Interpolation Problem (Offset Path)

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Raspi
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Interpolation Problem (Offset Path)

Postby Raspi » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:26 pm

Im trying to make a logo similar in style to this:
https://www.shutterstock.com/de/image-v ... -258161909

I have grown the basic shape. Now i want the intermediate paths for the dotted lines decoration.

When i try to do this with an interpolation, its all garbled up. At first i thought it was because of the different numbers of nodes, but even after adding some to make it even, it doesnt work.

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Moini
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Re: Interpolation Problem

Postby Moini » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:27 am

Make sure you create the first shape from the second, then the nodes will (hopefully) be in the correct positions. There needs to be a direct node-to-node correllation between the two shapes.
But anyway, probably the same object copied with different stroke widths or with outsets should give you a better result more quickly.
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Raspi
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Re: Interpolation Problem

Postby Raspi » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:08 am

Moini wrote:But anyway, probably the same object copied with different stroke widths

This is what i did, but its a lot of unintuitive math and the dashes behave weirdly in a non functional way, so no dotted decorational lines.

We'll have to wait for Jabier's Dashes LPE for that.... :(

Wasnt there supposed to be a stroke offset LPE as well in the next version of Inkscape ?

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Moini
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Re: Interpolation Problem (Offset Path)

Postby Moini » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:21 am

There's an 'offset' LPE in the master version I have, but it doesn't work with sharp corners or straight lines...
Top: offset LPE
Bottom: just using different stroke widths
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Re: Interpolation Problem (Offset Path)

Postby Moini » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:22 am

(you can do stroke to path, and apply dashes to result)
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