Posted By: Simon RogersWe'll get something up by the end next week.
Posted By: Simon RogersSorry folks! Will have to wait until Monday (incidentally, CC3+ is still a long way off)
Have a good day. Hope to hear some about the future of CC3. (+)
Just feed us a morsel :-)
People, some kind of update, even if more obfuscating? (as in +extremely+ long way off...') could it be possible to tie it down to a margin of, say, a particular year? 2014, 2015, 2065 ( I'll be 108!*), 'this century*' or 3018** 'nuf sed.
*Suspect dead :-(
**most likely same as * unless Dr Sheldon Cooper actually comes up with some kind of Cybernetic Memory download thingamy that I could afford...
Suffice to say that development is in its final stages, and we've employed Joe Slayton (Fractal Terrains) to finalise the code. The soon-to-be-released Character Artist 3 will include upgrade protection for CC3 Plus for a limited time - that is, if you get Character Artist 3, you'll get CC3 Plus when it is released at no extra charge while the offer lasts.
CC3 Plus will definitely be out next year, and I hope before April.
As for CC3 Plus features - in short:
Speed: CC3 Plus runs twice as fast as CC3. In most cases you can work with effects on.
Style: Award-winning cartographer Mike Schley provides you with a complete new attractive map-making style.
Effects: You asked for PhotoShop-style effects, now you have them. With faster, better, streamlined and consistent effects filters your maps will look better than ever before. You can test your effects on the drawing before applying them. You also get higher resolution export with anti-aliasing.
Ease: A context-sensitive floating cursor lets you know what CC3 Plus expects. The Print Wizard makes it easy to export your maps at any scale, tiled across paper. CC3 Plus also gives you better and cleverer editing, clearer icons, and you can drag and drop images from the internet.
Integration: CC3 Plus puts roads, rivers, symbols and other map-making tools up front and center in the Symbols Catalog window right where you need them. Whatever map making style you choose, the tools you need will appear, visually, and ready to go.
Consistency: We’ve fixed bugs, plugged holes and cleaned up the interface. CC3 Plus is Windows 8 ready, and it’s cleaner on the inside and outside.