Partigen Tutorials, Demos, Videos …Oh My!

I have just finished the last updates on the Partigen section of the site for a big design refresh. After weeks of work recording videos, taking screenshots, designing, and coding it’s finally done and live. Two new pages have been added for demos and buzz. You can check it out here now:

http://desuade.com/partigen

I have included many new demos, videos, tutorials, and lots of other good stuff to really show off the kind of Flash particle effects Partigen 2 is capable of. Most importantly, how quickly and easily it is to make them.

I hope this helps you make a more informed decision deciding how right Partigen 2 is for you, your company, and clients. Let me know what you think!

Again, you can check out the new pages here and here.

Partigen 2 Flash Particle Effects Component Released

Over 2 years ago, Desuade Partigen was released. This marked the beginning of something special, something even magical. It was the spark of what is about to become the wildfire of Partigen 2.

The new Flash particle effects platform introduced with Partigen 2 is a rebirth of the original idea: a realtime particle effects plugin for Flash that is easy to use, yet incredibly powerful and high quality. This release is the essence of that idea.

A few things have changed at Desuade:  the focus on community and the shocking embrace of open source – while incomparable focus on value, innovation, and passion are still the difference that sets Desuade apart …and Partigen 2 is the flagship example of this.

It would be trivial to list what’s new in this version: as it’s a brand new product, with little in common of the original. It’s really remarkable what Flash is now capable of, and Partigen 2 shows this off in full glory.

Learn more now http://desuade.com/partigen

Thank you for your support this journey, I truly appreciate it – and let me know what you think!

Partigen 2 ActionScript Effect Library Released

The original Partigen was the first of it’s kind – a realtime particle effects component for Flash that could be used with a few clicks of the mouse. The downside, was the API was closed and nothing was open source… and it was in AS2.

After 11 months of development, and 3 months since the last beta release, the open source AS3 particle effects library Partigen 2 is now out of beta and has been officially released! You can grab it now:

http://desuade.com/partigen/download

Along with the particle system, an entire motion package featuring tweening, physics, sequencing, and the exclusive motioncontroller was built to power all those particles. Cleverly named the “Desuade Motion Package”, it has been released as well as version 1.0.

Both packages are being developed together, and those looking for just a powerful animation package for AS3 can use it independently.

I will be finishing up getting the Partigen 2 plugin ready for a release over the next few days, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. If you are excited about this, you should tell somebody else who might be interested.. as I’m sure they’d love you for it!

I’m starting to get really excited.. can you feel excited about this yet?

Desuade Partigen 2 Available for Pre-order Now!

We’re almost there!  Partigen 2 will be out in a few weeks, and starting today, you can pre-order your copy to get it before everyone else. The site has been updated, and the Partigen section of the site has been launched:

http://desuade.com/partigen

Pre-ordering also helps get the product out even faster, as more resources can be devoted to the project. So not only will you get your hands on Partigen 2 before the general public, but that time will come even sooner.

The site will be updated over the next few weeks with more examples and demos, so keep an eye open and be sure to tell all your friends. You should also follow @desuade on Twitter now for the latest news, and exclusive behind-the-scenes development updates!

Partigen 2 and DMP RC2 – Almost There…

Desuade Partigen 2 and the Desuade Motion Package are almost done! This is the last release before the final “dot-oh” releases, and the commercial component for Partigen 2. There’s less than a month before Flash on the Beach, and things should be up just in time!

This is mostly a bug fix/tweak release for the DMP, but Partigen sees a shiny new toy… the BitmapRenderer.

The BitmapRenderer was originally going to be put on hold until 2.1, but it was just too easy to build and too powerful to leave out. Example fla for Partigen has an example of using the BR, so be sure to check it out now to see a lot of particles… and motion trails.

DMP and Partigen RC2 – download now here: http://desuade.com/developer

Flash on the Beach 09 Brighton

Exciting news! I will be speaking at FOTB in Brighton this year as one of the 3 Minute Wonders, flying all the way in from the USA.

I plan on doing a quick pitch on Desuade Partigen 2, and hopefully a bit of inspiration to boot. This will be the first talk about Partigen, and I can’t wait to tell people about it!

This is the first time for me personally that I’ve been to the UK, let alone out of the country, so it’ll be a great experience. If anybody is going to attend, please let me know, I’d love meeting up!

DMP and Partigen 2 RC1 Now Available

It’s been a long time coming, with numerous rewrites and lots of feedback, Partigen 2 (and it’s motion library) is being finalized. This release packs incredible changes, including the following major features:

  • Tweens/physics performance increase 400%-500%!
  • Both packages can export and import XML from classs
  • Sequence class rewritten with tons of extra features
  • Physics and Tween packages re-factored into new classes
  • New Bases package that provide a base for Primitives
  • Eases are now strings, for XML compatibility
  • Lots of internal changes and fixes

See the full list of changes: Changelog

There’s just a little more work to do and then we’re at a final stable version, so this is your last chance to get your input heard, as the API and syntax is pretty much finalized now.

So stop waiting, and download them now here: http://desuade.com/developer

Desuade Website Relaunched!

Desuade.com v2 is live: http://desuade.com/

The original desuade.com website has been up for about 2-3 years, and it was time for a refresh. The first design was, in my opinion, a beautiful work of a typography-based design, but like most people, I felt it was too much text. That, along with new products and a slew of new experience, it was long over-due for a re-haul.

The new site is a bit snazzier, and although there is still a bit of typography work, I feel there is a healthy balance of graphics and text.

Most importantly, the new site is smaller, easier to maintain, and straight to the point. Get what you want, and get it fast. It’s all about logical, coherent, instant gratification.

Next month, Partigen 2 will be launched. Until then, the Partigen pages in the site are logically unavailable, since Partigen 1 is not being sold anymore.

Over the next few days there will be some tweaking here and there of content and backend optimizations, so a few site quirks may occur.

Any feedback on navigation, page layout, or content would be appreciated. The user experience is what counts, and if something missing, please let me know!

Desuade.com Server Migration/Relaunch

In preparation of the new products and site redesign launch, it has also been decided to migrate to a new VPS server as well. This should make the site and all subdomains a lot snappier.

The forums and blog should be up and running as normal, and seem to be super fast.

The main desuade.com site will be back up next week with a redesign, as well as making DMP and Partigen 2 libraries available.

UPDATE: DLP server is offline until DLP2 is up and running. Users trying to activate/deactivate Partigen 1.x may experience disruptions in service. We are working on a way to keep legacy products usable in the platform, instead of a quick fix. Thank you for you support in this large upgrade.

Partigen 1.1 Being Discontinued

In preparation of Partigen 2, the current version of Partigen 1 will be discontinued at the end of the month. This means that you only have until May 31st to get your license for Partigen 1.1.

Support for Partigen 1.1 will continue to the end of this year.

It’s understood that this may affect a small percentage of users that still use AS2. In order to continue the kind of innovation Desuade is known for, focus needs to be placed on the future and the majority of Flash users have made the transition to AS3. Partigen 1 is over 3 years old and it is time for it to retire and make way for version 2.

Thank you for your support in this move to better serve the Flash community as a whole.

*Update: The Desuade website is currently being redesigned and prepping for relaunch in the coming weeks. Due to the original short-notice, Partigen will still be available for purchase until the new launch.