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Overlay camera view

Post by AndyP » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:59 pm

I'm working on a personal project where I need to use the camera to move the view to compare the alignment of a set of points to background stars.

I'm stumped! As far as I can see at the moment in LiveCode one can only use the mobilePickPhoto command to bring up the default camera app.

What I need to be able to do is to overlay a set of points on a transparent background over the camera view.

Any ideas or is this at the moment outside LiveCode's reach?
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Re: Overlay camera view

Post by Mark » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:55 am

Andy,

What about "displaying" the camera view in a hidden or off-screen stack and exporting a snapshot to an image file covered by a transparent image? It won't look as good as the real-time camera view, but it will work.

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Re: Overlay camera view

Post by AndyP » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:04 pm

Hi Mark,

Thanks. Yes I tried that as a work around but as you pointed out it's not good with real-time movement of the camera, slow and juddery.
I've seen the effect done in other apps so I guess it's a waiting game for LiveCode to catch up.

Posted as a request.
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Re: Overlay camera view

Post by strongbow » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:38 pm

Would also be very interested in this if someone has found a solution. Thought I remember reading something about the new cameracontrol being able to do something like this? Ideas anyone?
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Re: Overlay camera view

Post by rblackmore245 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:18 am

A post a while back said you can do this, by opening the camera offscreen, ( http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.ph ... 54#p138254 ) but its only available in the commercial version of LiveCode

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