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RichyHo's Multi-Format Rack Planner (Work in progress)

Post by RichyHo » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:34 am

I'm working on my own take of the various Rack Planners out there.....

http://m.matrixsynth.com/2012/06/richyh ... anner.html

further info here...

http://horsmanprojects.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... anner.html
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Post by jln » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:10 am

Nice!

Do you plan to share it via Github or something ? Processing being quite popular, maybe other people in the community would be interested to give a hand at this ?

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Post by RichyHo » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:52 am

At the moment the main driving force behind this project is that I use it to get some personal experience with using the Processing language, rather than the goal being the finished Rack Planner itself. Over time this'll probably change, but for now I'm happy to work on this on my own, update my blog with progress and listen to, and act on any ideas offered.

Once I'm at the stage where it has all of dougcl's planner's functionality I'll release it to some testers. After that I have some interesting ideas to try out, and have already received some from other people that I will include.

If there's something you think would make an interesting feature please do PM me.

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Post by jln » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:39 pm

Ok. THis seems like a nice learning project. I've yet to start my "Let's learn Processing" phase. :-)

Yes please, keep us posted on your work!

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Post by dougcl » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:48 pm

Looks awesome. Keep going!

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Post by a scanner darkly » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:51 pm

Looks really interesting. I have an idea that might fit well with this but want to prototype it first. Never heard of Processing before, looks very promising.

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Post by RichyHo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:46 pm

Progress update...

'Smart Drop'. Read more here....

http://horsmanprojects.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... te_24.html

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Post by RichyHo » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:03 pm

Progress update...

Multiple racks per plan. Multiple formats per plan. Read more here....

http://horsmanprojects.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... e-107.html

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Post by emergencyofstate » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:00 pm

I can't decide if this is outside of the scope of a "Rack Planner" philosophically but I've always thought the addition of Patch Cords would be an amazing tool for planning/sharing patch ideas. Whether this should be a separate app called "Patch Planner" i'm not sure.

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Post by RichyHo » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:14 pm

I plan to do exactly that. With even patching between different formats being possible. It'll be a while, but please do keep checking back here for updates.

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Post by dougcl » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:17 pm

emergencyofstate wrote:I can't decide if this is outside of the scope of a "Rack Planner" philosophically but I've always thought the addition of Patch Cords would be an amazing tool for planning/sharing patch ideas. Whether this should be a separate app called "Patch Planner" i'm not sure.

Well, the cool thing is that the module zips are completely open and can be used for whatever purpose you want. You just have to do the programming work and make sure the additional patch tags are added to the module XML. Write your own program! Create your own database!

All I ask is that developers offer their xml tag suggestions in the Schema thread sticked in this subforum.

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Post by dougcl » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:25 pm

RichyHo wrote:I plan to do exactly that. With even patching between different formats being possible. It'll be a while, but please do keep checking back here for updates.
Please let me know what additional tags are going to be needed in the rack and module xml, if any.

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Post by hank » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:53 pm

Looks great! Multirack support is very cool too.

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Post by goom » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:48 pm

My main rack/cab (3 rows) has MOTM on the right, and Dotcom on the left. It'd be nice if the Rackplanner would support snap-to-grid within the same rack, or the ability to position two or more racks of differing formats together in various ways.

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Post by RichyHo » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:12 am

goom wrote:My main rack/cab (3 rows) has MOTM on the right, and Dotcom on the left. It'd be nice if the Rackplanner would support snap-to-grid within the same rack, or the ability to position two or more racks of differing formats together in various ways.
Positionable rack functionality is already catered for in the new code. I just need to get the drawing routines to process a second rack, and the mouse routines to drag them around and this should all come together nicely. This will be my next focus.

Snap to grid between 'boxes' could be a switchable option. I'll add it to the ideas list.

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Post by RichyHo » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Progress update...

Multiple independent, movable racks in a single plan is working nicely...

http://horsmanprojects.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... e-108.html

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Post by whitewulfe » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:20 pm

Definitely, DEFINITELY liking where this is going, especially with the initial overlap items and then the multiple racks/formats in one instance ^_^

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Post by noisefor » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:07 pm

whitewulfe wrote:Definitely, DEFINITELY liking where this is going, especially with the initial overlap items and then the multiple racks/formats in one instance ^_^
maybe this was covered, but would you consider doing a multi-format version, one that handles various systems? maybe too ambitious but a lot of folks mix frac, euro, .com, etc.

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Post by RichyHo » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:28 pm

noisefor wrote:
whitewulfe wrote:Definitely, DEFINITELY liking where this is going, especially with the initial overlap items and then the multiple racks/formats in one instance ^_^
maybe this was covered, but would you consider doing a multi-format version, one that handles various systems? maybe too ambitious but a lot of folks mix frac, euro, .com, etc.
That's (part of) the plan :tu:

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Post by BananaPlug » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:55 pm

Multiple independent, movable racks in a single plan is working nicely...
Great! Any chance of rotating sections 90 degrees?

Don't say it couldn't happen. :razz:
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Post by goiks » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:15 am

nice work richyho.

bananaplug, your avatar might read "outlier". :razz:
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Post by RichyHo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:08 am

BananaPlug wrote:...Any chance of rotating sections 90 degrees?

Don't say it couldn't happen. :razz:
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Absolutely possible (it's just another tag in the XML and a bit of code to cater for it).

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