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Manifestation: Card Creation Source (Program)

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Greetings All,

 

I've been helping to organize and design the features of a card game template organization/manipulation program. All of this is currently in the idea/brainstorming phase. I'm curious to see if there are any programmers here that would be interested in developing for such a project. I think something like this would be a great candidate for a crowd-funding campaign. Below are samples of the features and user interface:

 

CONTENT INCLUSION

  • Text
  • Errata Management
  • User Defined Dictionary
  • Spreadsheet Data Entry
  • Icons
  • Artwork
  • Icon/Text Styles 

 

LAYOUT ELEMENT CHANGES

 

  • Text/Fonts
  • Text Visibility
  • Visual Styles (Icon & Text)
  • Graphic Visibility
  • Graphic Color (Manifestation CCS Templates give more control)
  • Artwork Placement
  • Artwork Display Styles

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MCCS-P02.jpg

 

MAIN MENU (Drop-down)

 

1) New: Creates a new .ccs card creation source/card deck file.

2) New Random (Dice Icon): Creates a new .ccs card creation source/card deck file, and randomly creates a card template using any Manifestation CCS card templates within the program's library.

3) Open: Opens a .ccs card creation source/card deck file.

4) Save: Saves a .ccs card creation source/card deck file.

5) Save As: Saves a card sheet(s) in .pdf, .jpg, and .png formats; saves a card template(s) in .pdf, .jpg, and .png formats.

6) Print: Sends image printing cues to a computer's attached printer(s). Individual cards and card sheets can be cued for print.

7) Info: Reveals information about the Manifestation CCS Program.

 

TEMPLATE (Tab)

 

1) Reveals the Template Selection Panel

2) Template Selection Panel:

  • Template Grouping Selection: Allows a user to navigate card templates based on the following groupings: Past Age, Modern Age, Future Age, User Created
  • Template Selection: Allows the user to select a card template for modification/manipulation from a selection of card templates based on the Template Grouping Selection of focus.

3) Preview Area: Shows a preview of any template selected in the Template Selection Panel.

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ELEMENTS (Tab)

 

1) Reveals the Layout/Elements Options Panel

2) Preview Area: Shows a preview of the card template being modified.

3) Layout/Elements Options Panel:

  • Area Layer: Contains card design element layers visible over a certain area of the card. When selected, the Area Layer Options will reveal the default layer options.
  • Alignment Layer: Allows user to select and reveal card design elements within specific sub-areas of the Area Layer it is contained it. When selected, the Alignment Layer will reveal the default layer options.
  • Element Group Layer: Contains a group of design elements making up an Element Group. When selected, an Element Group Layer will reveal default layer options.
  • Element Layer: Represents a graphical element located on the card. When selected, an Element Layer will reveal the default layer options.
  • Main Element Layer: Represents the base graphical element all design elements in the Element Group Layer are visually contained in. When selected, a Main Element Layer will reveal the default layer options.

 

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  • Text Layer: Represents a text element located on the card. When selected, a Text Layer will reveal text-specific options on the panel.

 

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  • Icons/Text Layer: Represents an icon or text element located on the card. When selected, an Icon/Text layer will reveal icon/text-specific options on the panel.

 

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  • Artwork Layer: Represents the artwork displayed on the card. Often has selections for different display styles for artwork. When selected, an Artwork Layer will reveal artwork-specific options on the panel.

 

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  • Background Layer: Represents the background graphic of the card. When selected, a Background Layer will reveal the default layer options.

 

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PREVIEW (Tab)

 

1) Reveals the Preview Options Panel

2) Preview Area: Displays a 3D rendering of the card template(s) being previewed.

3) Preview Options Panel:

  • F|R: Click to view card (F)ront or (R)ear in the Preview Area.
  • Display: The number of cards to be displayed in the Preview Area (Up to 36 Up?)
  • Color: Select RGB or CMYK options to have color changes reflected on the template(s) in the Preview Area.
  • Faces: Select F|R, F|F, or R|R to have the card template faces in the Preview Area and Panel show a Front and Rear, Front and Front, or Rear and Rear simultaneously.
  • Corners: Select "Sharp" or "Round" to apply sharp or rounded card corners to the card template displayed in the Preview Area.
  • Bleed: Select "On" or "Off" to show or hide the card template's bleed space.
  • Rotate: Drag the slider to rotate the card template in the Preview Area by the degrees indicated on the rule.
  • Slide Show: Click the "Play" icon to play a slide show of the card range selected.
  • Card Display: Displays a preview of the card template based on the "Faces" setting.

 

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CARD SHEET (Tab)

 

1) Reveals the Card Sheet Options Panel

2) Preview Area: Shows a preview of the Card Sheet template being modified.

3) Card Sheet Options Panel:

  • Card Sheet Selection: Allows user to navigate Card Sheets to be previewed and edited
  • Size: Input the width and height of the Card Sheet card templates will be positioned on
    • Measurement Unit: Select the measurement units to be used (inches, centimeters, pixels, etc)
  • Card Count: Input the number of cards to be positioned in columns and rows
    • Automatic|User Defined: Allows user to have program automatically create columns and rows based on card sheet size, card template; or allows user to indicate the number of columns and rows.
  • Range: Select the range of cards to be placed in the Card Sheet
  • Bleed: Change the visibility of card bleeds by switching setting from "On" to "Off"
  • Orientation: Change card template orientation on the card sheet by positioning  the card Left, Right, Top, or Bottom. Users can also use the Orientation Tool to change the orientation of individual cards on the sheet with their mouse.
  • Color: Change the color output of the card sheet from CMYK to RGB
  • Guides: Change the visibility of card sheet guides by switching setting from "On" to "Off" Use the Guide Tool to reposition guides on the card sheet.
  • Settings: Select a pre-defined card sheet setup/layout from the list available. Can also save a user defined card sheet setup/layout.
  • Export Sheet(s): Allows user to select a file type to export a single page or multiple page card sheet as.
  • Card Sheet Display: Displays a preview of the opposite side of the card sheet.

 

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Feel free to share any of your thoughts and ideas about this program idea. Learn more about the entire project at: http//www.manifestationccs.com/

 

- Nun Kwon

Manifestation CCS

Edited by Unknown Depths

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