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SketchBlock Pro Version 3.3 available from AmiStore NOW!
Posted on 3-Jul-2019 12:25:53
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I've just submitted my next update of SketchBlock Pro and it is now available to download.

Here is a quick preview of the new features.


Dynamic loading of brush data. The full set of brushes can use up to 100Mb of memory when loaded on startup, so now brushes are loaded on demand. This can be helpful on machines with more limited resources but gives a bit more head room even on more powerful setups. Another option is ofcourse to remove brushes you never use from the brush directory, but this way gives you the brush previews allowing you to choose less often used brushes without restarting the software.

Erase filter. This allows eraseing selected areas of layers to the background colour / transparent. Also aded some standard menu items using this function ie Cut Copy Paste regions.... This required some redesign of the filter system as prevsiously they were applied via a alpha blend but an alpha blend operation can not make an area transparent, the code updates also found an fixed an edge case bug that resulted in invalid floating pont numbers in certain colours.

And the biggy....

Textures. Drawing operations can now be modified by a texture. Any layer can be used as a texture, but a custom list of dedicated texture layers is also maintained at the application level. Some example textures can be loaded via the new textures menu. Currently only the paint tool supports the texture operation, and this can be enabled via two new switches at the bottom of it's settings. In future filters will also support textures. And possibly path filling.

Read more here:

http://www.broad.ology.org.uk/amiga/sketchblock/index.html

The update will be free to existing ownesr of SketchBlock Pro and discounted for owners of SketchBlock Lite (there still a few of you who haven't upgraded it's worth it honest!)

Last edited by broadblues on 03-Jul-2019 at 03:36 PM.
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Re: SketchBlock Pro Version 3.3 available from AmiStore NOW!
Posted on 3-Jul-2019 15:11:22
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@broadblues

The update has now been enabled on AmiStore. You can also download it via "Updater" from the my purchases tab, if you prefer.

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@broadblues

thanks once again for another update of sketchblock, one of the few great amiga programs still under active development!

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Posted on 3-Jul-2019 23:12:56
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Great work once again Andy!

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Posted on 4-Jul-2019 6:35:25
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@broadblues

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The update will be free to existing ownesr of SketchBlock Pro

Thank you! Don't be afraid to charge a maintenance fee next time, it won't break anybody's bank account

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Posted on 4-Jul-2019 10:58:35
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@Trixie

Thank you back. I'm not sure of the practical mechanism for charging such a fee, or how fair it might be if existing users had to pay per update whn new users get te latest for the starting price, or if the starting price bumps up for each up date that might start getting proscriptive.

Anyone who feels the need to pay a "maintenace fee" on can find a donation button in the documentation linked to above

Disabling your adblocker on my website would also help a teeny tiny bit....

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@Trixie

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Thank you! Don't be afraid to charge a maintenance fee next time, it won't break anybody's bank account


+1

You have put many hours of hard work into this program and it is unique in the Amiga world. It is excellent value for money.

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Cheers!

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@broadblues

Thanks a lot for the update!!

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@broadblues

thanks Andy!

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Posted on 5-Jul-2019 21:25:53
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@broadblues

Nice andy!

It's a great start to the weekend to discover that theres an update to your killer app.
Theres already too many features to learn them all so no feature requests from me.

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Thanks!

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Posted on 8-Jul-2019 10:30:49
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@broadblues

Thanks!

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Posted on 9-Aug-2019 13:36:07
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@broadblues
Was able to catch another bug with latest version:

1. Run Sketchblock
2. Choice "Resize image" from dropdown menu
3. click few times on /2 , do resize
4. draw in resized image something (just few lines)
5. press few times undo (so undo for drawng and undo for resizing) => crash. I do undo via ctrl+z if it make any difference.

crashlog: http://kas1e.mikendezign.com/aos4/sketchblock/Crashlog_SketchBlock_2019-08-09_15-43-00.txt

Last edited by kas1e on 09-Aug-2019 at 01:37 PM.
Last edited by kas1e on 09-Aug-2019 at 01:36 PM.

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Posted on 9-Aug-2019 14:12:52
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Hmm yes something seams to have gone peculiar there, I'll investigate.

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Posted on 23-Aug-2019 23:37:50
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Fixed this. It was bug that had existed since the undo scal e feature was added!

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