There are a few plug-ins and extensions that make for a much better experience.
Atom is an excellent free software code editor, and there is a Shoebot package that turns it into the ideal tool to experiment with Shoebot.
Install it as you would any other Atom package: go to Preferences, Install and search for the “shoebot” package. Once installed, you get these extra commands:
Ctrl-Alt-R): Run the open sketch on a window
Ctrl-Alt-E): Run and save the output to a file (SVG, PNG or PDF)
Export video: Run and save to an MP4 file
Be sure to check the extension options to set the location of your Shoebot installation.
This Gedit plugin adds a menu to allow for running Shoebot scripts. It will open a Shoebot window using the current document as the Shoebot code.
Run the following commands to add the plugin to Gedit:
cd shoebot/extensions/gedit python3 install.py
Now restart Gedit. Navigate to
Edit > Preferences > Plugins and activate the
TODO: document plugin usage