Re: [nbos] [AS] A plugin to save the planet preview images.
"David Loman"
Sun Apr 13th, 2008
Been looking for a way to do this for a while. According to Ed &
everything that I can find, there is no way to export the .planetview.png
files programatically. You have to click on each and every single body in
AS2 that you want the .planetview.png for. Either that, or run the bulk
surfacemap script I wrote a while back and then use GIMP or Photoshop and
bulk process the flat images around a sphere.

As for re-writing the HTML exporter to include these .pngs.... thats not all
that hard to do at all. Getting the planetviews...that is, appearently,
impossible to script.

On that note, Ed, I would like to submit .planetview export as a feature
request for the Alien API

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 7:25 PM, MGCJerry <> wrote:

> Hello list.
> I've tried looking into the AlienAPI documentation on seeing if I could
> create a simple plugin to do this, I'm at a complete loss on how to do it.
> Visual Basic is nowhere near any specialty of mine.
> Does anyone know, or have created a plugin to do the following...
> We all know that Astrosynthesis saves the surface maps of planets in the
> planet reports which is handy. However, is it possible to have a plugin or
> something also save the "planet previws" as well. AS actually saves them in
> the "surface maps" directory with the "{BODY_NAME}.planetview.png", but
> these images lack the text and borders.
> I have a simple example at the link below:
> I manually pulled the preview image from Astrosynthesis using a screencap.
> Is there a way to export or save this along with the surface map using a
> plugin?
> Thanks for your time,
> MGCJerry
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