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FreeForm figures [message #234733] Tue, 29 May 2007 18:59 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: mlevison.gmail.com

What is a freeform figure? In the GEF trouble shooting guide in a
section "Using FreeForm Figures"
( http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/GEF_Troubleshooting_Guide# Using_Freeform_Figures),
there is a cryptic remark that a FreeForm figure must use a freeform
viewport and Freeform layout.

I need to draw my own figures - 3D Shapes, gradient fills and shadows.
Although I've not seen any documentation or tutorial that discusses this
I'm guessing, I need free form figures.

The LogicDiagramEditPart from the logic example uses a freeform layout -
but I can't determine which of the many figures are the freeform ones.

Finally when implementing a freeform figure which paint method should I
override? paintFigure()? paintClientArea (seems unlikely)?

Thanks in advance
Mark Levison
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Re: FreeForm figures [message #234879 is a reply to message #234733] Thu, 31 May 2007 17:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Mark,

FreeForm figures have no bounds or size, like the grid and guides in the
examples.

I don't think this is what you are looking for when you are creating 3D
shapes.

Cheers...
Anthony


"Mark Levison" <mlevison@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:f3ht5p$d5g$1@build.eclipse.org...
> What is a freeform figure? In the GEF trouble shooting guide in a section
> "Using FreeForm Figures"
> ( http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/GEF_Troubleshooting_Guide# Using_Freeform_Figures),
> there is a cryptic remark that a FreeForm figure must use a freeform
> viewport and Freeform layout.
>
> I need to draw my own figures - 3D Shapes, gradient fills and shadows.
> Although I've not seen any documentation or tutorial that discusses this
> I'm guessing, I need free form figures.
>
> The LogicDiagramEditPart from the logic example uses a freeform layout -
> but I can't determine which of the many figures are the freeform ones.
>
> Finally when implementing a freeform figure which paint method should I
> override? paintFigure()? paintClientArea (seems unlikely)?
>
> Thanks in advance
> Mark Levison
> -----------------------
> Blog: http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/
> Most Popular posts:
> Aperture vs. Lightroom - best comparisons
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2007/02/aperture_vs_lig.ht ml
> Scrum in a Nutshell or 5 minutes to learn Scrum
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/11/scrum_in_a_nuts.ht ml
> Getting Things Done!!! Can't Keep Track of all the tasks you have to
> do? Need a better Tool to Implement GTD?
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/12/getting_things_.ht ml
Re: FreeForm figures [message #234896 is a reply to message #234879] Thu, 31 May 2007 18:18 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: mlevison.gmail.com

Anthony Hunter wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> FreeForm figures have no bounds or size, like the grid and guides in the
> examples.
>
> I don't think this is what you are looking for when you are creating 3D
> shapes.
>
> Cheers...
> Anthony

Phew.

Ok that's useful - then what am I looking for? How do I takeover drawing
of a figure?

Cheers
Mark

>> -----------------------
>> Blog: http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/
>> Most Popular posts:
>> Aperture vs. Lightroom - best comparisons
>> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2007/02/aperture_vs_lig.ht ml
>> Scrum in a Nutshell or 5 minutes to learn Scrum
>> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/11/scrum_in_a_nuts.ht ml
>> Getting Things Done!!! Can't Keep Track of all the tasks you have to
>> do? Need a better Tool to Implement GTD?
>> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/12/getting_things_.ht ml
>
>
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