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by chriswww
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Buttons in up and down state
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: Buttons in up and down state

The problem with 3d effect (shadows) showing the on/off state is that sometimes it's quite hard to decipher which is the on and off state for any particular button. Therefore I think it's best to use more unambiguous and less 3d/fancy graphic effects and concentrate on the interface being easy to re...
by chriswww
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to create a network with perspective?
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

Re: How to create a network with perspective?

rather than blender, I'd suggest something that can easily do procedural drawing, Povray. In Povray you'd create that hexagonal flat texture, then create a height-field with very gentle slope and apply the texture to it.
by chriswww
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Mouse pointer
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Mouse pointer

Not as silly as we feel ;)
by chriswww
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Mouse pointer
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Mouse pointer

I think by default if you save the file as a simple SVG file, it groups everything on the save. Then when u open it pretty much everything on the drawing belongs to the top group and is a movable object, indicated by the hand icon.
by chriswww
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: Script in SVG with IE
Replies: 5
Views: 3799

Re: Script in SVG with IE

The thing with javascript itself is you have to write the functions so that variables are not out-of-scope, when the javascript function is declared. I forgot what this is called but it's a feature of javascript that allows easy overloading of functions, even built-in ones. The upshot is that you ha...
by chriswww
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Glossy trend line
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: Glossy trend line

Hope this is a marketing type graph, as graphs that are actually trying to show things (clearly) do not use 3D or other visual candy. An often used "good looking" effect is a simple drop shadow, with a tiny bit of blur. Otherwise knock yourself out and use povray to create raytraced graph ...
by chriswww
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Feedback on iOS mockup
Replies: 3
Views: 2808

Re: Feedback on iOS mockup

Having recently read Stephen Few's books about business graphics--and i know this is not business graphics--I would draw inspiration from Stephen in respect of leaving out some of the shadowing/3d-effects. It's fine in some areas but, drop-shadowed numbers on billiard balls make them less believable...
by chriswww
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: First attempt - resolution and svg
Replies: 3
Views: 3575

Re: First attempt - resolution and svg

CMYK certainly can cover the whole visible gamut that RGB can, and that's merely talking about the colorspaces themselves. In reality what you deal with is the shortcomings of the display and ink technology at different price points. All pro printing outfits and pro design and print software use CMY...
by chriswww
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Loading a backup file
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Loading a backup file

Check in your preferences to see if backup is turned on and frequency and location for the backups.
by chriswww
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Print more than 100 copies
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Re: Print more than 100 copies

i've no experience of inkscape on linux (only on mac and pc) however how come you haven't upgraded to 0.48? I was fairly certain the print dialog is actually supplied by the OS, but that may not be on linux? If indeed it is within inkscape, you could easily enough get the sources for inkscape and co...
by chriswww
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Silver Silk Wave (like on PCLinuxOS 64 bit logo).
Replies: 42
Views: 14766

Re: Silver Silk Wave (like on PCLinuxOS 64 bit logo).

Inkscape is sometimes adequate but not the best tool for creating textured objects, especially when fine control a wide gamut of parameters is needed. The reason people mention that the filters in inkscape are raster is because svg spec does support native filters; alas not yet available in inkscape...
by chriswww
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Can't click on anything!
Replies: 4
Views: 3099

Re: Can't click on anything!

Don't know if there's a proper bug report for this, which would describe the workaround better howerver, it's not concerned with faulty download or anything like that. Just a setting or two in inkscape preferences. For me the setting would unglue sometimes and had to re-enable again core pointer. Ma...
by chriswww
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Can't click on anything!
Replies: 4
Views: 3099

Re: Can't click on anything!

