[PD] gui stuff

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Nov 11 18:43:57 CET 2005

On Nov 11, 2005, at 5:32 AM, Thoralf Schulze wrote:

> hi,
>> What do you mean by "something like this" ? What are
>> the features of that
>> GUI that you would enjoy seeing in PureData ?
>> Is AVE portable? Is it free? If not, you should
>> explain what the things
>> are in screenshot...
> okay, getting a bit more into the details ...
> ave is pretty much the same as pd - a graphical
> programming environment. In my opinion, the look of
> the user interface is - contrary to pd - aesthetically
> pleasing and doesn't make your eye sore with a 10pt
> times roman as default font.

Its actually Courier, not Times Roman.  And some of us, me included,  
actually like the look of Pd, basic, simple, to the point. But its  
probably safe to say that we also like the look of green courier text  
on black screens ;).


> apart from this, I like the idea of having a box on
> the screen that lists all available objects. if they
> are ordered in a meaningful way, this would probably
> be very welcome by people who are new to pd. objects
> listed in this box can be dragged'n'dropped on the
> canvas.
> I also like the other box on the screen shot - the one
> that combines a concise explanation of the object
> along with a parameters dialogue. This box gets
> updated if the user left-clicks on any objects already
> on the canvas.
> It is probably debatable if those colourful images by
> which the objects are represented add something useful
> to the gui or not. Again, for beginners this might be
> useful. As an example, the eye with the looking glass
> represents a resize filter - this is quite intuitive.
> just hovering the cursor over an object displays its
> name and all of its parameters in a little popup under
> the mouse pointer.
> see http://www.avisynth.org/vion11/aveguide.html for
> more details on ave. it is free (as in beer, don't
> know about the source), but porbably not portable (avs
> is only available for windozes anyway).
> with kind regards,
> thoralf.
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