Sep 21, 2008

Scripting to the Screen - NXT-G and nxtRICeditV2

We blogged here a while back about a fantastic utility from Andreas Dreier called nxtRICeditV2, a way to edit the subtle and complex image files used by the NXT. But displaying anything other than simple images under NXT-G really wasn't possible. Now Guy Ziv over at NXTasy has authored a nice block to allow custom fonts, designed with nxtRICeditV2, to be used with NXT-G. Take a look here:

Advanced Display Text NXT-G block

He's done a really nice job on the interface, including built-in help, and included a couple of sample fonts (one with larger characters, one with smaller characters, and one that is upside-down). Take a look and try this out - it should install just fine under v1.1, or under v1.0 with the patch. Let us know how you use these! And thank you Guy Ziv for authoring some nice blocks for those of us who still like using NXT-G.

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Brian Davis

8 comments:

Mike1 said...

One thing I would like is, more fonts,and a preview scree. Or else I'll have to keep trying to guess the right coordinates. Though I still like it!

Brian Davis said...

Well, more fonts is something you (or anyone else) can do by using nxtRICeditV2 - in other words that's content we as users need to create (& archive). What Andreas has done is provide a tool to create fonts (and other things), and Guy has designed a tool to display them in NXT-G. The rest, is up to us.

As to a preview screen, yes, it would be very nice... and would also be very very difficult to compose a block that can do that in the configuration pane. I've talked to Guy about this, and both of us agree that while it would be nice, it is probably not something worth the complexity.

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Brian Davis

Mike1 said...

How exactly do you make fonts? I've looked through the help file but no luck there.

Guy Ziv said...

I'm working on making an explenation on making font files. I left it out of the help file since these are meant for users (e.g. kids) no advanced users.

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Anonymous said...

how do i install the block?

Anonymous said...

never mind, i got it

Jorge Alejandro said...

what can i do, i don know how to install de andaveced display text? or where put it?

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