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by sam
Mon May 18, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

That's not actually a bad idea: Basically have the algorithm select the best combinations of ink, paper, invert, with a fixed set of color attributes on the left side of the screen. Try to press the "RUN" button on the GrafX2 launch dialog while pressing the "a" key on the keyboard with the latest ...
by sam
Sat May 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

@ibisum, I've added a version of your avatar in the gallery. I hope you don't mind.
by sam
Fri May 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

ibisum wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:11 am
Really nice! The only thing I don't like about this project is that there isn't a GIT Repo for it yet .. ;)
Your wish was fulfilled today. Follow >>this link<<.

sam (better late than never :wink: )
by sam
Tue May 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New game project
Replies: 39
Views: 19216

Re: New game project

ibisum wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Why not use PictConv on a hires image and see how it handles the dithering process?
I second that. Draw/compose a nice picture without thinking about color limitations & let converters do their best. Here is what I can get with PictOric with google images about "stealing potions"
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by sam
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Software ORICAID by MICROGRAF Help Archive
Replies: 6
Views: 3107

Re: Software ORICAID by MICROGRAF Help Archive

Most (all?) of the modern USB tape drives, from the 15$ "Super USB Cassette Capture" to the "Aldi Boombox", to the "Toshiba Aurex ‘Hi-Res Cassette deck’" or expensive "TASCAM 202ᴍᴋVII" are using similar low-end mechanism made by Tanishin because they are the last company still producing tape mechan...
by sam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

While I was thinking around what I could do for the next Forever-Party, I've tested the conversion algorithm over several pictures of robots. Result is pretty good and I'd thought it would be great to share them with you.
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by sam
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

yeah, just put the file Pictoric.lua where you want, then right-click on the Fx button (it'll become white). Use the browser to pick the file where you placed it (GrafX2 will remember the location for next time). Press the "RUN" button, and voilà!
by sam
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric
Replies: 91
Views: 26606

Re: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric

But I guess what you did with your picture conversion program could indeed probably be done to convert pictures in some "pointiliste" style, would be interesting to try :) Actually, I wrote horizontally, but internally thought vertically(!). The idea being something like the -f2 (RVB) mode of PictC...
by sam
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric
Replies: 91
Views: 26606

Re: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric

We don't see the printing-head very well, but from this other video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irvMGZVNRx4 I can see this isn't a dot-printer at all, but rather a "vector" printer. How do you convert the screen bitmap into the proper vectorial form? Notice: it is bad they choose R/G/B pens beca...
by sam
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

Maybe in v1.1 I'll add code to consider that low-intensity pixels are actually black, removing these scatered pixels here and there. But I need to test before, because this could also alter the quality of some other pictures. I have made a test, but it seem that too much "dark" things are being del...
by sam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

The comparison of Dali's painting you made, shows many differences http://puu.sh/EmWSH/206f2de6e9.png http://puu.sh/EnhCg/75f1117be8.png That's odd. Removing the pixels shouln't alter the remaining ones. But your 2 versions of Dali's paining isn't showing this. If I analyze the 1st picture above, I ...
by sam
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)

I have tested few pixel-art pictures from Prowler, and the result is pretty appealing :D
by sam
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Pictoric (was Re: New conversion algorithm)

[EDIT] Oh! I have an idea. I need to experiment on the images of the SVN (once I can download them successfully ;) ) Okay.. I tested the idea and it worked well. By default the algorithm uses a heuristic to guess wether or not the first octet of each line should be kept blank or not. Oric's complia...
by sam
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very simple "art" demo ..
Replies: 3
Views: 3091

Re: Very simple "art" demo ..

Congratulations for the demo, and good exhibit!
by sam
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 110
Views: 27075

Re: New conversion algorithm

I have just checked >> this << and >> that << picture, and milou isn't white. It is #FDFAE9 and #EFEFEF respectively. This probably explains the small dark spots, but I need to check the original I have at home(still at work atm.. ush!! ;) ). [EDIT] in the picture at home milou isn't fully white too...