Merging graphic objects, exporting graphics and much more worries...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg70914] Merging graphic objects, exporting graphics and much more worries...*From*: "shp" <spilja at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 03:56:03 -0500 (EST)

Hi! I'm pretty new to Mathematica and I'm trying to draw and export some graphics in it (as a part of a seminar). What I0m trying to do is make cards (ie bitamps or gifs) for a card game Set. So what I need to do is draw symbols, 1 to 3 per card, and export them for later use. Each card consists of 1 to 3 identical symbols, so what I tried to do is use a For loop to generate ie 3 symbols like it's shown in this code (numel is number of elements, y is a variable used for coordinates numel = 3; y = 0; For[i = 1, i = numel, Show[Graphics[{Hue[0.55], Rectangle[{0, y}, {4, y + 1.5}], RGBColor[1, 1, 1], Rectangle[{0.2, y + 0.2}, {3.8, y + 1.3}]}], AspectRatio -> Automatic, ImageSize -> 100]; i++, y = y + 2.5]; What I need is a way that I can export this in a single bitamp, containing all three rectangles. Basicaly, I need a way to include the For loop in Graphics[], but I don't know how :-/ Trying to come up with anything useful, I found out that even the simplest export results in a disaster. For instance, exporting these graphics rectangles = Graphics[{Hue[0.55], Rectangle[{0, 0}, {4, 1.5}], Rectangle[{0, 2.5}, {4, 4}], Rectangle[{0, 5}, {4, 6.5}], RGBColor[1, 1, 1], Rectangle[{0.2, 0.2}, {3.8, 1.3}], Rectangle[{0.2, 2.7}, {3.8, 3.8}], Rectangle[{0.2, 5.2}, {3.8, 6.3}]}]; with Export["rectangles.bmp", rectangles, ImageSize->{150,170}]; looks nothing like the image I get using the command Show[rectangles, AspectRatio->Automatic, ImageSize->(150,170}]; No matter what the coordinates of my rectangles are, I get the same image, and it's pretty ugly :-/ Help please! Thank you.