What's new in Radi v0.7.1
It is now possible to apply fill patterns to shapes. The pattern is transformed together with the shape, and can be published to both canvas and video elements. This is a nice way to add texture and depth. You can also create gradients, noise and other generated patterns.
There are a dozen example patterns included in the default installation. (Most of them come from subtlepatterns.com, an excellent resource for freely usable texture images.)
You can also create new patterns and edit existing ones using the Conduit Editor effect design tool that's built into Radi. This is the same interface that's used to create filters. By applying Conduit to patterns, you can do pretty much anything: color corrections, collages, generated images...
Below is a cropped screenshot which shows a pattern being selected for a shape. (Yes, this example composition is very contrived... I'm a bit tired.) On the right, you can see the Inspector window showing the settings for the selected pattern.
A new feature called script parameters makes it much easier to control values within scripts that render custom graphics.
Instead of having to write values inside the script, you can create parameters, and modify the parameter's value visually in the Script Editor window. The parameter's value becomes accessible within the script as a variable with the same name.
The next screenshot shows this feature in the Script Editor interface.
Filters applied to text and image layers are now correctly published within a Canvas element.
Fixed bugs with viewer display updates causing graphics flashes.
Fixed bugs in publishing where opacity values might not be correctly set within a Canvas element.
Each Radi version tends to focus on slightly different features. See what happened in the previous version:
What's new in Radi 0.7
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