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    Lightbulb Introducing copainter

    Hello ConceptArt.org community!

    My name is Bernhard and I would like to tell you about
    a project I have been working on for over a year now...

    When I was in graphic design school, me and a friend
    had the idea about a painting application that would allow
    us to paint together (simultaneously).

    After finishing school I decided to go for it and developed
    a web painting application where you can do just that.

    Actually not just that. The application has some other
    nice features that I think make it very attractive for using
    it in general / solo, e.g. you can sketch something quickly
    and immediately use/post it anywhere on the web.

    It's somewhat finished now (at least the basic features)
    and I would like to invite you to try it out:

    www.copainter.org

    I would be happy about some feedback!

    Thanks for your time.

    Cheers,

    Bernhard


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    P.S. Here's my sketchbook where I've posted pictures
    I've done with friends.
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    Known issues:
    The Wacom Tablet Plug-in doesn't work in newer
    Mac OS X versions. If you are unable to make a stroke
    turn off opacity jitter.
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    Not an original idea but definitely the best execution of it that I've seen, as far as online co-op painting goes! Introducing copainter

    (It'd be nice to be able to change the canvas colour in just a couple clicks.)
    My Sketchbook

    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    Yeah, you're right. I quickly learned after starting out that there are implementations of
    the idea already out there. But every single one I've found seems to be - to put it bluntly -
    not serious about the matter.

    "the best execution of it that I've seen"
    Thanks!

    "as far as online co-op paintint goes"
    The (other ) best web painting application in general I've seen so far is deviantART muro.
    I just don't like their interface very much. It looks a bit "toyish" to me. But it seems to be
    very well made, aesthetics aside. But you wouldn't expect any different with the resources
    they have.

    "change the canvas colour in just a couple clicks"
    Feature added to to-do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I press start and nothing happens.
    Are you using NoScript or something like that?

    Also could do w/o the WTF image on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I press start and nothing happens.
    Bummer! May I ask you which operating system and browser (version?) you are using? That would help me a lot. Thanks!

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    I think its interesting that you might be able to paint something with someone else on the same canvas, sounds like fun, but is that it? what is this online app meant for? looks to me like the windows "paint" but online and with less tools and the choice of painting with more people in the same canvas. I am not trying to diminish this app, i just want to understand what is its purpose lol, just for fun? o:
    -We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

    -Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.

    My SKETCHbook
    http://jeeso.deviantart.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    Also could do w/o the WTF image on the front.
    Didn't understand you at first - until I reloaded the start page.
    Sigh. I guess the real challenge in the long run is not the application but to keep garbage off the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subscript_b View Post
    Didn't understand you at first - until I reloaded the start page.
    Sigh. I guess the real challenge in the long run is not the application but to keep garbage off the site.
    Yeah, welcome to the world of internet unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rem92 View Post
    sounds like fun
    I think it is. You also don't get as easily stuck with a painting if someone else is painting with you because there are always changes happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by rem92 View Post
    but is that it?
    That's definitely a core feature. One other feature I think is really strong is the ability to show/embed/link your pictures immediately on the web. Like dennis.k did to point to the WTF picture mentioned earlier by Arshes Nei.
    Where would that really be useful? On the sketchbook page here on ConcepArt.org for example. You can immediately integrate your pictures (with the image tag) into your sketchbook page.
    You can also change these pictures after you've published them (think work-in-progress pieces). If you republish a picture, the new version will be available under the same link, so everyone will see the new version automatically.
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    Could potentially be useful for mentoring too, if the teacher only needs the basic tools then they can get on there with the student(s) and work together, giving examples in real-time.

    EDIT: Which brings me to another suggestion if you don't have it already. Private rooms. Maybe password protected or something.
    My Sketchbook

    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I'm using Firefox 3.6.2 (about to update soon).
    Same here (3.6.20). I checked again and it works for me. Strange. I'm sorry but I don't know how to fix it for you. I hope it will work for you in a newer version of Firefox.
    Since starting to develop I mainly use Chrome because it performs so much better (at least with the elements I'm using on my site). Firefox feels slower to me with each release. I hope Mozilla is working on that front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manlybrian View Post
    Private rooms. Maybe password protected or something.
    A picture is kind of a private room because only people who know the key for that picture will be able to join and edit it. But I know what you mean. You need another medium to exchange that key, a password-protected thread in a forum or a chat room. I would like to have an account system and I would like members to be able to form groups. Members would be able to freely edit pictures of their group. Ahhh, there are so many nice features I can think of but time is against me. Thanks for your suggestions.
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