[San-Diego-pm] 2D graphics scripting

Mark T. Johnson markj at matzsoft.com
Tue Jan 3 07:45:28 PST 2006

I have had success using Image::Magick 
(http://search.cpan.org/~jcristy/PerlMagick-6.24/Magick.pm ) to 
create PNG files.  It may take more than a few lines of Perl to do 
what you want.

>By rotating I meant rotating an image around a point.  I guess I have a
>wishful notion that a few lines in perl could loop through and move an
>icon up-down & left-right, while rotating it x degrees clock-wise.
>I'll take a look at the module and the website you mentioned.
>On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 21:27 -0800, David Romano wrote:
>>  On 1/2/06, Dirk <Dirk at finches.com> wrote:
>>  > My 11 year-old nephew draws successions of war games with pencil and
>>  > paper.  I explained to him about playing out these scenarios by rotating
>>  > and translating desktop-like icons on a computer screen.  He's very
>>  > interested in the idea.
>>  >
>>  >         I've been looking on CPAN.org and sourceforge.net for such a 2D
>>  > system using perl.  I'd have to learn the rudiments of it myself to pass
>>  > it to him.  Where should I start?
>>  Umm, what is it that you are exactly looking for? A 2D graphics
>>  interface for your nephew to draw the successions digitally? I can
>>  only think of perl/tk [http://perltk.org]. I'm not in to wargaming, so
>>  I'm probably not much help.  "Rotating" as in rotating the player?
>>  Maybe Games::Sequential will help?
>>  [http://search.cpan.org/~stig/Games-AlphaBeta-0.4.6/]
>>  Cheers,
>>  David
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