“...That was the original idea from day one - the elimination of the tweening process. But it is certainly not the only feature of Synfig that makes it unique. In addition to eliminating the tweening process, I also wanted Synfig to be used for pretty much every part of production except story-boarding and editing.”
Posted by Konstantin on February 8, 2012
We are proud to announce the new release of Synfig Studio. This version will bring you some new features, usability improvements and bugfixes. Please read the main highlights below. For the detailed list of changes please refer to the NEWS files in the source code.
Many users found themselves uncomfortable when using TCB interpolation method, which used to be set as default in Synfig Studio. The TCB method produces fluid and smooth movement, natural for the "organic" motion, but it have some drawbacks. The main reason of complains are "overshots", produced by this method (see illustration on the left), which are undesirable by the users in most cases.
This version of Synfig Studio introduced new interpolation method called "Clamped", which is acts mostly as TCB, but producing much more accurate curve without "overshot" effect. And yes, it is default now!
For a long time Groups Panel in Synfig Studio suffer of bugs and incomplete functionality. With this version it got the fixes. Here's the list of changes:
This release fixes inconsistent behavior of Synfig Studio for "Split Tangents" and "Merge Tangents" menu items - they used to appear in the tangent menu when BLine is being constructed, but when BLine edited with Transform Tool they are located in the vertex context menu. This usability issue confused many users and now the situation is fixed - both menu items can be called via tangents or vertex context menu, independently whether you create or edit BLine.
Similar modification were made for "Loop", "Unloop" and "Remove Item" commands - they used to be called from vertex context menu, now it is possible to call them by right-clicking the tangents as well.
Deleting multiple vertices (or widthpoints) was also improved - now it is possible to call this action even if secondary elements (such as tangents or width ducks) are selected.
The Preview Window was redesigned and updated with following fixes: