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Shoebot is a pure Python graphics robot: it takes a Python script as input, which describes a drawing process, and outputs a graphic in a common open standard format (SVG, PDF, PostScript, or PNG). It has a simple text editor GUI, and scripts can describe their own GUIs for controlling variables interactively. Being pure Python, it can also be used as a Python module, a plugin for Python-scriptable tools such as Inkscape, and run from the command line. It was directly inspired by DrawBot and Shoes. Thus, "Shoebot."

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  •  30 Sep 2008 18:01

    Release Notes: The project has been renamed to "Shoebot" and the version number reset; it's moving out of the prototype phase and into proper releases. It now features a stable IDE for simple tinkering, and supports GUI variable control in the style of Drawbot and Nodebox. It is accessible via socket connections, allowing for image control through external applications (e.g. Pure Data). it has better documentation and many new example scripts.

    •  04 Jun 2008 20:34

      Release Notes: This release has a GTK canvas interface (the first stab at a proper canvas, but it works decently). Now you can access internal variables through a socket connection. size(), setup() and draw() now behave as they should. The Box class has a run() method for executing external scripts from inside a Python program.

      •  07 Mar 2008 18:21

        No changes have been submitted for this release.


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