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Odd limitations?

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shadowmint
 
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Odd limitations?

Postby shadowmint » 18 Mar 2014, 13:29

I bought black ink on steam, and it's great, but... odd.

Two particularly odd things which I can't find any information on are:

- You can only have 8 layers. O_o

- You can zoom in but only 'a bit'

These seem to both be extremely severe technical limitations on an otherwise great drawing package.

Am I just missing something? Why can't you zoom in? Why only 8 layers?

I've seen people talking about merging layers but ahhhg! That's a terrible suggestion. It's like, oh gee, don't worry about, just flatten your photoshop documents; you'll never have to work on them again or anything.

If these things aren't ready yet, are they are even on the roadmap...?

(the layers things in particular ... just... unbelievable. How can you not support more layers than that?)

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Re: Odd limitations?

Postby u2bleank » 18 Mar 2014, 18:43

- You can only have 8 layers. O_o


My answer from this thread :

yes the layer limit is manly due to the GPU memory limit.
It can take a really great amount of memory to store 8 layer in 64bits in high resolution.
Sure Black Ink use also the CPU memory but the real performance bottleneck is the transfer GPU <-> CPU and if we increase the number of layer on system which doesn't have enough VRAM it can kill performance for a simple operation as panning / zooming.
Anyway for the short term the next Black Ink release will got the Merge layer features.
For the long term the number of layer will probably be increased but i can't tell you when :(


We will probably do something for users which have good hardware. So +1 for the request.

- You can zoom in but only 'a bit'


Ok +1 for the request even if you can create larger canvas ( Black Ink can handle easly really big one without any performance lost ). This is the main reason we didn't had the more than 100% zoom because we want to promote the use of larger canvas with Black Ink.

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Re: Odd limitations?

Postby shadowmint » 19 Mar 2014, 16:32


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Re: Odd limitations?

Postby u2bleank » 19 Mar 2014, 17:10

shadowmint : thanks for this consistent and valuable feedback ;)

1) Regarding zoom:
I understand what you say about zooming, but sometimes when you have drawn a picture and want to do some fine colouring it's really convenient to zoom in to 8x or 16x to finely texture the colours. Definitely a +1 from me.


We are agree and this will be added for sure the only question is when.. we keep track of all request we got and maintain a sort a list of priority. This feature is on the 15th place in that list and will be added sooner if more people need it.

2) Regarding layers.
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the more layer is 4th and the next version of black Ink will implement the first 3.. So we will definitely do something on that soon :p


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