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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:31 pm

There are some GIMP tutorials I think, search the forum.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby chipv on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:20 pm

Might there be some mileage in adding army circles to the XML Wizard?

I can just use an appropriate cursor, you click and drop the circles on the image, take a screenshot and crop.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:32 pm

chipv wrote:Might there be some mileage in adding army circles to the XML Wizard?

I can just use an appropriate cursor, you click and drop the circles on the image, take a screenshot and crop.


Eh... I don't think the feature would be very useful. For one, the XML wizard doesn't handle layered image formats. I suppose it could be used after all the other graphics are done and they just get pasted over the image. But then they couldn't be edited afterwards. And it's easy enough to make the circles in the graphics software, so I would say think of something more useful... (Like my idea of incorporating a bonus value calculator in the software!)
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby chipv on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:50 pm

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chipv wrote:Might there be some mileage in adding army circles to the XML Wizard?

I can just use an appropriate cursor, you click and drop the circles on the image, take a screenshot and crop.


Eh... I don't think the feature would be very useful. For one, the XML wizard doesn't handle layered image formats. I suppose it could be used after all the other graphics are done and they just get pasted over the image. But then they couldn't be edited afterwards. And it's easy enough to make the circles in the graphics software, so I would say think of something more useful... (Like my idea of incorporating a bonus value calculator in the software!)


Ahem, I see, ok, thanks for setting me straight.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:57 pm

No problem... that's just my opinion though, I suppose there could be people who would use the feature, mapmakers have different ways of doing things... but I personally wouldn't find it very useful.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby MrBenn on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:47 am

I'm also not too sure how useful an army circle feature would be, although my reasoning is slightly different - there is so much variation of army circles (shape, size, colour, opacity, to name a few variables) that having a single type would be likely to restrict creativity; in addition to the fact that I see this tool most useful once the map images are fully completed in any case ;-)

It's a good suggestion, but one that would likely not be used very much!
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:55 am

One way to make it an useful feature would be this:

The feature wouldn't add circles on the map, but instead it would produce a png file with transparent background, which would have 22px army circles in the correct positions. Then this png file could be easily imported in the layered map image file, and the circles could be replaced with different type circles if the mapmaker so wishes.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small

Postby kerwin on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:59 am

cleared, it's a awesome thread, thx!
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