Re: [nbos] [FM] wishlist for FM8 - I know - probably too late...
T'Star
Tue Mar 13th, 2007
I believe that one is gone. I've been looking for it for the scripting for
said layer pattern. When I found it he had a post saying he was shutting it
down due to lack of interest. Unfortunately I lost where I stored the code,
and when I went to look again, it wasn't there.

~Heather

On 3/13/07, Scott McLachlan <scott_mac_lachlan-at-yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
>
> I know this is probably too late but... a minimap window that can be
> clicked and dragged to pan around a map when zoomed in would be handy - a
> bit like Photoshop.
> I have no idea at all whats involved in coding and programming to
> implement something like that so just a suggestion
>
> >>Does FM8 have any changes to the layer management part of the program?
> >>It would be useful to be able to 'move' layers and their objects up or
> >>down as needed.
> >
> >No, there's no changes w/ layers in this regard. FM's layer system
> really
> >was never intended to have anything to do with the order in which objects
>
> >are displayed. - its a 'data' attribute for each object. Having items
> >displayed with layer controlling the display order leads to what I call
> the
> >'river on an island' problem. That is, you couldnt display a lake (water
>
> >layer) with an island (land) with a river on it (water). If you brought
> >'water' to the front, the island is hidden.
>
> Why not make a "River" layer?
> Or multiple river layers? There's room for 256 (or there abouts) layers
> isn't there?
>
> >Thanks for the reply.
>
> >As far as layering, I used to use it in a simple manner as you designed
> it until I read a brilliant >article on a FM forum:
>
> >'Controlling layering (z-order) in complex FM maps [1]
>
> >'Posted by : Christopher on Feb 08, 2006 - 01:49 PM
>
> >'FractalMapper
>
> >
> There's an FM forum????? URL?? email?? site?? Where? How?....
>
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