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Juan Pablo - May 17th 1999, 07:19 EST
Superficie (surface) is a little program for viewing and doing basic manipulation of 3D surfaces. It reads a file with the data, and displays the object in a window, so you can interact with it.
Changes: Improved autoconf
scripts, bug fixes, mathematica package, etc.
GCL is a new CGI programming language that allows webmasters to create fully customized web counters in as few as 15-20 lines of code. The webmaster provides images for the digits in gif, xbm, or gd format, plus optional comma, head, tail, and background images. The webmaster can choose how the various elements that will comprise the final graphic counter are aligned. As of version 2.10, the webmaster may compile images directly to the binary executable.
Changes: 64-bit counter size
allowing the count to go up to trillions and a faster lexical analyzer.
MathMap is a GIMP plug-in which allows distortion of images specified by mathematical formulae. For each pixel in the generated image, an expression is evaluated which should return a pixel value. The expression can either refer to a pixel in the source image or can generate pixels completely independent of the source. MathMap not only allows the generation of still images but also of animations.
The MathMap homepage can be found at
http://www.unix.cslab.tuwien.ac.at/~schani/mathmap/It includes a user's manual as well as screenshots and examples.
Panorama Tools is a free program which can be used to generate, edit and transform many kinds of panoramic images. Its five main functionalities are:
GTK+ 1.2.x is required. Grab it at: ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gtk/v1.2/
What's new? Lots.
Release 0.9 of my plug-in for the creation of clickable imagemaps is now available on my homepage: http://home-2.consunet.nl/~cb007736 . This release contains new functionality (List of standard prefixes in settings dialog, better handling of invalid input, 'view source' dialog for easy copy/paste to other programs, etc.) and some cosmetic bugfixes.
This is the last release before 1.0. Version 1.0 will basically be the same as 0.9 but with all (?) bugs removed. Any volunteers for seriously beta testing this release?
It's a generalization of the very nice canvas used by the drawing tool DIA. It is about to offer the same features, only at a more generic way. It's much more GTK oriented than the original DIA.
You can find it at:
I know it's not perfect at
all, but it will give a nice impression of what it's suposed to be.
tgif is a vector-based draw tool, with the additional benefit of being sort of a web-browser. That is, you can fetch drawings from a web server with it, and you can make objects in your picture into hotlinks to other parts of the drawing, or to other drawings accessible via http.
Changes: Fixed a few bugs
and added a new X default, Tgif.PSFontAliases to allow fake font names
in Tgif.AdditionalFonts. Using this X default, different encodings of the
same PS font can be used. Also added 3 new internal commands: set_allow_interrupt(),
size_named_obj_absolute(), and get_named_obj_bbox().
Swift-Generator is a utility 'ala' Macromedia Generator. It aims at dynamically replacing texts, fonts, sounds and movie clips in either Template Generator files or standard Flash files. This allows Webmasters to create dynamic content such as stock tickers, news tickers, weather forecasts and the like.
Changes: Serious bug fixed.
Giram Is Really A Modeller. It is a multi-purpose 3D modeller written with the GTK+ User interface v1.2. It can load and save POV-Ray and AutoCAD DXF sources files. Some basic modelling tools are already there and it is growing very fast.
Changes: Better and easier
to use Plugins interface, better support for DXF, Giram can now export
in S3D format, rotation can now be restrained to fixed angles, as well
as various bugfixes.
Install-Webserver will install Apache, PHP and MySQL for you. All you have to do is run one script.
Changes: First release.
Editors Note: It's
not graphics, but it is web based and for people like me, could be very
useful for testing things on my local box before uploading to my remote
PovFront is a front-end for POVray ray tracing engine. It manages all the available options as well as the script only ones. It provides multiple rendering possibility and trace of them. It will provide network rendering in the future.
Changes: This is intended
to be the last version before 1.0. The next major version will introduce
This is an XFree86 XInput driver for Wacom tablets. It handles wacom IV and V protocols.
Changes: Corrected lens cursor
support for Intuos models.
The Xfsft patches to X11R6 enable X11 servers (including XFree86) and the font server xfs to use TrueType fonts and improves on the way X11 handles international scalable fonts.
Changes: This version fixes
a bug in the previous version and includes a version of mkfontdir that
causes it to automatically build `encodings.dir' files.
XawTV is a simple Xaw-based TV program which uses the bttv driver or video4linux. It contains various command-line utilities for grabbing images and avi movies, for tuning in TV stations, etc. A grabber driver for vic and a radio application (needs KDE) for the boards with radio support are included as well.
Changes: fbtv: added -q switch,
started lirc support , changed float to double for X resources, fixed the
radio programs, webcam bugfix.
RenderDotC (RDC) is a photorealistic rendering toolkit which adheres to the RenderMan(R) standard. Using the Reyes architecture, RDC supports advanced capabilities such as motion blur, depth of field, trim curves, texture/environment/displacement mapping, and programmable shading in the RenderMan Shading Language. The shader compiler included in the toolkit compiles shaders all the way to machine language for the highest possible performance.
Changes: Now available for
Terraform allows you to create fractal terrain (also called a height field) and transform it using a number of algorithms. It is meant to be a tool for those who want to generate digital terrain models for use in raytracing or other simulations. Terraform features different views and colormaps and has a preview mode which features interactive real-time rotation of the terrain object. Terraform is written using Gtk-- (the C++ wrapper for Gtk+).
Changes: Better dialogs,
faster 2D redraw, lots of bug fixes, and some internal code changes
AleVT is an X11 teletext/videotext
decoder and browser for the bttv driver. It features multiple windows,
a page cache, regexp searching, built-in manual, and more. Also included
is a program to get the time from teletext.
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