Presenting Buildbox 3.1.1 Beta

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  1. Sean Buildbox

    Sean Buildbox Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey there Boxers!

    Have some exciting news! We are presenting the early Beta of Buildbox 3.1.1. This is a precursor for the major update being released later this month.

    We have added a ton of major features, fixes, and more. A brief summary of whats new:

    Interactive Tutorials

    Game Creation Wizard

    Brainboxes


    To be clear later this month we will be releasing full 3.1.1 which will be bringing with it more including Integrated Ads and Full Documentation. We know these are high in demand and they are getting the finishing touches currently. More news on that will be forthcoming.

    Here's a video from Trey describing the update ;) :



    As always with Beta Builds please make a backup of any project before opening it up in the newer build. If saved in the newer build it cannot be re-opened in a previous version.

    And of course please send any bugs, issues, or feedback to support@buildbox.com along with details, project files, or anything needed to reproduce.

    The links to the Beta are below:

    macOS: http://download.buildbox.com/buildbox/refs/heads/astral/mac/Buildbox_3.1.1-3394_280008a097bbe38512f7470d06f02b23.zip

    Windows
    : http://download.buildbox.com/buildbox/refs/heads/astral/win/Buildbox_3.1.1-3394_2fbdb7acd05fff748810cb3f9f78cf00.exe

    Change Log:

    added: intearctive mini-tutorials
    added: game creation wizard
    added: 2D worlds
    added: Brainboxes
    added: 3d mode/billbaord mode JS API for animations
    added: Added Physics Linkers API for JS
    added: collision data function for 'Start' physics bodies
    added: frameSize function to get the actual window size. screenSize is deprecated since it doesn't return the actual size
    added: functions for FPS and more shadows control
    added: isRemoved for linkers
    added: isRemoved function for different JS classes
    added: new JS class 'Input' for touch/mouse info.
    added: backtab ability for line with no non-tab characters
    added: check for atlas inclusion into image file validations
    added: logic to handle multiline tabs and backtabs
    added: sizing option to asset tree
    added: support for assigning colors to assets in asset tree
    added: support for comboboxes in tutorial editor via new "name="Title & Action" button
    added: thumbnails, fixed brainbox hovering on launch tutorial
    added: 2d Asset Store for 2D World
    added: ability to track touch IDs in JS API
    added: setFriction() and friction() for Physics JS API
    added: World Rotation JS API for camera
    added: Collide support for "Start" node
    added: checks for using Damage node when Health node is needed
    added: circular movement node
    added: gravity node
    added: signalTimeThreshold bbnode to add time delay
    added: Sling Shot node
    added: Speed Limit for Touch Move node
    added: Time Delay attribute for Signal Filter node
    added: `alt` key for the multi tool
    added: API to get JS Settings as string
    added: 8SideAnim position change mode
    added: 2-sided option for Animation nodes
    added: Fly Camera mode by Right click
    added: Pause JS API
    added: option to keep collision shape always visible
    added: "Block Self-Spawn" switch to "Debris Explosion" node
    added: Trail3D node
    added: Scale Animation node Target/Delta switch
    added: Set Time Warp node
    added: better cocoa pods support for exported iOS Xcode project
    added: Shift key for the multi tool translationupdated: lights JS APIS

    updated: Launch Tutorial
    updated: camera icon
    updated: visual style for Viewport Icons
    updated: OSX min target to 10.10fixed: background color issue

