Roland from South Africa  [97 posts]
4 years
Hi all

My first post here, and new on the program;

I'm trying to figure out how to mask an image. Although there are many tools, all I want to do is apply what is tantamount to a black page with a hole in it, over the image to mask out 90% of the image, and then process that. It seems I can only filter the image, and not outright mask it.

Steven Gentner from United States  [1370 posts] 4 years

Actually I think you have it ... the problem is that RoboRealm treats black as being off or masked and white as being active. So what I think you are asking for is the black cross with the rest of the image being white? If so, then you'll have to negate the image prior to masking since the masking will pass through anything only in white areas.

Thus, negate the original image

then apply your mask

and then negate back


Roland from South Africa  [97 posts] 4 years
Ok, thanks for that, but how does one select the image that acts as the mask?

On the dropdown selection for mask I only see;


none of which, from what I can see, allow for a file image to be loaded, as in;

Browse for image <<<<<

Steven Gentner from United States  [1370 posts] 4 years
Roland, have a look at the Load_Image module used in that robofile I posted. That's where you load in an image that then populates that dropdown image list.

That list can be populated from more than just the file system so that's the reason it doesn't have a "browse for image" since it would have to also have "browse web" and "browse Rovio" and "browse IP Camera" and ... you get the point. So instead there are modules for each of these that then load an image into memory and provide and unified interface for all modules that require additional images.


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