import os
import sys
import re
from optparse import OptionParser
from Album import *

class Itemizer:
    OPTIONS = [
        ("-d", "destination", "destination directory", "DIR", "./"),
        ("-i", "index", "item index", "INT"),
        ("-f", "file_path", "input file", "PATH"),
        ("-s", "silent", "suppress messages", None, False, "store_true"),
        ("-v", "verbose", "verbose output", None, False, "store_true"),
        ("--delimiter", "delimiter", "field delimiter", "CHAR", "_"),
        ("--copy", "copy", "copy files", None, False, "store_true"),
        ("--deitemize", "deitemize", "deitemize", None, False, "store_true"),
        ("--sim", "simulate", "simulate itemization", None, False,
        ("--regroup", "regroup", "order items consecutively", None, False,
        ("--no-name", "no_name", "rename file to only item number", None, False,
    USAGE_MESSAGE = "Usage: %prog [options] PATH_1..PATH_n"

    def __init__(self):
        if len(sys.argv) > 1:
            self.album = Album(self.options.destination, self.options.delimiter,
                               self.options.copy, self.options.simulate,
                               self.verbosity, self.options.regroup,
            if self.options.deitemize:
                self.album.add_items(self.item_paths, self.options.index)

    def init_input(self):
        self.parser = OptionParser(self.USAGE_MESSAGE)

    def parse_arguments(self):
        for option in self.OPTIONS:
            default = option[4] if len(option) > 4 else None
            action = option[5] if len(option) > 5 else None
                option[0], dest=option[1], help=option[2],
                metavar=option[3], default=default, action=action)
        self.options, self.item_paths = self.parser.parse_args()
        self.set_verbosity(self.options.silent, self.options.verbose)

    def set_verbosity(self, silent, verbose):
        if verbose:
            self.verbosity = 2
        elif silent:
            self.verbosity = 0
            self.verbosity = 1

    def add_file_contents_to_item_list(self):
        if self.options.file_path != None:
            for line in file(self.options.file_path):
                line = line.rstrip()
                line = line.strip("\"")
                if line[0] != "#":

    def is_item(path):
        if os.path.isfile(path):
            file_name = os.path.basename(path)
            if re.match("^[0-9]+.*", file_name):
                return True
        return False

    def extract_item_number(path):
        file_name = os.path.basename(path)
        match = re.match("^([0-9]+).*", file_name)
        if match:
            return int(
        return None

from Itemizer import *

if __name__ == "__main__":
import os
import Itemizer
from Item import *

class Album:

    def __init__(self, directory_path, delimiter, copy, simulate, verbosity,
                 regroup, no_name):
        self.set_options(delimiter, copy, simulate, verbosity, regroup, no_name)

    def set_options(self, delimiter, copy, simulate, verbosity, regroup,
        self.delimiter = delimiter
        self.copy = copy
        self.simulate = simulate
        self.verbosity = verbosity
        self.regroup = regroup
        self.no_name = no_name

    def set_directory_path(self, directory_path):
        if not os.path.isdir(directory_path):
            print "Directory not found:", directory_path
            directory_path = None
            directory_path = os.path.join(directory_path, "")
        self.directory_path = directory_path

    def initialize_item_list(self):
        self.items = None
        if self.directory_path != None:
            for file_name in os.listdir(self.directory_path):
                path = self.directory_path + file_name
                if Itemizer.Itemizer.is_item(path):
                    number = Itemizer.Itemizer.extract_item_number(path)
                    self.add_items(path, number)

    def add_items(self, paths, index=None):
        if type(paths) == str:
            paths = [paths]
        current_index = self.build_index(index)
        for path in paths:
            if not os.path.isfile(path):
                print "File not found:", path
                if self.items == None:
                    self.add_first_item(path, current_index)
                    self.items = self.items.remove_path(path)
                    if self.items == None:
                        self.add_first_item(path, current_index)
                        self.items = self.items.insert(path, current_index)
                if current_index:
                    current_index += 1
                if self.verbosity > 1:
                    print "Added file to list:", path

    def build_index(self, index):
        if type(index) == str:
            index = int(index)
        return index

    def add_first_item(self, path, index):
        if index == None:
            index = 1
        self.items = Item(path, index, self.no_name)

    def remove(self, paths):
        current = self.items
        while current != None:
            path = self.find_path_in_list(current.path, paths)
            if path:
                outgoing = current
                self.items = self.items.remove_path(outgoing.path)
                    self.directory_path, None, self.delimiter, self.copy,
                    self.simulate, self.verbosity)
            current =

    def find_path_in_list(self, key, paths):
        for path in paths:
            if os.path.samefile(key, path):
                return path

    def commit(self):
        if self.directory_path != None and self.items != None:
            if self.regroup:
            current = self.items
            prefix_length = self.determine_prefix_length()
            while current != None:
                    self.directory_path, prefix_length, self.delimiter,
                    self.copy, self.simulate, self.verbosity)
                current =

    def print_items(self):
        current = self.items
        while current != None:
            print current
            current =

    def determine_prefix_length(self):
        largest_index = self.items.get_largest_index()
        return len(str(largest_index))
August 12, 2013

I've been researching tartan/plaid recently for decoration in my updated version of Ball & Cup, now called Send. I want to create the atmosphere of a sports event, so I plan on drawing tartan patterns at the vertical edges of the screen as backgrounds for areas where spectator ants generate based on player performance. I figured I would make my own patterns, but after browsing tartans available in the official register, I decided to use existing ones instead.

I made a list of the tartans that had what I thought were interesting titles and chose 30 to base the game's levels on. I sequenced them, using their titles to form a loose narrative related to the concept of sending. Here are three tartans in the sequence (levels 6, 7 and 8) generated by an algorithm I inferred by looking at examples that reads a tartan specification and draws its pattern using a simple dithering technique to blend the color stripes.



Spice Apple

It would be wasting an opportunity if I didn't animate the tartans, so I'm thinking about animations for them. One effect I want to try is making them look like water washing over the area where the ants are spectating. I've also recorded some music for the game. Here are the loops for the game over and high scores screens.

Game Over

High Scores