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Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

on: September 20, 2006, 02:36:45 pm
Here is a Anti-Aliasing Calculator that I made.
I originally did it in C++ but just re-coded it in PHP.
It's your guy's to use freely, tell me what you think.
Tell me any errors you find so I may fix them.

http://www.portmonkey.com/aacalc

Thanks!
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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 02:55:52 pm
i guess sliders and realtime update would be nice, then again i don't need this, promotion has ramping :B
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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 04:44:30 pm
Great idea ptoing!
I shall start working on this!
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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 06:40:21 pm
Also howabout being able to put two hex codes in as another option other than the RGB values? Seems really neat btw. :0'

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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 02:17:04 pm
I noticed, the output is incorrectly formatted when any of the input values are < 16

for example:
# F F1E
is the AA color chosen for A=(10 10 10)  B=(20 20 50)
I expected #0F0F1E

Yeah, realtime update is pretty important.
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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 05:40:19 pm
Yeah a slider so you could bias the values would be very nice, e.g. I usually blend at 35% or 65% rather than 50%.  Maybe have a slider for the # of values to return also?

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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #6 on: September 21, 2006, 06:04:21 pm
If the only thing in mind when you create a new buffer-shade is the two colors it's going to be buffering between, then you're not using that shade optimally. No automated tools are needed for this extremely human-intuition based choice, I think. But to each their own.

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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #7 on: September 21, 2006, 06:28:39 pm
I think this is more for calculating just the anti-aliasing shade for people using apps that don't have brush transparency.

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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #8 on: September 21, 2006, 06:33:28 pm
I just use photoshop pencil - if i want an AA shade is just press '5' (sets to 50% opacity) pencil over the color i want to make an aa shade with, 'i' - click the color, ctrl Z, and then set pencil back to 100% opacity.  however, more often than not, i just chose my own AA color by eye, and i have found using desaturated tones for AA can work better.  This wold be harder to implement into your calculator.

A sliding version would make more sense and would be more efficient.  Props to your effort though - not many people would go to the effort to make tools like these.

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Re: Anti-Aliasing Calculator [GIFT]

Reply #9 on: September 21, 2006, 07:38:02 pm
I just use photoshop pencil - if i want an AA shade is just press '5' (sets to 50% opacity) pencil over the color i want to make an aa shade with, 'i' - click the color, ctrl Z, and then set pencil back to 100% opacity.

Heh, you do know that you can just press ALT for the colour picker, and that doing undo is unnecessary in that case, except when you set the pixel on a different layer? It won't have any transparency to it :)

I guess this is more fancy than my old AA-colourfinder :D http://omr.planet-d.net/trash/aac.zip
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