Slideshow Version 1.2 is released.
If there is no more problem with it, this will be the last version.
Marco Klunder wrote:I was also wondering if the addon can support image transparency (probably now or in a future release) ?
It support just now the image transparencies (png, dds).
Yes but we could get interesting results by adjusting the transparency directly in Celestia
In this picture, the rabbit has an opacity of 38% compared to the actual image.
For my party I never got to see this famous rabbit.
One problem was not multiplying too much the number of keys.
The solution is brought with a palette.
This way all is done by clicks of mouse. Of course the palette itself can be moved with the mouse.
Using the keyboard with a large number of colors was not so easy. With the palette it is a breeze.
This palette is primarily designed to manipulate the text.
But you can also be use it to adjust the transparency of an image.
The result of your actions with the mouse on the palette is visible immediately.
When the palette is visible, the text editing keys are no longer available. On the other hand, the associate functions of these keys in Celestia are usable again.A)
These 2 buttons allow you to assign available fonts to selected textB)
A mouse click here toggles different possible text alignments (left justified, centered or right justified)
Buttons A and B always apply to selected text regardless of button C state.C)
Each click on this button changes the target of the buttons E and cursor F. Different possible modes are "text", "text background" and "image"E)
These buttons let choose the color of the text or text background.
The selected color is identified by a little white frame.
The number of colors is not limited. You can always modify or add new colors in the same way as before by editing the configuration file.
The size of the palette is automatically adjusted for the number of color buttons.
Color buttons apply only to the text or to the text background. They will do nothing is the selected mode of the C button is "image"F)
The cursor allows to adjust individually the transparency of a text, a text background or a picture.
The percentage of opacity is displayed beside the cursor.
Tip: Clicking on the value of the opacity reorganizes the display order so that the texts are in the foreground.D)
Closes the palette.
When the palette is closed, you can use again the keys defined for text editing. (But you loose associated functions of Celestia).
This button has the same effect as the * key (by default). To recover the palette, just press * againOther new features of this version are less spectacular.
- The code is rewritten to load faster when Celestia is starting to avoid timeout problems if many other plugins should be loaded.
- The strange way to allow spaces at the end of the text is no longer supported. Instead you can end a line in a more conventional way with a quote "
The configuration file has been improved further. It has a default palette of 32 expandable and modifiable colors.
The downloadable version doesn't contain anymore a "_slidecatalog.txt" file to avoid erasing your job.
The documentation explains how to create one.
To avoid losing the previous presentations and if you have not a local configuration file, copy your old "config_slideshow.lua" file in the directory slides and rename it as explained in the documentation