For the time being, if you read Japanese , or you like to see a few English words surrounded at spearpoint by Hiragana and Katakana, feel free to check out this mention (thanks to Hiroyuki Sato) of a couple of my recent geeky experiments: a hack of a fun script for Adobe Illustrator, and my linb UI Builder hack (which I, for some pretentious reason, decided to call "Boethos").
I'm working on a couple of explanatory movies for these offerings. Here are a couple of paragraphs to give you the gist:
- Tree-likeUI.js is a tree shape-making script. The original script (by Sato-san) was so cool that I decided to make it more fun, easy and efficient to use. My hack adds a user interface, and makes the script "remember" previous settings so a user can bang out a whole forest in no time. It also allowed me to create a logarithmic slider control. If that sounds like something you don't care about, by all means, ignore it.
- If you develop scripts for CS apps (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, &c), Boethos hacks (or really, utilizes) the CrossUI UI Builder (formerly the jsLinb UI Builder) so that you can spit out a user interface in very little time (this supersedes and far out-does my Comp_To_UI Script for After Effects). My first official use of Boethos was for ... guess what? The Tree-likeUI script. A somewhat detailed description of how it works can be read using the link above. A short tutorial is on Hiroyuki's blog (link above). My own tutorial is rather large and I'm only about half-done. Mr. Sato shamed me by making a tutorial in a matter of hours.