Post by Two foot Tom on Sept 1, 2010 13:29:58 GMT -9
You need to save them on a format that is a fixed size, like PDF. Make sure the overall size of the figures is around 7x10 inches, or your printer will scale them. Set the printer default to center, but no scale. This should make so the figures print at the size you want.
Please post these types of questions to the forum, so others can see the answers as well. JIM
Quote: Hi Onemonk. I have a bit of a problem and i wondered if you could help. Recently i have been making some models which should measure 2cm. I sketch the figure before hand, scan, colour on gimp and then finish off on paint. The problem seems so come when i try to print them. They never seem to come out at 2cm. Instead they come out in all different scales which is really rather vexing as i am proud of what i make and i would like to be able to enjoy them further. I have alwase had scale problems when printing from paint; i suppose it could be problems with borders or whatever but im not sure.
Post by Two foot Tom on Sept 1, 2010 13:31:59 GMT -9
I put this here because i asked Jim a question and he advised me to post these types of question to the forums so others could see. I realised that that is what i should have done so here we are. (I was having a problem printing miniatures to scale of my own production in 2cm)
Normally I'm in GIMP at 300dpi so I have a OneMonk standard human who is all cut out nice at 300dpi and I open that as a layer on my new mini and check the size and scale as needed . Using a grid set to 15mm is also helpful
be careful when you print sometimes GIMP will do strange things on print (normally shrink) always check the resolution settings on the print dialogue match your image resolutions.
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2010 22:07:07 GMT -9 by Sirrob01
"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humour." George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
I had similar problems when I was making my first few minis.
I found that working on the mini in Gimp when it was larger then I wanted, then using the re-size to scale down, worked well. Gimp has a re-size by percent ability, so after my first print I could use a ruler and do some math to find the percent I needed to re-size by to get the perfect size.
Once I printed on the perfect size I used Primo PDF (free PDF software that installs like a printer) to print the mini into a PDF, which (in theory) solves future sizing problems.
It seemed like a ton of work when I first did it, but after a few times going through the process, it is pretty quick now and usually only one off sized printout.
I should also mention that i haven't been designing for very long and there are sure to be people here that have more experience.
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9