:24 GMT
who needs KeyNote or Powerpoint now then??? 8-)
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 7 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Travis Halfman on 14-Apr-2004 18:36 GMT
Looks VERY professional!

(E. None of the Above -- The capital of Alaska is Juneau)

TJH
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 8 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Andreas Falkenhahn on 14-Apr-2004 19:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Travis Halfman):
@TJH:

You're right. It's corrected. Thanks :)
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 9 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Stephane Desrosiers on 15-Apr-2004 02:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Andreas Falkenhahn):
@Andreas:

Can Hollywood Designer load up a fully written stand-alone Hollywood script? Will it take it, or does it need certain things in the script?

Would it be possible to use the script editor in Designer stand-alone? (To have the benefit of syntax highlighting.)
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 10 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by JKD on 15-Apr-2004 05:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous Orc):
People that live in the real world...???? Sorry...only trolling ;-)

Seriously now...looks good, can't wait to get the demo and try on my Peg II

Steve
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 11 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by nykk on 15-Apr-2004 06:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (JKD):
I`ll wait for demo version and will judge then. I don`t trust to words anymore. Just demo version.

n.
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 12 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Andreas Falkenhahn on 15-Apr-2004 07:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Stephane Desrosiers):
@Stephane:

No, it cannot load Hollywood scripts. This is impossible because Hollywood scripts can be very complex and are not clearly structured in pages. Designer uses its own file format (.hwd) to store the projects. However, you can export your projects to Hollywood scripts. That works fine.
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 13 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Stephane Desrosiers on 15-Apr-2004 12:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (nykk):
@Andreas:
Thanks for answering my questions. Although I might not be able to use it for my current project just yet, I'm anxious to get my copy. Have you started to ship orders out yet? ;)

@Others:
If I remember correctly Andreas no longer makes demo versions as he's had bad experience with piracy (if I remember correctly.) Hollywood by itself is a great product. I don't know if Andreas would mind but I could easily compile some of the demonstration scripts that are available for people to see what it can do?
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 14 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Bifford the Youngest on 15-Apr-2004 14:13 GMT
Sigh!

I just wish I had 109 Euros (73 pounds) to spend on the Hollywood + Designer + Malibu package :(

I'm afraid this will have to wait some time before I can afford to buy it.

Shame cause it looks lovely and I want my old Scala stuff to work again.

Any chance of a buy now, pay later scheme for those of us who are trusted Amigans? ;-) hehehe

TTFN.
Bifford
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 15 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Stephane Desrosiers on 15-Apr-2004 14:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Bifford the Youngest):
@Biffrord:

If you want an example of how well it works (to put some more pressure on), you can send me one of your SCALA scripts and I can see if I can convert it via Malibu, generate an executable (68k/WarpUp/MOS) and send it back to you? ;)
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 16 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by nykk on 16-Apr-2004 07:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Stephane Desrosiers):
Actually I`m not interested in Scripts. I believe it looks [if not even better] as the PowerPoint presentations. I just want to check DEMO version and see how good INTERFACE [GUI] is. That's all.

Demo version should not have SAVE option enabled, of course. Who would crack that program? If program is good - I`ll support it.

The same would go for amazing PhotoshopCS - program rulez and I bought it for PC. If it will be on Amiga, and someone will crack it - I`d test it and then buy original version for Amiga. Simple. This is how world is working. I don`t believe on screenshots anymore. Test is the only REAL thing.

n.
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 17 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 16-Apr-2004 09:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (nykk):
"If it will be on Amiga, and someone will crack it - I`d test it and then buy original version for Amiga."

Maybe.
Hollywood Designer 1.0 out : Comment 18 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Bifford on 21-Apr-2004 08:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Stephane Desrosiers):
Hi Stephane,

"If you want an example of how well it works (to put some more pressure on), you can send me one of your SCALA scripts and I can see if I can convert it via Malibu, generate an executable (68k/WarpUp/MOS) and send it back to you? ;)"

I know it works quite well - Ive seen Hollywood working at SEAL (though not Malibu) but thanks for the offer!

This is one of those "must buys" for my Pegasos, but not Im afraid right now. I need money first and there's a strict order to my spending!! (in other words I need to buy things that will help my career first and things for pleasure (H+HD+M) second! )

Unless of course someone can do me a buy now pay later scheme. Im good for it, just ask anyone! :) heheheh

TTFN
Bifford
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