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Offline Scott

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #70 on: February 20, 2007, 11:27:37 PM »
Stan, will we be able to easily (to a degree) convert a screen that is being worked on in screen4 over to JetCam?

The reason I ask is because Screen4 has pulled some weirdness on me twice this evening that has wasted about 2 hours each time (everything decides it want to move down about 500 pixels and then while trying to fix that, everything is gone after a save).  It's done this before and I'm about ready to rip it out by it's .dll's  >:(

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Scott

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #71 on: February 20, 2007, 11:46:23 PM »
Scott,

Yes,  editing existing MACH screens is the most important goal for my editor.
So stay tuned.



PNG Support

Ok guys,  check this out.
Oh,  and by the way,  you can forget what I said about shadows etc.
You can put whatever you like in your PNGs.

In this image,  my editor tiled a bitmap onto the background,  and then
rendered the PNG button over the top.



Note : In order to make this work correctly,  I had to create a new Image button component.
Originally,  there was only one type of button.  Now there are 2.

Normal buttons allow users to use my renderer to create rendered buttons with
effects like Interlace and Shine etc...

Image buttons allow you to render your own images in your favourite drawing app,  and then
use those images for your buttons.

So essentially,  I am doing the same as Screen 4 does.

Thanks to all of those who provided PNG examples.
I still need to do more testing,  but I don't think there will be any
problems.


regards

Stan
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http://files.jetcam.net/stan/mach/

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #72 on: February 20, 2007, 11:54:57 PM »
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I think when you see what we do to create pictures, it may also influence how you design your designer.

I thought that might happen :)

It will save you a lot of head aches too.

We can put shadows on our buttons and your designer does not have to deal with that issue.

Thanks for your great work.
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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #73 on: February 21, 2007, 01:21:19 AM »
Hi benny,


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...It will save you a lot of head aches too.

It's not me I'm worried about.


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We can put shadows on our buttons and your
designer does not have to deal with that issue.

You are of course correct  :),  but you are also missing the point.
I am trying to produce an editor that anyone can use
in order to produce good screens.

Not everyone owns and/or uses sophisticated drawing
packages,  or Flash editors,  and those who don't,  currently
have no way to produce good screens without putting in
a tremendous amount of effort.  Which is why I have
incorporated an advanced renderer for those who want
nice buttons etc,  but can't make their own.

The point of my editor,  is to allow anyone who wishes to,
to produce MACH add-ons or other screens as effortlessly
as possible.

I also understand that you guys who are using drawing packages to
render buttons etc,  are doing an important job,  because ugly looking
software certainly doesn't sell,  so MACH (Art) definately benefits from
your fine efforts also.

I am hoping the final editor will benefit both experienced and novice
screen designers equally well.  At least that is the final goal.



best regards

Stan

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http://files.jetcam.net/stan/mach/

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #74 on: February 21, 2007, 11:27:08 AM »
Stan,

I don't know if you need anymore .png's to test with, but here's a couple of special ones I used for some LED's.

Regards, 
Scott

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2007, 03:19:28 PM »
I have question about DRO's.  If they are 'skinned' as in Screen4, the numbers are shifted to the left leaving wasted space on the right which causes you to have to make any placeholders in the background jpg longer to keep from cutting off the numbers on the left end.  Is this something that won't happen in JetCam?

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Scott

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2007, 03:28:11 PM »
Scott,

I haven't yet begun to look at DRO sliders.  So I can't answer that at pesent.
I still have work to finish on buttons and leds.



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Stan
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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2007, 06:13:17 PM »
Thanks Stan,

I didn't mean DRO sliders, just plain DRO's that have the reflection and sparkle skinned on top of them (transparent .png again).  Like these.  Notice how they are shifted to the left leaving a blank space at the right.

Maybe you meant DRO's and DRO sliders in general though.

Regards,
Scott

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2007, 06:41:24 PM »
I wonder if it would help if you had the source code that was in Mach in order to do some of the things you want. Including fixing up the sliders so it wasnt a stretch thing, and was more realistic. Is it possible to get just that part of the source and experiment with it, or would you need the whole mach source? ( I doubt the latter would be possible.

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2007, 08:23:11 PM »
Scott,

Sorry for the confusion.
I've never seen a DRO skinned that way (except with Flash).  I will be looking at DROs
later,  so I'll post my results at that time.

Benny

The whole mach source would not be very useful to me,  and nor would I suggest
that Art let me have it to look at.  As far as rendering is concerned,  I may discuss
this further with Art,  but for now,  I just want to release a working editor.

Regards

Stan
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http://files.jetcam.net/stan/mach/