What is Picture to People ?

"Picture to People" (P2P) is a huge Computer Graphics project. It was started to create new softwares able to make 2D drawing, 3D rendering, vexel drawing, text effects, photo effects, image filtering and other complex Computer Graphics operations. It has been made from scratch, including its low level Computer Graphics libraries like Maccala. Nowadays, most final features produced for this project are released as free online tools available from its official website. This blog talks about Computer Graphics, mainly concerning Picture to People development.

"Only who makes has true knowledge. Knowledge is control. True power depends on total control. Only who makes from scratch has the real power."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Font engine: example 4

Picture to People font engine can draw text outline natively. It can be made using any True-Type font.

It's one of the main features people usually miss in a "common" font renderer.

With Picture to People, this kind of drawing is highly configurable and you can even choose the line thickness.

Below you see a text outlined in three different fonts.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Font engine: example 3

Picture to People font engine is powerful and scalable.

This example shows you how the text renderer can draw strange or complex True Type fonts with no quality losing.

This font engine forced me to improve some features to the extreme and these improvements will be useful for many drawing tasks.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Font hinting

Probably you don't know, but all this text in tiny size is a very important example of Picture to People font engine.

This example shows a phrase written with several different fonts in size 8. My font renderer has its own hinting techniques and the output in good quality shows it can make the work. Font hinting is one of the hardest subjects about text drawing.

Sometimes the methods I use for hinting can not eliminate all little blur for some fonts in very small size, but for sure they help a lot.

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