Hex Grid Overlay? Howto?

Hex Grid Overlay? Howto?

Post by Joe » Mon, 08 Sep 2003 10:22:37


I am using Graphic Converter Max OS X 10.1.5 and would like to put hex
grid overlays on images. The "Overlay grid" feature in that application
is exactly what I want, except I don't want square grids, but hex
grids...
Is there any possible (shareware mac) tool for accomplishing this?

Using Graphic Converter?
Something else?

Thanks,
Joe
 
 
 

Hex Grid Overlay? Howto?

Post by Philip Edw » Mon, 08 Sep 2003 22:28:30

how about creating a hex image with a transparent background and
overlaying that image on top of the one you wish to overlay.
(if that's a capability of Graphic converter)

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Hex Grid Overlay? Howto?

Post by Joe » Tue, 09 Sep 2003 13:38:22

This is what I tried. I have an image of a hex grid and changed the
white to transparent... but couldn't figure out how to overlay it or
combine on top of the other image. I began to think transparent
background only applied to imbedded the image, such as on a web page.
Joe


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Hex Grid Overlay? Howto?

Post by Philip Edw » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 00:16:34

<rant mode>
one of the (many) things i could curse Microsoft for is that they took
away a feature that if you "cut" a region and pasted it onto another
region... the "background" was transparent. (this is in paintbrush)

so if you selected a blue circle on the background color (white) and
pasted it onto a large green square, you'd end up with a blue circle
on a green square.

*Now* if you do the same operation, you get a blue circle on a white
square on a green square.

Ok... so paintbrush isn't the most powerful of graphic
programs.... but i found it sufficient for *lots* of small tasks.
taking away this "feature" has weakened it alot.
</rant mode>

sigh.

I'm not familiar with your program... but look for a "merge" image or
something similar.
good luck.

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Hex Grid Overlay? Howto?

Post by Philip Edw » Tue, 23 Sep 2003 22:39:45

Philip Edward Lewis <flip+@andrew.cmu.edu> writes:
[...]

For the curious, someone mentioned that they thought there was a
"feature" that toggled this behavior.... sure enough there was an
option in the menu -- "draw opaque".

Bad on me for not exploring it more.
Bad on microsoft for switching default behavior of the program.
Good on the person that prompted me to look for the solution.
Thanks to whoever you were...
;)

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