Corner to curve

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Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:50 am

Is it possible to change the corners of a hand-drawn " E " into curves individually ? If yes, kindly explain how. Thanks.

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby Polygon » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:21 am

I believe it´s possible with the node tool fir instance or filet&chamfer LPE (Live Path Effect) - but it´s a bit theoretical without any further information or a screenshot at least.

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Thanks. A screenshot from my side ?

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby druban » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:48 pm

you can use dynamic offset to achieve limited success by scaling down afterwards (left side) for small offsets, and for large pillowy offsets scaling down first and then simple node editing - vertical and horizontal drags (right side, two steps)
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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:17 pm

Thanks @druban

Where can I find the dynamic offset option ? I heard there is a fillet /chamfer option available. Is it useful "?

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby druban » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:55 pm

it is built in under the paths menu the fillet chamfer is not in the version I use but may be in the 1.0 beta
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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:33 pm

Thanks. I am using version 0.92.4

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:54 pm

There is an answer from " kcpr " in the link below. But I am not able to understand it. Can you help ?

https://superuser.com/questions/640954/ ... -of-shapes

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby druban » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:15 pm

The answer is basically telling you to draw the rounded corners on the shape. There is no really easy way to do this in Inkscape. It is not that difficult to use circles to cut away and add rounding to sharp corners using the Boolean operations. If you are hoping to avoid reading the manual I don't think the help available is going to be very understandable, most of the terms being used really assume the manual as a given.
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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:33 pm

Ok. The reason I asked is because Inkscape teased something like this on Twitter a few days back. Probably it was a part of 1.0 beta.

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby Polygon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:12 pm

It´s in my version since 2015 and in the 1.0alpha and obviously in 0.91:
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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:23 pm

Thanks @Polygon . Under which menu we can find the fillet/chamfer option ?

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby Polygon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:39 pm

Under Path->Path Effects pop up than hit the plus sign while your drawing is selected and click Fillet/Chamfer from the list. Have a good play with the settings or drag the corner control points with the node tool. You can bake in the radii by converting with Path->Object to path.

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:48 pm

There is no such option for me for path effects > +

I found a " fillet and chamfer " and " Rounded Corner " extension. Sadly, when I try them, none of the corners gets rounded. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby Polygon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:03 pm

Strange. Can you upload such example file please?

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby meetdilip » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:57 pm

Luckily the " Rounded Corner " extension somehow worked for me. Thanks Polygon

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby Moini » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:13 am

Fillet / chamfer LPE is not part of any official stable release yet. Polygon's version is taken from a development version.
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Re: Corner to curve

Postby Polygon » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:25 am

That is what I have written.
In the posted link: https://superuser.com/questions/640954/ ... -of-shapes
it´s quoted that it was in the 0.91 dev cycle. So it never made in an official release? It´s so useful for technical stuff.

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Re: Corner to curve

Postby Moini » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:31 am

It's going to be part of 1.0 - it was too buggy to be included in official versions before.
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