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From: Michael
Subject: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 22 Apr 2008 15:00:00
Message: <web.480e346b4b6933d7b9ba94f70@news.povray.org>
Tkxture utility for fast POV-Ray patterned material texture creation is now
available for Linux and Windows at http://www.rgbterrain.com/


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From: Warp
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 22 Apr 2008 15:58:24
Message: <480e4360@news.povray.org>
Michael <art### [at] rgbterraincom> wrote:
> Tkxture utility for fast POV-Ray patterned material texture creation is now
> available for Linux and Windows at http://www.rgbterrain.com/

  Looks cool. I am having one little problem, though: If the "800x600"
option is checked, it works ok, but if it's not checked then it renders
the image (CPU goes to 100% for a while) but the little image is not
updated.

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From: Michael
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 22 Apr 2008 20:35:00
Message: <web.480e8301bc1b649fb9ba94f70@news.povray.org>
Warp <war### [at] tagpovrayorg> wrote:
>   Looks cool. I am having one little problem, though: If the "800x600"
> option is checked, it works ok, but if it's not checked then it renders
> the image (CPU goes to 100% for a while) but the little image is not
> updated.
>
> --
>                                                           - Warp

  Well done!  Sounds like the only thing you are missing is ImageMagick.
The small image in the GUI depends on post-processing by ImageMagick "convert".
The 800x600 image does not.  See imagemagick.org, multi-platform, free.  Please
let me know if that works out.


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From: Warp
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 23 Apr 2008 06:44:35
Message: <480f1313@news.povray.org>
Michael <art### [at] rgbterraincom> wrote:
>   Well done!  Sounds like the only thing you are missing is ImageMagick.
> The small image in the GUI depends on post-processing by ImageMagick "convert".
> The 800x600 image does not.  See imagemagick.org, multi-platform, free.  Please
> let me know if that works out.

  I do have convert.

>which convert
/usr/bin/convert
>convert --version
Version: ImageMagick 6.3.0 10/12/07 Q16 http://www.imagemagick.org
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2006 ImageMagick Studio LLC


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From: Michael
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 23 Apr 2008 13:35:01
Message: <web.480f71f7bc1b649fb9ba94f70@news.povray.org>
Warp <war### [at] tagpovrayorg> wrote:
>   I do have convert.
>
> >which convert
> /usr/bin/convert
> >convert --version
> Version: ImageMagick 6.3.0 10/12/07 Q16 http://www.imagemagick.org
> Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2006 ImageMagick Studio LLC
>
>
> --
>                                                          - Warp

Hmm - tcl/tk must be new enough to be able to display .ppm, mine looks like
version 8.4.  The big rendering makes "tkxture.png.  The small rendering option
calls convert, convert returns a file "tkxture.ppm".  That file should show up
in your directory where the rest of Tkxture lives, do you get the tkxture.ppm
file?  Do you see tkxture.png there?

If the output of POV-Ray has been redirected by a superceding script, of course
convert will fail.


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From: Warp
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 23 Apr 2008 13:58:11
Message: <480f78b3@news.povray.org>
Michael <art### [at] rgbterraincom> wrote:
> If the output of POV-Ray has been redirected by a superceding script, of course
> convert will fail.

  Are you giving POV-Ray the necessary command-line parameters to tell it
to actually create the image file? I have "-f" in my povray.ini, so by
default it doesn't create images. You should give it a "+f".

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From: Michael
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 23 Apr 2008 15:25:01
Message: <web.480f8cf2bc1b649fb9ba94f70@news.povray.org>
Warp <war### [at] tagpovrayorg> wrote:
>    You should give it a "+f".
> --
>                                                           - Warp
Okay, done.  Updated packages available as v00.04.  All of the Tkxture .ini
files now have +F.  Thanks, hope that works.


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From: Warp
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 23 Apr 2008 16:18:13
Message: <480f9985@news.povray.org>
Michael <art### [at] rgbterraincom> wrote:
> Okay, done.  Updated packages available as v00.04.  All of the Tkxture .ini
> files now have +F.  Thanks, hope that works.

  Now it works.

  The color map editor is not the most intuitive or easy to use as
possible. Maybe you could improve that?

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From: Michael
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 23 Apr 2008 17:05:00
Message: <web.480fa351bc1b649fb9ba94f70@news.povray.org>
Warp <war### [at] tagpovrayorg> wrote:
>   Now it works.
>
>   The color map editor is not the most intuitive or easy to use as
> possible. Maybe you could improve that?
>
> --
>                                                           - Warp

Agreed, the colormap editor is just functional.  Next version that will
look a bit different, I'm working on an interface that will feel similar for
both colormaps and layered textures.  Thanks again for help & feedback!


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From: Michael
Subject: Re: Tkxture fast and GUI texture maker now available
Date: 1 May 2008 16:40:00
Message: <web.481a2a09bc1b649f1d01f1ee0@news.povray.org>
Warp <war### [at] tagpovrayorg> wrote:
>   The color map editor is not the most intuitive...
>
> --
>                                                           - Warp

There is now a snappy new Colormap editor in Tkxture v00.06.  Does not really
require new posting.  Cheers.


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