Cosplay Size Calculator - A program to scale the size of a costume to your own

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#16 Drakkashi on 11 years ago

I'm very glad you like the CSC, and you are very wellcome to give suggestions to the program.
It's a program by cosplays for cosplays. You needs are my needs ^^

Actually I had already thought about an option for changing cm to feet and inches. But it requires for us to make some speciel math, since there goes 12 inche to 1 feet, and 10 milimeter for 1 centimeter.
It will most likely be an option you can change through settings, when we make it to the final version.
Until then, you'll be able to write in your height in inches, and then the calculator will give you a scaling in inches too, instead of cm.

#17 drakedrake on 11 years ago

Hey everybody ;]
Now I'm here too (Martin) =P
Finally I've got some time to play a little with the program again,
I hope I can get a release ready in next week, probably not many new features, but some bug fixes, and I'm planing on making a tutorial, so everybody can learn how to use it =]

And still, if you have anything you would like added in the program, feel free to write it here =]
Then I'll look into it ;]

The features I hope to add someday (don't know when though xD):
- The window in three default sizes, so people can pick one that fits their screen resolution =]
- A way to use feet and inches instead of cm, really don't know how xD but I will look into it ;]
- It should be possible to measure the height not only by the Y axis, but also like you measure a part. Haven't thought of the possibility that the character isn't always standing up straight xD

#18 Drakkashi on 11 years ago

A new update for the Cosplay Size Calculator has been released:
[U]Now you can measure the height not only by the Y axis.
Support for Feet/Inches.
Some bugs which effected the calculator's function to save your lengths has been fixed.
Because of the fixed bugs with the new update, I've removed the roll-back/classic version of the Cosplay Size Calculator.[/U]

It was a lot of hard work for Martin to make the feet/inches system work properly, so I hope all the american users are happy with this function being added so fast after the first request :)

With this update we are also getting a whole lot closer to having all the primary functions for the program added and fixed!

- and welcome Martin, good to have you around too, so I don't have to repeat everything you tell me. :bigtu:

#19 fev on 11 years ago

[QUOTE=drakedrake;2807910]Hey everybody ;]
Now I'm here too (Martin) =P
Finally I've got some time to play a little with the program again,
I hope I can get a release ready in next week, probably not many new features, but some bug fixes, and I'm planing on making a tutorial, so everybody can learn how to use it =]

And still, if you have anything you would like added in the program, feel free to write it here =]
Then I'll look into it ;]

The features I hope to add someday (don't know when though xD):
- The window in three default sizes, so people can pick one that fits their screen resolution =]
- A way to use feet and inches instead of cm, really don't know how xD but I will look into it ;]
- It should be possible to measure the height not only by the Y axis, but also like you measure a part. Haven't thought of the possibility that the character isn't always standing up straight xD[/QUOTE]
Whoa! thanks Martin!

Whoa! Didn't think you'd actually go and implement an inches/feet thing, seeing as doing so is a pain because the measurement system is pretty retarded as a whole for the same reasons that Mr. Drak pointed out. I've been basically ignoring the "cm" altogether, and treating all measurements as "units" , be they inches, cm, etc. Regardless, there's some US folks who'd be pretty stoked about it, so thanks for the addition :)
. Hope it wasn't too much of a pain!

but yeah, was about to mention the y axis measurement. I was measuring a large briefcase, since I knew its width, but not it's depth, and it spat out 0 as its height XD. though I could work around it by turning the image in another program if its at a funny angle, its awesome that you had gone and added that. Much thanks!

More than likely, I'll probably pop in with more feedback and whatnot, because people send me some really odd stuff as references (i make cosplay props).

That said, do y'all accept donations,?

#20 Drakkashi on 11 years ago

We hadn't actually thought about donations. So we had to go some things through, on how to accept donations, and show our gratitude.

We've made a business account on paypal which we will accept dontions through. If there's any problem with donation through paypal, then we can probably find another way.
We think it's very generous of people to wann donate, so we also wanna show it somehow, so it doesn't go unnoticed.
We'd probably add so you can see who've donated, through a list in the "Help" table. :cool:

A donation button can be found on the website.
[url]http://www.drakkashi.com/download.html[/url]

We'd be looking forward for more suggestions from you Fev, so we can improve the program further. And we are very happy to know the CSC is making it more easy for you to calculate the size of your props. :)

#21 Drakkashi on 11 years ago

bump xD

#22 drakedrake on 11 years ago

What o.O

#23 Drakkashi on 11 years ago

Bump*= Bring up my post

It was down on the 3rd site, and I don't realy bother making a new thread, since I've made this thread a favourit link, so I can go directly here, without having to skimt through the forum. ^^

A lot of people looks in this thread, and also a lot of them goes on to the CSC page, but since few leaves comments (proberbly because the thread isn't new anymore, and because people don't bother write what changes they would like to see, since we have made a lot of the essential options already, and other essential options are on the horizont.) we have problems keeping it on the 1st page (or 2nd), where people will notice the thread.

Once the complete version has been released, I'll see if I can have the forum admins making this thread sticky. But until then, I see no reason to it.

#24 Drakkashi on 11 years ago

I thought I'll show the status of the calculator on this thread.

Since the first version was released in November, the calculator has been downloaded 515 times. The first month it was downloaded by 177 unique IP addresses.
In February it was downloaded 138 times, and corrently the daily average is 6 downloads.

So about half the people who read this thread downloads the calculator. A little less I suppors, since not all trafic to the download is comming from this thread.

#25 fev on 11 years ago

coobeans!

Hey, would y'all mind if i put a link to your site on my propsite's link section (i'm still working on it, and would be great to put it in there :)

#26 choco-miruku on 11 years ago

Oh, neat!

