Maybe I just didn’t RTFM, but I didn’t realize until tonight that there is a great way to facilitate the setting of the non-primary sliders and buttons. Just hit the PAUSE button, and all the other controls become instantly responsive and the results are immediately shown.
What a boon, to not have to dork around trying to deal with a system that takes its own sweet time responding to mouse events. Just slide the sliders and immediately observe the results – very interactive!
Oh, very very minor point, just found a tiny GUI bug – when paused, if change a primary control causing system to unpause…the label of the pause button does not get changed back. Fixed in my version 2.40.01.07.
It is unfortunate that the program is not more responsive, especially with large numbers of stipples. I have sometimes thought of trying to rewrite it from scratch, perhaps in OpenFrameworks, or some similar setup. But yes, excellent tip.
I haven’t had a chance to look at your new version yet– that sounds like a bug fix worth adding.
Here’s the link to 2.40.01.07. The changes which fix the minor bug are at lines 641 and 706. But, I hope you have a little time to try out my additional controls, in conjunction with using the pause button before control fiddlage.