Fwd: [FYI] Using Graphic Commands on Server

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sun Jun 30 01:44:48 EDT 2013

got it. An overlay of sorts. Very useful. Good idea..

I would need to use templateField  and position it.

I'll give it a try...


On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com
> wrote:

> stephen barncard wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >> Do we have the ability to export objects other than images in
> >> that build?
> >>
> >> Once we can export groups we have custom greeting cards and a
> >> whole lot more...
> >>
> > Richard,
> >
> > Help me out here - scratching my head...
> > what grouped objects would be useful on server?
> Suppose for example you want to make customized greeting cards.  So you
> have a selection of pictures, and let the user enter text, which will be
> embedded in the image.
> If you had to calculate the pixel positions for every letter and insert
> them by monkeying with the imageData, it would be tedious, error-prone, and
> probably look horrible.
> Much simpler would be to have a script that takes the input from the user,
> sets the text of a field, and exports a snapshot of a group which contains
> the field and the original picture, generating a composite JPEG which can
> be sent back to the browser or emailed.
> There are all sorts of things we can do by combining vector objects to
> create raster ouput - provided, of course, that the latest LC server now
> has its image rendering sufficiently factored from the UI routines that
> it's at long last possible.
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
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