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PixInsight => Tutorials and Processing Examples => Topic started by: Warhen on 2014 November 17 08:10:16

Title: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Warhen on 2014 November 17 08:10:16
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the completion of the PixInsight tutorial series from IP4AP.com. While it has been a tremendous amount of work researching, experimenting, and documenting the software  (http://www.ip4ap.com/pixinsight.htm)over the last three years, it has also been very personally rewarding as well as a financial success. So, it is indeed a bittersweet moment for myself (http://www.billionsandbillions.com), Rogelio Bernal Andreo (http://www.deepskycolors.com), and Pete Proulx (http://gotastronomy.com).

Thanks to all who supported us through the production phases of PixInsight Part-1, Part-2, and Part-3. Several free samples of the latest series are available (http://www.ip4ap.com/pixinsight_part3.htm), as well as sample chapters of Part-2 (http://www.ip4ap.com/pixinsight_part2.htm). Don’t forget that the entire five-part primer  (http://www.ip4ap.com/pixinsight_part1.htm)of Part-1 is yours as our gift.

The Part-3 DVD will be available very soon, directly from us, OPT, Bintel, All-Star Telescopes, Teleskop-Service, and several other US and Euro retailers.

Our intention is to transition IP4AP to a monthly subscription model. This would enable us to produce tutorials profiling changes and improvements to PixInsight when a full series isn’t warranted. We would additionally offer object-oriented processing lessons, walking you thru included data, step-by-step. Please stand by!

Thank you again for your attention, support, and interest of our efforts over these three years! Thanks too, to Juan Conejero and the PTeam, Harry Page, Steve Leshin, George V., etc. for their help. There's a nice thank you to them here  (http://www.ip4ap.com/IP$AP_Flash/Pixinsight_3/PI-26_Wrap-Up/PI-26_Wrap-Up_player.html) and I'd appreciate it if you'd view that.

We are confident these series will remain valid for for PixInsight users for years to come. We also trust you will help us herald their uncompromising quality and value to astrophotographers everywhere, via the world wide web, in forums and user groups.

Thank you all, Warren, RBA, and Pete
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Harry page on 2014 November 17 12:40:21
Hi Warren

None of your links seem to work  :surprised:

Harry
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Zocky on 2014 November 17 12:42:49
Warren, congratulations to you and all of the team, for great work.
Can you please check the links. They are not working.
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Geoff on 2014 November 17 13:42:03
+1
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Carlos Milovic on 2014 November 17 13:57:56
I edited the post to fix the links.
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Warhen on 2014 November 17 16:43:48
Thanks Carlos, and thank you guys.
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: cdesselles on 2014 November 17 18:59:10
Remarkable effort Warren.  An accomplishment to be proud of.
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Warhen on 2014 November 18 07:14:32
Bless you Cdesseles, Thanks for that acknowledgment. I truly am proud. Gargantuan effort, but so worth it. It's been an exciting time with a lot of purposefulness. Be interesting to see where life takes me next. As we said in the wrap-up though, I hope to return with new content as the boys incorporate new additions/improvements. Thanks again all!
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: pscammp on 2014 November 24 03:16:06
Warhen,
     Congrats from here too, I have all three series and they are invaluable to anyone starting with Pixinsight.

One thing comes to mind at this stage.....Semi-Live processing examples

It's great to go through tools and define what they are used for an how to use them, it's another to read through
a sequence of events in one of the 'Processing examples' we can all view on the tutorial forums but there is still
something missing for us newbe's.

You guy's could do another series which uses a specific image where you could highlight the issues you recognise
in the image. As the video's go through you could explain step by step why your picking a certain tool to sort out
a particular problem. It'll be like 'Processing examples' on steroids.

I have a perfect example image of M33 which I cant get a good end result on and it's probably because im missing
something simple but vital, or, maybe im misinterpreting the data in the first place.

Just an idea, it's certainly helped me a lot.

Great Job anyway
Paul
 
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Warhen on 2014 November 28 23:02:39
Thanks Paul. And, that's what I implied in the original post- 'object oriented workflow', step by step on one object set. Now, of course we do this to some degree on the first 3 recaps of PIP-3.
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: outerspace on 2015 February 05 21:54:55
Hi

Is there a thread or tutorial you possibly could point me to about how to assign a GUI with all those fancy sliders, buttons and check boxes  to a simple PixelMath process (or vice versa)?   
Oh, I'm rather a noob than an experienced coder, obviously.
 ;)
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: Warhen on 2015 February 09 08:52:14
Outerspace, nothing about PixelMath is simple to me! ;>) Well, except the basics. Google or search this forum for Gerald Weschelberger and David Ault. Besides Juan and the PTeam, these guys are whizzes at creating PM expressions for just about everything.
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: outerspace on 2015 February 11 03:48:39
Thanks
I am looking specifically after some help regarding scripting.
PixelMath is a nice feature - but I'd like to have a GUI for entering parameters both for myself and for those who possibly find my solutions any helpful. 


As far as I have seen for now, any PixelMath process is translated immediately into XML or javascript as can be accessed in the history explorer.
For getting started, I possibly could copy&past the mere functions from the histroy explorer without having any specific javascript skills.

All I need is some "how to - for the noob" to make it run as a stand alone script (header, declarations, assigning GUI variales etc pp).
 
A simple step by step example - say converting a picture to pure black and white - would do for now.
Possibly defining a variable of grayscale as threshold, and use a checkbox to invert.
Also the global functions - "apply" "apply globaly" "reset to default" "preview window"... should be covered superficially

Well, I guess its not at all christmas time?
 8)
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: pfile on 2015 February 11 10:03:19
i don't know if you need scripting to accomplish what you want... you do know you can save process icon instances by dragging a process's triangle to the desktop, right? that will save all the configuration of a particular process at the time you create the icon.

you can also save multiple processing steps by dragging the triangle of the history explorer to the desktop. then you can double click the icon and edit the steps if you like.

but i understand what you are asking - you'd like to be able to have a pixelmath expression with variables but be able to control those variables from a gui. is that right?

rob
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: outerspace on 2015 February 11 21:24:50
i don't know if you need scripting to accomplish what you want... you do know you can save process icon instances by dragging a process's triangle to the desktop, right? that will save all the configuration of a particular process at the time you create the icon.

you can also save multiple processing steps by dragging the triangle of the history explorer to the desktop. then you can double click the icon and edit the steps if you like.


Yes, I know.
I already found out that in new PixelMath one already can sort of "structure" his expressions and define variable names etc.
This should make it a small step to link it to a full featured GUI.


but i understand what you are asking - you'd like to be able to have a pixelmath expression with variables but be able to control those variables from a gui. is that right?


Yes, you are spot on!

The point is, that having a standard GUI - like all the other processes -  assigned to ones specific PixelMath, one doesn't have to think about his own cryptic formulas again and again, once just a certain parameter should be adapted for whatever reason.
 ;)
Also its way easier to share such modules, here and elsewhere
Title: Re: PixInsight TUTORIALS Complete!
Post by: outerspace on 2015 February 11 21:43:58

A simple step by step example - say converting a picture to pure black and white - would do for now.
Possibly defining a variable of grayscale as threshold, and use a checkbox to invert.
Also the global functions - "apply" "apply globaly" "reset to default" "preview window"... should be covered superficially


After thinking about this for a while it dawned to me, that the already available process "RangeMask" should be covering exactly that - besides featuring two thresholds.

Will have a look into this script.
Possibly I can figure out whats going on.
Doing the same with PixelMath is dead simple - so I have hope.