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Default Making a downloaded object register with the Gallery? - 09-05-2006, 11:22 PM

How can I force a downloaded object to register with the gallery so I don't have to import the object every time I wish to use it. I want to make it show up in the appropriate folder in the add objects mode.
   
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Default 09-06-2006, 01:27 AM

You can manually add it to the local gallery.

1) Open Alice > Required > gallery

2) Drag and drop the object into the appropriate subdirectory

3) Restart Alice
   
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Default 09-06-2006, 09:23 PM

Thanks
   
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Add Thumbnail?
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Thumbs up Add Thumbnail? - 09-07-2006, 12:16 PM

This is really convienent vs. having to import every time you want to use something new. I tried it both with the rocks folder, which was downloaded to the forum a few days ago, and with a couple of objects I created or converted from other formats.

One question - how do you add the thumbnail of the object. Right now with mine all I see is a picture frame and a question mark.
   
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Unhappy Not Working! - 09-08-2006, 08:59 PM

I appreciate the advice guys, but it's not working!
   
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Arrow ? - 09-15-2006, 09:40 PM

Update:
I still can't get Alice to register objects in the gallery, but SlowAndSteady Alice does it with out breaking a sweat! What is the latest version of Alice? I'm not just talking about 2.0, what is the latest build? And if I'm using the latest build, could this be a bug?
   
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Default Registering Objects - 09-16-2006, 04:36 PM

A couple of guesses/things to try.

1. Do the objects that you register with Slow and Steady Alice then show up when you run the regular version. If so, I'm guessing it's a problem with the version of the Java environment and your hardware. You might check that you are the most current version.

2. Did the rocks objects that were posted recently register OK? If so, it may be a quirk in the file you are trying to register - don't have any idea what to do about that but I haven't have 100% succes trying to import stuff.

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Default gallery registration - 09-17-2006, 04:27 PM

No, items that register in Slow&Steady do not register in the regular alice. Is everybody else having any problem like this? It might just be my machine, I'm running this on 1.0Ghz processor. And my memory isn't anything like I want it to be. If I could register objects, it would save me a lot of time.
BTW, DrJim did you find out how to get a picture of the object to show in the gallery? Because I think I know how you can do it.
   
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Question Adding object to galleries - 09-18-2006, 04:05 PM

I'm really puzzled that a file is recognized by one version of Alice but not the other using the same hardware. I've had trouble going from machine to machine with files from Takeo Igarashi's web page (Smooth Teddy, etc.,
http://www-ui.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~ta...ddy/index.html)
but those are experimental and from different time frames, different original programs and possibly different versions of Java. Even so, the results were consistant on one machine. Since they are fun programs anyway, (and for me, Smooth Teddy seems to import into Alice fine) you might spend a bit of time with them and see if you have problems.

Also, if you want, send me the files (both .ase and .a2c) for one of the objects you're trying to add and I'll give it a try on a couple of my machines, one of which does have various problems with Java.

Re trying to show a thumbnail, I haven't gotten a response yet. Really don't think it's too hard but I was hoping for an "official" answer. Not an immediate problem - only have one or two files that I've created that are worth importing - but if and when I need to, I can't figure it out, I'll repost the question.

Jim
   
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Default objects - 09-18-2006, 08:47 PM

I haven't gotten into making objects yet, don't have the time or the need, I guess. I'm just downloading objects off of the internet that are already in
.a2c form. That is what has me big time confused.

As far as the thumbnails are concerned, all .a2c's are zip files. Use image capture software to take a picture of your object in Alice( I forget what picture format) and stuff it into the zip and alice should recognize it.
   
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