grafx2 is back to life!

category: gfx [glöplog]
Download the src archive, or get latest revision of http://grafx2.googlecode.com/svn/branches/release/ . We branched it to help maintenance. You'll always find the latest release there and the WIP is in the trunk at the usual address.
nice to see some progress!
one thing that annoys the hell out of me is the way the selection box works,
when working in zoomed mode, and i want to cut out brushes, it very often gets in the way and its hard to see what to do.
how about making the selection box like a lighter alpha shaded box or something? just DO something to make it clearer to see what you are cutting out! :D
added on the 2009-07-03 23:56:19 by spotUP spotUP
I'm afraid it's not possible to do alpha transparency with our 256color palette...
Actually, it uses XOR lines right now. That mean it will highlight every color by replacing it with the opposite entry in the palette, ie 0 is replaced by 256, 1 by 255 and so on. I agree it's not very practical when you work with only 16 colors and have 240 entries in your palette set to black...
I'll try to find a clever solution to that... we need to keep the color calculation pretty fast as you don't want to wait a second before the selection goes where you put your mouse...
spotUP : here is your issue ticket http://code.google.com/p/grafx2/issues/detail?id=185 with a temporary workaround while we experiment for a good fix.
Any support for Neochrome pictures planned?
Otherwise amazing work! First realyl usable pixel painter for Linux!

*thumps up*
Neochrome added to the code, so you can svn up and recompile your grafx2 if you want. I only handled the lowres version, and saving may not work properly (i don't have neochrome available to test that). Tell me if it's enough, or if you want more.
For those interested in getting new formats added to Grafx2, I've wrote a little doc on how to do it yourself.

We're now working on layers...

Also gentleman requested not to have to press enter when exiting a textfield. It took a long time but finally I did it. So you can directly click on another button, which is much better.
GrafX2 2.1 was released.
Bugfixes, and most importantly, load and saves files in Commodore 64 formats.
added on the 2009-09-25 00:37:31 by Nomax Nomax
I wonder if this feature qualifies the program for "other platform C64 tool" on CSDb? :)
added on the 2009-09-25 16:04:01 by El Topo El Topo
I just added a simple way to use lua scripts to generate pictures with grafx2. If you want to try it out, check http://grafx2.googlecode.com/files/grafx2-2.2wip.1102-win32.zip
Note it's quite an ugly work-in-progress, but i'd like to know what you think about it :)

Short API doc: http://code.google.com/p/grafx2/wiki/BrushFactory

We're looking for your nice scripts :)
I've some strange issue with grafx2 2.1 in linux (slackware 13): the mouse pointer moves alone to top-left corner o_o
added on the 2009-10-30 18:45:57 by pera pera
Do you have a joystick plugged in ? If so, it may move the cursor in unpredictable ways... try unplugging it.
no I don't have any joystick.. :-/
added on the 2009-10-30 20:03:26 by pera pera
I love this program. Just wanted to say that. Thanks, PulkoMandy and anyone else involved!
added on the 2009-11-06 20:57:56 by jua jua
I'm not sure how to use the Brush Factory. When I rightclick the brush FX button I only get this:

BB Image

How can I select/run a script?
added on the 2009-11-09 21:27:31 by jua jua
There is only one script in this (experimental) build. It's called test.lua and is located in the data directory (on windows this is the directory where the .exe is). Next build will feature a list of script in this directory, but it wasn't finished in time :)

* Layers
* Real script selector in the brush factory

Enjoy and report bugs ! (we know there are some !)
Layer GUI glitches :S
.1 - alt+home
.2 - alt+insert
.3 - mouse over

BB Image

OS: Windows 7
added on the 2009-11-15 23:44:28 by pera pera
Thanks for reporting, this one and a few others are fixed in the later build :
added on the 2009-11-16 03:23:44 by yrizoud yrizoud
same problem with 1205 sorry :$
added on the 2009-11-16 18:25:03 by pera pera
alt+ins (new layer) is not working at all
added on the 2009-11-16 18:26:56 by pera pera
weird overdraw problems fixed in r1211. Wait for next build. alt+ins works for me...
Overdraw fix confirmed in http://grafx2.googlecode.com/files/grafx2-2.2wip1222-win32.zip
Sorry about the non-fix, there was a random behavior but now all is explained. About the Alt-Ins shortcut, I've never had the problem so I don't know... Maybe your key configuration got altered somehow? You can check the shortcut setting by hovering mouse over the "Add layer" button, and then pressing F1.
added on the 2009-11-19 03:08:25 by yrizoud yrizoud
I can't get it to run on OSX Snow Leopard (grafx2-svn859-macosx-snow leopard.zip) - the app just doesn't do anything.
added on the 2010-01-15 14:52:49 by gloom gloom