Big list of suggestions



  • Now that I've spent a good deal of time with Hyperpad, I have some suggestions that would improve my workflow.

    Object inheritance
    A lot of my UI buttons share similar functionality. Rather than cloning each button, it would be more efficient to set a master button as a parent object and have children inherit behaviors automatically.

    Changing behaviors in-place
    Sometimes I drag an add values behavior in but then realize I actually need subtract values. It would be helpful to have the option to swap the add with a subtract and keep the parameters the same.

    Drag value from one behavior to another
    If my multiply behavior needs to use the same value referenced in an add behavior, it would save me a lot of panning if I could copy the referenced value to other behaviors.

    Better mouse support
    Hyperpad works very well with a bluetooth mouse, barring a couple exceptions. The hit box for breaking connections between behaviors is too large. I often unintentionally break connections as I'm panning the screen down. Clicking on a behavior also doesn't always register a tap event, so the side panel doesn't immediately open.

    Change default duration to 0
    Maybe this is just me but I need a duration value of 0 far more than anything else.

    Rename Ease In/Out
    I find the names "ease in" and "ease out" (and all the other ones) to be very confusing. Something like "smooth start" and "smooth stop" would be much clearer in describing what they do.

    Multiple collision masks
    Animated sprites seem to have one collision mask for each frame. I'd like to set a custom mask per frame in the animation.


  • Admin

    Some nice suggestions.

    Object inheritance, we're planning a prefab system. I think it will cover this.

    By changing behaviours in place, do you essentially mean replace a behaviour thats already connected?

    Drag value from one behaviour another... Do you mean something thats in an input field already drag it out onto another behaviour?

    Mouse support: We actually grabbed a couple Magic Keyboard cases and will be working on adding some better keybaord/mouse/trackpad support :)



  • @Murtaza I wanted to add again to this list of future suggestions. My game is based on pixel art and I use this software called pixel fx designer. Link here https://codemanu.itch.io/particle-fx-designer it basically converts the particles into pixel format. Is there a way to incorporate this to HyperPad. The software I’m using now is nowhere intuitive as the built in particle creator that hyperPad has. Your guys version is much easier to use by a long shot. Would love if pixel conversion was possible for your particle designer.

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  • @Murtaza said in Big list of suggestions:

    By changing behaviours in place, do you essentially mean replace a behaviour thats already connected?

    Yes

    Drag value from one behaviour another... Do you mean something thats in an input field already drag it out onto another behaviour?

    Yes

    Mouse support: We actually grabbed a couple Magic Keyboard cases and will be working on adding some better keybaord/mouse/trackpad support :)

    Beautiful <3


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