GeoKone 0.97.02 Released – New Effects with Transparency

New version of GeoKone.NET is now Live! Read more for Release Notes.

GeoKone Can Now Create Transparent Formations

GeoKone Can Now Create Transparent Formations

Release Notes

Opacity Parameter

I don’t normally announce .0x versions, but this release deserves one, as it brings a new polyform parameter that allows completely new visions to be created: Opacity. It is now possible to set the opacity for all the polyforms, allowing see-through formations.  This is exciting, as GeoKone now can create even gradient forms and much more smoother and interesting colors from interaction of different colors on top of each other.

Radiating See Through Formations

Radiating See Through Formations

Opacity can be set for each individual Polyform, 0 is totally clear and 255 fully opaque. All previous scenes will have their opacities set to 255. Unfortunately transparent drawing is slower than opaque forms, so with complex scenes it can get pretty slow if there is high amount of transparency. More motivation to start working on that native version :)

The keyboard shortcuts ‘f’ and ‘v’ can be used to increase/decrease opacity!

Opacity Setting Brings Totally New Looks

Opacity Setting Brings Totally New Looks

High Resolution Images Exported as 2x

In order to hopefully prevent crashing with Safari and Chrome, High Resolution images are now only exported as 2x the scene size. I hope this is enough for most people, maybe I will bring back arbitary high resolution image exporting in upcoming versions, but for now browsers can’t just handle so much data within a javascript/processing image export context, so this might be something that will only appear in the native version also.

Seems like Safari and Chrome still crash a lot when the scene is complex, this is probably something to do with the URL getting so long that these browsers can’t handle it. Firefox seems to be (at least on Mac Os X) the only browser that can handle large amounts of URL data images without crashing.

Undo Disabled

Undo has also been disabled for now, as it didn’t work reliably enough and only slowed down performance.

Replicating Triangles In Space

Replicating Triangles In Space

See the full ChangeLog and updated TODO for a Roadmap of What’s Coming Up with upcoming versions of GeoKone.

That’s it! Go to http://GeoKone.NET to Create Geometry! Be sure to like GeoKone Facebook Page too if you Like GeoKone :)

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