EPS: was; How to make a square topped, round rect bottomed graphic?

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 02:24:11 EST 2010


On 12/02/2010 07:48 AM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> Earlier, it imported the bitmap component of an eps, not the vector
> version. There was a time when eps could also refer to a bitmap.
> Rarely used nowadays.
>

That clarifies things considerably; Thanks.

> On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Richmond<richmondmathewson at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 12/01/2010 08:04 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>>
>> This is rhetorical, but I wonder if the issue is that the engine cannot render such an object, or that there are no tools capable of making one natively. If it is only the latter, then maybe a good future enhancement would be the ability to import eps vector objects. That way you could make what you wanted in something like Illustrator and then import it.
>>
>>
>> Cracked open Metacard 4.0 (as one does) as I seemed to remember something about EPS files:
>> exported an EPS file from Xara Xtreme:
>>
>> Tried to import the EPS file into a stack (no joy with MC 4.0 and the XX EPS on either
>> Mac or Linux). I wonder why there is an EPS import tab there?
>>
>> Tried to import a generic EPS file (downloaded from the internet) on Mac, and crashed MC.
>>
>> Tried MC 2.5; crashed the thing.
>>
>> Now I seem to remember that "Once upon a time" RunRev (an IDE that some Livecode people
>> may vaguely remember) imported EPS images; funny how that capability just vanished off
>> the map without a backwadr glance . . .
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