Sunday, August 20, 2006

tweenMachine v2.00 is ready!

Yep, it's approaching 5:00 in the morning. And I'm gonna get an earful from my wife for staying up so late. But at this point, I really don't care. I've felt this crazy urgency to get v2 of the tweenMachine assembled ever since all the upgrade ideas came to me late last month, and this is the final push to get it out there for people to use. There are still some "icing" features to add, but those will come more slowly. For now, I'm happy with the "cake" I was able to assemble during the last month or so, and hope it tastes good to the folks out there.

In releasing this beastie that has taken so much of my free time and brain power lately, I must first and foremost give thanks to God for giving me the capacity to make this tool and share it with the animation community. Thanks to the folks on my "beta team" for their patience and willingness to take it for a spin in the early stages of development, and for helping me work out various display issues and bugs that cropped up. Thanks for the notes of enthusiasm I've received, in reference to both the original version and the beta of v2. It makes me feel good to know that it's helping folks with their animation process. I'm especially grateful for comments I've received from folks making the transition from 2D to 3D, expressing how the tweenMachine has helped make the shift easier.

All right, off to bed wit' me. Enjoy!