Beta 5 Released
We released Beta 5 yesterday! Everyone should have received emails with their Beta 5 download by now. If not, please check your spam folders and if it's not there either please contact us.
Below is some of the functionality we've added since the last dev log.
Rulers can be enabled from the View menu with several units to choose from.
Printing is now available, including print preview and scaling.
Basic Shape and Line tools that get drawn on top of all other tools have been added.
The Overland Railroad Tool has been added.
Spiral stairs have been added and segment stairs have been finished.
Variable width rivers can now be drawn. Each river branch can have a beginning and ending width.
Textures now have rotation options.
Single and drag feature mode now has the option to auto cycle, randomly or in list order, through the current category selected. Future releases will include the ability to create custom lists of feature artwork to cycle through.
Rotation angle is now saved for drawn items. This is particularly useful for dungeon items so that they can be scaled once rotated without distorting proportions. The rotation angle can also be “cleared,” which sets the current angle as the new zero.
Added the option to ignore art from the art manager by unchecking the checkbox next to the folder. Ignored art isn't loaded into the program, avoiding the load time and memory usage of unneeded art.
Art and Development Status
We'll have an artwork update in a few weeks that will include a list of artwork that we've already released and artwork we still need to deliver. On the development side we are currently working on Beta 6. We're especially looking forward to Beta 6 because it will include many “finished” areas of Other World Mapper as we move steadily forward toward a release candidate!
RPG Artist Campaign
Josephe Vandel, the artist who created many feature sets for Other World Mapper, is running a campaign of his own for digital RPG maps! Please have a look! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinravenpress/fantasy-rpg-maps-the-wilderness-of-the-lost-realms/description
- The Three Minds Software Team