[sf-lug] Tux Paint follow-up
sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Sep 5 18:19:41 PDT 2006
Bill Kendrick wrote:
> Thanks for having me yesterday! I'm glad people seemed to enjoy my
> rambling. ;) Here's a link to the presentation slides I whipped through
> really quickly at one point. (My idea was to download them and place them
> on the laptop, and then use the new slideshow feature, but oh well.)
> As a follow-up, I wanted to let you guys know about new features I added
> yesterday after my talk. ;^)
> * Some portrait (taller-than-they-are-wide) screen resolutions were
> made available in Tux Paint Config. The fellow (Cliff?) who had come
> into JavaCat to do some work had a tablet PC and tried out Tux Paint.
> We had to manually ask it to run in 768x1024 mode, which was what
> his system switched to when he folded it into tablet (not laptop)
> form-factor. Now you'll be able to do that using the config. GUI!
> * Brushes can now be animated! Different shapes are cycled through
> as the brush is stroked.
> (For an example, see The GIMP's "vine" brush.) which cycles through
> * Brushes can now be directional! Different shapes are used, depending
> on the direction the brush is being stroked.
> * Brush spacing can be adjusted. Before, it was relative to the brush's
> size ("height divided by four", to be exact). You can now set this
> on a per-brush basis. This lets you get nicer looking cycling for
> brushes using these new features (rather than have them all trailed
> * Color pixels in brushes are no longer ignored. With the "vine"
> brush mentioned above, and the "squirrel" brush (see below), the
> way Tux Paint was drawing brushes (only using the Alpha channel)
> meant that brushes with detail were coming out solid, and
> Now, color pixels (where R, G and B are not all identical)
> are tinted with the current paint color, so you can have a
> reddish vine, for example.
> I briefly talked about my 'running squirrel' brush at SF-LUG.
> Well, with the new features above, I can make it. In fact, I did! ;^)
> Here's the vine brush that I stole from The GIMP, too:
> Enjoy! :)
TuxPaint demo pics! http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/201 (scroll down to
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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