Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Puppeteer Public Release

So, I finally made my creature-posing program available to the public. You can download it on github! It doesn't do as much as I had hoped for, but you can export your poses to transparent PNGs, which might be useful for graphic-making.

Theoretically you can also use it to test ATTs without opening the game, though if you're using it for that, you'll probably want to grab the older 1.0 version to get the pose details.

I want to be more excited about this! This was my first 'real' Java project, and certainly the biggest thing I've ever done that wasn't written in CAOS. (I didn't think it would ever happen, did you?) But I'm just kind of bummed out that I don't have it in me to finish it. There's an issue with the dependencies that, unless someone more more skilled than me is able to write around, prevents me from really making substantial progress with it. But I've been sitting on it for over a year now, so it's better off being out in the wild.

Still, I hope someone can get some use out of what's there! Maybe someday the issues will be fixed and I'll have time to work on it again, or something better will come along, or both.

If nothing else, it was a lot of fun (if slightly hilarious) to work on! Here are some bonus, in-progress shots for you:

Thanks for sticking with me, friends!