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Thread: Tutorial - Removing Reference and Tracing Images on Script Playback

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    Tutorial - Removing Reference and Tracing Images on Script Playback

    In addition to my video showing how to keep the canvas static on script replay, I have also created a video tutorial demonstrating how to remove reference and tracing images from the playback! :

    https://youtu.be/z6AR02sT-D8

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    Great post/video Red!

    Hannah and Matt: This resolves my wishes to have you modify the way that ArtRage processes videos using scripts. Procreate cannot do "that" trick!
    Last edited by HwyStar; 4 Weeks Ago at 10:28 AM.

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    I used to use Notepad ++ for writing scripts for Paintshop Pro (actions in PS) but have never been game or knowledgeable enough to tamper with AR scripts. How about writing some tutorials here in the forum scripting section. I know there are instructions in the manual but they are too advanced for me. It would be fun to be able to be able to write some simple scripts. Maybe others would be interested too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    I used to use Notepad ++ for writing scripts for Paintshop Pro (actions in PS) but have never been game or knowledgeable enough to tamper with AR scripts. How about writing some tutorials here in the forum scripting section. I know there are instructions in the manual but they are too advanced for me. It would be fun to be able to be able to write some simple scripts. Maybe others would be interested too.
    Oh, absolutely June. The whole scripting stuff is the one area of AR that Iím embarrassed to say I know little of and tend to shy away from
    How about it RedSaucers? If you have the time and inclination I also would love to see some written tutorials by you
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    Thanks for the feedback!, I am in the process of creating some more tutorials involving improvements I have implemented to enhance ArtRage functionality and to speed up my workflow, for example :

    1. Single key press to cycle through each blend modes of a layer

    I experiment with blend modes quite a lot and find it a little tedious to select each one in turn, especially on a surface pro with a display setting of 100% (gui elements are very small and fiddly). So I have a single key that auto selects firstly the Normal blend mode from the Tools Layer Options menu and then each subsequent selection of the same key selects each blend mode in turn.

    2. Single key press (not holding down H) to flip the canvas.

    I don't really like to hold down the H key to keep the flip so a single key press performs the flip and then the same key press unflips.

    3. Single key presses to increment and decrement layer opacity to users increment setting

    Again at 100% surface pro display the opacity circle is very difficult to select and dial up and down. So I have a key that gets the current opacity value and then one key to increment and one key to decrement at 5%, which can be changed to any value.

    I am using a free scripting tool called Autohotkey for all these improvements which I use to map ArtRage keystrokes to a bluetooth numeric keypad

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    I've been working on some better information round that, here's a basic 'this is what's in a script' guide.
    https://www.artrage.com/manuals/scri...e-script-code/


    (The Advanced Guide is definitely aimed at 'so you want to write your own custom stuff from scratch' rather than 'so this is what this jumble of text means' )
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    Excellent Hannah! I noticed you have a typo on that page. You have notepad+++ instead of notepad++.

    For OS X users I just downloaded Atom Editor and it appears to do everything the same as Notepad++, plus is free.

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    TextWrangler is/was another capable Mac editor option that’s free. Though it’s currently being phased out by it’s makers in favour of their other product BBEdit.
    There is a free version of BBEdit which has all that TextWrangler could do, plus a bit more. And a paid upgraded version if you find yourself still wanting more from a text editor.
    See this page: http://www.barebones.com/products/bb...ree-comparison
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    Quote Originally Posted by HwyStar View Post
    Excellent Hannah! I noticed you have a typo on that page. You have notepad+++ instead of notepad++.
    You saw nothing. Never happened (and I've added the other suggestions as well). There is a lot that can be written around scripts, and I'll be trying to update the guides over time to get more in-depth, but this whole section should help get people started:

    https://www.artrage.com/manuals/scripts/ - 'what are scripts?
    https://www.artrage.com/manuals/scri...-editing-tips/ - starting point for would-be editors with links to further resources
    https://www.artrage.com/manuals/scri...ipt-downloads/ - custom scripts written by various forum users & Andy that do cool things for people who want to collect useful scripts or study how they were coded
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    Hannah, perhaps some of the information in this thread could be made a 'sticky' under Script Support?? It will be useful for referring back and not become lost in the posts.
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