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08 May 2020 01:08 #166996 by rodw
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How's everything going with this has there been any progress?

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08 May 2020 01:11 #166998 by phillc54
Not really, been a bit busy and then whenever I take another look I change my mind on how the layout should look.

I think I might look around at some commercial controls and see what they do.

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08 May 2020 01:46 #166999 by rodw
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Just a hypothetical question. If a plasma table manufacturer adopting Plasmac as a controller was willing to sponsor the development costs of a decent GUI, could it be expedited?

Phill, knowing your love of artistic stuff, who would be the best guy to get on board to tackle this.

Actually, the question may not be that hypothetical....

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08 May 2020 02:05 #167000 by phillc54
I would be happy to do the coding for fun but before doing that it needs someone to come up with a decent layout, and it seems a bit beyond me. I have come up up with a few but every time I do I see something wrong with it and throw it out.
One of the problems is that LinuxCNC has a great preview display and it seems that everyone thinks that it needs to be as large as possible and that then removes real estate needed for the functions.
The other thing is to make it so it not too busy.
And then we need a reasonable number of folk to say "that looks good, I will use it" then I can start to put it together.

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08 May 2020 02:11 #167001 by rodw
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So perhaps the hypothetical sponsor might pay a graphic artist to create a layout to guide the coding. Thats how we work with web sites. Would that help? I have one who could do that.

But they would need a fairly firm delivery date as they've sold a hypothetical plasma cutter that does not exist yet!

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08 May 2020 02:22 #167002 by phillc54

So perhaps the hypothetical sponsor might pay a graphic artist to create a layout to guide the coding. Thats how we work with web sites. Would that help? I have one who could do that.

I really don't know, I guess that would be a start but you would need most folk here agreeing that they could use it. Could probably start with just a basic main screen layout to start with to get everyone on board then worry about finer details like colours and highlights etc. etc.


But they would need a fairly firm delivery date as they've sold a hypothetical plasma cutter that does not exist yet!

Another reason why I said for fun, I couldn't commit to a date, especially without even a starting point. Don't forget that it would be a drop in replacement...
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17 May 2020 05:38 #168027 by grijalvap
I think the plasma dedicated GUI is required, I will use it, and also can contribute to sponsor if required

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17 May 2020 06:31 #168028 by rodw
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I think the plasma dedicated GUI is required, I will use it, and also can contribute to sponsor if required


Pedro, I might send you an email if thats OK. We all want one. Its just finding somebody with the time to do it!

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17 May 2020 11:23 #168041 by tommylight
Not me, i am very happy with Axis GUI, mostly because all the machines i built/retrofitted use it and it is easy for other users.
But it does need some updating, like some bigger buttons ( where is that guy that started doing new buttons on Blender as 3D stuff???), as on big monitors it does look a bit disproportionate.

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27 Oct 2020 03:08 - 27 Oct 2020 05:29 #187365 by phillc54
I have revived this thread because I have done a bit of work on a GUI based on the pinder theme.

I have three versions, a landscape 4:3 version, a landscape 16:9 version and a portrait version. All screens are resizable. The minimum monitor sizes required are: 4:3 = 1024x768, 16:9 = 1366x768, portrait = 768x1024.

Still a lot to do but I think the main page layout is close.

Some screenshots of where I am at:

16:9 1366x768:
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4:3 1024x768:
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portrait 768x1024:
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portrait 1080x1920
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