The development of the SP-Studio remake in 2020

  • Because of a fixed bug the size of the exported png pictures will be increased to 1156x1156 px. I initially went for 900x900 so you won't notice my little drawing errors - but I guess nobody will complain about a bigger image size. ^^ So, congratulations, this one bug actually lead to some good results for the visitors.

  • My initial plan was to only include full categories, because then you know what's missing.

    But it might be better to at least have some items in every category...

    Turns out my initial plan was the right one.

    The more feedback I get the more I realize that people will always complain if a category is not 100% complete, because one favorite item might be missing. When I say "objects & special shirts in January, but the rest is here for launch" then everybody knows what to expect.

    I will be honest here... I've been working on this thing for 3 years and it has been tough. You get mostly negative feedback during this time, because of course you ask your friends and testers to find bugs and you always talk about improvements. I don't want to sit there on launch day and get complains like "why did you include and iPhone but no iPad". It would just break my heart. So I want to limit the confusion about why something is missing while another item is included.

  • Hey, I totally forgot to mention another small improvement I made! When I include a hairstyle now I can select if it should show up on top of glasses or under glasses. In the old SP-Studio glasses were under all the hair (because of long fringes), but this looked strange for very short hairstyles. Now I can make sure it always looks realistic.

  • I just pushed the last changes. In about 24 hours the whole thing will be online! :)

    So I can now confirm that I managed to include about 1500 items for launch. The rest (mainly objects) will be added in January.


  • No, because during development I realized it feels strange to call it anything other than just "SP-Studio". I wanted to rename it at first, but I m so used to this name after so many years... So I will keep the name and it will also stay this way in the logo. When I talk about the old and new version I will call it "new SP-Studio" because this feels natural. :)

  • Technical difficulties. :( The preparations for the update were finished hours ago, but suddenly the saving button does not work anymore. So I cannot upload the update until we (most likely Lars) found the reason for this error.