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by jan
16 Jun 2017, 09:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Thanks, Knut and John.
And yes, of course, there are some parameters available like top/bottom margin distance, standard single line (i.e. percussion staves) and 5-lines distance and an extra distance factor for the (larger) group distance.
by jan
10 Jun 2017, 15:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

After some time I have uploaded another test video that shows a nice distribution of the staves after the staff layout optimization plugin has been run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9KaxtMingU Two scenarios are shown: - a typical unoptimized page with some overlappings - a completely crunched pa...
by jan
01 Jun 2017, 09:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font / engraving help for a music video
Replies: 5
Views: 5286

Re: Font / engraving help for a music video

The following fonts are a good alternative to mimic the look above: - SWMusic (nearly 100% identical with the image above, but very difficult to implement in Finale, http://www.fontsner.com/font/SWMusic-70683.html) - Burnside (from https://www.fontshop.com/families/burnside/buy , available for Final...
by jan
03 Apr 2017, 12:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Knut wrote:I don't think rotating only a few of the clefs in a score would look particularly good
No, of course not, especially when they still collide like in the video. It was just a demonstration that it is possible to have both sorts of clefs in a score at the same time.
by jan
03 Apr 2017, 07:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Regarding clefs for condensed scores: another solution is to slightly rotate the clefs. So you don't mess up the clef style by mixing different fonts. In this video the clefs from the two top staves were rotated by 0.06° with a JW Lua script in Finale. It's a bit tricky to do in Finale's Shape Desig...
by jan
28 Mar 2017, 09:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

This should only be done if the assigned default music font contains both styles of treble clef (both an upright and slanted/rotated) as stylistic alternates for this specific purpose. Otherwise, the chances of it looking good are fairly slim. I agree with that. It's indeed only an optional setting...
by jan
28 Mar 2017, 07:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Thanks for the input, John, Christof and Knut ! I am busy the next days, but will answer next week. Here is a bit on Christof's and Knut's remarks. And regarding the other score: 1. Flipping the 6-tuplets to the other side would remove the hairpin-collision without inferring new conflicts. Opposed t...
by jan
27 Mar 2017, 14:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

One new feature is the automatic violin clef change that allows more condensation on empty staves: Haydn font instead of Maestro (see example score 2 bottom staves). The dynamic expressions now don't use rectangular boundary boxes anymore, but cut-out boundary boxes as in SMuFL. This allows for a be...
by jan
17 Mar 2017, 08:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Here is another test video demonstrating two automatic system/staff spacing algorithms of the Perfect Layout plugin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V0Xy4E_xYQ The plugin takes a score with many collisions between staves and respaces the staves within the system. 1.) Minimized: similar to the Don J...
by jan
10 Mar 2017, 11:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 27086

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

>I have read your comments (both here and other forums) about how MM deals with you and other plugin developers, I hope they will take you seriously at >least to implement your work into the core. Or to offer you an employment! ;-) Well, they know about all my developments (even some that I have not...