posted by broadblues on 11-Apr-2012 0:32:35 (1136 reads)
SketchBlock 1.4 has been available on os4depot for the last 24hours or so, but I've been busy in the studio all day so couldn't post a news item till now...
New in this release:
Many additional layer manipulation functions including: Flatten Project Merge Visible Colour To Alpha Toggling The Alpha State Of Layers Import images as a layers via datatypes And More ...
The Layers List has a icon to display whether or not a layer is transparent or not
Input Wedges Scripts can be defined and set to listen to input events enabling interractive functionality to be added without need to write full plugins. Two examples, Rexx/Wedges/wedge_lines.rexx and Rexx/Wedges/wedge_boxes.rexx are provided. these add the ability to draw lines and boxes.... Tool Presets have been extended an now support switching tool, and the creation script supports the erase tool.
Many additional ARexx Commands to support the above features.
New default menus
Menu now update autmatically if the prefs file is modified, which enables dynamic addition of new presets etc.
@Andy How hard will be to implement smooth resizing via menu item ? Maybe already possible ? It can be pretty good for making icons as well. I sometime feedup with all the other aos4 icon related tools which half-of-work, half-of-good , and will be really nice to just use sketch for everything :)