Hello Episode Creators!
You might have seen this post announcing new Limelight skin tones coming soon in the Style + Art Updates board. With your feedback and input, we’re finally be able to release our update and new skin tones in today’s update! Read on for details.
First of all, to make all of these new skin tones easier to find we have made updates to color organization in the character editor.
We listened to your concerns about wanting be able to easily see the names of colors, so with this update, each color’s swatch name appears much quicker and is easier to read when you hover over it:
Also, we know that our authors spent a lot of time creating new avatar creator templates for each other when we released Limelight a year ago – and that we didn’t ultimately release one for you.
Making avatar creators takes a lot of time, since you need modify to include all of the skin tones you want.
So, to make the transition easier, we have added new script templates for you to use.
And don’t worry – if you don’t resave your existing scripts, your current avatar creators will still work (they’ll miss the new colors we’ve added, but your readers’ experience will not be interrupted)!
These will insert avatar creators that use all the new skin tones into your script. When using these avatar creator templates you might also notice a new donacode command:
choice [shouldPaginate: YES]
This command will take a choice that has more than 6 options and automatically create pages for it. You can use this command anywhere in your scripts you want to have multiple choice pages.
We hope that this will allow you to also in the future have an easier time creating choices with a lot of options!
We have also revisited the way search works across the character editor, outfit editor and the art catalog. In the character editor you can now search by color!
Type in the name of the color you are looking for and the most relevant matches will filter to the top.
This will work across all categories in the character editor and also applies to styles, so styles which do not have that color available will be filtered out making it easier to find styles that work with the colors you want.
All of these searches have been updated to allow searching for part of an asset name, so searching for “Blu” will get you these results:
To search for an exact phrase, put your search term in quotes: “Blue shirt”. To exclude something from search you can use the minus sign: “heels -boots” which searches for all heels that are not boots.
Hopefully this makes finding what you’re looking for should be easier than ever!
The Episode Team
Update We’ve posted a response topic to this thread after reading all of your feedback. It can be found here: Update: Skin Tones, Dirty Dancing Contest Submission Deadline, and Overlay Reviews