Monday, October 29, 2012

Yorick at the Playboy Mansion

We just got a note from one of our customers who used our Yorick puppet to create a fun attraction at a party at the Playboy Mansion:

Sometimes, I think our digital puppets have more fun than we do.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New versions of puppets released!

For those of you who don't know yet, we've released new versions of our Halloween-themed puppets (all except Frosty) for the 2012 Halloween season.  Get them on the main ImaginEERIEing site.

Please note that these puppets have different features than the 1.x series, so be sure to try them out in advance of using them in an attraction. Most notably, the microphone input and prescripted performance control modes are now gone. The former caused huge problems for many people and delivers subpar performance, and the prescripted performance setting is now easily covered by screen capture software.

All the new versions of the puppets are free upgrades for existing users. Enter your serial number for an older version of the puppet, and it should work.

Happy haunting!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Working on new puppets for 2012

Greetings, home haunters.  Here's an update from your friends at ImaginEERIEing.

For the 2012 haunting season, we're (sadly) not introducing any new puppets. But we are rewriting our digital puppets from the ground up, and will be releasing them as a free update to all users.

Here's what's going on.  Our current digital puppets were created in a 3D framework called Adobe Director.  Unfortunately, Adobe's support of the Director product has been nothing short of abysmal; the last update was released in the year of our lord 2008.  Up until now, it hasn't posed a problem, but with both recent versions of Mac OS X and Windows, our puppets are starting to fail, and since it appears Adobe is not going to update Director, we have no way of fixing these problems for our customers.  (Thanks, Adobe.)

So, we're porting our puppets over to the robustly-supported Unity platform.  We're having to do everything from the ground up, but our puppets are going to work better, and we'll be better able to support them on this new platform.

If you've purchased one of our puppets in the past (except Frosty), and would like to help us beta test the new puppets, drop us a line!