>> The LPE choose dropdown box is getting really huge now. Who wants to
>> make mockups of what is a better system for applying effects?
> What about just a hierarchical menu with submenus, similar to the Effects menu?
I think this is an issue that needs more to be discussed before coding
anything (search for filters ?)
Here is a first draft for LPE submenus, please comment and modify :
=Artistic= // Everything that changes the path style (on a visual
point of view)
Pattern Along Path
=Create= // create a very different path
=Path Tweak= //small modifications
=Distort= // change the path shape
=Technical= // tools for tech and serious drawings
Circle through 3 points
Tangent to curve
I hope you don't mind if I increase the traffic on inkscape-devel even
At some point an idea popped up to only snap to nodes at discontinuities
in paths, and not to nodes at smooth transitions from one Bézier segment
to another. This is more intuitive (less "Hey, what it is Inkscape
snapping to now?") and might increase performance.
Problem is that in the object-snapper I only have access to SPCurve,
which is a wrapper for "old-style" NArtBpath. It's easy to find out
whether a point is inbetween two Bézier segments, but how do I find out
if a transition is smooth? I guess that should be done by comparing the
control points, or is there an easier way? With the transition to
lib2geom, will the NArtBpath be deprecated in favor of the Path class?
(that would make this rather exercise useless in the long run).
Any pointers would be appreciated here,
I made this extension:
I don't think "Direct Mailing" is a good name, but is the better
that i can think because it do part of this work.
This is on it's third version after some usage and a test by the
brazilian Inkscape community.
For now it's being used by the DebConf organization at
Argentina to make the certificates. :-)
Aurélio A. Heckert http://colivre.coop.br/Aurium
GNU/Linux User #312507 http://counter.li.org
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I have GTK+ 2.13.6, and had problems compiling Inkscape 0.46, until I
found this patch http://launchpadlibrarian.net/15113774/gtk-clist.patch.
Inkscape compiled pretty well, but now the color values are gone wild
:-P I can't raise any of the color components more than 245. Even the
default colors (in the color bar) are semi transparents (the alpha
channel is at 245).
I can write the HTML color "FF0000FF", and then the drawing turns solid
red. But in the "fill and border" pannel, the values are at 245 (for red
and alpha). If I try to change one of those values, they return to
theier "correct" values (254), the image turns transparent again, and
the HTML color shows "F50000F5".
Here is a screenshot: http://drmad.org/inkscape-245-problem.png
I've work with Inkscape 0.46 with a older GTK version without any
problem. Help :(
Oliver Etchebarne Bejarano
Sorry for posting here if the user list if better. And sorry about the
subject if it has been talked about before. I couldn't get sourceforge
to add me to the inkscape user mail list and sourceforge was timing out
on all my archive searches with no results.
I remember reading that there was a patch or something to inkscape to
support wishblade and robocraft users. Has that been integrated into
the inkscape application? Is that what the DXF is all about?
Wishblade users can not use DXF directly (needing the robocraft software
to import DXF and change it to some sort of native (and maybe
proprietary) GSD). Is there a way to get inkscape to save images in GSD
in order to simplify the process?
Ideally, I would prefer to skip bringing up the wishblade application.
In my set up, I do all my work in linux (GIMP/INKSCAPE) and only the
plotting in Windows. If I could do everything in linux it would
simplify the flow of work greatly. Has anyone figured out how the
craftrobo is communicated to in order to use it with common open source
linux plotting software?
Better yet, has anyone figured out how the wishblade has been crippled
in order to use it with common open source linux plotting software?
It's always bad when the UI offers two ways to do the same thing
without really explaining what's the difference. It's equally bad when
UI uses some meaningless techno jargon such as "cairo" :)
Unfortunately 0.46 was released still in the middle of a transition
period which made both these evils inevitable. Now that we're in 0.47,
however, I would like to address this issue by switching all of PS,
EPS, and PDF output to cairo, removing the builtin Inkscape exporter,
and purging the mentions of "cairo" from the UI.
As a matter of fact, this has already partially happened (not sure who
did this). Right now both PS export options work via cairo and produce
identical output. The Inkscape-native PDF export is nowhere to be
seen. The only exporter which still uses native code is EPS. However,
since 1.5.2 cairo can produce EPS files too, so this can all be done
in one place now (closng several EPS export bugs along the way). The
only downside is that it will require cairo >= 1.5.2, is everyone OK
By the way, the latest cairo 1.5.12 finally fixes the bug where
zooming in too closely in Outline mode produced messy broken lines.
Now everything is neat and clean. Upgrade is recommended.
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Honestly, I'm as much happy as much puzzled about the new tool called LPE tool.
All across source code it is called an LPE tool, which probably means
it's supposed to do editing of LPE params on canvas or draw LPE. It
does both, but is restricted to geometric constructions only (and not
all of them), which is why it probably has a "Create geometry
So the question is conceptual: is it supposed to do more than it does
now and cover all possible LPEs or is it only geometry constructions
In latest revisions a new LPE effect appeared - Lattice deformation.
But it hasn't been working properly these days. I propose to create a
new tool - exactly Lattice deformation. This tool (idea) is in Adobe
Photoshop. This tool would be very helpful. Currently we can bend a
shape in a few way, but only in one direction. This tool would enable
to bend the shape in many directions. Have a look at my image:
I want to show a shape which is bent from top and bottom but I couldn't
do it in Inkscape but I hope you know what I talking about - plaese see
What do you thing about it?
Wojciech RRH Ryrych
sorry for my English
On Aug 20, 2008, at 10:35 AM, Docsonic wrote:
> I just updated svn to 19741 and it has an odd crash situation -
> If I open a document or create new and add objects, I can
> manipulate the
> objects with either the select tool or the node tool with no problems.
> However, if I convert any object to a path and select the path with
> the node
> tool, Inkscape crashes as soon as I click on the path.
> I also tried drawing a rectangle, converting to a path and
> selecting with
> the select tool. Then I chose the node tool so that the path nodes are
> displayed and I tried rubberbanding 2 of the nodes. The moment I
> let go of
> the mouse button, Inkscape crashes.
> This is in WinXP SP2
I was chasing this down the other night with a few others. We
narrowed it down to only happening when -O2 was used with the build,
but not -O0. In other words it was only showing up with optimizations
Maybe that will give someone a hint for reproducing and/or fixing.