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Comic Smart Panels Creator (Open Source Project) 2 years 8 months ago #42072

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Howdy folks!

So for the past weeks I was working on this C# project that will hopefully be useful to you.

It is a smart panels creator (like Marvel Smart Panels/Comixology Guided View) for CBR/CBZ files. You can export your project as CPD file (Comic Panels Defintion), which is regular JSON file. In JSON file there are panel definitions for each page. Panels are relatively positioned (left/right/width/height in percentages, rather than fixed PX position).

github.com/zoran123456/Comic-Smart-Panels



EXE files are located here (no need for installation, just extract and run)

www.dropbox.com/s/z4zaxr5m4flvf8w/ComicSmartPanels.zip?dl=0


Features:

* Open CBR (RAR) and CBZ (ZIP) files
* Intuitive and simple User Interface
* Unlimited pages
* Unlimited number of panels per page
* Two modes - Design Panels and Preview Panels mode
* Vector like panel drawing
* Page Zooming
* Panels are relatively positioned (in percentages, rather than fixed positions in PX)
* Ability to use grid (easier object snapping)
* Can emulate various device sizes in preview mode (AutoSize, iPhone, iPad and Android common resolutions)
* CPD files (Comic Panels Definition) are regular JSON files
* Open and Save CPR (Comic Smart Panels Project) so you can continue working on your panels later


I also submitted simple Comic Smart Panels Reader, just as a technology demo for CPD files, so you can test them (nothing fancy, just simple fade animation between panels, but works pretty nicely).

I really hope you will find this software useful.
Also, you need .NET Framework 4.5, and Windows 7 and up.

Program screenshot: i.imgur.com/REMV0T3.jpg

CPD JSON file definition: i.imgur.com/6JOnzUY.jpg



"Comic Smart Panels Creator & Viewer" - Guided View/Smart Panels for CBR/CBZ files.


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Comic Smart Panels Creator (Open Source Project) 2 years 8 months ago #42075

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This is really promising.
The interface is easy and polished, and within a few seconds you get up and running.

Obviously there is a long list of things that could be added to make it even better, like choosing the type of transition between panels, the duration, etc.

And, if there were a way to implement this into ComicRack, both desktop and mobile, it would be great.
But, without getting ahead of things, I think it's a great concept.

Kudos on your efforts so far
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Comic Smart Panels Creator (Open Source Project) 2 years 8 months ago #42076

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I'm getting an "Out of memory" exception whenever I load a file with a comicinfo.xml inside it.
Or that seems to be the problem so far. I've tried on about 15-20 files
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Yeah, problem could be in XML file (program presumes all files in CBR/CBZ will be images, so it tries to "open image" which is XML). Will fix it soon. For a quick fix, just delete XML file in archive.


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thank you very much for your interest.
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Comic Smart Panels Creator (Open Source Project) 2 years 7 months ago #42118

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New version is here, and its looking fabulous!




I've added feature for smart balloons - now every panel can have its text balloon priority, so not every balloons in panel are displayed at first. It is better to see it in action than trying to explain :lol:

I also did huge improvements on Comic Smart Panel Viewer, it is looking and acting 99% like Comixology Application. Honest! It is modern WPF application so everything should be smooth and fluid. Panels are moving just like Comixology Guided View Technology (automatically calculates next position, and smooth scrolls and scales image to that position). There are also some options, like changing background color.

CPD JSON file is changed, so please view its contents, if you wish to include it into your comic viewer. It would be great if ComicRack could support CPD file.

Give it a try, you will be very surprised. Please support this software, if you like it, use it, create smart panels, share it on Facebook or Torrents.

Direct link for applications is here (Creator and Viewer):

http://www.zorbosoft.com/imgComics/Comic%20Smart%20Panels.rar
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Comic Smart Panels Creator (Open Source Project) 2 years 7 months ago #42123

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Thanks, looks really good, but I really hope ComicRack will support it in the reader apps, it would be the other important part of this project.

The smart balloons feature looks interesting, maybe later it will support scanlations, too?
edit: there are layered pdf files on some of the publishers' site, so the balloons and texts are vectors, and there is a clean art behind them, it would be great to somehow support those at the smart balloons feature. But of course it needs more additional images (we could convert the vector parts to png files or to other image format with transparency, and use the clean art only in the cbr) and not just a cpd file, I guess.
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Thank you very much for your reply and interest.
Adding scanlations would be really not problem, maybe they could be linked to existing CPD file instead embedding, so for one CPD file with panel/balloon definitions you could have multiple translations.

I could also add support (in its own time) for visual and audio effects for each panel. So for example, when you see airplane on panel, there would be sound of airplane, or explosions. Or for example, there is underwater scene in panel, and program would animate bubbles, or something similar.
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Oh, it would be great. I thought the CPD can be only text. And then the vector data could be there in the CPD file, too. Hm? :)

I like your visual and audio effects ideas, too. There were many attempts of interactive comics (i mean, officially), but no tools for creating our own or modifying a normal comic.
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Comic Smart Panels Creator (Open Source Project) 2 years 7 months ago #42127

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Two things, please please turn that music off on the video... not good for someone that wearing headphones,

You going to have to be carefully as this is already Trademark feature on comixology as they do the same thing with there comics.
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Thank you for you info. I don't think they could do anything, software is free and open source.
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