clipping paths with other paths

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clipping paths with other paths

Postby xnor » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:55 pm

I have a bunch of random lines that I generated with a program I wrote, as an svg.
I also have some text that I I wrote in inkscape.

I've imported the lines and I have the text in inkscape and I'd like to clip the random lines so that they only appear in inside the text... which I can do, but then I cannot seem to convert the result of that to paths.. as I want to plot this with a pen plotter.

basically, how do I take open paths (lines), and a closed path, and take the intersection of those as paths?

I've attached a rendering of what I can do with clipping (filled text over the random lines).. though for some reason the rendering gets some blurring on the borders of the text.

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Re: clipping paths with other paths

Postby Moini » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:00 am

You want to use Boolean operations (and possibly, path editing). Learn about them here: ... tions.html and here: ... operations for example (many more resources are available on the web).
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