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Beta PRticles: A new particle editor

Discussion in 'Work in Progress' started by PrismaticRealms, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. PrismaticRealms

    PrismaticRealms Member

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    Greetings everyone.

    I am close to completing a new particle editor for GameMaker Studio users. It is easy to use, with dials, switches and buttons to access the various features of particle systems.

    I am currently looking for beta testers who are willing to try it out and provide feedback! If interested, please message me.

    Thanks!
    Nelson

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  2. SupernaturalCow

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    Dude, that is a brilliant idea. I will totally beta test this :)

    Will you be able to export a JSON of settings, or similar? The biggest use for this, for me, will be if I can tweak particles, and then import them into my game.
     
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  3. Mert

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    The UI is beautiful! I'd like to participate for the testing
     
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  4. Amon

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    Yep, looks awesome. I messaged you regarding beta testing.
     
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  5. Old School Ben

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    Wow. This is amazing. I just started working with particle effects in Gamemaker 2. This is a wonderful project!
     
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  6. PrismaticRealms

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    Thank you! Yes, the idea so far is that I will include at least a GML export feature to export the particle system(s) as GML code that you can import into your GMS projects.

    A JSON export would probably be a welcome idea too, as I've seen demand for this format for other things throughout the forums. I would need to include a companion GMS extension that will parse the JSON file into a particle system internally to support this feature, but certainly doable.
     
  7. PrismaticRealms

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    Thank you! Ok, I will include you in the beta test. I'll be providing access to the beta builds soon. I'll let you know when ready.
     
  8. PrismaticRealms

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    Thanks! Message received and replied too. Beta access coming very soon.
     
  9. PrismaticRealms

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    Thanks! I wanted to build something that makes creating particles less of a chore. It will definitely come in handy for our internal projects and the hope is that others will find it just a useful and fun to use.
     
  10. SupernaturalCow

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    I did a similar thing for a dialogue editor. Most of this stuff is just settings tweaking, so I think you could pretty easily set up a 'loader' object that accepts args from a JSON, and creates the PS as such. Of course, nothing is as simple as it seems at first glance ;)
     
  11. PrismaticRealms

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    FYI, beta access links have been provided to the interested parties.
     
  12. Old School Ben

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    Would you be able to send me a link also. I'm very interested :)
     
  13. PrismaticRealms

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    Certainly. Will send one over shortly.
     
  14. HighlandCoo

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    Will we be able to import our own sprites?
     
  15. PrismaticRealms

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    Yes. In fact, that feature is already available in the Beta version, as you can see from the screenshot below. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. HighlandCoo

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    Excellent. If you are still looking for testers, Id be really keen to try this out.
     
  17. PrismaticRealms

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    Yep, of course! Will send you a link shortly. Thanks for your interest!
     

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