RE Edit | Release

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pongasoft
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Post 02 Jan 2023

Hi guys,

After many months of work (started back in April...), I am very proud to release RE Edit v1.0.0 as a FREE and open source tool.

Main Features
  • Load the Rack Extension UI (hdgui_2D.lua and device_2D.lua) as well as the Rack Extension definition (info.lua and motherboard_def.lua due to its integration with re-mock)
  • Allow to visually edit the device look and feel including adding/deleting widgets
  • Handle all widget types
  • Handle decals (like screws, holes, etc...)
  • Undo/Redo
  • Grid (for constrained movement)
  • X-Ray rendering (show transparent widget to align with background)
  • Save the changes (which saves hdgui_2D.lua and device_2D.lua)
  • Generate GUI2D/gui_2D.cmake for integration with CMake (simply include in your project)
  • Import images (png) directly from RE Edit (single or multiple images)
  • Support all built-in images (like cv socket, audio socket, etc...) so no need to manually import them
  • Detect changes in the device and reload dynamically (on demand)
  • Handle Custom Display SD/HD
  • Handle 4K display
Dark Theme
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Light Theme
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Check out the product page on pongasoft

Source code is available on github

And you can now join the Zulip chat (whether you are a developer or a rack extension/vst plugin user) for all your questions and feedback!

Let me know what you think, especially if you have feature requests!

Yan

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selig
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Post 02 Jan 2023

Amazing work, congrats on getting it out there!
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Post 02 Jan 2023

RS should give you free Reason upgrade for life imho for all the great dev tools which you create for their RE ecosystem. :thumbsup:

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pongasoft
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Post 02 Jan 2023

jam-s wrote:
02 Jan 2023
RS should give you free Reason upgrade for life imho for all the great dev tools which you create for their RE ecosystem. :thumbsup:
I wished...

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artotaku
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Post 03 Jan 2023

Great stuff. As a fellow software dev (it´s my day job) I can very much imagine how much work has been put into this tool.
I also used your other tools re-cmake, etc to kick start some REs for internal use and these are really helpful.

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turn2on
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Post 03 Jan 2023

Thank You very much! Great tool!

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pongasoft
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Post 12 Jan 2023

I just released 1.1.0, with the following release notes:

- Added Fold Icon / Rack Rails (thanks to @jengstrom at Reason Studios for the icons)
- Added Panel rendering (None / Border / Normal / X-Ray) (for example, to see the rails)
- Changed zoom to be common to all panels and added Zoom to Fit (now defaults when device opens)
- Added keyboard shortcuts (Save, Undo/Redo, Zoom In/Out/Fit, Quit)
- Fixes #1: RE Edit fails to load nested decals
- Fixes #2: Decals are not rendered properly
- Some minor performance improvements

This screenshot shows some of the new features: displaying the fold icon as well as the rack rails (using X-Ray to see the rails below and notice how the screw is actually not aligned with the hole :puf_smile: )

Rack Rails and Fold Icons.png

This screenshot shows the look and feel on start
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pongasoft
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Post 20 Jan 2023

I just released a new version (contains a fix for a hard crash so you should update...) Version 1.2.0

This update contains a complete redesign of the panel with much easier scrolling / moving / interacting with (keyboard/mouse) shortcuts making it even easier to manipulate the UI.

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pongasoft
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Post 20 Jan 2023

Here is the panel scrolling/zooming in action: in particular, notice how the zoom in/out stay "stable" and keep wherever the mouse pointer is located as the main focus point (mouse wheel zoom).

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Post 22 Jan 2023

New minor release 1.2.1:

* Fixed application name on macOS
* Fixed trackpad and mouse wheel sensitivity issue when zooming in/out

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Post 22 Jan 2023

This is amazing and I appreciate it. I am not sure if I'll devote much time to RE development, but you've provided the tools.
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Damn.

