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Star Trek Paper Miniature Maker browser app

posted Mar 18, 2017 12:47:38 by WaynePeters
Hello folks.

Some of you will be old enough to remember an old web page I made where you could make Star Trek paper miniatures by dragging the separate components on to a figure at the top of the page. That site has long since become defunct and I finally expunged it from existence a while ago. Since then I have been working hard on a far superior replacement.

You can find the Marvellous Mechanical Star Trek Mini Maker 2.0 here:

http://www.crowstuff.co.uk/MiniMaker/index.html

It currently works in Chrome and Firefox. Apparently IE doesn't support the unity web player, though Edge will. I've not tested it in Safari.
It can take up to about a minute and a half to load in but there is usually a loading bar to keep you appraised of progress.

It's pretty self explanatory to use, I think.

FAQ

Q: Are you going to include...?
A: YES! Eventually.

Q: Where's the bloody print function!?
A: There isn't one, sorry. Neither is there a Load/Save function. I'm afraid that's a tad out of my league just yet but I definitely want to include a print function as well as a save/load one at some point. I'm afraid for now you'll have to use Print Screen or the Snips app in Windows and paste in to an art package of your choice.

Q: Why can't I resize the screen?
A: The resolution is fixed so that the images when screen-capped are around 32mm tall at 300 dpi. That means you will need a monitor resolution large enough to view the work area - which I think most folk will. I'll look into resizing options later on.

Q: Why are some parts of the uniforms grey instead of black.
A: I try to avoid colours that are too dark as they print even darker and can make the black outline indistinguishable, effectively turning the figure in to a silhouette. For this reason some colours are a little brighter than they should be too.
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LucasCunningham said Oct 14, 2017 19:46:13
Great and as if the Programm knows my thoughts, it shows me a denubolan Admiral.
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ChrisGeorge said Oct 17, 2017 20:31:22
I love this! Totally plan on using it. Love the TNG uniform males can wear the skant as well.
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speed_of_heat said Oct 17, 2017 21:27:42
Thanks again Wayne for adding even more functionality!
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stefangreen said Nov 21, 2017 18:20:45
If you're still having trouble with a save function you can try what early versions of HeroMachine did, have the program assign a value to each location and choice (which I assume it does on some level already) and then spit out a code that corresponds to the current selection, then add an option to display that code in a textbox, and read it back
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BytomMan said Dec 10, 2017 04:47:12
Wayne thanks again for all your hard work! I've been using your mini's any time we play. Looking forward to the rest of the Beyond uniforms (and hopefully some adversaries!) in the future.
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PatricHenson said Mar 12, 2018 17:13:37
Soooo, all those new races in the Beta Quadrant book...I feel an update coming on! Get on it! ;) lol jk! I'm teasing, I'm sure you've got other things to do and it's already a fantastic tool. However, if you get some extra time, Risians would be very easy to add in. Another one that would be very helpful for my group would be Rigellian Chelon (though much more labor intensive to create).
"Lease and pong life. Prosp long and liver."
—Varek of Sulkin'
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WaynePeters said Mar 16, 2018 12:57:55
Ah! I've only just seen this. I usually get an email notification of new posts. Don't seem to have received one for this.
Anyway, yeah, any new humanoid races (ie races that are literally just humans with bumpy foreheads) are relatively easy to implement so I can do that.
The mini maker is long overdue an update but I've been mega busy of late with life and other projects. It's still high on my list, though so stay tuned.

Wayne
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PatricHenson said Mar 24, 2018 16:36:43
I understand that and appreciate all of your great work! I'm patiently but eagerly await the next awesome update! :D
"Lease and pong life. Prosp long and liver."
—Varek of Sulkin'
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schn0440 said Apr 27, 2018 17:32:07
What a great tool. I know you had said that you are not up to adding printing functionality in the web app itself, but I wonder if the steps outlined here would be worth a try. It may be able to print at the scale you want and then people would just need to physically cut the excess off.

https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-add-a-print-button-4072006

Maybe not. Just thought I would send it your way. I love the tool.
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SteveHanson said Jun 29, 2018 15:23:20
Hey Wayne. I'm building a Star Trek Adventures Page with some if the resources I've put together and plan on having the ubiquitous links section. Would it be ok to have a link to Mini Maker there?
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