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

DMP and Partigen 2 Beta 3 Now Available

The Desuade Motion Package and Partigen 2 libraries have undergone some big changes from the first beta release to the current near-final releases. If you haven’t gotten a copy yet, now’s the time to get curious as the API is reaching a very stable point.

This release offers a 200% speed improvement for tweens, due to a small syntax change and internal rendering. The ‘target’ property is now outside of the tweenobject and physicsobjects that are passed in the constructor.

I know that causes some backwards compatibility issues, but I figured the speed was worth it – and again these are beta releases so nothing is final yet.

It’s nearing the end of the beta, so now is your chance to get your input heard. You should download the betas now: http://desuade.com/developer and let me know what you think!

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.

Partigen 2 & Desuade Motion Package Beta Soon

I’ll cut to the chase this post, so I can get back to working.

Big news: the engine for Partigen 2 and the new Motion Package that powers it, are done. The documentation is being made now, and will follow with examples.

As previously announced, it will be open source. Free. As in beer.

Once the documentation is done, all current customers will have the opportunity to beta test the package before it’s released, as a special thank you and appreciation of your support.

Note: this is for just the source code and classes aimed at AS3 developers, no presets or interface.

Follow Desuade on Twitter Now!

That’s right, you can now follow us on Twitter!

Just follow @desuade on Twitter now to receive all the latest development updates for Partigen 2, and any special deals on the release!

Knowing that many people are beginning to feel the anticipation for the release, this might help ease you’re excited.

Partigen 2 in Development – AS3 Particle Effects!

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I have updated the community on what’s happening with Desuade and Partigen, so I thought I’d take a moment to do so because I’m sure you’re curious.

Partigen 2 – Ok, so cat’s out of the bag. Partigen 2 has been under development for a few months now, and will be entirely in AS3 for Flash CS3 and CS4. Partigen is being completely rewritten from scratch, and will make 1.1 look like a square wheel – it’s almost too powerful.

This time around, something’s going to be different. The Partigen 2 engine and ActionScript classes will be released 100% free, Open Source. That’s right, you read that correctly – free. It will be distributed and open for contributions from the public via github.

There will still be a commercially supported plugin for Flash, for those users who wish for this and all the same preset effects and easy point and click configuration. Again, this is going to blow the previous version out of the water.

By now I’m sure you’re wondering, when exactly is it going to be released, weren’t you? Well if you’re compelled to know all about Partigen, then I would have to say you can feel excited about beginning to get anticipated for the release in about 2 months!

So tell everyone you know now, get them excited about it – because Partigen 2 is going to be epic, and it’s just like when you were a kid, the night before Christmas, feeling giddy with excitement, waiting for just what you wanted this all along.

You can expect more updates soon!