• ANSI Woes...

    From Martin Kazmaier@1:340/1101 to All on Sat Aug 12 16:35:00 2023
    I hired someone from insolvo to do some ansi art for me and it has been a
    less than thrilling experience. First, I got an HTML file with each
    character done one at a time, but it wasn't .ans so I couldn't use it. Then, he used mobius and pablodraw, but as soon as I view it with aciddraw or my
    bbs, I get a doubled image. In pablodraw, it looks ok unless I turn the
    sauce off, in which case it looks funky. The images are saved as .png at https://shsbbs.net/image1.png and https://shsbbs.net/image2.png . Any ideas?

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Martin Kazmaier on Sat Aug 12 18:15:36 2023
    Re: ANSI Woes...
    By: Martin Kazmaier to All on Sat Aug 12 2023 04:35 pm

    I hired someone from insolvo to do some ansi art for me and it has been a less than thrilling experience. First, I got an HTML file with each character done one at a time, but it wasn't .ans so I couldn't use it.
    Then, he used mobius and pablodraw, but as soon as I view it with aciddraw or my
    bbs, I get a doubled image. In pablodraw, it looks ok unless I turn the sauce off, in which case it looks funky. The images are saved as .png at https://shsbbs.net/image1.png and https://shsbbs.net/image2.png . Any ideas?

    Looks to me like it's a 79 column ANSI (which is what you normally want) but doesn't have a CRLF to force a new line on each row, so you end up with a printing character in the 80th column (generally, a bad idea) and off-by-one for each subsequent row.
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  • From paul lee@1:105/420 to Martin Kazmaier on Sat Aug 12 17:40:59 2023
    I hired someone from insolvo to do some ansi art for me and it has been a less than thrilling experience. First, I got an HTML file with each character done one at a time, but it wasn't .ans so I couldn't use it. Then, he used mobius and pablodraw, but as soon as I view it with
    aciddraw or my bbs, I get a doubled image. In pablodraw, it looks ok unless I turn the sauce off, in which case it looks funky. The images
    are saved as .png at https://shsbbs.net/image1.png and https://shsbbs.net/image2.png . Any ideas?

    Ohhh, thats kinda a rough one... I'm hearing that the artist created ANSI in THEIR editor - do you know what editor that was? And/or, do you have any other ANSI/utf-8 files from the process?

    I believe I might be able to convert anything that opens in Pablo/Moebius... it prolly just has linespacing set wrong, or something like that.

    If only PNGs, it'll be tough - but if you have any file that is saved and openable in an ANSI editor we can get it ironed out I'm sure.

    Also, what is insolvo???



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  • From Martin Kazmaier@2:423/120 to paul lee on Sun Aug 13 05:26:00 2023
    Ohhh, thats kinda a rough one... I'm hearing that the artist created ANSI
    in THEIR editor - do you know what editor that was? And/or, do you have
    any other ANSI/utf-8 files from the process?

    I have the ansi files, and he was using pablo draw and mobius. He was able
    to re-align the ansi to make it appear properly, after some trouble. Now
    it's working. It doesn't look great, but certainly better than anything a non-artist could have done!


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  • From Martin Kazmaier@1:340/1101 to Martin Kazmaier on Sat Aug 12 18:57:00 2023
    I hired someone from insolvo to do some ansi art for me and it has been a less than thrilling experience. First, I got an HTML file with each character done one at a time, but it wasn't .ans so I couldn't use it. Then, he used mobius and pablodraw, but as soon as I view it with
    aciddraw or my bbs, I get a doubled image. In pablodraw, it looks
    ok unless I turn the sauce off, in which case it looks funky. The
    images are saved as .png at https://shsbbs.net/image1.png
    and https://shsbbs.net/image2.png . Any ideas?

    He was able to re-adjust the lines so that they appear properly. I'd much rather hire a professional ANSI artist, but that doesn't seem so easy to
    do...

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  • From Martin Kazmaier@1:340/1101 to paul lee on Sun Aug 13 01:03:00 2023
    Also, what is insolvo???

    An internet free-lance agency.

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