[SOLVED] Spray - Limit range to object shape border

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Grobe
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[SOLVED] Spray - Limit range to object shape border

Postby Grobe » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:36 am

Hi.

I found that I could do some cool things with spray tool. But, I wonder if it's possible to to like subject states?

Let say I have a circle, and I want to spray something onto that circle. A lot of the sprayed object will get outside the circle.
How can I make it so that all sprayed objects (or part of) that is NOT inside the circle goes invisible?

Thanks
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Re: Spray - Limit range to object shape border

Postby Simarilius » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:29 am

Group them, then clip the group with a copy of the circle. (or a clone if you want to be fancy so it remains editable.)

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Re: Spray - Limit range to object shape border

Postby Grobe » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:13 am

Simarilius wrote:Group them, then clip the group with a copy of the circle. (or a clone if you want to be fancy so it remains editable.)

Object --> Clip --> Set
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Re: [SOLVED] Spray - Limit range to object shape border

Postby Marcelo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:18 pm

I use pattern feature very much for this case, to be able to transform (move, rotate, scale) all the sprayed objects together inside the circle, manually.

If that's useful for you... Don't draw the circle first as you would naturally do. Just group the sprayed objects and then... Alt+I (object > pattern > objects to pattern). A rectangle is generated with the group inside and you can make the circle out of it, in node tool.

For complex shapes as container, just draw it after the steps above, place it on top of the rect or circle and do ctrl+/ (path > division). You now have two (pos/neg) shapes with the pattern inside. (and can apply to and edit it as much as a simple object)


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