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pongasoft
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Post 01 Feb 2023

New release 1.3.0 with the following release notes

- Implemented Copy/Paste for bulk editing/changes
  • You can copy a single widget (copies all attributes), and it can be pasted into:
    • any panel where the type of the widget is allowed => duplicates the widget
    • another widget => copy all (possible) attributes to the widget
    • selected widgets => copy all (possible) attributes to all selected widgets
  • You can copy a single widget attribute value, and it can be pasted into:
    • another widget => copy this attribute to the widget (if possible)
    • selected widgets => copy this attribute to the selected widgets (if possible)
  • You can copy the selected widgets, and it can be pasted into:
    • any panel where the type of the widgets is allowed => duplicates the widgets
- Removed "Duplicate Widget(s)" menu entry since it is redundant with copy/paste (duplicate only allowed duplication on the same panel, copy/paste does not have this restriction)
- Added Select All/Select By Type menu entries (use "Alt" key to select hidden widgets)
- Simplified popup menu on Panel (added Widgets submenu instead of multiple menu entries)
- Added "A" keyboard shortcut to toggle between Select All/Select None
- Added "Q" keyboard shortcut to show a Quick View (while the key is being held). Essentially a tooltip on demand:
  • When hovering above a widget on the Panel
  • When hovering above a widget name in the "Widgets" window
  • When hovering above a property path
  • When hovering above a graphics attribute
  • When hovering above an entry in the "Open Recent" submenu
- Shift + click now also selects the widget under the mouse pointer (no need to move)
- Added more visible error icon in the tab bar
- Moved the notification section up to be sure it is always visible
- Various UI tweaks
- Fixed some issue with Undo/Redo

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Post 01 Feb 2023

impressive! maybe RE's have a future!

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Post 01 Feb 2023

All I can say is....

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drno
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Post 01 Feb 2023

How could I have code Re before without this tool?

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pongasoft
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Post 20 Feb 2023

Another big release 1.4.0, with the following changes:

* Implemented Undo History / Timeline (quickly undo/redo multiple operations)
* Easily show/hide a widget even if there is no visibility property defined ( icon)
* Added an "All" widgets tab in the Widgets window (in this tab, widgets are sorted by name). The "Widgets" and "Decals" tab remain the same and are sorted by Z-order (this is where you would go to change their respective orders).
* Major redesign of the "Properties" window to only show visibility properties currently in use
* Implemented "drag and drop" to easily add a widget to a visibility group (use Alt key to add to multiple groups): drag a widget from the Widgets window and drop onto a group in the Properties window (drag and drop also works from within the Properties window itself).
*Internal complete redesign of the Undo layer to be more flexible and allow "timeline"

Shows the new undo history / timeline in action: simply navigate back and forth by clicking in the history
imgui-timeline.gif
Shows the new visibility properties section and how easy it is to switch between various groups/tabs
imgui-properties.gif
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Murf
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Post 25 Feb 2023

You are a machine!! Great work and thankyou!

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Post 07 May 2023

Just released a minor update 1.4.1:
  • Added ability to load a project by simply dragging it from the Finder (resp. File Explorer) onto the main window
  • Disable saving preferences when there are multiple instances running (to avoid conflicts)
  • Fixed visibility property type and owner

drno
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Post 07 May 2023

Thank you! Great tool!!!

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Post 07 May 2023

wow... hmm...interesting and awesome tool. thanks :clap:
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Post 22 May 2023

Just released a new version 1.5.0 with the following release notes:
  • Added ability to drag and drop image(s) (png) from the Finder (resp. File Explorer) onto the main window to import them
  • Use grid when adding widgets/decals
  • Turned "Add Decal" into a menu showing the list of all graphics (since a decal is nothing more than a graphic)
  • Shows the image in Quick View for graphics
  • Added Quick View in lists of graphics (menu lists and dropdowns) to easily and quickly be able to pick the right graphic
Add Decal - Quick View.png
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drno
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Post 25 May 2023

awesome!!!!

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pongasoft
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Post 14 Aug 2023

Announcing the release of RE Edit 1.6.0 with image processing (aka "effects")



Full release notes:
  • Added "light" image editing/effects: resize, tint, brightness, contrast and flip (horizontal and vertical)
    * all effects are done live on the GPU
    * when the project is saved a new image with the effects applied is generated
    * `device_2D.lua` uses this image so that it works with Render2D
    * `device_2D.lua` also stores which original image + effects were used so that when reloaded in RE Edit, it works as well
  • Added a menu entry "File/Delete unused images" to figure out which images (under GUI2D) are used by the project and which ones are not
  • Added a performance menu to tweak the frame rate
  • Use `Alt` key to disable most filters (used when selecting images or properties in drop down lists)
  • Internally, massive refactoring of the code to use raylib as the backend for ImGui:
    * much more common code between Windows and macOS
    * using custom OpenGL shader (for effects on GPU)
    * generate the panel (using raylib + custom shader) into a texture to be rendered as an image in ImGui

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Post 14 Aug 2023

Great, :clap: Yan

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