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 LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. 

Last post Tue, Aug 5 2014 6:00 AM by rsbonini. 66 replies.
Started by eDave 05 Aug 2009 01:13 PM. Topic has 66 replies and 23282 views
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  • Wed, Aug 12 2009 1:47 AM

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

    Thanks Dave for your kind help.

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  • Sat, Aug 15 2009 6:30 AM

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

     Hi Dave, seems your zip file is not downloadble any more: just the last file (iWave.zip) is still here.

    Can you please send it?

     

    Jean-Charles 

     

    Strange: i try to download it one more time and i get it!!!

     Seems Cadenc's server was looking elsewhere the fisrt time... 

     

    I will try it monday. 

     

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  • Thu, Aug 20 2009 8:00 PM

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

    The latest version is attached.

    This contains just a minor change to improve performance when changing several pre-processing options.

    The instructions have also changed slightly. In a Windows system you must use the MAGICK_HOME system variable.

    Thanks Craig for your feedback.

    Dave

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  • Sun, Dec 27 2009 10:11 PM

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

     Dave, I'm facing a strange problem while waking up logomaker. Attached the screen shot. I have reinstalled all files but still same problem. Till few day's ago it was working fine and now not opening. Please help.

    Thanks,

    Shiva.


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  • Mon, Dec 28 2009 1:51 PM

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

    Oops. Looks like a bug. I'm away from work until next week. I'll try to sort it out then.

    Dave

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  • Sat, Jan 9 2010 8:05 AM

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

     Dave, is there any solution? Still facing the same problem and feeling very strange because of the skill file works fine at my colleague's pc. Both pc's have Allegro PCB design L v16.01.

    Shiva.

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  • Sun, Jan 10 2010 11:15 PM

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

    Hi Shiva,

    This happens because I have some code duplicated between utilities. You must be running my addAttachedText code. Both share a function called AFn_formIntSlideBar but the version of that function in addAttachedText doesn't use the units key value. The easiest way for you to fix this is to load logoMaker AFTER you load addAttachedText in your ilinit file. ALternatively, take the AFn_formIntSlideBar function from logoMaker and replace the code in addAttachedText.

    Regards, Dave

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  • Wed, Jan 27 2010 7:19 PM

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

     eDave,

     Is there a reason why I am not able to download the file you posted?  I click on it and I get a page does not exist error.  

     

    Thanks.

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  • Wed, Jan 27 2010 10:54 PM

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

    Hi Tim,

    I have attached the zip file to this post and also sent the utility to you in a separate email.

    I can't see attachments either. Is that feature broken Mr System Moderator?

    Regards, Dave

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  • Thu, Jan 28 2010 2:45 PM

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

     Sorry for late reply.

     Dave, You are correct. I have modified AFn_formIntSlideBar function in addAttachedText file as per your suggestion and now the logomaker works good. Many many thanks for you. It was great experience.

    Best regards,

    Shiva.

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  • Thu, Jan 28 2010 6:48 PM

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    RE: [BULK] Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply
    Dave,
     
    I wanted to let you know that I used the logo maker and it worked great for me.  Thanks again for sharing.
     
    Regards,
     
    Tim
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  • Thu, Jun 2 2011 11:41 PM

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

     Hi Dave,

       I have installed Imagemagick in C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-6.7.0-Q16 and potrace download form http://potrace.sourceforge.net/download/potrace-1.8.win32-i386.zip. potrace.exe and mkbitmap.exe files are placed in C:\utils\potrace. In the environment variable i have set the path to potrace in variable value as C:\utils\potrace and imagemagic as C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-6.7.0-Q16.when i run the skill below plugin message is appear... is there any problem in install plugin... if any pls send me the plugin file you used before.

     

    Plugins
    =======

    The LogoMaker Skill utility makes use of three free utilities that need to be
    installed before use:

    1/ potrace - Download the executable from:
        http://potrace.sourceforge.net/download
        http://potrace.sourceforge.net/download/potrace-1.8.win32-i386.zip (Windows)

        set the POTRACE_PATH environment variable to the path to the executable
        eg. C:\utils\potrace

    2/ mkbitmap - Distributed with the potrace utility

    3/ ImageMagick
        - Download and install the precompiled release suitable for your platform from:
        This may not be necessary as ImageMagick is pre-installed on many systems
        http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php
        http://www.imagemagick.org/download/binaries/ImageMagick-6.5.3-Q16-windows.zip

        set the MAGICK_HOME environment variable to the path to the convert executable
        eg. C:\utils\ImageMagick\ImageMagick-6.5.1-3


    For further information please email: dave.elder@tait.co.nz

     

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  • Tue, Jun 7 2011 2:36 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply
    It should be working if you followed the instructions. I have tested it in Windows 7.
    I can't see your images to be able to identify the problem.

    You probably want to download potrace-1.9.win32.zip and ImageMagick-6.7.0-Q16-windows.zip

    ;  Installation instructions:

    ;                Download and install the latest 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 latest 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&quot;
    ;                                eg. http://www.imagemagick.org/download/binaries/ImageMagick-6.5.3-Q16-windows.zip
    ;                Set the MAGICK_HOME environment variable to the path to the convert executable.
    ;                                eg. C:\utils\ImageMagick\ImageMagick-6.5.1-3
    ;
    ;                Install logoMaker_public.il into your skill folder.
    ;                Add load(&quot;logoMaker_public.il&quot;) to the allegro.ilinit file in your pcbenv folder.
    ;
    ;  Running within Allegro:
    ;                Type logomaker in the command window.
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  • Tue, Jun 21 2011 1:27 PM

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

    I just successfully installed and used logomaker on two Windows XP machines and wanted to post what worked and didn't work.

     1) %MAGICK_HOME% pointing to "C:/Program Files/ImageMagick-6.7.0-8" wouldn't work, I'm assuming because of the space in the path.  When typing "logomaker" in Allegro, I would get the instructions page instead of the logomaker utility opening.  Placing potrace and imagemagick at "C:/utils/..." did work, though, after I reopened ProjMgr and Allegro.

    2) Loading .jpg files into logomaker, I would recommend unchecking "Preprocess".  I was inserting solid black FCC and Telec logos and using "preprocess" seemed to do an edge detect, whereas I wanted solid logos.

    3) For some reason, once I place the symbols and exit the application, I can't move the symbols.  I do a move command, with Find=Symbol, but when I click the final destination, the symbol snaps back to its original location.

     Jeremy

     

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  • Tue, Jun 21 2011 5:43 PM

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    Re: LogoMaker - improved, and now multi-platform. Reply
    The logo symbols are fixed by default. You can unfix them to move. You can also un-tick the "Fix Symbol" check box when placing the symbol. Dave
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