GeoKone.NET 0.98.00 Is Alive! :: Layer Style Formation Selector, Filled Shapes & New UI Looks

Excited to announce a new version of GeoKone.NET, 0.98.00! This version brings the new Layer Style Formation selector, a more professional looking User Interface, new parameters for the formations and lots of small improvements and bug fixes.

New UI Layout with the Layer Style Polyform Selector

New UI Layout with the Layer Style Polyform Selector On The Left

Major new feature is the Layer Style Formation selector which allows you to preview the formations in their thumbnail containers when editing. This also allows Arrangement of Formations, allowing you to control in which order the formations are drawn. Use keys ‘[‘ and ‘]’ to arrange formations!

The new User Interface style is targeted more towards graphics designers, focusing on clean and unobtrusive looks, allowing you to focus more on the content instead of the UI.

Creating Hexagon Patterns, Showcasing Filled Shapes

Creating Hexagon Patterns, Showcasing Filled Shapes

Another new feature is that it is now possible to fill the formations with a solid color, allowing even more flexible visualizations to be created. The keyboard shortcut ‘h’ toggles filling of shapes!

Drawing of Lines can also now be disabled, which means you can example only draw the points of a formation, and not the lines connecting the points. The keyboard shortcut ‘-‘ toggles drawing of lines.

This version introduces the following new Keyboard Shorcuts:

'[': Send Formation Backward
']': Bring Formation Forward

'-': Toggle Drawing Of Lines
'H': Toggle Fill Formation

'1': Decrease Number Of Child Points Ratio
'2': Increase Number Of Child Points Ratio
'3': Decrease Fixed Number Of Child Points
'4': Increase Fixed Number Of Child Points

The performance should also be increased a lot compared to previous versions, as there has been big internal changes in the way things are handled. Lots of small improvements and bugfixes also! Still, I had to let go of some of the optimizations I had made, because they were causing problems in the drawing, so not as fast as I would have still hoped for, but it’s better than the previous versions.

Whew! This has been a big release for me, comprising of changes made in the past three months, including an almost complete rewrite of the core logics. I hope you like it, and expect more improvements in the future, eg. Mouse Interaction will be coming at some point! :)

Here is a Psychedelic Starfish to promote this release, this was created with assistance of GeoKone.NET and the Final Cut Pro Kaleidosscope feature. Now go to GeoKone.NET and Start Creating some Geometry!

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