    fixed: after Autohiding, the Click Sound and Release Sound at the place of Button is observed while clicking
    fixed: graphic issue on Screen editor and UI editor
    fixed: DebrisExplosion limit
    fixed: 'Trail' node is not working in some cases
    fixed: can't 'Reset-View' of camera tool once gone away from the grid
    fixed: trails node is active without connection to Start node
    fixed: animation timeline graphs & keys not showing up immediately on attribute modifications
    fixed: crash when change the collision shape of 'if collide' node from 'mesh' to 'cube' and then 'cube' to 'mesh' again
    fixed: Move node increasing speed
    fixed: issue with saving data When added more than three outputs of Random node to the 3DWorld
    fixed: Crash: When 'Delete' the multiple assets using keyboard
    fixed: Stick To Edge function
    fixed: Animation nodes accept blank/null values for delta inputs, made all animation nodes check for true start values
    fixed: rewarded video bbnode to reflect new callback argument
    fixed: debris explosion to have an optional 'delete self' attribute
    fixed: explosion node
    fixed: 4WaySwipe false to prev direction
    fixed: 4WaySwipe refactor and delayBetweenSwipes
    fixed: remove Node does not work on objects whose scene has been deleted
    fixed: component reordering
    fixed: crash when right click for more than one time anywhere in Mesh Manager
    fixed: icons of assets (except Cube, Cone & Cylinder) is not visible in asset bar
    fixed: crash when pinning the Physics attribute on a start node
    fixed: 'Solo Mode' for a scene must get activated in the first attempt
    fixed: duplication Asset crash
    fixed: deleting an attribute from node in some cases can lead to crash
    fixed: different blending methods for Trail
    fixed: centering object to Camera (F Key)
    fixed: copy and pasting Scenes between Worlds in 2D/3D worlds
    fixed: 'level path' -> 'scene path' in menu options
    fixed: default base attribute color to have 100% initial opacity instead of 0%
    fixed: max width of environment icons
    fixed: default value for add point node amount to 0
    fixed: default values for Debris Explosion node
    fixed: crash when call 'removeComponent' from JS API
    fixed: Alpha premultiplication issue
    fixed: Default white texture for trails
    fixed: Duplication puts new objects on top of original ones
    fixed: wave bug node to enable null values for Wave Vector
    fixed: Group name in Send/Receive nodes
    fixed: TouchRotate node using JS Input class
     
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  2. HueTheDev

    HueTheDev Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice, So awesome being able to witness the evolution of Buildbox!
    Let's gooo! #noCode
     
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  3. Hanomax

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    Very cool new nodes!
    Does "Signal Filter" replaces "Threshold" node?
     
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  4. itzonator

    itzonator Serious Boxer

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    Awesome update, new additions and a Quantum Leap Forward for Buildbox! ;-)
     
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  5. AndyG

    AndyG Miniboss Boxer

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    Excellent stuff. Loving Brain Boxes. BB3 coming of age :)
     
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  6. Sean Buildbox

    Sean Buildbox Administrator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately it does not, looks to be an error that it was removed. We've pushed a fix to return it, sorry for the confusion!
     
  7. Jackazoid

    Jackazoid Avid Boxer

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    That's a lot of new stuff!
     
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  8. Sean Buildbox

    Sean Buildbox Administrator Staff Member

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    We've been hard at work and theres more to come! ;)
     
  9. tvalleau

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    Congratulations! I've just sent in my renewal request! ;)
     
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  10. Coldwilson

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    Fantastic work, so excited about the 2D work you've done.
     
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  11. Thud

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    I felt like I was going to have to learn a whole new way until I saw the last minute. Way to go on the brain box implementation. I know it couldn't have been easy merging all of these ideas together and not make the *manual 1000 pages.

    *when it comes :)
     
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  12. rizwanashraf

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    Wait WHAT ! This looks Fantastic ....
     
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  13. Thud

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    It's so nice to see you smile
     
  14. 33Shox

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    really impressive features.
     
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  15. rizwanashraf

    rizwanashraf Avid Boxer

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    Bro! :D
     
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  16. PunkPuffin

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    1st time I've used Buildbox in about 3 months. None of it seems to work well for me. I've tried the Wizard and the generated template is unusable so far. I've also tried some brain boxes and they don't do what they are meant to do. Is it only me!!!
     
  17. Codifie

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    Seeing the same. Wizard needs a lot of refining and work, I tried a couple, they didn’t work at all.

    As for the brain boxes, I could get some functioning with a little tweaking.
    I think they both are good ideas, but need some work. As for the brain boxes, I’m not super impressed, but an experienced BB3 user and a newbie will have different reactions to both of these features once they are in working order.
     
  18. Coldwilson

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    I tried out BB3 a few times briefly but have been mid development (very slowly a few hours a week) for the past two years. I wasn't ready to risk BB3 importing the game after an initial attempt as it's quite complex. Although I see some really impressive work in 3D I still prefer 2D for casual games so I've been dreading using the 3D interface for future 2D projects so the 2D interface is a game changer.

    The benefits of BB3 will soon (I hope) make switching from BB2 something to be excited about (once stable enough). In BB2 I've enjoyed creativity through constraints but having things like an inflexible points system has driven me to the brink. My creative solution has been to have an eccentric scoring system, not a theme I can re-use very much. Can't wait to move on...
     
  19. TheGameAppStudio

    TheGameAppStudio Serious Boxer

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    @Sean Buildbox Thanks for releasing 3.1.1 Beta . I have a suggestion since its good to see Buildbox evolving as expected i request you to enable a feature to add AI CHARACTERS/OBJECTS as per today's game trend.
     
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    Thank god you are going away from coding and getting back to drop and drag to was the original thing that got me here !
     
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