Hollywood Designer 5.0 now available for AROS!

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airsoftsoftwair

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on: April 20, 2020, 12:25:30 PM
Legends never die: Eight years after the release of Hollywood Designer 4.0, Airsoft Softwair, the hardest working men in code business, are finally proud to present the long awaited fifth incarnation of our famous Hollywood Designer. Hollywood Designer 5.0 is a multimedia authoring system that runs on top of Hollywood and can be used to create all sorts of multimedia-based applications, for example presentations, slide shows, games, and applications. Thanks to Hollywood, all multimedia applications created using Hollywood Designer can be exported as stand-alone executables for the following systems: AmigaOS3, AmigaOS4, WarpOS, MorphOS, AROS, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. This is a feature that is totally unique in the Amiga world!

Hollywood Designer 5.0 is a massive update and boasts lots of new features and improvements over the previous version, released almost 8 years ago. We do not want to bore you, so here are just some of them:

* Ready for Hollywood 8.0: Supremacy!
* Full Unicode support
* Guide and grid support for convenient layouting
* Multi-user support with advanced permission management
* Import objects from other projects
* Full support for Hollywood video layers
* Control bars for video objects
* Curves are now drawn as real Bézier splines - looks so much better!
* Multiple sound streams can be playing at the same time
* AROS version available for the first time
* Objects can be exported as images
* Full support for MUI 5.0 on all platforms
* New browse mode for projects
* Much more efficient I/O
* Support for presentation remotes
* Advanced search functionality
* Plugins can be linked to executables
* Lots of new action events
* Many more options for embedding custom code
* Full support for Hollywood 8.0's plugin interface
* Lots of other changes, optimizations and bug fixes

Hollywood Designer is no longer limited to "just" being an authoring software, it can now also be used as a flexible graphics editor because it supports many features of modern graphics editors like multiple layers with over 30 filter effects, vector graphics, image import, and text.

Having been in development for almost 20 years, Hollywood Designer 5.0 is a very stable and mature multimedia authoring system. We would like to emphasize that it is not only suited for personal use, but also for professional commercial customers. Ferrule Media, for instance, have created an info channel containing over 2000 (!) unique slides in a single project with Hollywood Designer. Hollywood Designer was designed to handle these huge projects efficiently so that they can run 24 hours a day and 7 days a week without any visible memory fragmentation! Ferrule Media's info channel, created with Hollywood Designer, is running in dental clinics all over Norway.

Hollywood Designer 5.0 is available as a CD and a download version. There are native versions of the program for AmigaOS3 (m68k), WarpOS (ppc), MorphOS (ppc), AmigaOS4 (ppc), and AROS (x86). If you already own a previous version of Hollywood Designer, you can buy a discounted upgrade version. People who bought Hollywood Designer 4.0 in 2020 can request a free upgrade.

Please note that Hollywood Designer 5.0 runs on top of the Multimedia Application Layer Hollywood 8.0. Thus, Hollywood 8.0 is strictly required for Hollywood Designer 5.0. Both programs are available in a special bundle which is the ultimate package for every power Amiga user who wants to see what his system can do with Hollywood 8.0 & Hollywood Designer 5.0.

Please consider buying Hollywood Designer 5.0 to show your support for our massive Amiga development efforts. Power up your Amiga system with Hollywood 8.0 & Hollywood Designer 5.0 and order now!





Brought to you by Airsoft Softwair - the hardest working men in code business.

For more information please visit the official Hollywood portal at http://www.hollywood-mal.com/



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Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 12:52:29 PM
thank you very much ;)

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Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 08:53:54 PM
Great news and wonderful work! Congrats!! and thanks a lot for supporting AROS for the first time.  :D

Stay tuned for the new versions of the OS with 64 bits and modern OpenGL to support them in future versions.



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Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 05:26:59 PM
By the way, I'm trying to get some more AROS customers. What would be the best way to make this release known to as many AROS users as possible? Thanks!



