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Plogo Logo designer (UPDATED again - 0.1d)
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vovchik


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul 2011, 17:07    Post subject:  Plogo Logo designer (UPDATED again - 0.1d)  

Dear Puppians,

Having seen Gatordog's nice font display utility, I thought I could get some mileage out of it by designing a font-based logo designer in BaCon. It takes ttf fonts, displays them and lets you apply a number of striking 3D shadow and other effects, making it very easy to design logos for applications and websites.

The program depends on ImageMagick (it will not run without a recent version) and also uses mpg123 for sound http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48021. Although mpg123 is not required, I highly recommend installing the mpg123 pet because several processing indications are given via audio feedback.

I used the ImageMagick pet available here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67087&sid=78934ef20d95c0488be4653854b12a36.

I have included a few images showing the Plogo interface and a few of the results.

I highly recommend you try PLogo out with some hollow or weird fonts. The results are amazing.

Have fun...

PS. The source is in the tarball.

UPDATED TO VERSION 0.1b (now a log is kept of saved images, so you can re-create earlier images. The log is in $HOME/plogo/log).

UPDATED TO VERSION 0.1c (increased total number of fonts handled to 2000; it was maxed at 600).

UPDATED TO VERSION 0.1d (can now handle 4000 fonts; new reflection effect added; source now included in the /usr/local/plogo/data dir; changed effect "Shade Right" to "Shade Left", since I can't usually tell the difference between right and left and I was wrong initially Smile)

With kind regards,
vovchik
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maik.murks


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul 2011, 18:24    Post subject:  

Hi vovchik.

Well, what should I say - It works like a charm Smile
Big little tool Smile
Thank you Smile
Great work Smile

Cheers Wink

Maik.Murks
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Dromeno

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2011, 15:16    Post subject: Thanks for making pLogo  

Great addition to puppy (I use lupu 525). Love it!
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WindUpToy


Joined: 21 Oct 2008
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Location: melbourne.au Slick525DVD

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2011, 21:57    Post subject: .  

This is great!
It came along just at the right time for me, having to develop up a new website.

Only one glitch.
I can't get it to handle new fonts past the letter H.

Any suggestions?

Maybe I got a bad download.
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vovchik


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jul 2011, 03:10    Post subject:  

Dear WindUpToy,

I have noticed that there are "funky" fonts that IM's convert (which is called repeatedly in Plogo) does not like. They are usually identifiable when you try to see a preview of the font and it looks dot-matrixy. Skip those fonts. I my case they are Helvetica, etc. But your problem may be related to the max fonts I define in an array to hold the font names. I will increase that and post a revised binary. You might have more than 600 fonts on your system - that is why it is showing only the first bunch.

With kind regards,
vovchik

PS. Here is the new bianry. Just unarchive it and copy it into /usr/local/plogo, overwriting the old version, and tell me please how many fonts it now displays.
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WindUpToy


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jul 2011, 03:19    Post subject:  

Ah, that's what it is. Smile

I have about 1500 and adding more all the time.

I use Opcion for viewing them.
I haven't yet discovered its limit.

Looking forward to the revised Plogo.

Thanks.
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vovchik


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jul 2011, 03:51    Post subject:  

Dear WindUpToy,

There is now a new pet that should be able to handle what you now have on your machine....

With kind regards,
vovchik

PS. What should I set as a max in future - 4000?
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WindUpToy


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jul 2011, 18:09    Post subject:  

Wow. That was quick.

Will try both and let you know.

To nominate a max number, I would suggest that 2000 should be enough for me.
I probably need to be a bit more selective in which fonts I have.
Above 2000 gets to be a bit time-wasting, altho if it makes no difference to the prog why not have 4000.
There must be those who need that many.

What I really need is something that sorts fonts into families, so I only have to browse the family I want to use.

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 03:05    Post subject:  

Both work fine here.

Great work.

Thank you.
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russoodle


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 08:06    Post subject:  

Wow vovchik, what a fantastic little app!

Those samples you posted look beautiful, so i'm looking forward to having a play with it.

Thank you very much Very Happy

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big_bass

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2011, 00:26    Post subject:  

I just had to try vovchick's plogo

but it was compiled with a more recent glibc then I have so I recompiled it for
puppy 4.12 (on txz pup ) so it would be puppy 412 compatible

*I also had to update bacon and hug to compile it

http://www.puppy2.org/slaxer/plogo-0.1-i486_VCHK.tgz

built for txz_pup but its vovchick's work I signed his name to the package


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theses are packages I made here below

there are more things this needs a recent imagemagick
even newer than what is used on slackware 13.37 so ...


*these would also work on puppy 4.12
if you dont have imagemagick I compiled the latest 6.7.2_5
http://www.puppy2.org/slaxer/imagemagick-6.7.2_5-i486-1.tgz

only if you plan to compile apps that depend on imagemagick
http://www.puppy2.org/slaxer/imagemagick_DEV-6.7.2_5-i486-1.tgz


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Although mpg123 is not required, I highly recommend installing the mpg123 pet because several processing indications are given via audio feedback.

for audio output messages
http://www.puppy2.org/slaxer/mpg123-1.13.3-i486-1.tgz

I wanted others to have a chance to use vovchicks work
on an older base but with his latest plogo and the very latest imagemagick


great job vovchick

Tip: Hey how about a fonts package I dont have all those nice fonts

Joe

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vovchik


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 05:02    Post subject:  

Dear Joe,

Thanks for packaging plogo and the rest for slack. People with an older glibc can now run it, which is great.

As for the packaging of fonts, it might be simpler if people just look at the sites below and download the ttfs they like or find useful. There are lots of hollow and other interesting fonts here:

http://www.fonts101.com/styles/5/5/20/0/default.aspx

http://www.fontesgratis.com.br/index_en.htm

http://pcexpress.theolddub.com/TheToolBag/PublicDomainFonts/TrueTypeFonts/

http://www.fonts2u.com/category.html?id=51

Just download and unpack somewhere (if archived), and copy into /root/.fonts.

With kind regards,
vovchik
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big_bass

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 10:51    Post subject:  

Hey vovchik


thanks for those links

here are some interesting sounds you could add
Joe

a little dragNdrop test program works for mp3 and wav
takes care of files that have spaces in their names too

depends only on
http://www.puppy2.org/slaxer/mpg123-1.13.3-i486-1.tgz

Code:

#!/bin/bash
 xterm  -geometry 40x30+150+40 -e mpg123 `echo "$@" |tr ' ' '?'`
       
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 01:58    Post subject:  

What am I missing here?
I am running Puppy Lucid 520.
I downloaded and installed Image Magic.
I then installed the Plogo Pet.
I tried a few designs and first, Shade right was not in the selections.
Second, on clicking on the X to exit it, my dual core processor was showing about 50 percent on both cores.
Did I exit the application wrong?
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vovchik


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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 03:52    Post subject:  

Dear 8-bit,

Sorry about the right-shadow confusion, but I explained it in the UPDATE notes:
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UPDATED TO VERSION 0.1d (can now handle 4000 fonts; new reflection effect added; source now included in the /usr/local/plogo/data dir; changed effect "Shade Right" to "Shade Left", since I can't usually tell the difference between right and left and I was wrong initially Smile)


You may get a few seconds of high processor use when image magick is trying to convert a complex, decorative font (i.e. one with lots of vectors). You should let IM finish its job before exiting, otherwise the IM job might still be in memory. That is the reason why I put in the sound effects. In the next version, I will kill all IM jobs before exiting the prog.

With kind regards,
vovchik
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