Have you got a tablet by any chance? Inkscape Input preferences seem to mess up all the time when you enable tablet input. In which case, go to the Input preferences and enable primary pointer or whatever it's called.
by chriswww
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Document page
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Document page

What you see as the document canvas does not exist in svg. It's only a convenience of sorts within inkscape. Likewise document colour is only for looks during work but doesn't print as such. Gridlines also don't print.
by chriswww
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Processor Cores
Replies: 34
Views: 10162

Re: Processor Cores

The 2Gb limit is on addressing memory (RAM) directly on a 32 bit operating system, without swapping. The highest address number in 32 bits is 2Gb. Files on disk have a restriction on size with due regard to disk addressing scheme, based on bytes per block, blocks per sector, etc. Swapping is about f...
by chriswww
Mon May 27, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Processor Cores
Replies: 34
Views: 10162

Re: Processor Cores

Yes, for god's sake Windows, stop reading and writing to disk, will you? These enormous amounts of memory required for windows and antivirus etc is mind boggling and the "new" computer starts behaving like an "old" one, i.e., slow. That's because Windows is not written well at al...
by chriswww
Mon May 13, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Processor Cores
Replies: 34
Views: 10162

Re: Processor Cores

It would be great if the aging renderer could use all the CUDAs in my nVidia GPU. The current renderer is pretty solid on all sorts of CPUs and operating systems but, it's very slow. Regarding number of bits questions. The 64 bit or 32 bit is the number of bits that make up the fixed width of data u...
by chriswww
Thu May 09, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?
Replies: 8
Views: 14554

Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Unless you are already pro both in art and photoshop/gimp, avoid using either for editing photos for publication on the web or print. I learnt this when I picked up photography and bought my first Mac computer, but you can use a PC just as well. The idea with photos is to have a reliable and uncompl...
by chriswww
Thu May 09, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: expandable svg component
Replies: 3
Views: 2986

Re: expandable svg component

You could probably do this with SMIL, which is a SVG technology for simple animation effects with svg. My guess would be that you start out with the secondary graph/component at zero size and grow it (using SMIL syntax) to your nominal size over specified number of milliseconds. Most recent internet...
by chriswww
Thu May 09, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: My computer too slow need help exporting
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: My computer too slow need help exporting

Have you tried imagemagick command line converter? Sure beats opening a huge file for display, just so you can save in another format.
by chriswww
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: svg>pdf>thumbdrive
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: svg>pdf>thumbdrive

Thumbdrives work slightly differently in explorer, including the right click menu being different and autoplay behaviour. My best guess is that pdf preview behaviour on your version of windows (?) on thumbdrive chooses to show you the actual pdf contents, or start thereof. Can you right click on it ...
by chriswww
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Which version to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 2944

Re: Which version to use?

I'm fairly certain in fact that inkscape doesn't use any graphics intensive features like OpenGL or DirectX. The inkscape/svg filters are pretty basic as far as any basic video card goes. But I will be shortly replacing the graphics card that came with my PC, which is a bottom end graphics card with...
by chriswww
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Workaround for erroneous gaps in rendering?
Replies: 25
Views: 7868

Re: Workaround for erroneous gaps in rendering?

Whilst it would be nice if the renderer worked a bit of magick to make the situation better, in the end this is a generic problem with a lot of graphics programs that use vectors, including 3D CSG creation programs like povray and blender. In 3D the problem gets worse as you can have entire planes s...
by chriswww
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: inkscape generator extension/mailmerge in inkscape
Replies: 6
Views: 3809

Re: inkscape generator extension/mailmerge in inkscape

Not sure which utilities it's using internally in the shell script as haven't downloaded it...however you should be able to get away with installing unxutils instead of the much more extensive and cygwin. cygwin has an installer and comes with x windows etc etc. unxutils you just unzip into a direct...
by chriswww
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Kerning used to group text in same box, how to separate into
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Kerning used to group text in same box, how to separate

The crux of the problem is that you have the co-ordinates for one text box which is serving to show two labels at two different locations. With some heavy duty calculations, if you know the ins and outs of how the positions of both labels are worked out from co-ordinates of one text box, it would be...

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