To think I went around tracing characters and shortening their legs. xD

#27 KillaBeeSwarm on 11 years ago

Hmm, interesting idea? What programming language is this written in? Ever consider writing it so it'll run on a Mac, or need help doing so?

I'm curious as to what about the English-Metric conversion was so difficult...

I have a few hci tips. In the file menu, I'd change "import new" to "import image". I'd rename "save" and "load" to "save project" and "load project". That'll make it more intuitive and explicit. Foe the settings menu, rather than have that auto pop-up the settings box, and a sub-menu "options". It adds one extra step to bring up the settings window, but better matches peoples expectations of how a menu works.

I saw a few grammar/spelling errors in the help version history. Should I list them here or send them to you via pm? Overall looking good, this obviously meets a demand.

#28 drakedrake on 11 years ago

[quote=KillaBeeSwarm]What programming language is this written in? Ever consider writing it so it'll run on a Mac, or need help doing so?[/quote]
It's written in Delphi (Pascal), and the Mac part will be a little problem, I've never even tried using a apple product, except the iPod I've tried for 5 minutes :P
So I have no idea how to program on a Mac ;] Just use windows :P

[quote=KillaBeeSwarm]I'm curious as to what about the English-Metric conversion was so difficult...[/quote]
I believe the thing is that I'm self-thought in programming, it's just a hoppy ;) so there are a lot of things I don't know yet, and I didn't have the tiniest idea how the feet inches "system" worked compared to metric ;) so that took some reading around on the web to figure out how to make it work :)

[quote=KillaBeeSwarm]I have a few hci tips..... [/quote]
Written down, remembered, will be in next version :P

[quote=KillaBeeSwarm]I saw a few grammar/spelling errors in the help version history. Should I list them here or send them to you via pm? Overall looking good, this obviously meets a demand.[/quote]
Yes that would be great, you can just write them here ;) (or you could attach a txt file in a post) it's here I check what people want added/fixed, so if they are in this thread, then I'll see them ;)

And thanks for all the comments :bigtu:

#29 Drakkashi on 11 years ago

[QUOTE=fev;2842055]coobeans!

Hey, would y'all mind if i put a link to your site on my propsite's link section (i'm still working on it, and would be great to put it in there :)[/QUOTE]

That would be great Fev. :)
I've trown up a link to your propsite too, since I think you've made some pretty amazing props!

[quote=KillaBeeSwarm;2842797]What programming language is this written in? Ever consider writing it so it'll run on a Mac, or need help doing so?[/quote]
It's written in Delphi (Pascal), and the Mac part will be a little problem, since Martin hasn't ever tried using an apple product (besides an iPod). So he doesn't know how to program on a Mac. :confused:
Just use Windows :)

[quote=KillaBeeSwarm;2842797]I'm curious as to what about the English-Metric conversion was so difficult...[/quote]
Marin is self-thought in programming, it's just a hoppy :angel2: so there are a lot of things he doesn't know yet, and he didn't have the tiniest idea how the feet inches "system" worked compared to metric, so that took some reading around on the web to figure out.

[QUOTE=KillaBeeSwarm;2842797]
I have a few hci tips. In the file menu, I'd change "import new" to "import image". I'd rename "save" and "load" to "save project" and "load project". That'll make it more intuitive and explicit. Foe the settings menu, rather than have that auto pop-up the settings box, and a sub-menu "options". It adds one extra step to bring up the settings window, but better matches peoples expectations of how a menu works.[/QUOTE]

You suggestion on renaming some of the menu names is very good, for reasons you have already explained. I don't know wether we'll apply the change to the Settings menu you suggested. To me it seems like saying: "Pick a card", and then you hand them a single card to pick of, instead of a deck. But we'll most differently add another step if we make more sub-menus that would fit in an "Option" menu.

Martin uses his spare-time to program the calculator, and he has a very relaxed attitude to it, which is why he doesn't write the history log very formal. But since neither of us has english as our first language, we will make some errors once in a while that w edon't notice.
You're very welcome to either send me a PM or post a comment which contains the spelling errors you've found. I have found a few myself, but since I am wordblind a lot could get pass my eyes.

(Martin had some problems with his connection, so I posted his part too)

- And thanks for all the comments. :)

#30 KillaBeeSwarm on 11 years ago

[QUOTE=Drakkashi;2843395]
It's written in Delphi (Pascal), and the Mac part will be a little problem, since Martin hasn't ever tried using an apple product (besides an iPod). So he doesn't know how to program on a Mac. :confused:
Just use Windows :)
[/QUOTE]

Ah, Delphi. I think there's a free Pascal compiler that'll compile to Windows, Mac and Linux. But since so many people use Windows, I'd stick with Delphi until demand for other systems spiked.


[QUOTE=Drakkashi;2843395]
Marin is self-thought in programming, it's just a hoppy :angel2: so there are a lot of things he doesn't know yet, and he didn't have the tiniest idea how the feet inches "system" worked compared to metric, so that took some reading around on the web to figure out.

You suggestion on renaming some of the menu names is very good, for reasons you have already explained. I don't know wether we'll apply the change to the Settings menu you suggested. To me it seems like saying: "Pick a card", and then you hand them a single card to pick of, instead of a deck. But we'll most differently add another step if we make more sub-menus that would fit in an "Option" menu.

Martin uses his spare-time to program the calculator, and he has a very relaxed attitude to it, which is why he doesn't write the history log very formal. But since neither of us has english as our first language, we will make some errors once in a while that w edon't notice.
You're very welcome to either send me a PM or post a comment which contains the spelling errors you've found. I have found a few myself, but since I am wordblind a lot could get pass my eyes.

(Martin had some problems with his connection, so I posted his part too)

- And thanks for all the comments. :)[/QUOTE]

I'll write up the stuff I found on the history log and post it on here. I try to help out when possible.

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