sIFR 3.0 Alpha Released

by Stephanie Rewis on May 23, 2006

For those of you that have been following the development of, or even using sIFR, this post is for you. Mark Wubben has announced the release of the alpha of the next version of sIFR. I just got back from TODCon, so I haven't had time to play with it yet, but the feature list makes it look very promising. Especially the part about the increased simplicity of tuning your fonts. For me that was the only difficult part.

Other interesting bits — Mark is taking advantage of the new Flash 8 filter features, like drop shadows. You'll also get the added benefit of Flash's new anti-aliasing and leading. There's also a fix included for the AdBlock issue. All in all, very promising.

If you've got time to test/play/help make this version the best it can be, head over to the sIFR 3 Alpha page and download it now.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark Wubben May 23, 2006 at 9:34 am

The drop shadow stuff isn’t exactly in yet, but it’ll work ;-)

Brian Rinaldi May 23, 2006 at 9:42 am

Will sIFR 3 be Flash 8 only? I am excited about the possibility of the run-time filters, but I am a bit uneasy about requiring Flash 8 to view my text the way I intended (yes, I know it degrades well, but…)

Mark Wubben May 23, 2006 at 10:07 am

Flash 7 is still supported, but you’ll need to export the Flash movie twice (for 7 and 8).

Terry Patterson May 25, 2006 at 6:30 pm

I love to hear good news. I love Mark’s work on this.

Chris Charlton May 31, 2006 at 1:15 pm

I like what’s coming.

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