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With an updated UI and Starter Game project, Lumberyard 1.25 is better than ever

Lumberyard 1.25

Lumberyard 1.25 is available now, bringing you an updated UI, an updated Starter Game project to help you get set up with best practices, and the brand new White Box Tool. Check out some of our favorite updates:

  • The Updated Starter Game brings you an updated sample project that uses best practices for Script Canvas, physics, terrain, and more. Check out our new character, Valena the Astronaut!
  • An updated UI makes it easier to navigate the editor and iterate quickly in your project. You will see new colors, new fonts and font sizes, new styles, updated controls. and many other tweaks to the look of the UI throughout the Editor. The new UI is more than a uniform aesthetic; it’s a cohesive set of components and rules grounded in industry-standard interaction patterns to ease onboarding, improve editor efficiency, and support the development of custom tools and interface extensions. This update also improves support for 4k/high dpi displays and multi-monitor setups.
  • Level designers have reason to celebrate: Lumberyard 1.25 introduces the brand-new White Box Tool. With the White Box tool gem, designers can sketch with temporary geometry to define dimensions and forms that represent 3D objects and environments. Most white box geometry is built to quickly mock-up gameplay spaces or objects so game designers and engineers can focus on building the game.
  • Script Canvas Functions are here! Script Canvas now offers reusable graphs, called functions. Graph functions that you create become available for use as nodes in other graphs.
  • Lumberyard 1.25 adds a new way to serialize source files that uses a simpler and cleaner JSON format in order to fit better into artists/designers workflows.
  • We’re introducing Landscape Canvas: a node-based tool for visualizing/authoring data for Dynamic Vegetation. Any content you have already authored for Dynamic Vegetation is backwards compatible; Landscape Canvas can automatically parse and build a graph for you. It is also built on the same graphical node library (Graph Canvas) that Script Canvas uses, so it has the same look and feel.
  • Over 120 bug fixes!

You can read the full release notes here.

To get started with Amazon Lumberyard, please visit the Lumberyard website to download Lumberyard. To learn more about Lumberyard, check out our tutorials. You can find them on YouTube, or on the Lumberyard Tutorials page!

You can also find Lumberyard on GitHub. Full source is available there, as well as the ability to contribute back to Lumberyard.

As we continue to improve Lumberyard, we want to thank everyone in our community whose suggestions help us make a better product every release. Keep sending feedback to our forums and to lumberyard-feedback@amazon.com! For the latest Lumberyard updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our blog.