[Newbies] A question of Squeak

karl karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Sat Oct 27 22:32:18 UTC 2007

David Corking wrote:
> On 10/23/07, luisalejan1308  wrote:
>> Hello!!!! If you remember I talked to you about the extension "Frm", Frm is
>> the necessary extent to pass one imagen to squeak and only I found the
>> extention of PNG, so that process is wrong. I want that a robot looks like
>> image that I import as FRM extention, but I used the all images on PNG
>> extention. (Because the Squeak Book says that It needs a image in FRM
>> Extention to use in the program with robots). How can I convert the  formats
>> images???
> Aha!  You mean Stephane Ducasse's book 'Squeak: Learn programming with robots'.
> I found pages 69 and 70 with google books,
> http://books.google.com/books?id=Zjp4t0qafZoC&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=squeak+robots+frm+image+extension&source=web&ots=EQMIWaUgqn&sig=E_QDdiy6Z9vydosjNCaMN_aPn2o#PPA70,M1
> So I downloaded BotsInc:
> http://smallwiki.unibe.ch/botsinc/download/
> Like you I am a newbie - but it seems the 'FRM' format of the turtle
> and spider image is the native Squeak 'Form' class:
> http://www.oldenbuettel.de/squeak-doku/Graphics-Display%20Objects/Form.html
> Unfortunately, I browsed that class, and I can't find a method for
> converting PNG files into FRM format.
> Perhaps there is a way to make a Bot wear a PNG graphic as a costume
> (you can drag them into BotsInc easily, and they become a Sketch
> Morph.  The halo menu has a 'Keep as bot costume' entry  )  But, I
> don't have the whole Robots book, so I can't help any further.  Sorry.
> Instead, is there a paint tool in BotsInc for making new costumes?
Once a png image is filed into Squeak it is a form.

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