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Software News : SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Posted by broadblues on 2011/12/28 2:06:30 (1067 reads) News by the same author
Software News

I'm proud to announce the prototype release of my new app SketchBlock

get it here

SketchBlock Version 1.1 (prototype release)

This a initial release of a proof of concept / prototype of a new
paint package for AmigaOS 4 called SketchBlock.

The prototypes supports layered images with variable opacity, and
supports graphics tablets.


AmigaOS4.1 Update 4
AISS 4.12


Unpack archive.


Run from shell


Source code is provided for refernece purposes only. The project
is *not* open source. You may read the source code and use it to
inform or inspire your own project, but you may not build or
release a binary version of SketchBlock, modified or otherwise.

The right not to include source code in future releases is reserved.

have fun


PS Please send fedback to andy@broad.ology.org.uk

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Published: 2011/12/28 8:19  Updated: 2011/12/28 8:19
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
At last someone take care about native and full blown paint programm , as aos4 definately lack some decent software in that area. Will try to help with all the bug-reports
Published: 2011/12/28 9:13  Updated: 2011/12/28 9:13
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Looks very promising - layers, plugin system and configurable menus, ARexx port...nice!
Published: 2011/12/28 11:31  Updated: 2011/12/28 11:31
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From: Caen (France)
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
The link to your prog is no longer valid.
Published: 2011/12/28 11:56  Updated: 2011/12/28 11:56
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From: Sweden
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Link and file name fixed. The staff member who approved it hasn't been fully briefed on the admin interface yet, sorry for any inconvenience.
Published: 2011/12/28 12:52  Updated: 2011/12/28 12:53
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Sounds good
Published: 2011/12/28 13:48  Updated: 2011/12/28 13:48
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Thanks for the feedback. Allready found and fixed a couple of bugs, but wont be updating till I've a more substantial change, if in the meantime you find something that doesn't work, do email me about it.
Published: 2011/12/28 19:29  Updated: 2011/12/28 19:29
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From: Gothenburg / Sweden
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Just tried it. Nice with a native app for painting :) Hope to see open on own screen and more tools. Ill keep my eye on updates.

Keep up the good work :)
Published: 2011/12/28 22:26  Updated: 2011/12/28 22:26
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From: Bergamo, Italy
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Simply great!!
Finally, something working at native speed not those sluggish ports!!
I think you are on the right path.

The only comment I should say is that personally I dislike multiple windows applications, I always end up in a mess and moving between windows the workflow is continuosly interrupted.
Please, have a look at the GUI of something like Adobe Fireworks.
Another thing: can you please implement a text tool that directly modify text as it is on the canvas without the need of popup windows that force to use another window to modify it?

If you plan to set up a bounty I would gladly contribute to it.
Published: 2011/12/29 4:49  Updated: 2011/12/29 4:49
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From: Toronto, Canada
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
thanks Andy!
I was using Lodepaint but will happily use SketchBlock natively when my I get my OS4.x machine up & running
Published: 2011/12/29 22:06  Updated: 2011/12/29 22:06
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Good work
Published: 2012/1/2 11:11  Updated: 2012/1/2 11:11
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Looking good already. It definitely needs to open on it's own screen though, and at 1024x768 the main sketch window behind is too big (default size should probably be screen minus toolbox width).
Published: 2012/1/3 22:00  Updated: 2012/1/3 22:00
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From: Finland, the land of Santa, sauna, sisu and salmiakki
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4
Nice !
Published: 2012/1/4 0:09  Updated: 2012/1/4 0:09
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 Re: SketchBlock - Digital Sketching For AmigaOS4

1024x768 ? That must your screen size, it default is bigger than that

I agree about own screen thing, and utlimately windows will be snapshotable to your own desires.

The point of the large sketch window is to give as much workspace as posiible, to draw and see what you are drawing. Press the TAB key to hide the GUI.

This apporach won't suit everybody, but it will be customisable.
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