DAP Tips and Tricks

Discussion about Mediachance DAP
rgalka
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by rgalka »

You need an extractor not a converter

I have not tried any, but maybe this is what you need.. https://sourceforge.net/projects/jpegextractor/

mitch
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by mitch »

Thanks rgalka
Tried that program, ( its a command line using Java) but doesn't get anything from the dap ".pal" files

mitch
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by mitch »

After all that , the 2 pallet files are not in the .pal file
They are in the .aop
I used a program called X-Ripper and it extracted the colour and brushes pallets ( perhaps all the other programs I've tried would have worked if I had used the .aop file)
Thanks

happyamateur
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How to upload new Canvas?

Post by happyamateur »

The Canvas section of the program suggests that we can add new files to use as the painting canvas but there is no way in the user interface to achieve this! Am I missing something obvious?

mitch
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by mitch »

in C://program files/dap/Canvas ( or YOUR dap path )
There is a txt file ( canvas.txt ) for instuctions to create your own canvas
It says :-
Put custom canvas JPG files in this folder, then restart DAP.
Custom canvas is:
- perfectly seamless
- large, like 1000x1000 points for example
- colors are ignored, only shading
- usually very light in shade with little contrast so it doesn't overpower the image
- short meaningfull name, like Paper2 etc.

So create a jpg of 1000x1000 pixels of your canvas and put it in this "canvas" folder
And restart DAP
It gets added to the dropdown under "Canvas Texture"

happyamateur
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by happyamateur »

Thanks Mitch - but I followed those instructions and my JPG did not appear in the dropdown. Do you fancy trying and reporting back?

mitch
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by mitch »

I had already tried it before I posted,
I can't seem to upload an image , so have made a link :-
https://ibb.co/km3k3TJ

You can see Roncanvas in the dropdown box

My path :-
https://ibb.co/NNRkfhz

Ron

happyamateur
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by happyamateur »

Thanks for taking the time to help with this Ron.

I see it now - doh! I was expecting to see my canvas in the "Canvas Presets" area at the top, didn't look in the dropdown.

Cheers.

Chilly-Willy
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Post by Chilly-Willy »

Settings I used for 'The Poser' pencil artwork.
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tartine78
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(Tip]: get quick preview thumbnail for a preset

Post by tartine78 »

Hello,
in DAP 6
some presets don't generate "quick preview" large thumbnail automaticaly
(the ones that don't run in batch mode either that are underpaint only for the most part),
exemple of non  automaticaly quick previewed preset
exemple of non automaticaly quick previewed preset
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the quick preview can be seen when you mouse over a preset in "presets" or in "painter" tabs
(a customizable quick preview pops up much larger than the preset thumbnail itself)

TIP:
to force them to generate a quick preview:
  • run the preset to get a picture "Dapized" by the preset
  • go to menu "Painter"
  • click on "use curent output as quick preview"
snapshot of file menu
snapshot of file menu
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:!: if you press enter it doesn't work so click "yes" instead :!:
Click, dont't press "enter"
Click, dont't press "enter"
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