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NickH
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Posted: 19th Oct 2011 14:15 Edited at: 19th Oct 2011 16:27
Hi people,

As a web designer I found it irritating using multiple programs to create a website and all the graphics associated with it due to the fact I had to keep remembering a million RGB values for each site. I could've made a spreadsheet or even a simple text file, but I decided to go one step further and create a little program for that very purpose. It's perfect for me as I have 2 monitors. It can also do some basic mixing of colours, which is useful. I might eventually replace the very basic Windows colour picker dialog with a custom one, to allow for much better colour mixing, but it does it's job well enough for now.

It only took me about 3-4 days (minus development of the GUI system which has more elements to it than I'm using here) to create the program as it is now. I'm not distributing it at the moment, but if I get some interest in it I might put it on my website. The GUI is almost 100% drawn using the D3D plugin, with the exception of the arrows on the scrollbar.

The texture button will be a simple tileable texture viewer. I've created some of the code behind this, but I've not integrated it into the app yet. Also I used a set of plugins that use the standard Windows dialog boxes for almost everything other than the main screen.

I've included a screenshot

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NickH
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Posted: 19th Oct 2011 14:16 Edited at: 19th Oct 2011 14:29
Another Screenshot...

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Arbrakan
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Posted: 19th Oct 2011 21:26
Hi, nice work . I am a Webdesign too, and this seem to be a very helpfull tools ! go on !
NickH
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Posted: 19th Oct 2011 21:36 Edited at: 20th Oct 2011 17:29
Thanks Arbraken.

Edit. New screenshot attached showing the new option for a chequored background

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NickH
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Posted: 20th Oct 2011 17:31 Edited at: 20th Oct 2011 17:47
and another showing the texture viewer at work. This shows the image with alpha if it has one and auto updates when the loaded image is saved in another program. This gives you constant feedback on the image and allows you to work on the image in any other software.

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gwheycs62egydws
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Posted: 23rd Oct 2011 15:31
NickH

nice work

and from the 3d on your site you have been creating for some time

I look forward to seeing how this tool turns out

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NickH
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Posted: 23rd Oct 2011 20:48 Edited at: 23rd Oct 2011 20:53
Thank you Resourceful I've added a few more little features to it since I last posted about this

You can pan around the image (if smaller than the screen or tiled), place a grid over it as well as some basic info on the image is displayed. This is proving a useful little program.

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2011 21:06
after going around the forums for some time

I noticed that DBP went stagnant but in the last 3 years
it seams to have speed back to life , more code examples
showing up and more plug-in's being made and some being updated

even some one is make a new Dark Physics
very optimized , I even got the "Blitzwerks Terrain" example working
in 7.61 with a tweak

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2011 23:59
I'm really wanting to develop this beyond DB, as it's nto as efficient as I'd like, but it has it's uses

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