0 Favourites

What Features Do You Want To See In The Future C2?

  • Im starting this thread to get a feel on where we are headed with C2 from this point onward,From the community standpoint.

    It will be a great thing to hear what features everyone wants to see inside Construct 2. One million downloads and counting!

    For me its very simple,i would love to see,

    1) Dynamic Lighting/Shaders

    2) Updated Image Editor...at the least the ability to create circles would be epic.

    3) PS4 Export .......I forgot to add this one

    i look forward to seeing what everyone wants to see!

  • 1. This

    2. Change keyboard shortcuts: F5 - run from first layout, F6 - run current layout, F7 - debug current layout, F8 - export

    3. Point sampling in the editor - or an option to toggle between point and linear

    4. Option to toggle WebGL on/off in the editor

    5. Better plugin/behavior support - modularity should cover this nicely

    6. 100 different things that I'm to lazy to write about.

  • shinkan very nice!

    i wouldnt mind having alot of the features you are talking about in your thread for the editor.My number one is lighting

    Right here is something i would love to see a plugin for in the future http://spritelamp.com/

    I think Ashley and Tom have done quite alot to make this engine as epic as possible for us.But with that said,We still have some things to work on before we can surpass some of the older engines out there like GMS for starters.

    Lighting and the Image Editior are Hot Topics right now.

    Thanks for your input aswell,Im always willing to hear other peoples opinions and feedback,That is truly how we move forward as a whole.

  • spritelamp is a scam. It's a perfect example how to get money from people for something that can do for free themselves.

  • in addition to the things mentioned above:

    1) Real camera and 3d placing of the layers. I am not talking about obj or any kind of 3d mesh support, no, just a 3d world to place assets around, like in Toon Boom, or HitFilm software.

    2) Per Layer and per Sprite masking options. The current webGL (?) Destination Over,Out and whatever, are hard to implement and have a counterproductive workflow. A system that uses either gray-scale maps, or opacity values to mask any number of layers or objects (using other layers and/or other Sprites) will be ideal.

    3) A timeline on the editor, with key-frame capability, to visually time and move objects around, add/or trigger events. This...

    4)...in combination with a curve-path editor for making paths ( attach object to a path, set speed, way-points, ping-pong behaviors etc).

    5) A multichannel sound mixer/system. Play multiple sounds at the same time (not with 16ms delay), balance the volume/pan output (without 3d sound) for each one, or any combination of them with buses (groups), behaviors for easy in/out fades.

    6) Affect particles after their creation with events.

    7) Official implementation of R0J0Hound's Canvas plugin, with tutorials suggesting practical examples and how to make them.

    8) Although RookieDev mentions it, I also must write it down my self: Real-time light-shadow system. It will just blow away the visual quality of our creations, and add a ton of new aesthetic and game-play possibilities!!!

  • Spritelamp just looks to me virtually the same as Pode's excellent effect, shown in the post here: https://www.scirra.com/forum/effect-2d-dynamic-lighting_t75219

  • I would like tilemap to look like the tilebackgrounds actually looks like, right now seams makes it pretty useless for a lot of people

    Other than that, not much I can think of other than modularity

  • Oh, yes, I forgot:

    9) Animation capabilities for the Tilled Background object, just like on the Sprite object

  • 1) Dynamic Light/shadows.

    2) 3D objects ( I'm not asking for construct 3D).

    3) Tint the color of particles over time.

    4) An official split-screen plugin ( that supports effects/shaders).

  • in addition to the things mentioned above:

    1) Real camera and 3d placing of the layers. I am not talking about obj or any kind of 3d mesh support, no, just a 3d world to place assets around, like in Toon Boom, or HitFilm software.

    2) Per Layer and per Sprite masking options. The current webGL (?) Destination Over,Out and whatever, are hard to implement and have a counterproductive workflow. A system that uses either gray-scale maps, or opacity values to mask any number of layers or objects (using other layers and/or other Sprites) will be ideal.

    3) A timeline on the editor, with key-frame capability, to visually time and move objects around, add/or trigger events. This...

    4)...in combination with a curve-path editor for making paths ( attach object to a path, set speed, way-points, ping-pong behaviors etc).

    1. you can use magicam plugin for a camera - which should be made official and comes with C2 by default. Not sure what you mean by 3d object placement. Isn't Z ordering what you ask for?

    2. Sprite masking would be really nice. It could be done similar to how containers work. Add mask object for the sprite and it will affect only this sprite. Doing that with effects it's sometimes difficult and its forcing you to use separate layer.

    3. This could be made but as a plugin because that kind of feature will simply not fit to current C2 workflow. But still, would be perfect for cutscenes and timed events. There was something like that in CC, Timeline? if I remember correctly.

    4. I'm surprised C2 still lacks of path editor after all releases. I know it's quite easy to do by events, but proper plugin for that would be great.

  • 1) Create Object By Name for the System Action like in CC , (I know Rex has a similar plugin)

    2) Be able to compare a solid,,,,on collision with , is overlapping

    3) Image editor updates

  • 1. I miss that a lot, and don't know why it haven't been added yet. There was some explanations made by Ashley very long time ago, but I think they do not apply any more And this feature itself could make life easier (and use less events) in dozens of projects made by people here.

    2. Be able to compare a solid,,,,on collision with , is overlapping - What do you mean? Solid is just a behavior you are adding to objects that will have collisions.

  • In CC it was an attribute that could be given to numerous objects and then checked without checking each object or having them in a family . Perhaps just being able to assign an attribute would do as well .

  • Construct 3

    Buy Construct 3

    Develop games in your browser. Powerful, performant & highly capable.

    Buy Now Construct 3 users don't see these ads
  • 1. you can use magicam plugin for a camera - which should be made official and comes with C2 by default. Not sure what you mean by 3d object placement. Isn't Z ordering what you ask for?

    I know of the magicam plugin, it adds great usability to the current way of working . But a real 3d workspace is an other thing. No more weird parallax scaling from the stage's origin for example. Just move the camera forward (or backward) on Z axis and everything scales in relation to the camera's "target". In essence, you move the camera object instead of moving (scrolling) the whole world, which is actuary "pinned" on a virtual 0,0 point and moves/scales in relation to the layer's parallax/scaling values.

    4. I'm surprised C2 still lacks of path editor after all releases. I know it's quite easy to do by events, but proper plugin for that would be great.

    Yes, it can be done with events, but you have to be at R0J0's level to do curved movement, tangents, ease-in/outs etc.

  • None. All I want to see is the improvement and elaboration of existing features. There are so many things that barely pass as finished.

Jump to:
Active Users
There are 1 visitors browsing this topic (0 users and 1 guests)