[Gridflow-cvs] [svn] commit: r4372 - /trunk/doc/stuff.txt

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Sat Oct 24 21:07:25 EDT 2009


Author: matju
Date: Sat Oct 24 21:07:25 2009
New Revision: 4372

Log:
remove html

Modified:
    trunk/doc/stuff.txt

Modified: trunk/doc/stuff.txt
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--- trunk/doc/stuff.txt (original)
+++ trunk/doc/stuff.txt Sat Oct 24 21:07:25 2009
@@ -65,48 +65,23 @@
 should make many programs simpler.
 
 
+Introduction
 
-
-<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
-<html><head>
-
-<title>GridFlow 0.9.3 - Introduction</title><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
-<link rel="stylesheet" href="gridflow.css" type="text/css"></head>
-<body leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" bgcolor="#ffffff" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">
-<table width="100%" cellspacing="10"><tr><td>
-<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr>
-  <td>             <img src="images/header1.png" alt="GridFlow" width="384"  height="64"></td>
-  <td width="100%"><img src="images/header2.png" alt="GridFlow" width="100%" height="64"></td>
-  <td>             <img src="images/header3.png" alt="GridFlow" width="32"   height="64"></td>
-</table>
-</td></tr></table>
-<blockquote>
-
-<br>
-<table border="0" cellspacing="5" width="100%">
-  <tr><td bgcolor="black"><img src="images/black.png" height="2" width="1"></td></tr>
-
-  <tr><td height="16">
-      <h4>GridFlow 0.9.5 - introduction</h4>
-  </td></tr>
-  <tr>
-    <td width="82%">
-
-	<p> The philosophy that guides PureData is a simple but powerful one:
+	 The philosophy that guides PureData is a simple but powerful one:
 	the software must first provide the user with generic tools
 	rather than imposing pre-cooked effects. In other words the user
 	should have total freedom. 
 
-	</p><p> GridFlow follows that philosophy: it first defines elementary
+	 GridFlow follows that philosophy: it first defines elementary
 	mathematical operations. Those can in turn be used as simple
 	visual effects or be combined to produce more complex effects.
 
-	</p><p> The strategy followed by most video plugins for PureData and MAX/MSP, is
+	 The strategy followed by most video plugins for PureData and MAX/MSP, is
 	to provide the user first with constructs for manipulating video
 	streams at a fairly high level. The strategy put forward by GridFlow
 	is different.
 
-	</p><p> It can be said that in all those video plugins there are three layers:
+	 It can be said that in all those video plugins there are three layers:
 	the first, the low level, is not accessible to non-programmers (and fairly
 	difficult of access even to programmers); the second, mathematical, where
 	one needs not to be a C++ programmer, but still requires a good
@@ -114,55 +89,36 @@
 	a third level that looks more like the software an artist would like to
 	use.
 
-	</p><p> In other video plugins there is a fairly low emphasis on the second
+	 In other video plugins there is a fairly low emphasis on the second
 	layer. In GridFlow that layer is very strong and opens many possibilities.
 	Even though the third layer in GridFlow is not as developed as it could,
 	the second layer may be used to produce third-layer object classes much
 	more quickly.
 
-	</p><p> GridFlow provides a unifying view of multimedia information. Several
+	 GridFlow provides a unifying view of multimedia information. Several
 	kinds of data -- raster graphics in any number of channels, coordinate
-	transforms, matrices, vectors -- may all be represented by <b>Grids</b>
+	transforms, matrices, vectors -- may all be represented by Grids
 	(also known as multi-dimensional arrays). Grids exist in several ways: they
 	are usually streamed from object to object, but they can also be stored in
 	memory, stored into a file, sent through the network.
 
-	</p><p> In short, GridFlow is a whole new world of possibilities for
-	the multimedia artist and programmer.
-
-	</p><p>- matju</p><br>
-</td></tr>
-
-  <tr><td bgcolor="black"><img src="images/black.png" height="2" width="1"></td></tr>
-  <tr>
-    <td width="82%">
-
-	<p> Here is an example of how things work in GridFlow. (if you want more
+	 Here is an example of how things work in GridFlow. (if you want more
 	information, consult the rest of this manual)
 
-	</p><p> A picture is a three-dimensional Grid:<br>
-	<b>0</b> : rows <br>
-	<b>1</b> : columns <br>
-	<b>2</b> : channels <br>
+	 A picture is a three-dimensional Grid:
+	0 : rows
+	1 : columns
+	2 : channels
 
-	</p><p>
-	Pictures come in all sorts of heights and widths. The channels, however,
+		Pictures come in all sorts of heights and widths. The channels, however,
 	are more limited in number. Usually it's three: Red, Green, Blue.
 
-	</p><p> A coordinate transform, when specified pixel by pixel, may be a
+	 A coordinate transform, when specified pixel by pixel, may be a
 	three-dimensional Grid in which the two "channels" are Y and X,
 	representing row-and-column positions in a separate picture.
 	
-	</p><p> Other shapes of grids could be designed to represent various things;
+	 Other shapes of grids could be designed to represent various things;
 	for example, configuration for blur effects. Grids could be useful for
 	things not directly related to raster pictures (e.g. sound recordings).
-	Those are all kinds of things you could actually develop <i>within</i> the
+	Those are all kinds of things you could actually develop _within_ the
 	PureData / GridFlow framework. You don't need to wait for me.
-</p></td>
-
-</table>
-</body></html>
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