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Offline smeighan

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Nutcracker 3.12 released. Many new options for text
« on: May 26, 2013, 11:24:24 PM »
Well Dave Pitts has done it again. We had a discussion on Saturday. I told him what i needed in text, he has now released a new text engine.

http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases/xLights_Nutcracker_3_0_12.exe

Here are the changes
1) There are two tabs, one for each line of text.
2) You can now have each line of text
     a) have a separate direction
     b) a different font
     c) a different color
3) Two new direction choices.
"vertical text up:, "vertical text down". This means stacking your letters from a line of text on top of each other without rotating the text. This
was an effect requested. I need this for my sons memorial show in 2 days.
4) Changes the Top, Left 2 slider bars into a single Position Slider



I made a 5 minute video describing the new effect, https://vimeo.com/67037503

Dave left out the separate color per line. This is a one line change in the code. I felt useful,
"I am helping". I called Dave and told him i added an extra feature to his release.
I felt good  until Dave told me he left it for me to find.

Thanks Dave! Awesome work, as always

sean
« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 11:41:44 PM by smeighan »
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Re: Nutcracker 3.12 released. Many new options for text
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 06:59:45 AM »
Sean and Dave, I'm still having a problem with Layering of Text and Meteors or Fire.

The new text options are great, but something is still fighting with those two effects.

Jon

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Re: Nutcracker 3.12 released. Many new options for text
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 01:10:40 PM »
Very nicely done! :) 

I tried various options as well and came up with similar problems as Jon.  When setting effect 1 to text, twinkle, tree, or spirograph if effect 2 is set to fire or meteors, the fire stops moving and the meteors don't generate correctly.  Also, text in effect 2 does not work at all.  I cannot set the font or direction. 
This may get fixed in lucky version 3.13?

Rich

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Re: Nutcracker 3.12 released. Many new options for text
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 07:39:21 PM »
we have not started debugging the interference issue. we know it ia bug.

thanks

 

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