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11-08-2000, 12:53 AM
Lets refresh that wish list-

This is to make it easier for Bob to know what we want, one place to look.
Please post only wishes for future releases of KoolMoves, if you have any questions or comments about current features, please create a new post. Thank you


1.motion paths for objects

2.a bone system

3.point grouping

4.action scripting

5.import of .avi movies for frame by frame rotoscoping

6.an autotracer

7.improved frame editing ability(a compositor)

8.output to .avi or other format

9.import of .swf files

10.size of an object/shape in pixels

11.shape library

12.improved help files(updated)

13.improved layer editing ability, some sort of dialog box, think photoshop

14.way to tell how much an object is rotated, moved, etc.


11-08-2000, 01:57 AM
this is my wish list;

1. Transformation of Raster formats- Scale and fade.

2. A little box showing the # of seconds between Frames-should be easy.

3. A pallet for line color and fill color that would allow users to select before the line is drawn.

4. Export to other formats. SWT is comming yeah!! SVG is a while off.

5. Import SVG and SWF. PDF is comming so yay!!

6. More Actionscripts.

7. Shape Library- should be easy also.

8. Link to external Raster app.

9. Auto Trace.

10. Bones.

11-08-2000, 04:29 AM
On point grouping:

I am able to group points by shift-clicking them and move them as a unit. Do you mean something more than this by "point grouping"?

11-08-2000, 12:19 PM
I think Brad wants to lock points into new shapes or something. I think autotrace (not that important becuase of third party tools) and a skeletal frame tool are a lot higher on my list.

Even higher on my list are a display of time between frames on the main interface, a way to choose line and fill color before drawing shapes, and raster scale and fade. A shape library would be easy to implement.

Bob Hartzell
11-08-2000, 02:07 PM
What is a skeletal frame tool?

Also, explain the shape library?

What do you mean by link to external raster app?

What do you have in mind when you say more actionscripts?

11-08-2000, 02:50 PM
Bones is a skeletal frame tool.

A shape library is easy. In Library's just add a folder that has shapes in it and add a link to it like the text effects library.

Link to external Raster Application is easy. Allow users to customize a button that when pushed will open up a Raster Image ediotor Like Paint Shop Pro, MS paint, or Photo Shop etc. Again Real easy to do.

Action scripts- allow users a choice to script controls into the SWF like Flash does. No other SWF Tools but Flash allow this at the time.

11-08-2000, 04:31 PM
I want points to be able to be locked down, not able to be moved basically, would be a useful animation tool.


Bob Hartzell
11-08-2000, 05:22 PM
Have you tried hiding (Ctrl H) the shape? That prevents any transform from changing the shape.

11-10-2000, 04:55 PM
Yes I know about that, I am refering to locking/hiding individual points on a shape.


11-10-2000, 04:56 PM
Maybe Bob could make the O-shape(as a mask tool) as another choice in the tool menu, also a square with rounded edges would be nice too!


11-20-2000, 11:16 PM
Sound in KoolMoves player, and more options for sound import.


11-21-2000, 05:02 AM
Wish list from Germany


To move shapes, you can use the arrowkeys. This method is exactly but the increment is very small. It would be nice if there will be a possibility in future to move with a bigger/faster increment (without using the damned mouse). For example with the combination of „shift“ and arrowkey. If so you would save a lot of time in working / positioning shapes exactly. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say.

[Edited by 5minutes on 11-21-2000 at 04:20 AM]

11-27-2000, 07:02 AM
Another wish:

Fade in (and out) of pixel grafics with transparency

12-02-2000, 10:22 PM
More then one view available. Have two windows(or more) available so you can view different areas of your drawing, this way one could be zoomed in close, while the other is full view so you could see what your adjustments would look like. Available in many programs, haven't seen it in a 2d program, but it is a feature in many 3d programs, and I think it would be useful in KoolMoves.


12-03-2000, 01:24 PM
BONES.....please BONES.

Thank you


12-05-2000, 09:30 AM
In CorelDraw you can "combine" objects to be "one"

I.e. the letter "A", when imported into Koolmoves seperates the inside of the "A". Right now, there is no way (that I know) to combine the two parts into one so the inside of the "A" shows through.

Also, how about different formats for the background image.

