View Full Version : Auto naming saved projects? (very eerie)

09-29-2010, 09:46 PM
Just a question really? I was working on a project this evening and when I went to save it, it automatically saved it as "the sacrifice of issacc." I don't recall seeing anything regarding an auto naming feature. All of my other projects are simply default titles and numbered in order. Is this some kind of Easter egg? Any info would be much obliged;) thanks in advance!

09-30-2010, 01:16 AM
It's an "Easter Egg" A little fun, every once and a while one of your works will be named after an old famous piece! Don't be alarmed, smile and change it or leave it the masterpiece! The rage team also has a cat named Tycho, I'm waiting for his face to appear somewhere on the iPad version like it does on the desktop app!

09-30-2010, 06:53 AM
Thanks for the reply Susan! It is a cool feature, definitely. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't a ghost in the machine;) curse you my superstitious nature! Now if I can only get it to liken my work to davinci, I'll be rocking!

09-30-2010, 11:01 AM
It's our way of adding a little inspiration to the application!

I have to confess, there's no Tycho in there yet. We had to carefully document our easter eggs for the submissions team so we didn't slip anything in at the last minute. That's not to say he might not get added in a new revision though... :)

09-30-2010, 01:30 PM
can the iphone/ touch app be far behind?

09-30-2010, 02:48 PM
I hope not...... ;)

EDIT I MEAN I HOPE IT IS. How late did I write that??? HURRY.

10-01-2010, 04:17 AM
Me too! Ive yet to get my hands on an iPad, but one of these days . . . :p

Judith Tramayne
10-03-2010, 05:33 AM
A simple version would be good on iPod Touch or iPhone. Not sure how the tool pod or color pod could be downsized though. Frankly, the reason I didn't like the other art programs was having to switch back and forth when painting. I want to touch and go like I can in iPad.

Maybe only having the oil brush, watercolor brush, ink pen and pallette brush would be all that's needed for basic painting (sketching) on the smaller device.

Aged P
10-03-2010, 07:49 AM
Hi Guys,

When you get round to this, could you incorporate an A3 printer and a projector output? Dave could do this in his lunch break.:)


10-03-2010, 10:30 AM
When did Dave start getting a lunch break?

Regarding a version for iPhone/iPod Touch - ArtRage for iPad does use some iPad specific features but with the upcoming iOS changes that may not be such an issue. At the moment however we're focused on the desktop and iPad versions, so there are no immediate plans to do another version for the smaller screen devices.

10-09-2010, 11:34 PM
Support for CUPS printing, note every copy of Ubuntu Linux comes with CUPS installed, and it seems Ubuntu/CUPS is really good at recognizing printers without drivers. I have three printers, a epson photo R340, epson stylus nx300 and a HP-6122 , and Ubuntu sees all of them and prints perfectly to them. Now before you say anything, CUPS is maintained by Apple, it was their contribution to the Unix/Linux crowd, so there is no excuse for them not to support it, just I have yet to get it to work with the iPad/iPod touch (I got close a few times using apps that claimed to support CUPS, but yet no dice).

BTW, if you have Linux on two machines on the same LAN, and each one has CUPS running, it's really simple to get one to see the other's printers (a local network has 256 possible ip addresses to allocate to machines on the router, if you have a cable modem or dsl, you have a router, and all the CUPS servers do is go around to each machine on the network and check to see if they have CUPS servers running, if so it looks to see if there are printers available to it on each machine) . so you can imagine, if your iPad CUPS support, it just has to check 256 locations, which takes like five seconds, and it will find all the CUPS servers on your network, then you can print to anything on the network. But you have to have a CUPS server on the network with printers connected to it.

The CUPS print server running in Ubuntu has it's own little webserver running at port 612, I think.. So if you point your browser at localhost 612 (this dumb forum software won't let me post a URL) , it will show the CUPS print server configuration screen, and you can enable CUPS to see other printers on the network in Administration. The reason CUPS would be a good solution for the iPad or even a program like ArtRage for printing, is that CUPS is totally in open source, it runs on Mac's and on Intel machines with Ubuntu (not in Windows though, don't know why) as well as in other versions of Linux, but Ubuntu IMHO is much easier to get up and working, plus it automatically sets up a boot loader so you can switch between windows and Linux on load.

Anyhow that's my two cents. BTW, for those afraid of linux, Ubuntu is worth the work to get running. And it is no harder than say installing Windows on a machine. Just keep in mind when you buy a PC, Windows comes preinstalled, that's why nobody ever knows how to run anything else. Knowledge is power. BTW, if you ever get a virus in Windows, boot Ubuntu from a CD (no you don't have to install Ubuntu on your machine, just need to boot from the Live-CD) , and look for "clam" anti-virus in the Ubuntu application library, given Ubuntu finds your network connection, download and install it in the application installer (it's like AppStore in iPad, but free software). You can use clam-av to scour your windows hard drive for viruses and it usually finds them, can even remove them. One of the advantages to having Ubuntu Linux on a second partition or a second disk, is you have a backup plan if the crap hits the fan in Windows.

Same is true for Mac users, you can put Ubuntu on a second partition, and boot into it if for some reason the Mac fails. I have a PNY SATA (cost me $13 versus $60 for a USB2 one) pcmcia card on my laptop that I use to backup my machines to a Seagate FreeAgent drive, I'm able to do this easily because Ubuntu recognizes the SATA card, and I don't even need to install Ubuntu to make it work.


More, I guess than anyone wanted to know, but there it is. BTW, CUPS works so well at printing color photos I don't usually need to do much in the printer settings panel to get a perfect photo print. Compare it to windows where there is always some mismatch between windows and the printer driver. that's cause both are closed source, and the abstraction between creates a lot of overlap, leaving a guessing game for the end user for what settings are relevant to the printer and which are not. For thatnreason, I never use windows for printing pictures anymore. In fact I don't even use windows for anything anymore than playing video games. Seems to be the only thing it does well anymore. Oh ya, and sync the iPod/iPad in iTunes (*sigh*).

10-09-2010, 11:59 PM
A simple version would be good on iPod Touch or iPhone. Not sure how the tool pod or color pod could be downsized though. Frankly, the reason I didn't like the other art programs was having to switch back and forth when painting. I want to touch and go like I can in iPad.

Maybe only having the oil brush, watercolor brush, ink pen and pallette brush would be all that's needed for basic painting (sketching) on the smaller device.

I don't know if it would be much use for painting in, it's like trying to paint on a post-it note. But I like the minimalist interface of ASKetch on the iPad. If Ambient could make a simple lite version, with say oil paint brush, knife and eraser, that would be enough. They could make each tool selectable with say the three finger gesture, that would be enough. In fact that could be a free form of advertising, to attract people to the iPad version, considering how many people have Iphones and such. Something they need to add to ArtRage on iPad and iPod if they make it, is support for posting pictures to facebook. Then maybe say posting pictures here, so people can look at other peoples iPod doodles, use them as backdrops. The social-app aspect is a big deal on the iPad and iPod touch. I have Social, Flipboard and Facebook's Iphone app on my iPad just for special access to facebook. One advantage to posting directly to facebook, for Ambient to benefit, is that the picture goes up in someones wall, and it can say "this picture was posted with ArtRage for the iPad".