Update Track Creator Updates ( Eraser and Curved Line Sizes & Snap Preview )

Discussion in 'Game changes and Updates' started by Char, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author

    Hey guys,
    Yesterday , we pushed out some new changes to the track creator. First off, the tool selection is highlighted now, and provides betters feedback as to what tool you are currently on. Secondly the Eraser and Curved line tool now have set different sizes ( S , M , L )
    This should help those who want more control over their tools. Please provide feedback!

    Eraser ( Radius )
    Small - 2px
    Medium - 5px
    Large - 10px​
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    Curved Line (
    Break Point )
    Small - 5px
    Medium - 10px
    Large - 30px

    Small
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    Large
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    EDIT (new feature)
    Snap To Preview

    We just added a feature that allows for much easier line placement. Snap to preview line. This will show you where your line will be place upon click.
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    Try it out.

    - Char​
     
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  2. fil

    fil Well-Known Member Official Author

    I like the new features!
    Edit: The changing size of the eraser doesn't seem to do anythting.
     
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  3. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author

    Hmm... check again
     
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  4. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    Char I love this update! not only do I not use any of these new features, but the changing size of the eraser gets in the way! :D JK
     
  5. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    BLEGH!
     
  6. fil

    fil Well-Known Member Official Author

    I see now
     
  7. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    No any? Not even the eraser?

    Also, Char, is their any shortcut key for this?

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  8. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    hey JK means just kidding :D :/
     
  9. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    Oh sorry, I didn't notice the "jk" at the end. :p
     
  10. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author

    No shortcut at the moment, Will throw it on the list.
     
  11. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    NP! JK! ok JK about that!
     
  12. speedy__XD

    speedy__XD Well-Known Member Official Author

    Love it :) Thumbs up! ;) EDIT* I really like the small curved lines and big eraser :D
     
  13. iTzChuckNorris

    iTzChuckNorris Well-Known Member Official Author

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    Nice. I think we really needed this. Still though, the canvas rider editor allowed you to change the size of the eraser by holding 'e' and scrolling. Same with curved lines by holding 'a' and scrolling. It was 's' and scrolling to change scenery curves. This allowed for a much larger range of sizes and it was also a lot easier to change them. There's just too much clicking in this editor. Few other things that I think need to change (and others have mentioned):
    -to be able to zoom in farther
    -to be able to preview line without holding down click (CR was just hold down 'q' (line tool) instead of shift+click)
    Snapping tool is nice but you still have to hold down click which is inconvenient because if you let go you make a line
    -separate key binds for curved and straight line tool
    -to zoom in and out based on cursor position (zoom in to and out from cursor as if it were the center of the screen)

    That's just my honest opinion. There's still some things I like about FRHD editor a lot more like the powerup angles, grid and snapping. It's just very different and will take some getting used to I guess. I have been using the Canvas Rider Offline Editor, though. That's what I used to make my campaign track entry. Overall the FRHD editor is better, it just needs some vital adjustments in my opinion.
     
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  14. speedy__XD

    speedy__XD Well-Known Member Official Author

    I agree with everything he just said ^^ DOn't want to be overwhelming but these changes would make the editor much better :)
     
  15. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Are these ordered in priority? If no could you?

    1. increased Zoom In/Out in creator
    2. shortcuts without shift+click
    3. separate key binds for curved / straight tool
    4. zoom in / out on cursor instead of center
    5. changing line / eraser size with wheel mouse + key
    6. basically key shortcuts for everything :)

    One thing that we have to take into consideration for FRHD is building tracks on tablets which will not have the benefit of shortcuts so there will need to be options that are clickable to select line size etc.

    Thank you for the feedback, our goal is to make FRHD the best Free Rider editor and obviously for players to like / use it over other old/unofficial editors. We will look to tackle some of these requests based on priority / effort over the next month or so.
     
  16. iTzChuckNorris

    iTzChuckNorris Well-Known Member Official Author

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    I would say
    1. Zoom
    2. Shortcuts w/o shift+click
    3. Scrolling to change line/eraser size (comes with the separate keys)
    4. Separate keys
    5. zoom in and out on cursor

    So yeah you pretty much got it right. And remember this is my personal opinion. When the CR editor came out I still used the FR2 editor until I got used to the removal of WASD panning haha. I think I got used to using the 'zoom in to mouse' feature instead of this. It would be awesome to see these implemented though.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2014
  17. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author

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  18. iTzChuckNorris

    iTzChuckNorris Well-Known Member Official Author

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    That's good. Maybe add a shortcut to toggle snapping. That really doesn't save any keys though because the CR editor would just have you hold the button instead of toggling it. This way is probably better though.
     
  19. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author

    You can toggle it by pressing shift
     
  20. iTzChuckNorris

    iTzChuckNorris Well-Known Member Official Author

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    o cool
     

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