Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
"Dalton Calford"
Thu Nov 29th, 2007
If your script can ask for a delimeter, then we can make something more
universal than just for my specific task.

I thought that there was a setting for the surface maps - been awhile
since I looked since I have been very busy on a fantasy setting.

If you think that a home printer uses 300 dpi, the default graphic is
smaller than a 2 inch square, when you may want to have a full page map,
with legend and perhaps overland movement grid/themed display graphic.
You would end up with the need for a graphic in the 4-5 inch to a side
range (1200 pixels or more to a side).

If the program can generate a single large size, I can use scripts in
GIMP to then create various smaller sized images, add layers, create
rotating gifs etc. I can even take the various images, made into
rotating speres and make a system map.....

It is easy to manipulate to get smaller/lower resolution images but it
is very hard to make a image look good when it is blown up 4-5 hundred
percent.

I think many would love this feature, not just myself.

best regards

Dalton



On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 19:54 -0600, Shade Tree wrote:
> Working on this.
> couple of Issues
>
> 1. Unfortunately Surface maps are 512x256 when they are generated. I
> cant find anything to generate anything other than this size. Perhaps
> Someone on this list knows more than I do regarding this.
>
>
> 2.Can your html scripts use anything as the delimeter?
>
> ie would this work?
>
> Sol~Earth~Moon.PNG
>
> The problem with using a period is that the default naming can name a
> moon to the name of the planet.#
>
> so you would get
>
> Sol.Earth.Earth.1.png
>
> It's not a problem for me :) but just trying to make sure it works
> on your end
>
>
> A few glitches
>
>
>
> > From: dcalford-at-distributel.ca
> > To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> > Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:20:30 -0500
> > Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
> >
> > I would like a script that goes through all the systems in the as2
> file
> > and exports all the pictures to a pre-defined resolution (ie
> 4096x2048
> > or something else) and a predifined output name mask (ie
> > system1.planet1.moon1 etc).
> > I can then use my gimp scripts to open each file in turn, and
> produce
> > various scales and icons. From that, my html templates can put the
> > whole thing into a preset format.
> >
> > :)
> >
> > best regards
> >
> > Dalton
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 12:11 -0600, Shade Tree wrote:
> > > I really enjoy scripting for AS so I was just wondering what you'd
> > > like to see done.
> > >
> > > BTW has anyone used my traderoutes v3 script? What did you think?
> > >
> > >
> > >
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