Pattern viewer for forum threads

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » April 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm

muzik wrote:Will it be possible to determine cell border thickness?
Not planned.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » April 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Ian07 wrote:Could the "Ctrl+C to copy pattern" thing be put in a more obvious spot, perhaps by "Click to control" when you hover over the viewer? It's such a useful command (especially on the wiki) that it probably shouldn't be buried so far down in the help menu; it took me several months before I even bothered to try it out.
Good idea. I've put it on the backlog.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » April 27th, 2019, 12:11 pm

muzik wrote:An idea I've had for a while: for rules with aliases, when the T counter in the bottom left is clicked, could the alias text link to the rule's Catagolue page?
I'll have a think about this one. I don't currently support links in the UI library but I can see it's a helpful addition.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » April 27th, 2019, 12:12 pm

muzik wrote:Will lifeviewer be able to simulate multistate one-dimensional rules?
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=r ... 181,+k%3D3
Not planned.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » April 27th, 2019, 12:14 pm

Hunting wrote:An old bug:

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x = 8, y = 32, rule = B3/S23:T8,0
4bo$3b3o3$3b3o$4bo4$4bo$4bo$2bo3bo$b3ob3o$b3ob3o$bobobobo$2b2ob2o$2b2o
b2o4$3b3o2$3bobo$4bo2$2o5bo2$2b5o4$8o!
#C [[ AUTOFIT ]]
Yes I guess it should respect HistoryFit for bounded grid infinite dimensions.
Hunting wrote: And a new bug:

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x = 1, y = 1, rule = W18
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This has been fixed and will be in the next released build. Thanks for reporting!

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » April 27th, 2019, 12:15 pm

muzik wrote:Will any uniform tilings such as r{6,3} ever be supported in the near future?
Near future: no. Ever: perhaps.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 1st, 2019, 11:27 pm

Build 323 is now live on the Forums and LifeWiki

Please note: you will need to refresh your browser to use the new build (Ctrl-F5 on Chrome)

Fixes since the last released build:
  • fixed Wolfram rules
  • drawing on a triangular grid is now more accurate
  • fixed an issue with Triangular B0 rules
  • updated Neighbourhood in Help information with triangular neighbourhood
  • AutoFit now works better on bounded grids with an infinite dimension
  • canonical alias names are now displayed
The updated hotkey map detailing the LifeViewer keyboard controls is here.

Comments, feedback, suggestions and bug reports welcome!

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by muzik » May 2nd, 2019, 10:22 am

Will multiple neighbourhoods rules ever be supported in the future?

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by muzik » May 5th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Can the default colours for the none rule be made to be the default golly colours?

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 6th, 2019, 1:44 am

muzik wrote:Will multiple neighbourhoods rules ever be supported in the future?
Maybe. They do look cool.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 6th, 2019, 1:44 am

muzik wrote:Can the default colours for the none rule be made to be the default golly colours?
Yes

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 6th, 2019, 1:47 am

Build 326 is now live on the Forums and LifeWiki

Please note: you will need to refresh your browser to use the new build (Ctrl-F5 on Chrome)

Enhancements since the last released build:
  • increased maximum zoom to 64x
    • hotkey Shift and "3" sets 64x zoom
  • added empty rule "none" which does not change cells each generation
    • can be postfixed with neighbourhood and/or bounded grid
    • uses Golly's default colour set
Fixes since the last released build:
  • custom colours for Generations rules were in reverse order
  • Help information had incorrect sign for POI X and Y
The updated hotkey map detailing the LifeViewer keyboard controls is here.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by muzik » May 6th, 2019, 9:05 am

The slider for the "none" rule still seems to default to generations, which doesn't make much sense since the slider does nothing. I don't think the slider should be removed from none either, though, since one might want to customise how the none rule looks.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 6th, 2019, 11:30 am

muzik wrote:The slider for the "none" rule still seems to default to generations, which doesn't make much sense since the slider does nothing. I don't think the slider should be removed from none either, though, since one might want to customise how the none rule looks.
I disabled Themes for the "none" rule because they don't make sense (I just haven't disabled the GUI yet). For "none" you can either use the default colour set or specify custom colours with the COLOR/COLOUR script command.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by muzik » May 7th, 2019, 9:02 am

Will step sizes over 50 be supported?

