Name: Pixate Studio
Size: 60.12 MB
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Better, faster, stronger
it can now handle hundreds and hundreds of layers without breaking a sweat. If you have a really complex prototype that previously ran slowly in Studio, Pixate 2.0 will be a huge improvement!
Zoom your canvas
We’ve all been there. You’re building a large prototype and wish you could see more of it on a small screen. Or, you’re moving things around pixel by pixel, and wish you could zoom in and see the tiniest details up close.
Well, wish no more. The canvas can now be zoomed in and out in steps (200%, 100%, 50%, 25%, 12.5%). This is one of our favorite new features, and we hope you like it too.
Use audio and video
If a picture is worth a thousand words, and a prototype is worth a thousand pictures, what’s a prototype with videos in it worth? A lot, we imagine. To that end, Pixate Studio now supports audio and video assets in prototypes. That’s right, you can now play sounds and videos right in your prototypes.
There are obvious uses of this, but we’re also really excited to see how much potential this adds to Pixate. Have a really complex animation in After Effects and want to show it in Pixate? Just add it as a video. You get the idea.
Scroll a scroll view
Scrolling is fun, but also an essential interaction in almost every mobile app. With Pixate Studio 2.0, you can now set the scroll offset of a scroll view with the new Scroll animation. If you’ve ever wanted to change how far a scroll view was scrolled, say, when another layer moves, you now can.
This is the first time we’ve introduced an animation that can only operate on layers with a specific interaction (Scroll). To handle this, if a Scroll To animation is added to a layer, we automatically add the Scroll interaction to the layer if you didn’t already add one.
Much, much more
In addition, there’s a lot more cool stuff in this release:
New controls for aligning and distributing layers in the Properties pane
Actions have been moved to their own tab, opening up more room for Interactions and Animations to stack
Layer selection has been greatly improved. You can now select and move many layers, as well as have more control over which layer you’re selecting in the canvas (learn more)
Layers can now be locked, making them unselectable in the canvas
Shift-drag resizing is more accurate and smoother
Animations can be reordered with drag-and-drop
Layer handles are now hidden when moving layers with the arrow keys (especially helpful when moving around tiny layers)
A layer in a collapsed layer group will be automatically be revealed when selected in the canvas