To be able to resize all the objects across all the frames and move them. I.E. There are times I want to take an existing project that is big, and I want to make it smaller.

That's it for now!

12-05-2000, 12:44 PM

You are exactly right on that being a "biggie". You like myself are victims of being spoiled by Corel's simplicity in their features. That resizing issue is HUGE to me too! koolMoves will get there soon enough. FlipBook can do all of that ( a professional 2D program) but it does not come nearly as cheap as KM. I'm not sure if Moho can do it though. It might be able to and it's more expensive that KM,..but not much more. I always though a direct twain compliancy scan import function would be cool too, but that can be worked around. the re-sizing issue cannot always be worked around, because you may not know that you want to re-size until you have a good look at it in the layout of which you are working. I agree with you, that must be addressed.


12-05-2000, 01:01 PM
Both of those features are already implemented.

You can Group any combination of shapes into 1 shape using the group command and the Transform> Scale/ Translate movie allows the second function.

12-05-2000, 01:05 PM
A better function than either of these is already implemented. Try the movie clip function.

Make an Animation then save then Create new and use the File> import movie Function. I think you'll like it.

With this function you get to preview the animation when inserted and you can move the animation and change its speed.

12-05-2000, 02:00 PM
Were talking about EVERY object in the presentation. To select EVERy one of them. Not just the same type, but all!

Lets say I have 12 frames. I want to shrink the entire size of all of it. I tried the Transform, and it does resize them all, but How to I mannually resize and move ALL objects. The Scale/Transform function does shrink it all, but not in the center.

Originally posted by johnie
Both of those features are already implemented.

You can Group any combination of shapes into 1 shape using the group command and the Transform> Scale/ Translate movie allows the second function.

12-05-2000, 03:13 PM
Switch over to the change in all frames tool. Go to A Frame in which all of your shapes are present in. Hit Edit> Select All and then scale and move them. That'l fix it.

12-06-2000, 01:17 AM
more gradient effects-

Bascially be able to have more then two colors in gradients, perhaps an unlimited:) amount.


12-06-2000, 12:49 PM

In the Gradient Fill Interface hit the + button then realese it. You will ahve a new pointer and can add more than 2 graident colors that way.

12-06-2000, 01:58 PM
OH:) I didn't see that, thanks Johnie!! Cool.


12-07-2000, 12:20 AM
fix that rotation problem.....:(


Bob Hartzell
12-08-2000, 06:34 AM
To be able to resize all the objects across all the frames and move them. I.E. There are times I want to take an existing project that is big, and I want to make it smaller.
-> I believe this is currently available. See transforms at the bottom of the transforms menu. You provide a scale factor and a x and y offset.

12-08-2000, 10:53 AM
First I wanna say what an excellent package KoolMoves is. I haven't had much chance to play with it yet, but have knocked up a quick thing on my site http://www.programmedintegration.com/contact.htm it's at the bottom of the page, which only took 10 minutes.

Anyway on my wish list would be the ability to export from KoolMoves to a stand alone EXE file. It would be great to be able to knock up a presentation that's downloadable from my website and not need any additional software installed.


12-08-2000, 11:33 AM
I agree that would be a nice feature but Flash itself does not produce standalones without the Flash Player.

You can obtain some software for free that will do what you are asking though- and I highly recomend getting some of this software.

SWF browser


This tool will let you make a standalone SWF or make a screen saver from your SWF. It also allows you to parse the SWF (which basically opens up the internal workings of the SWF) and extract graphics and sounds from it.

The stand alone player

The Flash 5 stand alone is available when you download the demo of Flash 5 and the source code for the Flash 4 player can be obtained from:


There is also a link to a binary version of the SWF Player on this board.

12-09-2000, 09:31 PM
Just thought of something else that would be a good addition. The ability to create a marquee kind of SWF file and be able to change the text by changing a text file. I know there is a program out there called Generator or something that does this, but I'm sure that it wouldn;t be too hard to add to KoolMoves.


Bob Hartzell
12-10-2000, 05:11 AM
We are headed in that direction. I am working on the ability to create .swt files which will then make KoolMoves interesting as a front end to a number of generator tools. It will open a whole new market for the product.

12-29-2000, 03:33 PM
I would like to see Koolmoves play MIDI files!