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by loonquawl
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Abstract Tech effect
Replies: 11
Views: 3441

Re: Abstract Tech effect

I ususally do not go for cloning in this, but for Extensions - > Generate from Path - > Pattern along Path You do a lot of rectangles, group them, send them to the top, do a circle, mark both, and pattern it along the circle (the sending to top ensures that the rectangles are patterned along the cir...
by loonquawl
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Abstract Tech effect
Replies: 11
Views: 3441

Re: Abstract Tech effect

A group of rectangles will give a nice techy effect if patterned along a circular path - the result resembles the control surfaces on StarFleet ships, to my eye - rectangles are drawn very fast, and coloring them differently en bloc beforehand enhances the effect.
by loonquawl
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Inkscape Resources
Topic: Web page to create heraldic shields as SVG
Replies: 3
Views: 6368

Re: Web page to create heraldic shields as SVG

This is a very interesting project, and an impressive interface. Thank you for sharing. critique: I noticed the patterns ("furs") get cut by transverse fields, e.g. they are not arrayed so they either show fully, or not at all - i do not know whether that is possible, but it would mke the ...
by loonquawl
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: Wacom tablets?
Replies: 10
Views: 9234

Re: Wacom tablets?

Intuos 3, on WinXP, no problem, nice (that is normal) pressure sensitivity (with USB, that is, i had a serial-port Intuos 3 first, and that did not work out all that well via USB to Serial (other programs had problems too, but Inkscape was in a fit over it))
by loonquawl
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Finding a cutting service
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

Re: Finding a cutting service

I still think it is rapid prototyping that you are after :-) Laser engraving might be another search term. Engravers often can do outlines as well, or can work with material you send them. Also, if you are looking for the shape, and not for some special material, you might try speciality services : ...
by loonquawl
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Newbie, struggling....
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Newbie, struggling....

I'm still baffeled by the way the Strg/Ctrl+D (Strg ist short for Steuerung,which is german for 'control') works on the previously clonetiled, then unlinked parts. The same thing on manually positioned parts produces the right result (zig zag) but on cloned parts it produces rectangles. weird.
by loonquawl
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Newbie, struggling....
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Newbie, struggling....

I just tried my (theoretical) solution, and found, to my astonishment, that it is not as simple: The cloned forms do not form one continuous line , but revert to being neighboring rectangles. Very weird. If i only copy them and position them next to each other manually, it works. I got it to work wi...
by loonquawl
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: band logos
Replies: 6
Views: 3877

Re: band logos

I did not mean to offend. I just saw the picture and had a strong dejá-vu, and for some reason the association 'stephen king'. - beer and college life are not the first associations, though :-)
I did not recognize the beer logo, but if that is widely known in your town, it would be a nice touch.
by loonquawl
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: selecting using a circle marguee
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: selecting using a circle marguee

I guess you want the selection-area to be a circle? this is not currently possible, you will always drag a rectangle. i had a similar problem once and used the low tech solution of touch-selection and a physical guide to drag my mouse along... :roll:
by loonquawl
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Newbie, struggling....
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Newbie, struggling....

The lower of the two looks like you filled it by hand (the lines are not parallel throughout) - with the method i outlined & prkos' way of getting the lines perfect to begin with, you should be able to make it work.
by loonquawl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: band logos
Replies: 6
Views: 3877

Re: band logos

I like the one with the bird best (although i think i have seen this before, so there might be some originality issues...) - the ones with the pda-navigator-style have merit, but i think you would have to keep with the prototypical look of navigator maps to be intuitively understandable. - perhaps t...
by loonquawl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: replacing colors?
Replies: 1
Views: 28429

Re: replacing colors?

I tried. It works if you ungroup the text.
by loonquawl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Newbie, struggling....
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Newbie, struggling....

Hi! I am not sure why you need sqare ends, and i am not sure how to produce those. If it is alright to have ends that parrot the irregular shape, i have a solution (although i am not sure whether it already qualifies as "quick") - Make a template zig-zag module (1 stroke down, one right, o...
by loonquawl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Working on my logo
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Re: Working on my logo

i like the style, only criticism would be that my eyes took the icon to be a 'W' , so i read 'Winti'
by loonquawl
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Edit SVG from the command line with verbs
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: Edit SVG from the command line with verbs

I stumbled over this post, which basically suggests that there is an option one can compile inkscape with, that makes it a console-only program (its the last post on the page).
by loonquawl
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Edit SVG from the command line with verbs
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: Edit SVG from the command line with verbs

Hi.

In the Manual, it is mentioned that the command line functions work without the GUI, with the exception of the --verb function....

I do not know why, though.
by loonquawl
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Finding a cutting service
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

Re: Finding a cutting service

Hi. I'd try 2D rapid prototyping. There is a lot of cutting facilities out there, but they mainly cater to those who want decals out of foil. As you want something made from balsa, that is probably more down the rapid prototyping alley. For a price estimate, try Ponoko, they give a free estimate, if...
by loonquawl
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: Creating Layers with svg file
Replies: 2
Views: 14671

Re: Creating Layers with svg file

I am not sure what you are asking : svg does not include Layers. So if you have to export it to another program using normal svg, the Layers will be lost. Inkscape though, can make, save and use layers, so if the CriCut machine is 'printing' (well, cutting) directly from Inkscape, there should not b...
by loonquawl
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Inkscape in there you can select free
Replies: 14
Views: 11368

Re: Inkscape in there you can select free

But you can also add any single point to an existing selection while holding shift,and in the video, mostly only two adjacent points are selected by drawing a circle around them, which is not at all faster than simply selecting those individually while holding shift.
by loonquawl
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Inkscape in there you can select free
Replies: 14
Views: 11368

Re: Inkscape in there you can select free

I did not understand the request (surely some auto-translation involved?) - What would be the differnence to selecting nodes while holding Shift?
by loonquawl
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Path-Union moves the path(s) slightly
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Re: Path-Union moves the path(s) slightly

Could not replicate the problem, both with your measurements(32x32 on 0,0), and with own (32x64 on 0,1000), on .46 and .46dev(13.feb) on XP
by loonquawl
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: Dash lines convert to rectangles when Stoke to Path is used?
Replies: 6
Views: 6782

Re: Dash lines convert to rectangles when Stoke to Path is used?

I had some (limited) success with a very short, horizontal path, that is then applied to the original path via "pattern along path" with the "repeated" option. I also tried duplicating the path, making one duplicate "stroke to path" and then cutting the underlying path ...
by loonquawl
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: nightly builds are not complete?
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

nightly builds are not complete?

I tried to download the newest nightly build, but all that is in the .7z file is a folder structure containing some java executables in : \inkscape\share\bind\java\lib i noticed, that following 17th February, the size of the .7zip file is down to 6.3MB (from 40MB) - how does this new way of installi...
by loonquawl
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Inkscape "CVS" -> TLA for what?
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: Inkscape "CVS" -> TLA for what?

I see. there are Three Letter Acronyms for so many things, and mostly google is my friend, but in this case... anyways, there is a InkscapeCVS mailinglist on sourceforge, and i could not figure out what it was about.
by loonquawl
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Inkscape "CVS" -> TLA for what?
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Inkscape "CVS" -> TLA for what?

What does the CVS stand for? Just out of idle interest.

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