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by Xav
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: Embed SVG
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Embed SVG

If you have no knowledge about JavaScript or the <object> tag, then I doubt a sample of code will get you very far. Especially when it comes to interactive SVG - there's a whole lot of background knowledge needed before you'll get very far. In all honesty you're better off learning how to use JavaSc...
by Xav
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: Embed SVG
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Embed SVG

That depends on what you mean by "embed". If all you want is to include static SVG images, you can use them anywhere a raster image is allowed these days - e.g. in an HTML <img> tag or in a CSS background-image property. If you need interactivity, animation or embedded Javascript to run th...
by Xav
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: DXF export issue (split from: please help- eclipse fill and stroke)
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: DXF export issue (split from: please help- eclipse fill and stroke)

Moderation note: I've split this from the original topic (http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33331) as the discussion had veered off the original topic. There were some posts back and forth about whether the question should have been raised in a new topic: as the split has rendere...
by Xav
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: please help- eclipse fill and stroke
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: please help- eclipse fill and stroke

Moderation note:
Replies split into a new topic, as it turned into a question about DXF export: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33333
by Xav
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 144
Views: 52141

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #128 is out, with part 69 of my series. This time I look at the Fill Between Strokes, Transform By 2 Points, Interpolate Points and Join Type LPEs.
by Xav
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing a circle in a circle
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Drawing a circle in a circle

Just to clarify, the English name of this dialog is "Align & Distribute". It's available via the "Object" menu (near the bottom), or via a button on the main toolbar. If you need more help about how to use it, see part 38 of my tutorial series: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/vi...
by Xav
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: Abstract Loversz T-Shirt!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Abstract Loversz T-Shirt!!!

I hesitated too. The other post by OP seems legit and both are posted in the correct subforum. Same here. But it does have some spammy hallmarks - and the post title seems rather odd and a little click-baity for a print called "colorful-wood-stripe-cuts". Perhaps we should kill the links ...
by Xav
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Object to Path increases filesize
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Object to Path increases filesize

Roboto was at one time (I'm not sure if it still is) the default font for Android. The point of WOFF fonts is that they're served like any other web resource, so you don't need to put it into a specific fonts directory on the server - you just need to put it somewhere that you can access it with a U...
by Xav
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Object to Path increases filesize
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Object to Path increases filesize

WOFF fonts are a variation of OpenType/TrueType with additional features to make them work better for the web. Unfortunately this also means that font foundries tend to charge twice for the same font if you want it both in "desktop" and "web" formats. In much the same way as ther...
by Xav
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Object to Path increases filesize
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Object to Path increases filesize

Object to path increases the file size because it's replacing a single simple command (draw an "s") with a path containing numerous points - and doing so for each letter. It's replacing implicit knowledge about the path shape that's part of the font file with explicit details on how to dra...
by Xav
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2
Replies: 28
Views: 1486

Re: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2

To be honest the permissions system in phpBB is overly complex. There's no single "allow attachments" permission for the forum, but rather it's done by a combination of role, user group and forum. I've double-checked and "registered users" should be able to add attachments, so I ...
by Xav
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2
Replies: 28
Views: 1486

Re: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2

Moini wrote:Next time, we should use a forum where attachments are allowed...


I've taken a look at the administrative settings for this forum, and as far as I can tell attachments are allowed.
by Xav
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: convert svg to jpg
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: convert svg to jpg

Inkscape's native format is SVG, so you should use "Save as..." rather than "Export" to save as an SVG file.
by Xav
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 144
Views: 52141

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #127 is out, with part 67 of my series. This time I look at the Fill Between Many and Taper Stroke LPEs.
by Xav
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: mesh gradient sq looks like circle
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: mesh gradient sq looks like circle

It might also be worth reading part 59 of my tutorial series, which covers Mesh Gradients and explains how the (fake) conic gradient relates to the normal rectangular version.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981
by Xav
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to change background color of a grouped element?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: How to change background color of a grouped element?

Create your original ball from two circles, one on top of the other. While constructing, set the lower one to a typical base colour. Use a transparent to black gradient on the top circle to let the lower colour show through, giving a similar 3D effect. The trick now is to unset the fill of the lower...
by Xav
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with outlining Please...
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: Help with outlining Please...

Great, Xav! (On Xfce, I don't have this issue) After a bit more experimenting it seems to be a bug in the software compositor in the Window Manager (Marco). Another workaround is (once again in the Mate Window Prefs) to uncheck the "Enable software compositing window manager" in the Gener...
by Xav
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with outlining Please...
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: Help with outlining Please...

Regarding the grey box left behind after closing the Preferences window - I also see this (also on Ubuntu Mate 16.04). I have a workaround, but it might not suit you, depending on how you choose to set up your window manager preferences: 1) Open the Mate Window preferences (System > Preferences > Lo...
by Xav
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 144
Views: 52141

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #126 is out, with part 66 of my series. This time I look at the Roughen and Show Handles LPEs.
by Xav
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text "sticking" together
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Text "sticking" together

Looking at the file you only actually have a single <text> element in the SVG. Within that are a load of <tspan> elements, one for each bit of text. Each of those <tspan> elements has explicit x and y coordinates - and, in fact has multiple explicit x coordinates, one for each character. That's why ...
by Xav
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Loose opacity but maintain the colors achieved with it?
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Loose opacity but maintain the colors achieved with it?

The easiest way is simply to add a background object of the same colour that you're using for the canvas background (typically white, but could be something else). Just adding a rectangle will do, but you'll then lose the transparency around the outside of your shape. So what you probably want is a ...
by Xav
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Change colours of fill pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Change colours of fill pattern

I've always felt that the default greyscale patterns are coloured that way so that you can easily use them to mask another object. E.g. if you want (say) yellow and blue for your checkerboard, you would do the folllowing: 1) Create one shape, fill it with yellow. 2) Duplicate it (CTRL-D) and fill wi...
by Xav
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Forming a gradient around an object
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Forming a gradient around an object

the conical mesh confuses me (if you drag those nodes, it seems that some of them overlap each other). This is because the conical mesh is actually just a rectangular mesh but distorted into a circular shape, not a "true" conical gradient (still not supported by SVG). The overlapping node...
by Xav
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fill bounded area not doing a good job
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Fill bounded area not doing a good job

It seems a little rude to dismiss Brynn's reply with "Literally everything that a computer program does is maths!". By that argument I want to know why I can't calculate the trajectory of the Voyager 1 probe by playing Pacman. After all, it's all maths, right? The point I think she was try...
by Xav
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Replace multiple objects
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: Replace multiple objects

Hhm, yeah I was trying to find something on it the other day too. But I can't seem to find anything. I'm sure Xav has covered it, in his series of tutorials, which come monthly in Full Circle magazine. (http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981) But I'm not sure how to search out a...

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