Translating and placing one document into relative path position in second

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Im trying to combine two documents

 

document 1 has a Path with a crop area drawn as a path rectangle, which is also available as guides, this is where the image (an overlay) with a window should be placed...

 

document 2 the overlay image is an image with a window (transparent area in it) which i can select via action manager. code see below. The selections are not always rectangular on document 2. 

 

N.B the maximum width and height of the window in document 2 exactly match the dimensions of the Path in document 1 (which originates from a capture one crop) 

 

How can I duplicate the Document 2 in document 1 centering the window to the path?? 

selectTransparent()

function selectTransparent(){
function c2t(s) {return charIDToTypeID(s)}
var d1 = new ActionDescriptor();  
var r1 = new ActionReference();  
r1.putProperty( c2t( "Chnl" ), c2t( "fsel" ) );  
d1.putReference( c2t( "null" ), r1 );  
var r2 = new ActionReference();  
r2.putEnumerated( c2t( "Chnl" ), c2t( "Chnl" ), c2t( "Trsp" ) );  
r2.putEnumerated( c2t( "Lyr " ), c2t( "Ordn" ), c2t( "Mrgd" ) );   
d1.putReference( c2t( "T   " ), r2 );  
executeAction( c2t( "setd" ), d1, DialogModes.NO );     
 app.activeDocument.selection.invert();  }
  

 

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Participant , Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021
In the end I found a solution using xtools stdlib and some of @Kukurykus code to access anchor points which i hadnt every looking into before. The xtools function calculations selecitonbounds of irregular selections.  #include stdlib.js doc = app.activeDocument SB = Stdlib.computeSelectionBoundsPS7(doc) (docs = documents)[1].activeLayer.duplicate(doc = docs[0]) activeDocument = doc, pP = doc.pathItems[0].subPathItems[0].pathPoints aL.translate(pP[0].anchor[0], pP[0].anchor[1]) aL.translate(...

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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I am not scripting guy, by the way. I can only give you idea. If you turn path into selection and paste object it will be centered, forced to center inside selection. Center of the pasted object should match center of selection.

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Interesting, not sure it will work but ill try as the window is not always exactly in the centre of the layout.

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(dcmnts = documents)[1].activeLayer.duplicate(dcmnt = dcmnts[0])
activeDocument = dcmnt, pP = dcmnt.pathItems[0].subPathItems[0].pathPoints

function anchr(v1, v2) {return pP[v1].anchor[v2]} function clcltn(v1, v2) {
	rslt = (anchr(v1, v2) + (anchr(v1 + 1 + v2, v2) - anchr(v1, v2)) / 2)
	- (bnds[v2] + (bnds[v2 + 2] - bnds[v2]) / 2).value; return rslt
}

bnds = (aL = dcmnt.activeLayer).bounds, aL.translate(clcltn(0, 0), clcltn(0, 1))

 

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Oh that it exactly what im looking for,and nearly close to perfect.

@Kukurykus you're the man!  Its nearly perfect. 

 

I think it needs some sort of calc to find the largest dimension of the layout both horizontally and vertically 

any idea if thats fixable?

 

this is the current output:

 

Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 20.51.56.png

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It looks only for first pathItem in document, you did not say there are more, are there?

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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There is only 1 path item in the main document. 

 

but i can use the selectTransparency function to get a selection of he window of the layout document, which i guess could be translated to a work path,

 

And i guess would need somehow parse through all the path points to find the furthest to left and right and up and down

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(dcmnts = documents)[1].activeLayer.duplicate(dcmnt = dcmnts[0])
gds = [].slice.call((activeDocument = dcmnt).guides); function vh(v) {
	return sc = shft.coordinate, !(v.length && sc) ? v.push(sc)
	: (v[0] > sc ? v.unshift(sc) : v.push(sc))
}

v = [], h = []; while(gds.length) {
	vh(unescape((shft = gds.shift()).direction)
	.split('Direction.')[1] == 'VERTICAL' ? v : h)
}

function clcltn(val) {
	return ((hv = val ? h : v)[0] + (hv[1] - hv[0]) / 2) -
	(bnds[val] + (bnds[val + 2] - bnds[val]) / 2).value
}

bnds = (aL = dcmnt.activeLayer).bounds, aL.translate(clcltn(0), clcltn(1))

 

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So i need to be able to compare the transparent selection (window of the layout)  to the path for positioning.

 

heres another example image, your script results in this...

Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 21.06.35.png

 

it should look like this:

 

Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 21.02.53.png

  

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You did not answer. How many paths are there, and can't you put desired one as first?

You also did not mention if the path have more points than only 4, so corners, do they?

 

What I see from posted now images your original description doesn't fit the restul from script that is correct. Script sets duplicated layer in center point of the path, while now you show it shouldn't be ideally centered. The duplicated layer on your image is moved from center.

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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This is what the 2 docs look like

 

 

main doc with path

Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 21.12.06.png

 

Layout doc with transparent window to be overlayed on main doc,

which can be used for selection and conversion to workpath if needed. 

Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 21.11.52.png

  

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Sorry im not very good at explaining this problem..., 

 

Hopefully the images below explain. 

 

The main image

 path for example is 1500px x 1500px (this path is always rectangularr with 4 points as they come from a capture one crop)

 

The layout image

contains one pixel layer, with a transparent window, whose maximum horizontal opening is 1500px and maximum vertical opening is 1500px (however the window is rarely a perfect rectangle, nor centred in the canvas)

 

Does that make more sense??

 

 

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Poorly understood, but I will suggest.
Create a smart object with the correct size and position.
Replace the content with the desired document.
 
Will this work for you?

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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not sure it will but it's an interesting thought, I'm working on something based off @Kukurykus code, will show it once I've got it working. 

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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Not long later that day I posted other 'for guides' code I think you missed: Jun 04, 2021

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In the end I found a solution using xtools stdlib and some of @Kukurykus code to access anchor points which i hadnt every looking into before. The xtools function calculations selecitonbounds of irregular selections. 

 

#include stdlib.js

doc = app.activeDocument
SB = Stdlib.computeSelectionBoundsPS7(doc)

(docs = documents)[1].activeLayer.duplicate(doc = docs[0])
activeDocument = doc,
pP = doc.pathItems[0].subPathItems[0].pathPoints



aL.translate(pP[0].anchor[0], pP[0].anchor[1])
aL.translate(-SB[0], -SB[1])


  

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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Can you answer did you try the other code I made? And if not, then try it to see if that works?

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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no didnt work thanks for your help

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Can you say then what was a result of that second script for you?

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Yes of course, here is the result of your second script.

Screenshot 2021-06-07 at 21.24.50.jpg

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Due to your original description I did the second code that is based on guides, which like you said are in the same place the paths are. So if you used first script for same graphics it'd place the layer centrally to the center point of paths. With the second script the reference would be the the center point of guides.

 

The results for both scripts should be the same. On current screenshot that is little different than previous ones I guess the bottom part is hidden? If so all is okey. Then, in the other post you clarified what you exactly mean, but first I had to see result of second script on your side.

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Apologies, i think it was a poor explaination of mine from the start, many thanks your help. The pathpoint anchor method was invaluable. 

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