Saola Animate 2.7.0 (2019.07.05)

Enhancements:

  • Allow changing the resource of an audio or video element.
  • Update Event Handlers window when element selection changed.
  • Rearrange event types in Event Handlers window.
  • Elements with event handlers defined now have a highlighted icon.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Cannot import SVG images on macOS.
  • Cannot open packages (.saolapack) which their file names have dot (.) characters.
  • Resources have case-insensitive identical names with the project filename are deleted when previewing the project.
  • HTML5: Swipe events do not work on Windows touch devices.
  • HTML5: Document is not focused automatically to receive keyboard events.
  • HTML5: Completed media playback animations start again when resuming the timeline.
  • HTML5: Element.hasClass function does not work.
  • Media target object is selected incorrectly when adding a new media action.

Saola Animate 2.6.0 (2019.03.27)

New:

  • Initial release for macOS.

Enhancements:

  • Save and restore column/grid mode of scene thumbnails.
  • Update "Remove Text Override" button style.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Busy updating scene thumbnail size in some cases.
  • Copying/pasting timeline triggers which have Run JavaScript actions doesn't work correctly.
  • Shadow color of an element is incorrect if the element has other filter effects.
  • Some other minor bugs fixed.

Saola Animate 2.5.0 (2019.01.22)

New:

  • 3D transformation for elements.
  • Drop shadow effect for elements.
  • Filer effects for elements, such as grayscale, blur...
  • Clipping effects for elements: rectangle, circle or oval clipping.
  • Element alignments support flexible layout.
  • Browser compatibility warnings for features which some browsers don't support.
  • Russian language.

Enhancements:

  • Split Properties pane into multiple tabs.
  • Add more element grouping features: add to group, remove from group, layout group.
  • Improve auto-keyframe mode.
  • Improve Google font window.
  • Motion Path can work well with elements that have a flexible layout.
  • Allow changing z-orders and groups of elements in Timeline and Elements pane by mouse dragging.
  • Allow collapsing groups in Timeline.
  • Custom CSS now takes effect right inside the editor.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Crash error when selecting Close All from the right-click menu of any project tab.
  • Copying/pasting animations of multiple elements at once may not work correctly.
  • Some popup windows and menus are cut off on multi-monitor machines.
  • Some other minor bugs fixed.

Saola Animate 2.0.3 (2018.08.22)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Cannot load Google fonts.

Saola Animate 2.0.2 (2018.06.26)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Missing DLL issue on some Windows 7 computers.
  • Google fonts and embeded system fonts don't work correctly with symbols.
  • Cannot save a project as a package if it contains external JavaScript or CSS URLs.
  • Exernal JavaScript and CSS files don't take effect when previewing projects on browsers.
  • Cannot select freeform shapes in a group on Canvas.
  • Alignment tools don't work correctly if elements aren't positioned relatively to the top-left of their parents.
  • Breakpoints pane isn't updated when switching to the symbol editing mode.

Saola Animate 2.0.1 (2018.05.31)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Issue when copying element animations between projects.
  • "Socket operation timed out" error on some computers (Sign-in, Activation, Loading Google fonts,...).

Saola Animate 2.0.0 (2018.05.15)

New:

  • Responsive design.
  • Google fonts.
  • System fonts: allow using and embedding fonts installed on the user machine.
  • Freeform shapes.
  • Add autofit option which scales the HTML5 output automatically to fit its container.
  • Add auto unit for width/height property which helps keeping element aspect ratio.
  • Allow importing external HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files or URLs.
  • Allow editing HTML and CSS templates for the HTML5 output.
  • Add class name property for elements.
  • Support perpetual license model (along with current subscription model).

Enhancements:

  • Improve Event Action editor.
  • Event actions can be copied/pasted.
  • HTML Widget can display imported HTML and SVG files.
  • Allow customizing HTML5 output resource location.
  • Allow restoring image and video elements to their original sizes.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Saola Animate 1.1.0 (2017.09.05)

New:

  • German language.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Startup issue on certain Windows 7 machines.

Saola Animate 1.0.3 (2017.08.22)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Cannot sign in when password has some special characters.

Saola Animate 1.0.2 (2017.08.10)

Enhancements:

  • Timeline: Objects with event handlers defined now have highlighted icon.
  • Canvas: Allow canvas reload.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Menu and some pop-up panels don't work when the app is maximized and taskbar is autohide.
  • Keyboard shortcut customization doesn't work.
  • HTML5: Infinite loop when loading unsupported audio/video resources.

Saola Animate 1.0.1 (2017.07.11)

Enhancements:

  • Add a Youtube channel for Saola Animate tutorials.
  • Add some command line switches to specify backend rendering engine when Saola Animate doesn't render properly:
    • Default: Dynamic, no switch.
    • Use DirectX 9+: -directx
    • Use OpenGL: -opengl
    • Use Software OpenGL: -software

Bugs Fixed:

  • Cannot open user manual from within Saola Animate if it's running on any locale other than English.

Saola Animate 1.0 (2017.06.30)

Initial release for Windows 7 and above.