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Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:18 am

Hello you all,

this may have to do a little bit with flowstone, but i'm recommending this just for any purpose.
Lately I had to collate and edit a couple of wikipedia-files for offline-use and transfer to indesign and dreamweaver drove me nuts because it took forever to update any changes in the design view.
I love using dreamweaver as a posh text-editor, but when you have a lot of assets, like pngs etc., it can get very, very slow.
There is also a limit of what you can copy and paste.
A friend recommended using notepad++ instead, which I previously was not comfortable with, because - to my knowledge - you can't enter multiple lines. So I gave it a shot and found out, that it is actually lightning fast. What really helped me a lot, that's why I post it, is this site:
https://www.regular-expressions.info/tutorial.html
It's just great to work with regex if you wanted to get any web content transfer ready for indesign or express.
Regex to me is not exactly easy to grasp, but it can save you hours of work, so it may be worth getting into it, if you do a lot of editing. What you learn on this site also works, of course, in any other application that uses regular expressions for searches and replacements.

Have a good time and enjoy!
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Tesseract

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:44 pm

Hello you all,

I changed the title to include other stuff that helps me in my hobbies and is little known of.
There used to be an ABBY Fine Reader XIX edition on the market which allowed to scan and ocr Fraktur, which is an old German type. As to my knowledge - thankful for any hint to the contrary - there isn't anything commercial on the market that can do that anymore.
I have a rather large library of old books type-set in Fraktur, some of them very old and for working purposes I just simply don't want to read letter-by-letter which I have to do in any non-standard latin type.
Something very cool I stumbled upon on the net is the following project of Universitäts Bibliothek Mannheim. Please take the time to check it out - it is incredible, not just for old German type. You can also scan and ocr Albanian, Inuit and what not:
https://www.bib.uni-}.de/en/projects/ocr-d/ (English)
https://github.com/UB-Mannheim
https://digi.bib.uni-mannheim.de/tesseract/
In order to make tesseract a painless effort, you also need a GUI. This is provided by the following link:
https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesser ... 3-3rdParty

1. Install tesseract first, do it online, because you need to load fonts.
2. Install any of the two GUIs. I use gImageReader, works like a charm.

Caveat: Tesseract does NOT translate anything. You have to do that yourself. The Outcome is also not 100% accurate.
I recently worked on a cookbook / house-keeping book that was printed in 1921. It had lots of pictures in it. Those distract. Use Photoshop or whatever to get rid of anything but text before you work on the scan.

Have fun with that.
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Phil
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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:27 pm

Hello Flowstoners,

I wish you all a good week-end and would like to share this with you:

"XronoMorph: Loop generator

XronoMorph is a free OS X and Windows app for creating multilayered rhythmic and melodic loops (hockets). Each rhythmic layer is visualized as a polygon inscribed in a circle, and each polygon can be constructed according to two different mathematical principles: perfect balance and well-formedness (aka MOS). These principles generalize polyrhythms, additive, and Euclidean rhythms. Furthermore, rhythms can be smoothly morphed between, and irrational rhythms with no regular pulse can also be easily constructed."

http://www.dynamictonality.com/xronomorph.htm

and

A free tool for computer-assisted composition in Max:

http://www.bachproject.net/

also with a helpful list of papers:

http://www.bachproject.net/publications/

Enjoy!

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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:39 pm

Hi all, I have posted this before in different context, so here is a re-post concerning post above:

https://monoskop.org/Computer_music

especially https://monoskop.org/Gottfried_Michael_Koenig

and

https://monoskop.org/Lejaren_A._Hiller

are helpful.

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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:30 pm

Hello Flowstoners,

you all might know about this, I didn't: Cakewalk's Sonar can be downloaded for free.
It used to carry quite a price-tag, so I wonder how this business model works?!
Any ideas from your side?
Anyhow, here is an intro to that DAW. Maybe some of you want to give it a shot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS7QE50 ... AH-zGhA8bH

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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:53 am

Hello Flowstoners,

I sorted my flowstone graphics which I made throughout the year and what can I say? It was a mess. There is a very cool and free utility to be found at https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php
which comes in handy when you want to rename, add a pre- or suffix or do other processing of tons of material.
Since I am using Adobe Bridge I always thought that this wasn't to be matched by any free software. That is not true.
This little wonder https://www.chip.de/downloads/Daminion_76399543.html comes for free. The full version is over 150 bucks. The only limitation you have is, that your catalogue can't have more than 15.000 assets. That isn't much for a photo-collection, but it certainly is enough if you want to manage your graphical tool-box for flowstone.
English description found here: https://daminion.net/service/get-damini ... wareonsale.

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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:56 pm

Hi all,

I used this really neat application a bunch of times to capture blogs or small websites. It may, however, take forever to download a larger site.

https://www.httrack.com/

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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:45 am

Hi all,

I'm using Adobe Products for everything outside Microsoft office. Adobe doesn't legally come for free, but there are a couple of alternatives, which can all be found on this site for download:

https://www.fosshub.com/Graphic-Apps.html

If you had purchased Adobe Creative Suite 2 a long time ago and can't find the installers anymore, there is an archive-link available for legitimate users.

https://archive.fo/255q5

For flowstone purposes you can do pretty much everything in CS2, so you might want to use that vintage bundle.
As always: Have a good day and enjoy whatever you do.

Regards Phil
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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:23 am

Hello you all,

I came across the following great and FREE program while tinkering with AE:
http://pixologic.com/sculptris/

+ very easy to grasp

- you need a tablet for ease of use

outputs in .obj-format and exports to zBrush. The latter I don't have and comes
with a heavy price-tag. With objs, however lots can be achieved.

Have fun doodling with that and enjoy whatever you do with it.

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Re: Tools that help me outside flowstone

Postby wlangfor@uoguelph.ca » Wed May 01, 2019 11:34 pm

I'm starting to take a shine to these suggestions of Yours. Thanks.
Download VST: LA Bands 15 Band EQ
My Website http://www.leattol.com
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