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Brush Manager... help needed.

Jun 3, 2012, 11:37
Post: #1
Brush Manager... help needed.
I've been trying to get the brush manager to work and have got this far, see below.

   

I have added these lines to the Gurm configurations settings. They're the under lined ones.

[Brush Manager]
useManager = yes
gimpPath = C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\brushes
userPath = C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\additional brushes
extensions = .gbr,.vbr,.gih,.abr,
installedOptions =



And this line to the Gurm python file.



#!/usr/bin/env python

GURMINI = "C:\Users\m\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins\gurm.ini"

# GIMP Unified Resource Manager (GURM)
# The idea for GURM is based on the Brush Manager by Sean Bogie
# You can find the original Brush Manager here:
# http://myweb.msoe.edu/~bogies/brushmanager/



I've also been told by some tutorials that I have to alter a few lines in a file called brushmanager_2.01py. Trouble is I can't find this file.

So my problem - apart from not understanding what the hell I'm doing - is that none of the brush folders I've created show up in the brush manger box. Python fu and gurm both show up under filters so I know that they have installed.
I'm running a 32 bit Vista PC here.

Basically I need help, I'm so stuck with this and spent most of yesterday trying to figure it out. Cheers.

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Jun 3, 2012, 14:44
Post: #2
RE: Brush Manager... help needed.
Hmm. A space in your directory name. That may work but it's also a fairly frequent cause of bugs Smile

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Jun 3, 2012, 17:33
Post: #3
RE: Brush Manager... help needed.
Thanks for your quick response, ofnuts, but I'm still stuck. If I take any of the spaces out of the directory names in the GURM configuration settings I just get a message that says something like "path can't be verified". If I take the space out of the additional brushes folder so that it is renamed additionalbrushes it still won't show up in the brush manger box.

I've no idea what I'm doing wrong here, but as I'm a builder and not a computer programmer that's not much of a surprise. Life's problems are much easier when they can be fixed with a hammer and saw.

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Jun 3, 2012, 19:23 (This post was last modified: Jun 3, 2012 19:37 by rich2005.)
Post: #4
RE: Brush Manager... help needed.
@caz, well I am a civil engineer, substitute sticks & stones for hammer & saw

First of all, GURM is a python plugin so make sure python is installed and working, looks like it is.

Next: Global folders, not a good choice of folders to use. GURM copies resources (brushes, patterns etc) from one folder to another. Use your local folders as a destination and make a folder for your origin.

As an example in gurm.ini, I use this, keeping everything in the local .gimp-2.6 folder, but you can use "anywhere" providing the path is correct. Spaces in file names *Not_a_good_idea* but that is the way of M$.

[Brush Manager]
useManager = yes
gimpPath = C:\Documents and Settings\rich\.gimp-2.6\brushes
userPath = C:\Documents and Settings\rich\.gimp-2.6\gurm\brush
extensions = .gbr,.vbr,.gih,.abr,
installedOptions =

[Gradient Manager]
useManager = yes
gimpPath = C:\Documents and Settings\rich\.gimp-2.6\gradients
userPath = C:\Documents and Settings\rich\.gimp-2.6\gurm\gradient
extensions = .ggr,.svg,
installedOptions =
.......etc........

However the path in gurm.py pointing to gurm.ini does need to be enclosed in quotes as it contains spaces

GURMINI = "C:\Documents and Settings\rich\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins\gurm.ini"

In your (I have it as "gurm") folder make sub folders for brush, gradients etc as per your userPath in gurm.ini then make sub-folders as required for "types"

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Starting gurm up and if anything is wrong there will be an error message, if all is correct you get this.

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Sometimes can take a little while to refresh but it does work.

Edit: I did this little video and it is Win7 rather than WinXP, first bit is installing python but second half is GURM, might help.
http://youtu.be/ZrPeHIRO4xI

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Jun 4, 2012, 09:00
Post: #5
RE: Brush Manager... help needed.
Thank you, rich2005, this looks like it's going to be great help. I'm going to get started on this now and see how I do. I will post an update later.
And thanks again to you and all the other people at this forum for the help they give. I would be completely lost if it weren't for places like this.

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Jun 4, 2012, 10:00
Post: #6
RE: Brush Manager... help needed.
Yep, I got it. Everything's working fine now, and it's so much easier to use. I do like things to be organised and tidy.

The video was a big help too, nice and clear and easy to follow, cheers.

As an aside, I was wondering if anyone knows what's happened to Gimp Tutorial Wisdom? It seems to have vanished. All I get is a "Internal Server Error" message when I try to go there. Shame if it's gone, there are some good tutorials there.

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Jun 4, 2012, 10:58
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RE: Brush Manager... help needed.
Web sites come and go, I also have it bookmarked. Time to have a clean-out.

http://www.gimp.wisdomplug.com/

Always worth trying the "wayback machine"

http://archive.org/web/web.php

pop the gimp-wisdom URL into the search box and success, there are some snapshots, the last one is May 2011. Have to be patient while data is being retrieved, but it gets there eventually.

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Jun 4, 2012, 17:23
Post: #8
RE: Brush Manager... help needed.
Thanks for the "wayback" link. I've never heard of it before but it sure looks useful. I had a quick rummage around and found some of my old favourites, which is a good thing as I can't always remember how to do things from memory. Shame if the site's gone for good though, still that's the way of the world I guess.

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