Hi guys, sorry I was away for a few days...
Im afraid to say, my Pro subscription expires tonight! And I have decided I am not resubscribing while G2.0 is in transition, as I feel I would be "paying" to basically beta test for the next couple of months... not getting anywhere with my latest game... and even after that, it still may not deliver what I expect as a paying PRO subscriber.
I am trying to make a very simple 2D game, for which I hoped I could use custom shapes to create the terrain for each level. I see this in many other 2D games..... Simply draw the terrain, fill with a tileable texture... set the stroke.. voila! Really nice custom made terrain, easily tweaked and retested.. physics body data matching shape data!!. No need to redraw and export from illustrator or inkscape.. no need to reimport to texture packer or sprite helper, no need to tweak in physics editor or levelhelper... etc etc
Sounds like this should be very simple now that we have newPoly and the ability to fill with an image! I have waited a long time for this, and its a great selling point for our amazing SDK.. another thing you can do 10x faster than other SDKs.???
But how do I create my custom shapes and add physics to them you ask???? Well, it seems I need alot of 3rd party tools to cater for Coronas shortcomings these days.. and this is still no different.... and most of which are not free.. some are even looking for annual subscription fees now!!! AND currently most do not support this newPoly feature yet, and won't support it until G.2.0 is available as a stable public release.
So Im afraid, what I thought I was getting from Graphics 2.0... will not be available to me for some time, or maybe never. What I need from a 2D game development SDK is not being provided... Maybe the focus is on 2.5D now,, even though theres alot of basic 2D features still missing.
I am pretty dissappointed by the whole thing now. For the new price, I expect a level editor.. Im sure that was mentioned in the past... that supports object placement and bezier shape creation with physics. Sheesh!, Even just give us a way to draw bezier shapes and add physics to them!! Its wouldnt be that difficult...
Sorry for the rant, but I really am fed up looking for 3rd party tools to do simple things that Corona should do!
Keep up the hard work beta testers... mayeb Corona will one day become the all encompassing SDK it should be.