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Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 08:58:49 PM
I will take a copy of designers, however you are in the right place as far as advertising is concerned, here you are in the right place, even if many users do not intervene in the threads however they read the news

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Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 09:10:28 PM
By the way, I'm trying to get some more AROS customers. What would be the best way to make this release known to as many AROS users as possible? Thanks!
Hi, I have written a post about it on icarosdesktop.org. Now I'll bounce the news over our distribution's Facebook page, hoping it will help.


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Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 12:10:53 PM
Thanks a lot!



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Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 12:19:45 PM
Thanks a lot!


In 15 hours, the facebook message reached 600+ people, got 7 comments and has been shared by 6 people. My site's dashboard tells me that the post has been read 110 times. It's a good result, after all.


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Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 12:36:26 PM
In 15 hours, the facebook message reached 600+ people, got 7 comments and has been shared by 6 people. My site's dashboard tells me that the post has been read 110 times. It's a good result, after all.

Quite impressing, thanks! I've always been rather reluctant concerning social media but I guess that's the way to reach people now...



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Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 03:04:31 AM
It seems to be very useful software but it's rather expensive.



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Reply #10 on: April 24, 2020, 11:44:32 AM
It seems to be very useful software but it's rather expensive.


Sad, true, but necessary. Other platforms may have great and free alternatives, but if you plan to make a living with software for Amiga systems, you need to make user pay for your solutions. Andreas Falkenhan is a very collaborative guy, making a great development tool and environment for our systems, which have the pro of compiling software for other lucrative platforms as well, and deserve our help.







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Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 02:22:35 PM
It seems to be very useful software but it's rather expensive.

It's worth every penny. Whilst in lockdown I've been producing distance learning apps using Hollywood on my AROS box and then with a simple recompile I'm distributing to Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android platforms to maximise the ability of my students to run the software. Also, the range of freely downloadable plugins is mindboggling - the RapaGUI universal GUI alone has to be worth the asking price of Hollywood.

Saying all that, I've been dragging my feet upgrading to Hollywood 8 (basically just been too busy to get around to it), but with Designer 5 available for now for AROS I'll be upgrading over the weekend.

Cheers,
Nigel.



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Reply #12 on: April 24, 2020, 04:09:00 PM
@paolone & ntromans:
Thanks a lot for your support!

It seems to be very useful software but it's rather expensive.

You have to see what you're getting for the price. Not only Hollywood and Designer but also over 30 plugins for 10+ different platforms. Just take a look at the size of the documentation:

Hollywood: 1034 pages
Hollywood SDK: 418 pages
GL Galore: 266 pages
hURL: 300 pages
MUI Royale: 330 pages
Polybios: 180 pages
RapaGUI: 287 pages

That's almost 3000 pages which should give you an idea what is possible with the software so I don't think it's too expensive. Of course, if the market was bigger I could lower the price but that's not possible in a market as small as this...




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Reply #13 on: April 24, 2020, 07:20:21 PM
@miker many people who use it year started from scratch with programming and in a very short time they did very good things, I don't understand English otherwise I would have read the manuals willingly, anyway I want to make the purchase on my system there must be a software of this type, I want to see how designers behave and then I want to contribute and I hope many will do it :)

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Reply #14 on: April 25, 2020, 06:02:52 PM
@airsoftsoftwair

"That's almost 3000 pages which should give you an idea what is possible with the software so I don't think it's too expensive. Of course, if the market was bigger I could lower the price but that's not possible in a market as small as this..."

I have a few questions...

As a programmer I'd like to know...

1. Can I just read the documentation before purchase?
2. Can I try the software or do I have to purchase it first?
3. I want to know how to connect existing code to Hollywood GUI's.
4. I want to know about plugins how they work and what's available.
5. Also if I purchase Hollywood for AROS do I have to purchase it again for Windows? Is the license good for multiple platforms? Do I have to purchase each new version or simply upgrade?