Liquib 2.6 includes a new feature called Mapping, which transforms the display based upon functions of complex variables. There's also a new Mosaic Tool, and two methods have been added to the Plop Effect. Numerous other fixes and improvements. Further details follow: (Also see Liquib 2.6.1)
As with all Liquib actions, Mapping activity is captured with
can optionally be included with Automatic Effects. Use the Maps
tab of the Configuration
screen to control how often Mapping should be applied, and which Map
Functions are available for random selection.
Tile Size controls the relative size of each tile. Setting the
Tile Size to a fairly low value makes it easier for the Mosaic Tool
to approximate the source image elements. The Shape Regularity %
determines how close to the 'ideal' Shapes the tiles will appear.
For example, with Shape Regularity % set to 100% and a Hexagonal Tile
Shape, the tiles will actually look like six-sided hexagons. When set
to lower percentages, the Mosaic Tool will attempt to deform the
Tiles as needed to align with detected image edges. So generally,
low Tile Size and low Shape Regularity % values give the Mosaic
Tool the most flexibility with fitting tiles to match source image elements,
and will result in more accurate representations of the picture.
Liquib 2.6.1 includes several fixes and improvements, mostly concerning the recently added Mapping feature. The intense processing needed to Map the constantly evolving screen scenes produced by Liquib might make the action seem a bit sluggish, especially with large, high-resolution monitors. New Mapping Options are now available via the Mapping Menu to choose the level of Quality to use for Mapping during continuous activity, (such as while Automatic Effects or Sequons are in progress). Setting the Use Low Quality During Continuous Activity option will allow the action to occur with noticeably faster performance, though with somewhat pixelated results. The Mapped scene will be automatically re-rendered with Best Quality immediately after the activity has completed, or whenever the action is paused (just hit the Space bar).
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