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Re: Build a graduate dials with LaTeX

Postby abassign » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:59 pm

Hooray wrote in Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:22 pm:@abassign: this could be turned into a howto/tutorial for the wiki - if in doubt, just add it to the newsletter. I am sure people will help you review your instructions.
A few more screenshots and/or youtube videos would be nice, though.


I just finished a manual on Wiki to explain the technique introduced in this post, I hope it's quite clear both in methods and in English translation.

http://wiki.flightgear.org/Howto:Build_graduate_dials_with_LaTeX#LaTeX_installing

The examples are actually the real gauges we are inserting into our FIAT G91R1B, it will be my concern to include in the Wiki the code of other gauges so anyone can edit them and use them for their jobs.
I was able to verify during this job the high quality of the results obtained, and the speed of execution.
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Re: Build a graduate dials with LaTeX

Postby Hooray » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:23 am

FWIW, there is also the option to convert LaTex/TikZ vector art directly to SVG imagery, without going through the rasterization process

For example, check out this demo which converts LaTex to SVG to render it in your browser: https://viereck.ch/latex-to-svg/
Or see this: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/343943

Depending on the use case people have in mind, this may be useful to directly have the vector image, but obviously this comes with the challenges and restrictions of our own little hand-coded SVG2OpenVG module, i.e. svg.nas
Please don't send support requests by PM, instead post your questions on the forum so that all users can contribute and benefit
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