As some animators may already have noticed if they launched HUE Animation on a computer running Windows today, a brand new update is available for download. This version 1.6.2 update is a major one, completely removing the QuickTime requirement from the Windows edition of HUE Animation and addressing a number of system-specific bugs which related to QuickTime on newer operating systems.
This patch is available free of charge to all HUE Animation (and SAM Animation) license holders, and you will be prompted to download automatically the next time that the HUE Animation software is launched. If you would prefer to update manually, the new version can be downloaded from your HUE website account at any time.
Since Apple’s withdrawal of support for the Windows version of QuickTime was announced abruptly last year, our team has been working hard to update the software. Once the HUE Animation 1.6.2 update has been installed, you can safely uninstall QuickTime from your computer and HUE Animation will continue to work.
If you’re unable to update at the moment, we recommend keeping security/antivirus software up to date and avoiding any suspicious email attachments or website links, as the published security flaws to date rely on visiting a compromised link or downloading a compromised file before QuickTime is at risk. This advice applies regardless of having QuickTime installed – there are similar exploits for Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer, among other popular applications – but we want our users to feel safe and confident using HUE Animation.
If you don’t update regularly, you will find that the newest version includes a number of extra features, including built-in Creatubbles sharing for your finished movies and improvements to the export settings. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback about the new version.
Mac users, please note that the MacOS/OS X version of HUE Animation will not be receiving an update this time, as there’s no need for us to make the same changes for the Mac platform. Apple continue to provide support and updates for all of the tools we use in the Mac edition of HUE Animation and the security concerns mentioned above do not apply.