[Clipart] Ideas for the clipart project.

Jonathan Phillips jon at rejon.org
Sun Apr 11 10:31:44 PDT 2004

I think the country outlines are great. You should both get accounts and
add your ideas to the wiki.


On Sun, 2004-04-11 at 09:07, Alan Horkan wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Apr 2004, [iso-8859-1] Áki G Karlsson wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 13:05:44 -0000
> > From: "[iso-8859-1] Áki G Karlsson" <aki at akademia.is>
> > To: Clipart at freedesktop.org
> > Subject: Re: [Clipart] Ideas for the clipart project.
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > Inevitable that this comes up sooner or later...
> > Was there any discussion about animated clipart previously? SVG supports
> > animation, obviously, and there might be a conversion utility for SVG->MNG
> > or similar...
> >
> > I'm no great fan of animated (looped) clipart, personally, but it is
> > something that a lot of people covet... (e.g. listed under "cool stuff" at
> > clipart sites) so this question is bound to come up: What will be the
> > project's policy on animation?
> so far I believe that SMIL would be the best way to animate SVG although
> manipulating the DOM using javascript is also possible it seems messier.
> given the inclusiveness this project wants to have then I'm sure that
> animated clipart would be accepted, only the problem of homogenising and
> standardising on a base file format may be a little more complex.
> (Dare I mention Flash?  It is and has been for a several years an open
> format and I wouldn't be surprised if some artists were willing to put
> some of their flash animations into the public domain but I wonder if we
> can actually do very much with it as there seem to be very few free tools
> available.)
> > Topic ideas: I suggested "country outlines" previously as a topic... Do
> > you think it's a bad idea? It would certainly be useful for me myself... :)
> I certainly think it is a good idea, my only resevation is about how
> difficult it might prove to be.  (And it would be particularly impessive
> if the pieces (countries) could be easily fit together like a puzzle
> (into a continent).  If you get good public domain images to work off I
> think there are some tricks we could do using Postscript (print to file)
> and then converting that to SVG (I've seen some reasonably good results
> from other people converting postscript vectors to svg paths).
> Sincerley
> Alan Horkan
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