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devinnight
November 5th, 2005, 18:16
I had an idea about making the map interface a little more complex while making working with it easier.

This goes into the realm of unlikely but here goes.
I have to screens, then I will describe how I think they could work.
http://www.immortalnights.com/wip/FGmapGUI1.png

http://www.immortalnights.com/wip/FGmapGUI2.png

Ok, so you can now load up to three maps in the same window, or the same map three times. In the screen I have three characters outside the tower and two characters inside.
The characters outside can only see the map that they are on, shown as it exist now with their icon on the tab where the are. The guys inside can only see the inside of the tower.
Acessing the mask or drawing tabs affects the map that is currently viewed and would show the appropriate sub tools for each mode.
Moving characters from one map to the next would require dragging the players smaller icon to the proper tab.
Not sure how the tokens would actually transfer from one map to the next though.
Anyway, just thought I would throw trhe idea out there.
-D

kalmarjan
November 5th, 2005, 19:52
Off topic, but I like the maps, did you do them yourself? If so, they look like they are photoshopped. I have been busting my head to figure out how to do this since my Dundjinni died.

Sandeman

BTW... very cool idea.... having the maps on a floating "tabs" interface would be sweet, if it could be implemented.

devinnight
November 6th, 2005, 04:34
Thanks,
Yeah I do some of my maps in photoshop, quite a few start out in Illustrator as well.
I usually have either YIM or AOLIM open feel free to ask questions about photoshop, or anything else.
Devinnight or Devinnight2 respectively.
-D

Crusader
November 6th, 2005, 16:14
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! I love this idea.

Snikle
November 6th, 2005, 16:55
Yeah, I agree with some of your ideas here, I personally hate the right click for all the menu's philosophy they have here. Maybe I am too windows oriented and used to menus, but right clicking for everything annoys me and I think it limits the possible number of options on the menu.

Graiskye
November 8th, 2005, 08:04
I agreee, this is awesome. While I like the relative simplicity of the program, it seems foolish not to make use of the power of the tool that you are using, (the computer), I mean we are into the 21st century. Its like driving around in first gear all the time. :P

Snikle
November 8th, 2005, 14:21
Off topic, but I like the maps, did you do them yourself? If so, they look like they are photoshopped.

Screw the map! You see the tokens!?!?! Way cool.

kepli
November 13th, 2005, 10:16
Excellent ideas ... :D
Hope the problems with sharing maps won't be in the way for something like this ... :( (I still have to make maps smaller than 1MB, or we gets hang-ups).

Make sure to let us know when those tokens are finished ...
Here is a preview Devinnight posted at DJ: http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=5151&PN=1&TPN=4
(you need to scroll down a bit)

richvalle
November 13th, 2005, 13:58
Wow, I really like those.

The pics above are more flashy but DN's are way more usefull.

rv

dLANbandit
November 15th, 2005, 21:37
Hate to swipe your thread here but... Have you ever thought about selling your maps or tokens? I know I would drop some money on them. I certainly don't know how to draw that good.

devinnight
November 15th, 2005, 21:47
Thanks
Check my posts on this thread.

http://forums.fantasygrounds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1219

to sum up, yes I have a couple things going on that should be revealed soon.
I will make some free tokens and some packs that I sell fairly cheap.

I am still waiting to see if the new version of FG handles larger files better 1st.
As much as i would like to pay off the bill for my new Wacom tablet, I won't sell the tokens til I know the program can handle them.

-D