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 LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. 

Last post Sun, May 19 2013 1:16 PM by eDave. 58 replies.
Started by eDave 05 Aug 2009 01:13 PM. Topic has 58 replies and 21273 views
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  • Wed, Aug 5 2009 1:13 PM

    • eDave
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    LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Please, please, please follow the instructions fully when installing. They are at the top of the Skill file and also here:

    Download and install the precompiled potrace release suitable for your platform:
      http://potrace.sourceforge.net/download
     set the POTRACE_PATH environment variable to the path to the executable
      eg. C:\utils\potrace

     Download and install the precompiled ImageMagick release suitable for your platform
     This may not be necessary if you use Linux as ImageMagick is often included in Linux installations:
      http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php
      eg. http://www.imagemagick.org/download/binaries/ImageMagick-6.5.3-Q16-windows.zip
     If the path to the ImageMagick convert.exe file is not in your system path then set the MAGICK_HOME
     environment variable to the path to the convert executable. (Run "convert -version" in a system shell to test).
      eg. C:\utils\ImageMagick\ImageMagick-6.5.1-3

     Install logoMaker_public.il into your skill folder.
     Add load("logoMaker_public.il") to the allegro.ilinit file in your pcbenv folder.

    Happy logoing,

    Dave

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  • Wed, Aug 5 2009 4:02 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    See the attached image for an example.


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  • Thu, Aug 6 2009 9:37 AM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Hi Dave,

     You attached the "IL" file directly, it needs to be a zip to be downloadable from the forum - users get a "page not found" otherwise!

    Thanks!

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  • Thu, Aug 6 2009 12:59 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Oops. Here it is.

    Dave

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  • Fri, Aug 7 2009 5:36 AM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

     Dave, I have installed new logomaker version and unzipped and saved the imagemagick files in a folder. But instead of logomaker window a Plugin options window appears. Attached the screen shot. Please help.

    Regards,

    Shiva.


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  • Fri, Aug 7 2009 5:40 AM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

     Here is the logomaker file in which i have changed the path. Please verify whether it is correct.


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  • Fri, Aug 7 2009 5:41 AM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Hi

    It also happened to me. I restart windows XP and then it runs perfectly. I want to thank to Dave for this Logomaker.

    Regards

    Ahmet

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  • Fri, Aug 7 2009 5:51 AM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

     Ahmet, I tried as you informed. Still same problem. Any help?

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  • Fri, Aug 7 2009 6:09 AM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Hi Shiva,

    I briefly track Dave's orders that's all. I didn't change the skill file. Only set the paths so that Windows understand where they are. 

    In environment variables I set the variables as Dave describes. Maybe Dave helps better.

    Ahmet

     

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  • Fri, Aug 7 2009 3:54 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Ahmet's correct - please don't alter the code. Instead ensure that the plugins are correctly installed and your environment variables are set correctly. You don't need to re-boot your system after altering the environment variables (in Windows) but you will need to restart Allegro.

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  • Fri, Aug 7 2009 11:06 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

     Thanks Dave. It works fine. But when i trying to load mono image with enabling Pre-process option it shows:

     potrace failure
    ===============

    The potrace utility failed to convert this image to svg.

     With disabling Pre-process option the logo will load. And when i trying to load color images the above error appears. Please help.

    Thanks,

    Shiva.

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  • Sun, Aug 9 2009 12:57 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Not every image will convert easily. You may need to fiddle with the parameters or re-save the image using an external bitmap editor such as MS paint. Please send me any image that you still have trouble with and I will suggest some settings.

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  • Tue, Aug 11 2009 2:49 AM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

     Dave, attached one of image file which i have tried to load. It was loading when i tried in monochrome format without enabling the "Pre-process" option. But when i enable the option the error mentioned in last post will appears. What can i do now? Please post the processed image in zip format only.

    Thanks.

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  • Tue, Aug 11 2009 1:30 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Hi Shiva,

    Try removing the High pass filtering. See the attached image for my settings and the resultant logo.

    Cheers, Dave

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  • Tue, Aug 11 2009 1:32 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply

    Just a caution...

    Be careful with Logos like this one. Your fabricator might not be happy to see very thin areas in silkscreen shapes.

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