Thanks to AWViewer and AWRender, ArtWorks files can be viewed by everyone without having to buy a full copy of ArtWorks. Even better, ArtWorks files can be embedded in documents created in other applications, e.g., OvationPro or Impression. This makes the ArtWorks format the best way of sharing high-quality graphics illustrations with other RISC OS users.
AWViewer allows you to view ArtWorks files with transparency (more information about transparency in AWRender) and with with multiple pages created by ArtWorks 2.7 or above and has a new full screen mode, so it can be used as a simple presentation package. It supports all features of ArtWorks 2.XI, including shadows, transparency and 64 thousand colour screen modes.
AWViewer is both a stand-alone ArtWorks file viewer and a shared resource from which third-party applications load the ArtWorks rendering modules, most notably the AWRender module.
Recently introduced features include the ability to run on ARMv7 architectures such as the BeagleBoard and the ARMini, render shadows as created by ArtWorks 2.X, to render to 64 thousand colour screen modes (introduced in RISC OS 6) and to step through the pages of multi-page ArtWorks documents created by ArtWorks 2.7 and display the document in full screen mode.
AWRender, the ArtWorks renderer module, is supplied as part of AWViewer and used by third-party applications (Impression, OvationPro, Easi/TechWriter, Composition, PhotoDesk, OHP, etc.) to display and print ArtWorks files. AWRender was originally developed by Computer Concepts.
The following list shows the progress AWRender made from the last version released by Computer Concepts (1.22) bringing
AWRender (nearly) up to the same rendering standards as the main ArtWorks 2.XI application. AWRender is 32-bit
safe, so it runs on Castle's Iyonix computer and the
A9Home. Version 2.16 is also ARMv7 safe, so it runs on the BeagleBoard
and R-Comp's ARMini.
If you would like to be informed of AWRender updates and new ArtWorks plug-in modules, please send me an e-mail to subscribe to the ArtWorks modules e-mail newsletter (if you are an MW Software customer then you will receive the newsletters automatically if you have given me your e-mail address).
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|Last modified: 04-Apr-12|