HPGL plotter art files
curiousmarc3 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 00:04:47 CDT 2017
And I found the Columbia.plt HPGL I believe I generated using the method below. Sending directly to Mike.
From: CuriousMarc [mailto:curiousmarc3 at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 6:16 PM
To: 'Mike Stein'; 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'
Subject: RE: HPGL plotter art files
The space shuttle comes from a .dwg that was included in an version of AutoCAD, the file is named Columbia.dwg if you want to search it on Google. I can send you the original .dwg file if you want. Then you need to use AutoCAD to print out an HPGL file. I used Autodesk DWG TrueView which is free. You'll need to spin it around in 3D until you get a top view, then zoom to it. Then I printed it from TrueView using Roland DXY 880 output with the following options: A4 paper, landscape orientation, print to file, center, print extent. Out will come an HPGL file that you might want to further massage depending how early or late your plotter is, as was said by Brent.
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of tom sparks via cctalk
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:36 PM
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: HPGL plotter art files
On 16/10/17 15:07, David Collins via cctalk wrote:
> Brent could you send it to curator at hpmuseum.net as well?
> David Collins
>> On 16 Oct 2017, at 2:32 pm, Brent Hilpert via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> On 2017-Oct-15, at 4:20 PM, Mike Stein via cctalk wrote:
>>> Can anybody direct me to some interesting HPGL plotter files for a display at the upcoming World of Commodore show?
>> I'm sending (in a separate, direct message with attachment) the semi-famous / once ubiquitous Space Shuttle plot from the 1980s.
>> I received it from someone after making a similar request to the list 10 years ago.
>> Some things to note though: this plot uses multiple colored pens and was scaled to some (largish, IIRC) size of paper.
>> I was targetting a HP 9872 plotter which was too early to understand some of the more complex HPGL directives present in the SS plot, such as drawing arcs.
>> I wrote a language filter/converter that will optionally scale the image, offset it relative to the plotter bed, converts certain directives e.g. arcs to a series of line-segment directives, reduces the number of pens, etc.
>> I'll send the original SS plot, if you figure you could use the filter program, I can send it along, or a modified plot, upon request.
inkscape has hpgl export support
[Chiplotle](http://cmc.music.columbia.edu/chiplotle/) gives you a python API these is also [tsp art](http://wiki.evilmadscientist.com/TSP_art) witch can drawn on plotter
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