Re: inkscape vectoring question

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Re: inkscape vectoring question

Postby Polygon » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:31 am

Jelynt wrote:Is it possible to draw curves using the bezier tool without having to close the shape?

Or is there another method for drawing curves?

I tried the inkscape IRC channel help but no one was about.

Last edited by Jelynt on Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

In essence we have 3 methods:
1. Bézier paths
2. B-splines
3. Spiro splines
None of them need to be closed - but fill color will go from start-to-end-point:
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Hope this helps.


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Re: inkscape vectoring question

Postby Xav » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:40 pm

If your question is about the actual act of drawing with the tool, you can end the path by double-clicking when you place the last node, or pressing Enter/Return just after you've placed it.
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Re: inkscape vectoring question

Postby tylerdurden » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:29 pm

Also might be good to ensure the shape control of the pen tool is set to none (at least to start with). ... ths-Bezier
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Re: Re: inkscape vectoring question

Postby Lazur URH » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:31 pm

For your information the original post got deleted with the poster.
(Spammer edited post after it got approved)
It is quoted in the first reply.

Original post is an exact copy of this topic.

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