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Hi Maze Creator Newsletter Subscriber,
Thank you all for making Maze Creator the number one maze
software! Maze Creator development has been well under way and here is a
quick update of features that will be in the next Maze Creator PRO BETA.
Growing Pains (again):
Some of you may have noticed the Maze Creator Site may have
not been responding for periods of time. Please bare with us, we have had
3 ISPs in the last week! We may have found a winner, although we are still
working with tech support to stabilize the site installation! If it is
down, please just try again later... :(
There are now Forums to help bring the Maze Creator
community together. You need to be registered to post, but you can view
the public forums without registering. You can find the Maze Creator
Graphic Import Improvements:
In short, MANY!
The first major improvement here is the addition of
importing GIF and TIF images in addition to the current BMP format. More
formats will be added over time, if you have a favorite format, please email you
With the new formats, we just had to support TRANSPARENT
IMAGES. Yes, you will no longer need to add images from a 3rd party to get
transparency to function. Just load a GIF with the proper transparent
color setting and you are done!
For the PRO version, we have gone one step further to help
with your creativity. Not only will Maze Creator PRO support transparency,
but it will ALPHA BLEND your image into place. This is an incredible
feature for adding water-marks as well as hints and images. You now have
the real-time flexibility to fade the image into the background right within
Maze Creator. This eliminates some of the post processing you may have
done in the past to improve your productivity as a designer.
Within the PRO version, you will be able to right-click on
the image to change the ALPHA setting. This eliminates the need to delete
the image and re-add.
Exporting images in the BMP format in the past have created HUGE files. We
have added the export of GIF and TIF images to help manage this problem.
This will help when sending proofs to customers or publishers. You can
send them a high-res image with a very small file size. No need to zip or
convert the format before sending. Also, for your own archive or layouts,
this will make you file directories more manageable.
Humm.. Something completely different:
Well, we calling it using a "TILER" to render your BOX maze.
What does this mean? Up to now, Maze Creator uses
lines to render the maze template. The TILER uses a graphic image to tile
the maze together! So? Well, now the maze can be anything you can
create. Render your own TILER graphics or use the built in examples.
For example, built in is a tiler image for a garden with a brick walk way.
This adds the most amount of creativity to the PRO version, since you can now
create very unique or theme type mazes. Here are the 5 built in Tiler
Other things in the works:
Maze Creator has a few other things up their sleeve. We are putting
together a fund raising program for Schools, community, and Non-Profit organizations.
This is in the works for June 2004, please contact
Maze Creator with your organization size and
your fund raising goal. An example we have put together will easily allow
and organization of 250 members to raise over $7,000!
Contact us now to get in
line for the great non-junk food fund raising option. Great to have a
product that can be used year round and is educational too.
Maze Creator Author
fax: (707)- 982-2470