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Lev Grigoriev wrote at 07:40 AM UTC:

BUG WHICH HURTS THE CONTRIBUTORS OF THIS SITE!

We cannot publish anything new or edit metadata of existing pages! System stops us on the 2nd step, tells us that we are veteran contributors with more than nine published submissions (even if it’s my old acc without any pages on it), says that we cannot publish anything if we have nine submissions for review (even if you have a few or none of them in this status), and, to publish a new page, we should convert a members-only page to work-in-progress (which is also impossible because to do so we should edit metadata which it treats as creating new page) or collaborate with editors, which is the last remaining way for us.


Bob Greenwade wrote at 03:51 AM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 02:09 AM:

I also see that some of my icons also made the grade for the row along the bottom. Awesome! I seriously am truly honored.

(They're not the three I would've chosen myself, to be honest, but to get anything at all is more than I could've expected!)


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote at 02:09 AM UTC:

I have added new logos for the Darker color scheme. They feature a black cannon and a natural colored nightrider in the style of a winged horse. In the big logo on this page, the cannon was designed by Jean-Louis Cazaux and the nightrider by Bob Greenwade.


Bob Greenwade wrote on Sat, Apr 20 08:40 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 06:51 PM:

To find a specific piece, you can type the piece name and "chess" into the search bar. You'll get a limited number of possibilities, and the piece you want is most often in the last one under my name.


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Apr 20 06:51 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 05:15 PM:

I followed the link to your thingiverse profile, but I didn't see all the pieces you have posted images of here in your comments. The closest I found to a Nightrider was the Zebrarider.

I figured out that you're packaging multiple pieces together, and I have to browse through each package to see them all.


H. G. Muller wrote on Sat, Apr 20 06:28 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 04:01 PM:

The coloring is very splotchy, though more so on curved surfaces than on flat surfaces, as can be seen in this color image of a color scan of my Likebook Mars:

Conventional solution for this problem is to apply 'dither' to the image: add white noise to the brightness of the individual pixels, randomly chosen from a homogeneous distribution that has the width of one brightness quantum.


Bob Greenwade wrote on Sat, Apr 20 05:15 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 04:48 PM:

And I'll get right on putting the link in my profile.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sat, Apr 20 04:58 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 04:48 PM:

@Fergus: Here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/bobgreenwade/designs


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Apr 20 04:48 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 01:40 PM:

I think I can work with the 3dviewer.net website, but I don't have a link to Bob's thingiverse account. Considering how many 3D pieces he designs, it would be a good idea for him to include a link to it in his profile.


Bob Greenwade wrote on Sat, Apr 20 04:17 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 04:01 PM:

Yeah, it's the curves all right -- specifically, curves that are both horizontal and vertical.

There's not much to be done about that, unfortunately, mostly because I don't have many pieces (almost none, in fact) that don't have that feature. Either you'll have to use just the Nightrider, or Lifebook Mars users will just have to deal.

I can try to find some pieces of that sort, like the Vivi and Double Cross, but there aren't going to be many.

That said, I really like the brown ones in full-color mode.


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Apr 20 04:01 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 03:37 PM:

Hopefully, brown works at least a little better.

It doesn't. The coloring is very splotchy, though more so on curved surfaces than on flat surfaces, as can be seen in this color image of a color scan of my Likebook Mars:


Bob Greenwade wrote on Sat, Apr 20 03:55 PM UTC in reply to Lev Grigoriev from 03:46 PM:

I was just thinking that it might be time to take a break and let Fergus address the issue you and (IIRC) David are having.


Lev Grigoriev wrote on Sat, Apr 20 03:46 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 07:56 AM:

Also. Anybody hears us?!


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Apr 20 03:38 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 02:55 PM:

I don't have a Likebook Mars, so I don't know what you mean.

It is an Android tablet with an eink display intended primarily for reading. The important thing you need to know is that it displays everything in black and white eink, which has even fewer gradations of grey than a grey monochrome image on an LCD monitor would have. Since I made the Darker color scheme for use with it, I am testing how the images intended for this color scheme look on it.


Bob Greenwade wrote on Sat, Apr 20 03:37 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 11:56 AM:

I just uploaded wood-brown versions of everything, plus four new pieces.

Hopefully, brown works at least a little better.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sat, Apr 20 02:55 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 11:56 AM:

"I just looked at these pieces on my Likebook Mars, and they fade into the background too much on it."

I don't have a Likebook Mars, so I don't know what you mean.


Bob Greenwade wrote on Sat, Apr 20 02:19 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 12:52 PM:

I think you're right about the shapes making the difference. I think I'll try them in a medium brown (I'd go for tan, but apparently I'm the Black player), and maybe add a couple of angular pieces.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sat, Apr 20 01:40 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 11:56 AM:

@ Fergus: well, it's a bit your fault Fergus. You asked both Bob and me and then it was not possible to understand that you were not speaking to both of us. About the color, I first understood that you wanted pieces on a blue background, so did Bob, then that you wanted blue pieces on a black background. If you prefer white pieces on a black background it is not a problem at all.

Actually, there is something VERY simple to do, a piece of cake for you. You go to:

https://www.thingiverse.com/kazo65/designs

There you can download the .stl of the piece you would like.

Then you open that .stl with:

https://3dviewer.net/

And you can have a snapshot of that piece with the color you like, the background you like, the orientation you like, the size you like, etc.

If you can't do that and need help, please tell me exactly which piece/color/background you would like, I will make it for you.


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Apr 20 12:52 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 04:07 AM:

I was comparing these on both my iPad and my Likebook Mars ereader, and on the latter, they all appear as grey on a black background. From the Thaumaturge on down, there are sharp contrasts between different shades of grey that look kind of random and ugly. I’m not sure if the horse shape of the first few pieces just leads to a more pleasing shading or if you did something different in the pieces following them, though I suspect it is the shape that makes the difference.


Lev Grigoriev wrote on Sat, Apr 20 12:46 PM UTC in reply to Daniel Zacharias from Fri Apr 19 07:36 PM:

I also face this problem and cannot submit new pages…)


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Apr 20 11:56 AM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 07:56 AM:

I wasn’t expecting either of you to change the color of your pieces. I envision the logo as having a white piece supplied by you and a blue piece supplied by Bob.

Additionally, I just looked at these pieces on my Likebook Mars, and they fade into the background too much on it.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sat, Apr 20 08:27 AM UTC:

@Bob: I have used this on-line viewer which is working very nice. I recommend, you can easily change the background, the color of the piece, the size of the snapshot, etc.

https://3dviewer.net/


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sat, Apr 20 08:10 AM UTC:

More pieces if needed

 


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sat, Apr 20 08:06 AM UTC:

Here the images you asked Fergus. The blue might be too saturated.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sat, Apr 20 07:56 AM UTC:

@ Fergus: I have made images of some of my 3D pieces in blue on black background. I wished to upload the images but I lack space to do it. So I wanted to create a fake page named "Cazaux Vault" to get some room where to upload but I get this message:

"As a veteran contributor with nine or more submissions published so far, you are limited to submitting nine of your games for review and publication at a time. If you would like to post more, cooperate with the editors to get your submissions accepted, or revert something to a work-in-progress and submit something else."

What is this? I don't have 9 games in waiting!?

Does that mean I cannot create any new page?


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