How to separate shapes made by Boolean difference so I can colour them separately?

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seans_potato_biz
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How to separate shapes made by Boolean difference so I can colour them separately?

Postby seans_potato_biz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:50 am

I created these shapes using the difference Boolean operation. I'd like to fill their colours separately but two of them take the same colour together. I've already applied the ungroup and break apart operations, to no effect. Thanks.

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Re: How to separate shapes made by Boolean difference so I can colour them separately?

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:54 am

Please share the file for us to examine... :)
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Re: How to separate shapes made by Boolean difference so I can colour them separately?

Postby Moini » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:02 am

Perhaps you're looking for Path -> Break apart ?
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seans_potato_biz
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Re: How to separate shapes made by Boolean difference so I can colour them separately?

Postby seans_potato_biz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:34 am

Path > Break apart isn't working for some reason.

I've put a file with the problem here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sobojl1p5j5le ... n.svg?dl=0
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Re: How to separate shapes made by Boolean difference so I can colour them separately?

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:52 am

Sneaky little segments hiding in there...

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Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

seans_potato_biz
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Re: How to separate shapes made by Boolean difference so I can colour them separately?

Postby seans_potato_biz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks, Tyler; that was exceedingly sneaky, even for a segment! :(
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