For the past couple of days I’ve been involved in a ‘shock and awe‘ campaign on the bugs that have been plaguing some users of Painting With Light. A new version (1.4.890) is now available for Windows and OSX from http://pwl.bigfug.com/download/
Do please report any further problems you encounter. If you don’t tell me, I won’t know!
In addition, I’ve also been aware for a while that some of our international friends haven’t been able to purchase licences via PayPal. Today I’ve added an additional credit/debit card payment service that will allow everyone to get a licence.
In order to support this new payment option, I’ve had to move the shop from this site to the http://www.bigfug.com domain. Orders made before today on this site can still be accessed from the My Account link in the menu.
Following on from the last release that included the ability to send the output of Painting With Light to other applications through a system called Spout, this latest version has the ability to send and receive.
In the screenshot above, we’re using the box image from one of Spout’s demo applications as a texture in Painting With Light and then sending the final image back out to Spout’s demo receiver.
This functionality is only available on Windows (hence no OSX release today) but there is a comparable system called Syphon that will be included in Painting With Light’s next release.
There are also a few stability bug fixes thanks to people sending in bug reports – much appreciated!
Am working on the first new Painting With Light feature for 2015, which is an upgrade to the line tools. They have always been a bit limited due to their width being stuck at a just a single pixel. This was due to the limitations of the underlying graphics driver but I’ve been planning to make their thickness controllable.
As you can see from the screenshot above, they are now working though there are some tweaks I’d like to see in future.
There will be a new release soon with this new feature in.