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About SearedIce

  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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    Philadelphia, PA
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    Lots of Computer Stuff, Photography, Model Planes, Geocaching, Bicycling

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  1. Some of you may be familiar with "AutoHotKey" or "AutoIt". These programs give a Windows computer Apple-script-like capabilities. You can automate simple tasks that are boring/time-consuming, bind new hotkeys for things, run software, manage the clipboard, etc. etc. etc. I thought it'd be cool to use the icons on my desktop in my desktop's background in some way ... to mimic next-gen OS GUI effects, if at least on the desktop... I took a screenshot of my current desktop to show what I mean (right now, glowing icons): http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~drake/bgu/BGU01.jpg Anyway... so I wrote a s
  2. If you want to write the algorithm yourself, PDN's Codelab is a pretty interesting environment to test in. I did some basic shape-recognition algorithm testing in Codelab...made it easy to see results as I worked...
  3. Not for me...for me, it automatically selects everything on the canvas and begins rotating it...
  4. It's most certainly still possible. My copy of Linux has full read access to my Windows partition (and write too if I got off my lazy rear and set it up correctly). Windows PE (or copy-OSs like BartPE) would be even better...ask an IT person you know to try it out. Norton or one of the other big virus companies might have a bootable scan product.
  5. The illegal immigrant discussion has almost nothing to do with outsourcing to India. And you are sitting at a computer, just like I said. Check your post on this thread (only a bit more than a month ago): http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewt ... y%20laptop. PS CS2 = $650 software. If you're not paying "anything near $650" you either got one amazing deal (including the possibility of having received the software as a gift) or you're, well, stealing (a.k.a. pirating) the software. Stealing $650 worth of software also kind of puts you in no position to argue about illegal immigrants stea
  6. Which taxes, BTW, do undocumented illegal immigrants leech off of? An illegal immigrant can't even collect a measly SS check. You just wrote that while sitting at a computer (maybe even your laptop with the $650 software you claim to have on it). Watch out...there might be a shovel and some bricks headed your way.
  7. You may be looking for "feathering," a feature not in PDN. If you truly are talking about antialiasing, there's only really one genuine effect it has, and the first squiggle surely has it. For example, straight parts of the line are prefectly sharp, and angled parts attempt to be perfectly sharp. In the 3rd line there, nothing is sharp.
  8. Try a bit to figure it out, and then (if you need it): To convert from degrees to radians: pi*(degrees/180)=radians Radians to degrees: (radians/pi)*180=degrees
  9. Arctan / inverse tangent That's what you need for finding the angle. y=mx+b m = rise/run rise/run = y/x tan(a)=y/x so... arctan(y/x)=a (what I have there is not at all code...I'm not sure of the syntax for the trig functions in PDN source/C#...I've used them in effects before, though, so if you need, I can help figure it all out) You may need to adjust this in the code a bit (since the images have the origin at the top left not the bottom left), but it should do the job.
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