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bio website leahayes.co.uk
location United Kingdom
age 28
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seen Jun 11 at 23:07

I have been fascinated by software and video games since a young age when I was given my first computer, a Dragon 32. Since then I have experimented with numerous methods of development ranging from point-and-click type packages to C++. I soon realized that software development was what I wanted to do.

Having invested a lot of time into programming with various languages and technologies I now find it quite easy to pickup new ideas and methodologies. I relish learning new ideas and concepts.

Throughout my life I have dabbled in game and engine development. I was awarded a first for the degree "BEng Games and Entertainment Systems Software Engineering" at the University of Greenwich. It was good to finally experience video games from a more professional perspective.

Due to various family difficulties I was unable to immediately pursue any sort of software development career. This didn't stop me from dabbling though!

Since then I formed a company to focus upon client projects. Up until now the company has primarily dealt with website design and development. I have since decided that it would be fun to go back to my roots and develop games and tools that other developers can use for their games.

We have recently released our first game on iPhone/iPad called "Munchy Bunny!" (see: View in app store). We hope to expand the game and release to additional platforms.

Also, check out our tile system extension for Unity! (see: View product info)


Jan
21
comment Is there a way to create a dockable palette for Photoshop with ScriptUI?
@Brendan thanks for the link, so it seems that this is not possible without using Extension Builder or by implementing a custom plugin using C++.
Jan
21
comment How do you create custom scripts for automation in Photoshop?
Another alternative to creating custom scripts for Photoshop seems to be Extension Builder 2. Here is a tutorial video for it.
Jan
21
comment How do you create custom scripts for automation in Photoshop?
This is quite a good resource: kahrel.plus.com/indesign/scriptui-2-0.pdf
Jan
21
comment How do you create custom scripts for automation in Photoshop?
Thanks for the detailed response! I found the "ExtendScript Toolkit" at the path you stated, though like you I prefer to use Notepad++ for scripting.
Jan
21
comment Adding “Duplicate Group” to Photoshop Action
I realize that this is a new question, so I have asked it here: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/15246/…
Jan
21
comment Adding “Duplicate Group” to Photoshop Action
@Joonas I had to use the "insert menu item" because otherwise the layer is duplicated to back to the wrong image. The action will be used extensively when creating these images which means that it is very likely that multiple images will be open of a similar nature. So it is important that an automatic approach duplicates the layer back to the original image.
Jan
21
comment Adding “Duplicate Group” to Photoshop Action
Thanks. Do you know how I can go about creating a script to achieve this?
Jan
21
comment Adding “Duplicate Group” to Photoshop Action
@Mr.Wizard I am using Layer | Duplicate Group... which displays a dialog box which allows you to duplicate the layer group to a different image. This is useful because it ensures that the layer is positioned correctly when its content is surrounded by transparent space. I have uploaded a video to demonstrate: youtu.be/VFRj33zHIlY
Jan
15
comment Save for Web in Photoshop with custom DPI
I must admit that I forgot all about ImageMagick since I haven't used it for some time. I am fairly confident that I could write a script to batch process all of my images. Thanks.
Jan
15
comment Save for Web in Photoshop with custom DPI
I feared as much, thank you for confirming this. I will wait a little while before accepting your answer just in case somebody knows of a clever plug-in or some sort of utility action or whatnot.
Jan
15
comment Save for Web in Photoshop with custom DPI
@Ryan this is for both print and online use. Apache FOP uses the pixel resolution of the image and DPI to determine its physical size on paper. Yes pixel count is exactly the same either way because I change the DPI without re-sampling. When using the "Save for Web & Devices" feature the DPI value is some default value. Obviously DPI doesn't matter for web, but I do want optimal file sizes. The DPI value is, however, affecting the output size with Apache FOP. I was hoping that there was a setting, plug-in or some batch utility which could do this. Thanks
Jun
25
comment Generic License for Licensing Artwork
thanks for your response, but GPL / CC isn't going to work for me because the artwork is not free. My customer can use the artwork in a commercial project for commercial purposes, but they cannot resell the artwork. Neither of those licenses allow/restrict this.
Jun
25
comment What type of creative commons licensing do I need for free templates?
As far as I know the GPL does allow anyone to redistribute content both commercially and non-commercially.
Jun
25
comment Generic License for Licensing Artwork
the license is only for low cost 'stock' artwork. We just wanted some writing to go with each sale to a) cover use / misuse of the artwork and b) protect our copyright. Thanks for the link, I will have a thorough read through that.