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by Xav
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: No Optimized SVG Option
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: No Optimized SVG Option

Have you checked the whole list? For me the Optimized option is inexplicably placed right near the bottom, well away from the other SVG options. Otherwise can you let us know your OS and Inkscape version - and where you got your copy of Inkscape from. If it's genuinely not there then it might be tha...
by Xav
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: cannot draw perfect circles and squares even after pressing CTRL
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: cannot draw perfect circles and squares even after pressing CTRL

Holding CTRL (not just pressing and releasing) while you draw constrains the shapes to integer ratios - e.g. 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 1:2, 1:3. For a circle or square it must be 1:1, which you achieve by dragging close to a 45 degree line from the start point. If you check the status bar at the bottom of the ...
by Xav
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: What counts as a bounded area
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: What counts as a bounded area

Reduce the threshold slider. That is used to determine how different adjacent pixels can be to still be counted as part of the background. By setting it to 100 you're basically allowing the black to be within the threshold, so Inkscape doesn't "see" the boundary and thinks you're filling a...
by Xav
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone tried "Pencil"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: Anyone tried "Pencil"?

Perhaps 'Pencil' from here. I can't seem to get it to do anything here. https://pencil.evolus.vn That was my first thought based on the name, but that software doesn't benefit from a graphics tablet at all. It's a UI prototyping program which lets you drag and drop elements to create user interface...
by Xav
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Node colors ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Node colors ...

Thanks for responding Brynn. Note that, as well as clicking the "English (PDF)" link to open the file, you can usually right-click and select "Save link as..." or some similar wording, to save the PDF to your local machine. @Eagle Brewing: If you choose to read more of my tutoria...
by Xav
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Node colors ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Node colors ...

I covered the different node types in part 6 of my tutorial series: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981 As for the size of the nodes and handles, there's a (well hidden) option in the Inkscape preferences to let you adjust the size. Go to Edit ‣ Preferences (or press Ctrl-Shif...
by Xav
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 164
Views: 74049

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

It's half a joke. I've been posting the old Heathenx videos over on Youtube , so that they don't get lost entirely. But some of them are a bit outdated - particularly those that use the legacy gradient editor. I've been thinking about recording some screencasts myself - not tutorials (I'm not a very...
by Xav
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 164
Views: 74049

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

I doubt there's much, if anything, that you could learn from them. You may as well just wait for the film version ;)
by Xav
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 164
Views: 74049

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Whoops! I forgot to post about the last couple of issues: Full Circle Magazine #136 contains part 76 of my series. This is the first of two parts looking at how to animate SVG in a browser using SMIL. Full Circle Magazine #137 contains part 77 of my series. This is the second of two parts looking at...
by Xav
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: The fastest way to fill an SVG containing open paths
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: The fastest way to fill an SVG containing open paths

Based on your example file, although there are lots of open paths, they do form closed areas. Therefore the Fill tool :tool_paintbucket: will probably achieve what you want. You may need to play with the threshold and Grow/shrink settings to get the best results. If you have other images with open a...
by Xav
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: hangs when moving 2300 objects to new layer
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: hangs when moving 2300 objects to new layer

As Moini said, SVG doesn't have layers so Inkscape's implementation of them is done by using groups that have special attributes to identify them as layers. I don't know how Inkscape structures things internally, but in terms of the SVG file all 2,300 items have to be moved inside the <g> element. T...
by Xav
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Keeps hanging when starting up, opening, or saving
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Keeps hanging when starting up, opening, or saving

I use Inkscape on Linux, but I sometimes see long timeouts when starting it if I've connected my machine to a network share that I haven't used in a while. I'm guessing that something in Inkscape's startup code (or the libraries it uses) is enumerating the drives, so it is delayed whilst waiting for...
by Xav
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Customize Shortcuts
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Customize Shortcuts

Edit ‣Preferences, then Interface ‣ Keyboard Shortcuts. Drill down to Object ‣ Set, then click in the "Shortcut" column. The text "New accelerator…" will appear and you just press the shortcut you want to use.
by Xav
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Want to taper the stroke at ends of path
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Want to taper the stroke at ends of path

Unfortunately there's no way to actually vary the stroke width. This was a limitation of SVG1 - I think that variable width strokes made it through for SVG2, but may have been punted to 2.1, and certainly isn't supported by Inkscape yet. The only workaround is therefore not to draw the outline as a ...
by Xav
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area

Glad I could help. You're right that you can only set the background colour for the entire screen - which is fine if you need some contrast with what you're drawing, not so useful to indicate the extent of the page. But, as you note, using a border shadow or a coloured page border addresses that iss...
by Xav
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area

Note: I may be misunderstanding the problem, and I'm not an Inkscape command line user. Since each drawing must only have a single exportable area (as you're using a known ID to select it), couldn't you change the page dimensions to that of the exportable area and then export the page? Your other us...
by Xav
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: The Right XP-Pen graphic tablet for Inkscape/windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: The Right XP-Pen graphic tablet for Inkscape/windows 10

I agree with Druban. If there is any doubt, then at least the links should be removed, but there have been a few too many "what tablet should I buy" posts lately, which seems suspicious to me.
by Xav
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Put text onpath problem
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Put text onpath problem

Don't use Object to Path. That converts the text into paths, but Text ‣ Put On Path requires the text to still be text. If you need to convert it to a path for some other reason, do so after you've put it on the path.
by Xav
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Inner and outer glow
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Inner and outer glow

As a starting point, try playing with the Filters ‣ Shadows and Glows ‣ Drop Shadow… filter. There's a drop-down to let you select different types of drop shadow, including inner, and by setting both the offsets to zero you can get a simple inner/outer glow effect that might be sufficient for you.
by Xav
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?
Replies: 81
Views: 7165

Re: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?

Oh, sorry. This was actually Xav's friend... Oops. Nevermind. Xav? Already on it... will snip the post for the friend of a friend.... PS https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1790533 Thanks TD. I've got a bit of a busy time of it at the moment, so I'm not getting on here as often as usual - othe...
by Xav
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing a photo.
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Tracing a photo.

I've been away for a few days, so only just found the link to the image. Here's the Boolean approach I tried to explain previously:

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by Xav
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Bevel Gears
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Bevel Gears

My immediate thought was of gears with angled teeth designed for joining two shafts at an angle (typically 90°). Wikipedia has an article with more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bevel_gear The best answer for the OP, therefore, is to point out that Inkscape is a 2D drawing package, not 3D. ...
by Xav
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing a photo.
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Tracing a photo.

Hi Xav, I tried the process that you give me with no success. :( On number 1 I had drawn a rectangle shape using the Bezier pen to completely cover the eye. I then went to Path > Difference to remove the eye and nothing changed. Let's go back to basics a little more. 1) Always keep an eye on the st...
by Xav
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing a photo.
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Tracing a photo.

Each trace will be one single complex path with lots of nodes. You essentially need to remove the nodes that make up the eyes in one trace (resulting in a face with no eyes), and remove all the nodes that do NOT make up the eyes in another trace (resulting in eyes with no face). In practice I would ...
by Xav
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

I don't think druban is saying that spacing was the problem, just a problem. Look at the difference in spacing between "BOEING EMPLOYEES" and "HOCKEY CLUB" in your image. That's what he was referring to.

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