295 png import images

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Oct 12 13:25:11 EDT 2011


Vector graphics is a tough nut to crack. Think postscript. Perhaps the better approach would be for someone to make an external that tied into a real postscript library (but then there is licensing) and provided some fairly basic commands that allowed the user to programmatically create real vector objects. 

But then of course people will want to edit those objects, and doing it natively in Livecode would be a nightmare. I suppose then the external would have to provide an editing window. Then people would want layers, and transparency effects and before you know it, someone just rewrote Adobe Illustrator! LOL! 

Maybe the better thing after all is to create vector objects in an app that is made for it, then export as a png? 

Bob


On Oct 12, 2011, at 9:42 AM, Andrew Meit wrote:

> If LC supported SVG and SVG effects, perhaps a vector approach but then is there a limit to how many data points to a path?? One of the biggest disappointments for me in 5.0 is the lack of improved vector support and the styled unicode field. Rev is till stuck in a 1985 bitmap world. Sigh.





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