I know Bryce has blogged about the annoyance of offering to fund
development instead of contributing code, but if any developers are
interested in Inkscape work for hire, I'd welcome the opportunity to
commission the kind of feature seen in the LivePen Illustator plugin
from http://01-lab.com in Inkscape :-)
Could something like Microsoft's Expression live vector brush effects be created for Inkscape's LPE?
If you have not seen what it does, Expression allows you to create a path and stroke the path using another object where the width of the stroke along the path is based on an contour path (think XY chart) where the width (X) is the location along the path to be stroked and the height (Y) is the width of the stroke at the point along the path. Ideally, the stroke object could be made up of multiple paths with various characteristics. For instance, you could create a stroke object that mimics a water color brush stroke.
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.