i just realized that the market for one-off character editors is oversaturated, but i already made my version, so here it is:
i got inspired by this 𝘆ou𝘁ube video from 𝗹azy 𝗱evs to make a character editor.
i don't know how i will want to use one-off characters yet — i really just thought that making this program was good for practicing 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗼-8 programming
|keys (on 𝗾𝘄𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘇 keyboard)
|move the cursor
|𝘅 / 𝗺
|paint or erase the pixel over the cursor
|𝗰 / 𝗻
|copy the character to the clipboard
i just tried the other editors, and i find them not as nice as this one.
i like this editor better than the other editors because of the minimal design with the carefully-chosen colors, and because it has no features except the ones that i know i need:
- edit the character
- copy the 𝗽8𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗶 character code
- visually balanced pixel grid
- realistic inline preview of the one-off character
- preview of the 𝗽8𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗶 character code
or i like this editor better, only because i made it. please tell me your opinion
Yep, you are in good company, @Sosasees:
and @Heracleum used one-off to draw full-color screens. Very clever at that !
thank you @merwok for the suggestion.
i thought about it — i decided that i don't need the 'binary charcode' feature in my program, for these reasons:
i chose the hex format for the charcode so that you can type it much more easily if copying fails — and so that you can more easily learn the charcode creation algorithm from watching the charcode change when you change the character.
in the binary format, both is not possible.
i could add the binary charcode format as an option, but then i need to find a place in the UI and in the code to put the option. this becomes exponentially harder, the more features there are — so not adding unneeded features is better
yes @GPI, both things 𝘄ould be nice. but i don't need them, so i didn't put them in the program.
i chose keyboard control because i find it faster and more comfortable than mouse control.
i didn't add paste because i find it easy enough to recreate a character (and sometimes accidentally make it better) if i want to edit it later.
my goal was to make a minimal program — so the program has only the options that i know i need.
if you want paste and/or mouse control, you can make your own character editor — or a changed copy of my program — to add them. Or you can use one of the other character editors that have these options:
|has mouse control
|char_maker by @2kTNT
|Bitdraw - Drawing tool in under 600 characters! by @CoffeeBat
|Paint a Char by @brettski
|CharEdit (Yet Another One-Off Character Editor) by @cheepicus
Hi. Paint a Char does have paste.
@Sosasees I couldn't figure out a new post in this thread so I am putting it here.
You are able to paste into and out of Paint a Char, see the instructions in sections Import (only supports hex), and of course exporting which supports hex or binary.
thank you @brettski for the correction.
i didn't find paste in Paint a Char.
¿how can i paste in Paint a Char?
update: ¡𝗶 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁!:
press 𝘂p arrow button to change from 𝘀end mode to 𝗿eceive mode.
this is a drawback of making a more complex program:
the interface has to be complicated to fit all the options — so the interface is harder to learn
Hola! Cute editor 👌
I agree with merwok, most devs use and would need the binary version.
Simply because the Hex is almost double of the characters 👀
For one single char Hex is ok but if one uses several, it's costly!
But if you created this tool for your personal specific needs -well- I can definitely understand.
@dw817 "and Heracleum used one-off to draw full-color screens."
Thanks for the mention, yes full screens but also for smaller 'sprites' like 3x4 why not or smaller portions of the screen.
Onoes @Heracleum. I thought your program worked only with full-screens, is why I wrote what I just did !
Well ... now I need to try out yours for small screen areas and compare it to what I just did. :)
I'll write you there ...
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