I will contact you here in the forum with a private conversation on Monday. Then you will receive a link to the beta version and all information you might need. I will assign you some tasks, but apart from that your main job is just to play around - build different pictures, use the item options and write down everything that seems to be "off". I will give you some examples for common errors on Monday so you know what you will be looking for.
Will coats and jackets be avaliable on the New SP-Studio, especially in the launch day.
All coats and jackets will be available on launch day. At least that's the plan if I don't catch Corona. I haven't included them yet, but they have a high priority.
Also, the blog post say people will be able to add different bodies, eyes and mouths, how it’ll be possible?
When you click on the body and lock it you will be able to add a second body to the stage. It will be on top of the first one, but you can move it to the side and then you have two characters standing next to each other. Then you can do the same with eyes, mouth, hair... You can even have more than two items by locking more of them. There are only two things to consider:
- You cannot add the same item twice. So when your first body was a standard body the second one has to be different (chubby, thin, hairy...).
- You have to plan ahead because the first item locked will always be under the next item from the same category.
But it is so much easier to handle than the old freestyle collection.
If you haven't watched the livestream I have a big surprise for you now:
THE TOTALLY NEW AND AWESOME LOCK FUNCTION!
Usually I try my best not to exaggerate, but believe me when I tell you that this simple looking button is something special. It lets you combine any items, while usually items from one category replace each other. So it works like the freestyle collection in the old SP-Studio - but for EVERY item and with more freedom. Check out the new blog post to learn more about it:
This is something I wished for for years, but I wasn't able to code it myself. I'm super happy now that Lars was able to do it!
The release date will be the 21st of December!
So it will even be before Christmas.
And here you can see a first preview of the desktop version:
The focus of the desktop layout is using the space in the best way possible to let you see many thumbnails without scrolling. The stage will be bigger on big screens as well, making it easier to edit your picture. The main category icons are always in view in the top menu bar and a second bar with tabs opens for the subcategories. More in the next blog post.
This was fun, thanks to everybody whojoined the chat!
If you missed the livestream you can still watch the video for 2 weeks. Twitch automatically deletes older videos.
I will also write a blog post about the new announcements.
Only one day left...
Remember that this will be the final contest in the old SP-Studio. In December there will be no contest because of the release of the new SP-Studio.
Today I want to share some not so good news...
Items which will NOT be included in the new SP-Studio anymore
Since I won't need an app store I am in the lucky position that I don't have to follow their rules. So I was able to keep 99% of the South Park related stuff. But since copyright laws are a big topic in Germany right now I read a lot about it lately and I am afraid I will have to delete a couple of things anyway. It's just too risky for me to get in trouble with a big company like Disney/Marvel.
I have struggled a lot to make this decision and you might remember that I hoped this would not be necessary. It's sad because I would love to keep all items in the SP-Studio. It took me some time to draw them and I am sure it is fun to use them for fan art. But unfortunately there is this unforgiving reality with copyright lawsuits... And I am not wealthy enough to risk continuing in the naive way I handled this topic until now. To be honest I should have done this a long time ago.
So what will be removed? It's mostly items from the "shirt motifs" category, including:
- all full South Park characters (15)
- all band shirts (6) (but I wanted to remove these anyway)
- all brand & superhero logos (7)
I will also change the classroom and Cartmanland backgrounds to remove the famous South Park characters. But as I promised clothes, hair and all other South Park items will stay. This is just about the few complete characters. The superhero costumes will stay as well as long as there are no logos on them. Spiderman might be a problem, but let's see... I might draw some fake logos which are similar enough to recognize. I might also add some new music shirts in the future representing certain music styles instead of specific bands. Like the METAL shirt we already have. Oh, and since some of you used the South Park shirt motifes as background characters I will replace them with basic SP-Studio characters. We already talked about this during one of my Twitch livestreams.
I know it's always sad to delete things, and I am sad about this myself. But let's try to think of it that way: There will be many many new items in the new SP-Studio to make up for this, because you can recolor more and there will be completely new items as well. And it is easy to add logos or additonal characters on your own after saving your picture. I you want I can even upload the svg files of the deleted items.
Save the date:
Saturday, 21.11.2020 at 18:00 UTC (19:00 CET)
I promised you a second "big reveal livestream" for the new SP-Studio before launch and this will be it. The desktop version will not be 100% finished until then, but it's in a state that we can show it. And there are some new features I haven't even announced yet.
This stream won't be too long, maybe just one hour. I hope to see you!
Oh yes, there will be anopther update. The final missing function is something very interesting, because the old SP-Studio did not have it. Lars worked on it today and it looks great so far and I see no bugs. So I am thinking about doing a livestream next Saturday to reveal it and show the big desktop version for the first time. The desktop design might not be 100% finished by then, but I guess it's time. Of course there will be ablog post with screenshots directly after the livestream.
I also want to reveal the exact launch date next week, because until now I only spoke about "around the end of December".
This might not be connected, but... since yesterday I have often problems when I want to reply to a topic. I get the error message: "The server encountered an unresolvable problem, please try again later." and a long ID.
Do you experience the same problems?
Here's a little preview to show how the custom color options improve the old t-shirts:
I feel like this is a huge step forward to more creative freedom when it comes to shaping your own characters. It's a lot of fun to play with the colors now.
I am happy to read this and looking forward to finally sharing it with everybody.
This sounds like a good idea, I really nedd more curly hair.
I can't promise it to be in the ne SP-Studio on launch day, because I am currently trying to add new items to the smaller categories. But I will keep it in mind.
The body parts are not seperated in the SP-Studio, so unfortunately this is all I have. But there usually are tools in every vector editing program to split them, so you should be able to edit it to create fitting clothes. I'd recommend to look for some tutorials about "inkscape cutting shapes" if you want to do this.
By the way - I create an extra thread out of this. Perhaps others are interested in the base shape as well and then it's easier to find later.
It worked fine in Illustrator, but maybe you have problems because the single parts are grouped by default. This is an edited version without groups:
Does this work for you?
I made something for ArtisticFangirl (and everybody else who is interested):
This is the base body shape I will use in the new SP-Studio as an 4KB svg file. Free feel to use it as a base for your own drawings. Since I guess you want to change the eyes and feet anyway to make them look closer to the show you don't need to give credit to sp-studio.de every time, since this is just the very basic shape of the characters. But I hope it helps you a little bit with your own artworks.
There’s still a chance to have a "save as a SVG file option" in the day of the launch or after launch?
There will definitely be no SVG option for launch. And to be honest I would not count on it being added later...
But if it's just about a naked base shape for your own characters I might be able to help you. Which picture editing app do use on your phone?