Welcome to Card Assembler’s documentation!¶
Card Assembler is a free and open-source plug-in for Gimp. Assembles an image according to an XML file blueprint. Meant for board game card creation.
Source code can be found on Github.
Gimp tools: single-color layer, textbox, import layers from a given XCF file etc.
Load card layout information from an XML file blueprint.
Command chaining, making templates possible.
Export colors used in blueprint to Gimp as a palette.
Copy all PY files from
cardassembler/ in your Gimp
Then restart Gimp.
How to use this plug in¶
There is a new item in the menu bar - Card Assembler containing:
Card Assembler: Create board-game cards.
Data Folder: Data files location. Mainly the following xml file.
XML file: Name of the blueprint (XML) you want to use.
CardIDs: Path to the starting node within the blueprint.
Omit the root node. Steps are separated by spaces.
Write each CardID entry on a separate line.
Add “keepCmdOpen” as one of the IDs to keep Gimp’s cmd open.
Save: Save the image into a data folder subfolder as
Palette creator: Export colors used in a blueprint to Gimp palette.
Data Folder, XML file: Same as above.
PaletteID: Path to the colors starting node (assuming there is a special color subtree).
Name: The new palette’s name.
Card Assembler is licensed under the MIT license.