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@will.i.ૐ: No, the bricks in the first post are meant to be like that at a 1x1 filter setting. I wanted to create larger "perfect" circles than are possible right now, and make new bricks from composites. And yes, that more complex filter setting would be cool...
If the large circle bricks are not a good idea, then I would really like these bricks (plus the round corner bricks):
Suggestion: What about negative filters? That would be fun to fool around with!
Like -2x2 and stuff :)
Programmable advanced filters: What if we could apply transformations to the grid instead of to the bricks themselves? Obvious applications like shearing (rendering italics) could give way to more adventurous mathematical transformations. Sine wave transformations? Mapping to hexagonal or triangular grids. Polar coordinate systems? Dang, I gotta go back and take some more linear algebra classes! ;)
The Stream – banner design in FontStruct? I think so!
@winty5 But wouldn't negative filters mean the bricks are invisible? ;P
@Umbreon126: Negative filters (-2 x -2, for instance) would simply flip each (2 x 2) brick horizontally and vertically around its point of origin on the brick’s lower left corner. So with 2 x 2, you currently must select a brick by clicking within the lower left grid space (out of the four grid spaces occupied by each brick). With -2 x -2, you would click on this same grid space, which would be one grid space above and one grid space to the right of where the brick appears in the matrix.
Alternately, -2 x -2 would simply rotate each 2 x 2 brick 180° and make them even harder to select! :)
Woooaah, too much maaaaath...
Although triangular and hex grids would be really cool. Wahat about Select Grid Shape option? And generating faux bolds and faux obliques would be interesting to play with.
By the way, nice avatars opipik!
@will.i.aum Oh, right. xP
If this is a duplicate from someone else's suggestion, my apologies.
Though we have a brick replace option (by dragging the new brick from "All Bricks" onto the unwanted brick in "My Bricks"), it would be nice to have an option to delete a brick-type from "My Bricks" and from all the current glyphs.
One use for such an option would be for making an outline font from a pixel font. Say I have a pixel font that uses the square brick. By using a full-circle brick, I can trace outlines around each glyph. Unfortunately, I then have to erase ALL square bricks from each and every glyph. Lastly, I replace the full-circle brick with the square brick.
By having a "delete brick" option (meaning removing it from "My Bricks" and sending it back to "All Bricks"), all square bricks would be removed from the font set immediately.
How would it work? One way could be:
1A. Since you can't (currently) drag an eraser on the "My Bricks" menu, you could use a double-click on the (un-)desired brick in the "My Bricks" menu. That would bring-up the option of deleting the brick:
"Would you like to delete this brick-type from your current FontStruction?" (OK / Cancel)
If OK, a second screen would pop-up to ensure that it's not been agreed to accidentally:
"WARNING! This process cannot be undone. Are you certain you want to delete this brick-type from your current FontStruction?" (Delete / Cancel)
1B. Have a Blank brick or Erase brick - maybe a Square with an X in it, possibly red in color? (I think something like this has been mentioned before.) Simply drag the Erase Brick on the desired brick in "My Bricks" menu.
This would bring up the two "Are you sure? / Are you REALLY sure?" options mentioned in 1A.
2. If there is only one brick present in the "My Brick" menu, it would not be possible to delete that one last brick. Otherwise, it would be just resetting the entire FontStruction to its initial blank state.
Thank you for listening.
I have a drag 'n drop idea. It's a small box called "Divider". You drop a regular block into one of the yellow squares, then it divides into four blocks. Of course, it's just a small idea.
~PS: Original blocks at top are shaded yellow~
Funny glitch, here: Grid is off, and I see a grid with wonky lines. (the brick to the right is 1x1)
Heh, I cut the "brick to the right" off the image ^^;I guess I'll just say this is 1x1 filter, and see the 1/4 quarter brick on the upper left corner (not a composite)?
Would it be possible to have the commands "copy to extended Latin A" and "copy to extended Latin B" added? I use "copy to basic Latin" to have letters for the most common European alphabets but find the manual copy to the other Latin sets too timeconsuming. Hence I very rarely add "extended Latin A" and never up to now the "Latin B". As Stephen pointed out in his post on complete fonts it would be useful for other languages using Latin letters. I would make those letters more often if a command for the "A" and "B" Latin made it easier ...
There seems to be a bug when deleting fonts, they are still counted on your profile and tag pages, resulting in empty pages and incorrect numbers of fonts.
I have six, semi-related suggestions, some of which have been suggested in slightly different forms...
1. Select all bricks of Type-A in selection/character/set/font. Example usage: Select all full-size circle bricks, for subsequent edits.
2. Replace all bricks of Type-A in selection/character/set/font with bricks of Type-B. Example usage: Change a LED-style font made from circular bricks to square bricks, or change a font that uses diagonal corner bricks to rounded corner bricks.
3. Invert bricks in current selection across same selection-co-ordinates in selection/set/font. That is, swap bricks of type-A to type-B, and those of type-B to type-A. Example usage: Switch blank bricks to solid bricks, and solid bricks to blank bricks, so that you create the solid-outline of a font.
4. Invert the fill of a brick. Example usage: Convert a brick having a black 5-point-star with white surrounds, to a white 5-point-star with black surrounds.
5. The "Make Composite" command should work on larger selections. For example, I'd like a brick with a 3x3 or 4x4 grid of circles or squares (useful for LED-type fonts). I can make a composite brick with a 2x2 grid of circles or squares, but that's the current limit.
6. Brick submissions/sharing. It would be great if we could upload bricks in EPS/SVG, and/or save composite brick designs, to tagged, private or public brick-collections on fontstruct.
@pebbletech: You can do 2 by dragging a brick on top of another in "My bricks". And 4x4 circle is possible with increased filter size (press F and drag the sliders to 2).
#6 is a great idea.
@Yautja: Thanks, I didn't know I could do 2 by dragging a brick over another in My Bricks, but I can't find a way to replace all bricks of Type-A with an empty brick, or put another way, to delete/erase all bricks of Type-A.
As for 4x4 circle, I'm not sure if I've misunderstood your advice, or if you've misunderstood my requirement. I'd like bricks that are 3/4 circles across, and 3/4 circles down, all within one brick. Is this possible, and if so, which filters do I adjust?
Ah, right, I don't think that's possible.
It would appear that even though you delete a font, FontStruct keeps the tags and thinks it's still there or something. Example:
1) I make a font with tags Private, Latin, Cyrillic
2) I make 10 more with the same tags
3) I delete them
4) Under ((View All | Tags:)) on my page, I click on Private
5) FontStruct will say ((You have 10 FontStructions tagged “Private”. View all FontStructions tagged “Private”))
6) However, I see nothing.
(An outstanding example that's happening to me for real: "You have 40 FontStructions." "You have 44 FontStructions tagged “Private”.")
...And 39 fonts in total. Makes sense.
If possible, it would be nice if you could make accented characters so that you only make the accents, and they would be automatically assigned to letters in the correct place.
I expect it would be somewhat complicated, with FS guessing the spacing between the diacritic and letter, especially for larger grid fonts, though... Still an awesome idea though :)
There's a bug with the favorites, they gradually get deleted over time. If you look through my favorites page and go to the end, you will just see many blank pages, and over the days, your number of favorites goes down gradually.
It would appear that my votes keep going away, eventually; for example I could've sworn I gave a 10 to opipik's tacticalreminds, beate's SIL, and a lot of will.i.aum's fonts, but I recently found that it seems I never scored them. (So I gave them a 10 again, and I'm absolutely certain I gave SIL a 10, no doubt)
@umbreon: I have the same issue.
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