We released today the version 1.2.0 of Banner Effect for Windows and Mac OSX.
It is a major release with a lot of new features. Here are the main changes:
We had to rewrote completely the player to be able to support both technologies... and there is one bad news: Banner Effect is not able anymore to display the 3D cube in this new version. As HTML5 is not yet as powerful as Flash we had to remove this effect.
Anyway, the previous version of Banner Effect (1.1.2) with the cube effect is still available from the "Product Updates" section of our website if you really need this effect.
New customizable effects
Effects have been reworked with a lot of new Start/End and Animation effects. Effects are also customizable now, so you can change, for instance, speed, duration, color or amplitude of many effects.
You can also add a shadow or a reflection to every objects on the banner.
Texts effects and Unicode
The text engine of Banner Effect has been completely rewritten. It now supports Unicode fonts, it means you are now able to display texts in Chinese, Russian or Arabic.
You can also set the text as Bold, Italic or Underline.
You can add a gradient or/and an outline to the text to create nice titles.
You don't have anymore to use the "font importer" tool: Banner Effect will directly use the fonts installed on your system.
The background tab of Banner Effect has been changed and now allows the following:
- Background Color: To set a background color. You can also create a gradient.
- Background Image: To set a background image. You can now set the position of the image.
- Border: To add a border around the banner.
- Background Effect: Using this feature, you can add a predefined animation effect running in the background.
New Help & German/French translation
Help has been completely rewritten and is now available in English, French and German (thanks to Lokaldo for the German translation).
The user interface is also now available in German.
Reworked export wizard
The export wizard is now more complete and allows to directly copy the banners to any server using FTP protocol or store the finished banners on Banner-Effect's server.
Mac version overhaul
We have worked a lot on the Mac OSX version to make it more pretty and more integrated to the OSX environment.
Trial, and full editions have been updated and are available for all registered customers (using "Product Updates" page).