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Offline foxlive

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Re: kbrenders - automated 3D rendering service for keycap designers
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 22:18:45 »
Hey!!

This kbrenders look like a very nice tool. But again it appears to be offline for me. I totally understand that the cost of making 3D raytracing render online is high, but what about making the tools opensource and release it on like github so we can use or own power to perform the render. It would be an amazing tool for those who want to make 3D renders of keyset idea they have but donít have that much 3D skills (Iím really more a 2D boy, lot of experience in photography, vectorial design, but 3D I never touched and I am still quite confused about it  :-X )


Thanks about considering this !  :thumb:

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 08:06:25 »
Hey!!

This kbrenders look like a very nice tool. But again it appears to be offline for me. I totally understand that the cost of making 3D raytracing render online is high, but what about making the tools opensource and release it on like github so we can use or own power to perform the render. It would be an amazing tool for those who want to make 3D renders of keyset idea they have but donít have that much 3D skills (Iím really more a 2D boy, lot of experience in photography, vectorial design, but 3D I never touched and I am still quite confused about it  :-X )


Thanks about considering this !  :thumb:

How does it appear offline to you? Are you having trouble accessing the website, or are you unable to submit a render, or are you not receiving the email, etc? Perhaps it was simply taking a while to load because of the sample renders? If you are having trouble using kbrenders please don't hesitate to report them on this thread.

With regards to open source, getting everything to run locally would require a great deal more work, as I structured everything as a set of cloud microservices. It would also negate much of the convenience of a service versus a set of files. Furthermore, I have already spent years on this project and will likely spend more, and so would like the possibility to eventually profit somehow even if it is not the primary goal.

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 03:32:21 »
Hey!!

This kbrenders look like a very nice tool. But again it appears to be offline for me...
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I totally understand that the cost of making 3D raytracing render online is high, but what about making the tools opensource and release it on like github so we can use or own power to perform the render. It would be an amazing tool for those who want to make 3D renders of keyset idea they have but donít have that much 3D skills (Iím really more a 2D boy, lot of experience in photography, vectorial design, but 3D I never touched and I am still quite confused about it  :-X )


Thanks about considering this !  :thumb:

How does it appear offline to you? Are you having trouble accessing the website, or are you unable to submit a render, or are you not receiving the email, etc? Perhaps it was simply taking a while to load because of the sample renders? If you are having trouble using kbrenders please don't hesitate to report them on this thread.

With regards to open source, getting everything to run locally would require a great deal more work, as I structured everything as a set of cloud microservices. It would also negate much of the convenience of a service versus a set of files. Furthermore, I have already spent years on this project and will likely spend more, and so would like the possibility to eventually profit somehow even if it is not the primary goal.

Thanks for your answer. I did not try again but yes I cannot load the website, it appears down for me. I will check again. For the open part, I totally understand that you donít want to spend any more time making it portable to run localy and I also understand that with all this work you want to make some profit with it. I am still thinking on some keyset idea, and I think I will use your service in the future. At this time if I donít succeed to submit some render I will contact you directly.  :D

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 21 March 2018, 09:20:31 »
Just so you know, I've recently made some major updates to the service.
  • The rather bulky TEK80 keyboard has been replaced with the Mech27
  • A 60% layout in the form of the Klippe has been added
  • Custom legend images that cover the entire keycap are now supported. As always, you can preview how they will appear on kle-render.herokuapp.com
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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 21 March 2018, 09:29:54 »
Neat!  I hope this removes some barriers for some keysets makers.

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 21 March 2018, 11:31:09 »
Just so you know, I've recently made some major updates to the service.
  • The rather bulky TEK80 keyboard has been replaced with the Mech27
  • A 60% layout in the form of the Klippe has been added
  • Custom legend images that cover the entire keycap are now supported. As always, you can preview how they will appear on kle_render.herokuapp.com

fixed the link. its a hyphen not underscore.

 kle-render.herokuapp.com

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 11:47:47 »
i made a mistake assuming the tool would not rearrange the keys but i am having trouble figuring why the custom style wasn't applied...also the render was spammed to my email...i am willing to chalk the ten up as a learning curve but if you could help me trouble shoot the custom style i would greatly appreciate it...ty
« Last Edit: Fri, 23 March 2018, 19:26:37 by jimirolln »

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 19:20:17 »
For future reference, I would like to make clear that if you use a layout template that matches that of the keyboard you selected, and do not add, delete, or rearrange keys, the legends will appear exactly as they do on kle-render.herokuapp.com, because the exact same code is used to generate them. Please check your layouts before you submit them. Also, it is an unfortunate limitation of the approach I have used that custom CSS styles will likely never be supported, as the parsing is done in python and does not use a browser layout engine

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 19:32:36 »
ty...and thank you for responding to my email...it was helpful...i thought the render was good...and the tool is very impressive...i just got into code this year and took a hard detour with this hobby i have become addicted to...else i would love to help you work on this render bot...i think it is absolutely amazing...could node.js be implemented to solve the custom style bug...new fonts in the kle tool is really the only reason i play with the editor
« Last Edit: Sun, 25 March 2018, 03:56:24 by jimirolln »

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 07:14:41 »
I've made some more changes to kbrenders recently:
  • A full-size layout is available in the form of the Triangle keyboard
  • Most renders should now take less than an hour to complete
  • I've tried to make the website more readable and emphasize the need to use templates

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 12:11:39 »
I've made some more changes to kbrenders recently:
  • A full-size layout is available in the form of the Triangle keyboard
  • Most renders should now take less than an hour to complete
  • I've tried to make the website more readable and emphasize the need to use templates

This is fantastic!

I have a couple questions pertaining to KB and KLE-render

Does KBrenders support ISO and Norde renders?

I tried doing some simple KLE-renders of an iso kit and a norde kit but a lot of the icons came up as x'd out boxes,

I assume thats just because SA font does not support most of the norde/uk symbols/letters

just wondered if maybe it was different for KBR

great stuff though my friend :)

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 13:01:36 »
Really glad you could transform the original service/idea into something more maintainable and still affordable :thumb:

Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 09:55:45 »
Does it support different SA profile? I was thinking about 40% 1234/3 keyset but not sure, if the tool will render alphas as R1 properly if I change the original MM2 template.

Offline CQ_Cumbers

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Re: kbrenders - Affordable 3D rendering services for keycap designers
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 22 September 2018, 12:12:58 »
I've recently added a major update to kbrenders - support for arbitrary keyboard-layout-editor layouts! If you select a specific keyboard, kbrenders still requires a template, but if you select "Freeform", kbrenders will render any layout that works in kle-render, without a case. This should be useful for rendering uncommon keyboard layouts, kit designs, or anything else you can think of fitting into keyboard-layout-editor. There are still no plans for supporting non-uniform row profiles or custom CSS, and depending on how large your layout is renders may take more than 2 hours to complete. However, this update should nevertheless make kbrenders a significantly more versatile tool for set designers.

You can see more Freeform render samples at the bottom of kbrenders.com

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