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Construct 3 r265

Import animated images; Z scale; usability improvements & more

28 September, 2021 ()

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In this release we're adding support for importing animated image formats like GIF and APNG to the editor. Both drag-and-drop to the Layout View and importing to the Animations Editor are supported. This currently requires Chrome 94+ though, as it is the first browser release that supports this.

We've also added ways to get the Z scale for the 3D camera object. This tells you how many pixels one unit on the Z axis is, so you can do things like make a 3D shape exactly cube by setting the right Z height. Another update for 3D cameras is now the layer parallax setting affects the 3D camera position. The main reason to use this is so you can make a skybox layer with zero parallax - then on that layer you can add a big 3D box encompassing the whole layout, and that 3D box will stay in a fixed position no matter where you go, providing a way to have an interesting 3D background with 3D camera.

There's also various other usability improvements, such as displaying the project filename in a couple of tooltips, and new options when bulk importing animations. As ever there's also a batch of bug fixes, and another new example added - check out Top-down shooter 3D for another great example of the kind of 3D style game it's now easy to design in Construct! We're now going to focus on reliability and work towards a stable release, so look out for a few bug-fixing focused releases over the next few weeks.

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New Additions

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Support for importing animated image formats (e.g. GIF, APNG) in Chrome 94+
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New example project 'Top-down shooter 3D'
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Display project filename (where available) in tab tooltips
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Display project filename (where available) in Project Bar (on project name)
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3D camera: read-only Z scale property; ZScale expression
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Animations editor: add option to set frame durations when importing animations in bulk
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Animations editor: add different sorting options when importing animations in bulk


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Apply layer parallax to camera position on 3D layers (useful for skybox)
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3D camera: remove Z scale parameter from 'Rotate camera' action

Bug Fixes

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Particles: InitSizeRandom expression did not work
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Tilemaps: possible crash using auto-tiling actions
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Animations editor: ensure scroll position of main pane when toggling the onion skin tool
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Mobile: UI could become unresponsive if the application lost focus while showing a context menu
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Drawing Canvas: Text objects did not paste correctly (regression)

Scripting updates

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3D camera 'zScale' property

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  • I'm crashing instantly when I try to launch this version in particular (not an issue with r264) "Error details: TypeError: expected string" and in the console "main.js:888 Error while parsing the 'sandbox' attribute: 'allow-storage-access-by-user-activation' is an invalid sandbox flag.".

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      • Ashley
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      It's working fine for me here in Chrome, Edge and Firefox. As ever please file an issue following all the guidelines if you run in to any problems, as we need all that information to be able to help.

      • after clearing the cache, the crash stopped, but the crash remained when I try to add an image to a new sprite

      • I fixed by going to F12 > Application > Clear Site Data

        Some caching issue may be happening because I am using Beta to test new featureand the Stable for projects.

    • Same here...

      main.js:888 Error while parsing the 'sandbox' attribute: 'allow-storage-access-by-user-activation' is an invalid sandbox flag.

  • I'm not even touching this release after the crash on startup and I'd suggest waiting for a hotfix release.

  • Crashing google chrome

  • I'm also crashing when trying to import an image.

  • You are really amazing..

    As time goes by, my liking for this engine increases.💖💗

    Thank you very much

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  • What is still missing

    1) Light sources needed

    2) Need import from 3D max and blender

    3) 3d editor

    • No but construct 3 is not a 3D game creation engine, it's already huge what they did there, while remaining very simplistic!

      Maybe in the future they'll do it, but it could complicate things a lot, maybe a real 3D module.

      Personally, I think it's already excellent what they did!

      So don't ask too much, it's a golden team, we never saw that, it's the best editor that exists, the simplest, so once again the team, you're crazy and we love you, well me anyway ^^

  • Thank you for the updates! Is there a demo that shows off a skybox we can learn from?

  • Essa novidade do Skybox pode ser interessante para jogos espaciais :) gostei das novidades.