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 7th, 2019, 11:19 am

muzik wrote:Will step sizes over 50 be supported?
What did you have in mind? Only smallish patterns would benefit from a larger step unless you have a very fast computer.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by Gamedziner » May 7th, 2019, 3:10 pm

rowett wrote:
muzik wrote:Will step sizes over 50 be supported?
What did you have in mind? Only smallish patterns would benefit from a larger step unless you have a very fast computer.
While I can't speak for muzik, I know I'd like to see a max step size of 60, or (5!/2).

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x = 81, y = 96, rule = LifeHistory
58.2A$58.2A3$59.2A17.2A$59.2A17.2A3$79.2A$79.2A2$57.A$56.A$56.3A4$27.
A$27.A.A$27.2A21$3.2A$3.2A2.2A$7.2A18$7.2A$7.2A2.2A$11.2A11$2A$2A2.2A
$4.2A18$4.2A$4.2A2.2A$8.2A!

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by muzik » May 8th, 2019, 5:07 am

rowett wrote:
muzik wrote:Will step sizes over 50 be supported?
What did you have in mind? Only smallish patterns would benefit from a larger step unless you have a very fast computer.
Around 63 or 64 seems reasonable.

127 or 128 would be handy as well, since you could therefore access a step size of 105 (3*5*7)

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 11th, 2019, 12:54 am

muzik wrote:Script errors on this page: http://lazyslug.no-ip.biz/lifeview/plugin/hex.html
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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by muzik » May 11th, 2019, 8:58 am

Can 60/s also be increased to 64/s (or maybe even further than that) to match up with the step counter?

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 11th, 2019, 9:07 am

muzik wrote:Can 60/s also be increased to 64/s (or maybe even further than that) to match up with the step counter?
No since it’s limited by the refresh rate.

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 12th, 2019, 2:20 am

Build 329 is now live on the Forums and LifeWiki

Please note: you will need to refresh your browser to use the new build (Ctrl-F5 on Chrome)

Enhancements since the last released build:
  • increased maximum STEP to 64
  • deprecated [[ STRICT ]] validation command
Fixes since the last released build:
  • custom colour could not be applied to state 255
  • global camera and view settings were being ignored when POIs defined
  • disabled Themes for "none" rule
  • improved rule name validation
The updated hotkey map detailing the LifeViewer keyboard controls is here.

Comments, feedback, suggestions and bug reports welcome!

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 17th, 2019, 8:03 am

Build 333 is now live on the Forums and LifeWiki

Please note: you will need to refresh your browser to use the new build (Ctrl-F5 on Chrome)

Enhancements since the last released build:
  • new script command [[ PASTE T X Y name|rle ]] - test
    • pastes the given rle (or named rle) at position X, Y at generation T
  • new script command [[ PASTEMODE OR|COPY|XOR|AND|NOT ]]
    • sets paste mode for subsequent [[ PASTE ]] commands (default is OR)
  • new script command [[ RLE name rle ]]
    • associates name with rle for use in [[ PASTE ]] command
Fixes since the last released build:
  • Generations rules were fading an extra step when all cells died
  • an invalid pattern could cause a crash on the PopUp Viewer if the previous valid pattern had been [R]History
  • entire pattern would not display on the PopUpViewer at T=0 if previous pattern had smaller bounding box
  • drawing LifeHistory state 5 was incorrect on one corner of 16x16 tile boundaries
The updated hotkey map detailing the LifeViewer keyboard controls is here.

Comments, feedback, suggestions and bug reports welcome!

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Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Post by rowett » May 18th, 2019, 12:58 am

Build 334 is now live on the Forums and LifeWiki

Please note: you will need to refresh your browser to use the new build (Ctrl-F5 on Chrome)

Enhancements since the last released build:
  • new script command [[ PASTET ]] - test
    • defines the paste generation for subsequent [[ PASTE ]] commands
    • [[ PASTET gen ]] defines a single generation gen
    • [[ PASTET EVERY interval (start) ]] defines every interval generations starting at start (or 0 if not defined)
    • [[ PASTE ]] command no longer has the T parameter
Fixes since the last released build:
  • adjusted snapshot interval to new maximum STEP size
The updated hotkey map detailing the LifeViewer keyboard controls is here.

Comments, feedback, suggestions and bug reports welcome!

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