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by RobA
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Suggestion for text
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: Suggestion for text

Try using the pencil tool, smoothing at 1, and use the Ellipse shape.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: [Solved] How to move each group to a new created layer
Replies: 7
Views: 3739

Re: How to move each group to a new created layer

Sorry - the <i> and </i> came because I posted from elsewhere and it didn't get converted to bbcode. What you show is exactly what you need - you don;t even need the label line. Here is one I did with search/replace in a text editor, each group in the original layer ended up as a sublayer of the ori...
by RobA
Thu May 26, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: [Solved] How to move each group to a new created layer
Replies: 7
Views: 3739

Re: How to move each group to a new created layer

Layers are (technically) groups in Inkscape. You just need to add <i>inkscape:groupmode="layer"</i> attribute to each group <g> node. Beware of nested groups. You should only add the above to the outer-most groups. I don't know what Inkscape would do if it thought an inner group was a lay...
by RobA
Thu May 26, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: [Solved] How to move each group to a new created layer
Replies: 7
Views: 3739

Re: How to move each group to a new created layer

Layers are (technically) groups in Inkscape.

You just need to add inkscape:groupmode="layer" attribute to each group <g> node.

Any language that can open an xml file and process it should be able to handle the task (outside of inkscape).

-Rob A>
by RobA
Fri May 13, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Change stroke width along path?
Replies: 23
Views: 13125

Re: Change stroke width along path?

The calligraphy tool :tool_calligraphic: with a tablet would do what you want.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Sat May 07, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Trouble using "pattern along path"
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Trouble using "pattern along path"

That extension needs a pattern with more noted. Use the Extension->Modigy path->add nodes to add more nodes and it will work.

Even better is to use the pattern along path path effect. It works without modifying your rectangle pattern.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Sun May 01, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Kinda Desperate... How do I make my letters the same height?
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Kinda Desperate... How do I make my letters the same hei

This works for me.

To make every item in a selection the same height, you need to use Edit->Paste Size->Paste height Separately

-Rob A>
by RobA
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Trace Bitmap problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Trace Bitmap problem?

They don't!- The tutorial is just showing you what they look like, the results are always stacked.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: creating fillable shape from lines
Replies: 4
Views: 4525

Re: creating fillable shape from lines

I'm trying to create a fillable shape from lines. For example I draw 3 lines that I "connect" with "snap to cuspnode" to make a triangle. But I can not fill that shape. I tried Ctrl-K and Boolean and stuff like that, but it doesn't become a shape that I can fill. Does anybody kn...
by RobA
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text on Path - Union
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Text on Path - Union

You have to move the letters together before you convert to a path and union them. The text tool has a letter spacing parameter you can change, and individual letter spaces can be change by moving the text cursor where you want and using alt+cursors to move them.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Snapping leaves slight gap
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Snapping leaves slight gap

Overlap them slightly.

This is a known rendering bug that also occurs with patterns.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: How to get started on writing extensions
Replies: 2
Views: 6690

Re: How to get started on writing extensions

I'd suggest:

1) learn Python.
2) learn about XML & DOM manipulation
3) Look at existing extensions and start by modifying ones that are close to what you want.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: Inkscape + Draftsight. Text issues
Replies: 6
Views: 8037

Re: Inkscape + Draftishgt. Text issues

Can you provide one of the exported svg files to examine?

I'd suggest that you could select each block of text and (possibly ungroup some number of times until only paths are selected) then union them all together, and possibly simplify (ctrl-L)

-Rob A>
by RobA
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: rounded text corners
Replies: 13
Views: 3576

Re: rounded text corners

4. edited stroke on duplicate + stroke to path 5. select both and do Path -> Difference ... but nothing happens :-/ What am I doing wrong? These two steps have two separate problems. 4. Cannot perform stroke to path on groups. To get around this select the group, ctrl-enter to open the group, Ctrl-...
by RobA
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: How to make Cystal Logo in inkscape?
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Re: How to make Cystal Logo in inkscape?

It is possible.

Hard though, as it appears the image you linked to is a 3d render, not drawn art. The internal reflections, refractions, and caustic effects would all have to be drawn by hand...

-Rob A>
by RobA
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: rounded text corners
Replies: 13
Views: 3576

Re: rounded text corners

After converting the text to a path It might have to be ungrouped and then unioned to make it all one path.

What does the status bar say about it after converting text object to path?

-Rob A>
by RobA
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [workaround] How to fill an open shape?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: [workaround] How to fill an open shape?

Draw a path, set fill n NONE and stroke to Unset. (attributes bust be unset to change them in clones) Create a clone, set its stroke to the outline, i.e. 12px, black. Select the original (Shift-D). Create a second clone, set its stroke to 10px, yellow. You will have a 10px yello stroke with a 1 px l...
by RobA
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [workaround] How to fill an open shape?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: workaround provided

Or possible to alter any segments color, thickness or opacity independent of the rest of the figure. That would be nice :mrgreen: AFAIK, that's not supported by the SVG specification, which is what Inkscape is forced to work with. You can get very similar by using clones (example attached). You jus...
by RobA
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Rotate rectangle to same angle as another object
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: Rotate rectangle to same angle as another object

You can use Object to guides (on a duplicate) to get a set of guidelines that will tell you the angle that can be manually applied using the Object Transform dialog and typing in the angle. Hi. Don't work. I get the angle to the relationship between bounding box width/height. The angle of text does...
by RobA
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Sharp Points
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: Sharp Points

Any tips on getting consistent sharp points on objects? I have attached an example where I was able to get some points sharp, but others are very rounded. Almost seemed like luck that some points are sharp. http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/6904/61498169.th.png Not sure about the rounded ones, but...
by RobA
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [workaround] How to fill an open shape?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: How to fill an open shape?

Just set that object to no stroke, duplicate it and set the duplicate to 1 px stroke and use the node editor to open up those two endcaps ("delete Segment between two non-endpoint nodes")

(Attached)

-Rob A>
by RobA
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: rounded text corners
Replies: 13
Views: 3576

Re: rounded text corners

Here is the best way I have found, which only works if the strokes of the object are all thicker than the radius you want. Start with your text, fill only, no stroke. Duplicate it. Set the stroke to 2x radius you want, i.e. 6 px=3 px radius, and set the stroke style to Round Join and Round Cap. Do a...
by RobA
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Rotate rectangle to same angle as another object
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: Rotate rectangle to same angle as another object

You can use Object to guides (on a duplicate) to get a set of guidelines that will tell you the angle that can be manually applied using the Object Transform dialog and typing in the angle. If you are more visual, use Object to Guides to make guidelines and then draw a horizontal line under the text...
by RobA
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: mirror mode or symmetry mode
Replies: 14
Views: 31073

Re: mirror mode or symmetry mode

Layers are just groups in Inkscape, so the techniques are really just doing the same thing!

It is the same way I make corner flourishes.

-Rob A>
by RobA
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: My Portfolio
Replies: 6
Views: 2964

Re: My Portfolio

SeanJM wrote:Very cool work! Your website is nicely laid out too.



FYI - The "website" is http://issuu.com/ designed for self publishing. You are just seeing the single view of a book he created there.

-Rob A>

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