Combine selected points into one point



  • I would love to select two or more points and say 'combine points into one point'. This function would calculate the average center of selected points + calculate average bcps for that one point. Would be handy for cleaning paths, for example after auto-tracing. In the next update maybe?


  • admin

    That would be an excellent extension :)



  • It would also be an excellent native function…



  • I've written an extension that does this.

    https://github.com/charlesmchen/robofont-extensions-and-scripts

    If its not what you had in mind, or if you have any other ideas for extensions, let me know.

    I'm not yet satisfied with how it updates control points adjacent to "merged" points.


  • admin

    He

    cool!

    Move your scripts that have callbacks from the menu to the root folder.
    From there you can import everything inside a RoboFont extension.



  • Hmm, I'm not sure I understand.

    You're saying that any script that corresponds to a menu item needs to be in the root folder (ie. the "script root" in the Extension Builder)?


  • admin

    no, but you will have access to other python scripts and modules if they are on the same level or deeper
    (this isn't a limitation of RoboFont, this is default python behavior if the module isn't added to the site packages or sys.path)

    scripting Root
    - test.py          # test can import testFolder and all sub py files  
    - testFolder                 
      - __init__.py
      - otherFile.py   # otherFile can not import test.py or otherTestFolder
    - otherTestFolder
      - __init__.py
    

    hope this makes sense



  • Ah, I see what you mean.

    Alternately, RoboFont could add the root folder of the extension to the python path when it invokes a script from that extension.

    I'm not sure how you're invoking extension scripts in Robofont...

    Anyhow, I've reorganized the extension per your suggestion.

    Thanks


  • admin

    Alternately, RoboFont could add the root folder of the extension to the python path when it invokes a script from that extension.
    I’m not sure how you’re invoking extension scripts in Robofont…

    mm, I think this will be a mess after a while.

    It's already super easy to add a path to sys.path :)



  • Yes, you're right.




  • admin

    a progress bar example:

    from defconAppKit.windows.progressWindow import ProgressWindow
    
    # CurrentFontWindow is only available only in RoboFont 1.3
    from mojo.UI import CurrentFontWindow
    
    import time
    
    progress = ProgressWindow("my progress")
    time.sleep(2)
    progress.close()
    
    ## attach as sheet to a window
    progress = ProgressWindow("my progress", parentWindow=CurrentFontWindow().window())
    time.sleep(2)
    progress.update("action....")
    time.sleep(2)
    progress.close()
    
    ## with tickcount
    count = 20
    progress = ProgressWindow("my progress", tickCount=count)
    
    for i in range(count):
        time.sleep(.1)
        progress.update("action....%s" %i)
        
    progress.close()
    


  • cool, thanks.



  • Hmm, that can't be right.

    for i in range(count):
        time.sleep(.1)
        progress.update("action....%s" %i)
    

    You're formatting a string with an int but using the string format descriptor: %s
    Also, shouldn't progress.update() take an int argument?

    Lastly,

    from mojo.UI import CurrentFontWindow
    

    Yields:

    importError: cannot import name CurrentFontWindow
    

    in RoboFont 1.2



  • oho, just saw this:

    CurrentFontWindow is only available only in RoboFont 1.3



  • oh, I get it. You call progress.update() count times: that's why there's not int argument.



  • Hmm, the help() built-in function doesn't work in the RoboFont scripting window.

    from defconAppKit.windows.progressWindow import ProgressWindow
    print dir(ProgressWindow)
    help(ProgressWindow.update)
    

    Yields:

    NameError: name 'help' is not defined
    

  • admin

    yeah, help is great, didn't know it was available. This will be added in the next version.

    thanks

    ps: a small workaround:

    from defconAppKit.windows.progressWindow import ProgressWindow
    import pydoc
    ## this is actually happening in the built-in 'help'
    pydoc.help(ProgressWindow.update)