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Billboard not displaying image properly
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Default Billboard not displaying image properly - 07-28-2010, 09:15 PM

Alice does add the billboard object to the object tree, and when I click on the object the bounding box appears, what is not being displayed is the math text (via Microsoft Equation 3.0 / MathType). BTW if I copy this world onto another PC and open it in Alice, the math text is displayed fine. This is what made me think that the video card has a problem.
   
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Default Workaround for Billboard problem - 08-04-2010, 02:59 PM

I was able to successfully display my image (math equation) via Alice's billboard on my school laptop (XP with "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 video card”) in certain circumstances. Successful circumstances seem to be related to the number of pixels making up the png files. It didn't make any difference whether I used MS Powerpoint to create the png file or whether I used MS Publisher to create the png file (insert obj, save as picture). Both Powerpoint and Publisher use MS Equation 3.0 / MathType Lite to create the math equation.

The files that are successful:

“testpublisher5”: Size: 8.49 KB, Size on disk: 12.0 KB
Image Width: 938 pixels, Image Height: 330 pixels

“testpublisher7”: Size: 8.61 KB, Size on disk: 12.0 KB
Image Width: 975 pixels, Image Height: 414 pixels

“testpublisher10”: Size: 3.63 KB, Size on disk: 4.0 KB
Image Width: 975 pixels, Image Height: 303 pixels

“testpp1”: Size: 3.63 KB, Size on disk: 4.0 KB
Image Width: 706 pixels, Image Height: 214 pixels

“testpp2”: Size: 2.73 KB, Size on disk: 4.0 KB
Image Width: 554 pixels, Image Height: 169 pixels

The following files do not display properly (math equation is not visible):

“testpublisher6”: Size: 12.4 KB, Size on disk: 16.0 KB
Image Width: 1331 pixels, Image Height: 564 pixels

“testpublisher8”: Size: 4.08 KB, Size on disk: 8.0 KB
Image Width: 1069 pixels, Image Height: 332 pixels

“testpublisher9”: Size: 4.08 KB, Size on disk: 8.0 KB
Image Width: 1069 pixels, Image Height: 332 pixels

“testpp3”: Size: 8.04 KB, Size on disk: 12.0 KB
Image Width: 1451 pixels, Image Height: 439 pixels
   
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