I am not a visual person.
I am not a designer, not a drawer, not a painter, not a photographer.
I'm a man of words, really, if I need to be creative, it's words.
Having said that, can I sue you for the time I've lost playing with
Inkscape? No? Goddamnit.
It's wonderful. Intuitive. The 'everything should be keyboard
accessible' philosophy rocks. It has everything.
Yesterday I tried, to amuse myself, making a mockup panelling for a
comic that I'm working on with a visual artist (you guessed it - I
mostly do the words :P).. it's incredible how painful proper layout with
CSS can be. As these things go, 'to amuse myself' turned into a holy
crusade and I would not rest until I could churn out professional layout
mockups by the dozen. So I got Inkscape.
The next 2 hours were spent rotating and resizing stars and occasionally
saying 'wow'. I shake my angry fist at you all.
Now I don't ONLY write here to stroke all of your egos. I have a little
problem. Actually I feel ashamed to ask, because I'm sure newbies have
stumbled over this a hundred times, but I could find nothing in either
the archives nor the Wiki, so I'll ask here and add it to the archives:
When exporting my wonderful drawing, I get a certain problem: First
couple of attempts, all was black in the png. Now, after making a
somewhat more complex .svg, PART of it shows up in the export. Please
refer to http://ubermutant.de/~bringa/page1.svg (16k). In this mockup,
only the mocked magazine cover on the right hand side shows up in an
export. (I needn't mention that you shouldn't look at the content.. this
is a mock-up only :P). If anyone could clear this up for me, that'd be
great. One could also have some sort of Usage-related FAQ in the Wiki,
and this would be a good first item to start with, I think.
I think that it could be a good idea to have a "pot of painting" tool.
(I would say a tool to create a new object compared to the layouts which
I think that the booleans operation should be able to apply on a group
And a really thanks to the Inkscape's team to make possible this great
(and sorry about my wrong english :-) )
A sensitive-all option
About the "Gradient Editor", sometime, when I modifie a parameter, it's
directly apply to my gradation, and sometime not...
Is there any way to adjust Bezier curve helper points so that they
remain aligned, i.e. they remain on a straigth line that runs over the
central point? In this way, curves don't make sharp turns unless helper
points are over the central point.
If this is not implemented, I could help with it if someone could point
me to the file. I have already done this in a java plugin for ImageJ.
Hello people :)
I have made a logo of a project and now want to use it. But I want it to
be 90x90 px and the borders to be a square. The logo now is very big and
the size of the document is very big. Is there a way to automatically
reduce the size to 90x90 or something near this and to place the object
in the center vertically and horizontally.
This is my story on compiling and running Inkscape in macosx 10.2.8
with XDarwin and a gnome installation.
Thank you to Colin in this mailing list for sharing his experience on
similar compiling problems in Solaris.
OS: macosx 10.2.8
Need a gnome installation. May get that through fink.
Install xml-parser-pm560 in finkcommander (the xml perl parser)
Set a few environmental variables:
setenv CPATH "/sw/include"
setenv LIBRARY_PATH "/usr/X11R6/lib:/sw/lib"
setenv LIBS "-L/sw/lib -lintl "
Error: No package 'sigc++-1.2' found
---------> Install libsigc++-shlibs in finkcommander
Same error: installed libsigc is version 1.0.4
---------> Installing libsigc 1.2.5 from source, from sourceforge.
setenv PKG_CONFIG_PATH "/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig"
(where the sigc++-1.2.pc file is)
Source code location: .
CXXFLAGS: -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align
-Wsign-compare -Woverloaded-virtual -Wswitch -Wno-unused-parameter -g
Use POPT argument parser: yes
Use Xft font database: yes
Use gnome-print: no
Use openoffice files: yes
Use MMX optimizations: no
nr-type-directory.cpp: In function `bool ink_strstr(const char*, const
nr-type-directory.cpp:302: `strcasestr' undeclared (first use this
nr-type-directory.cpp:302: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only
for each function it appears in.)
Colin from inkscape-users mailing list suggested commenting out the
#ifndef WIN32 ... #else .. #endif, so that a strcasestr function is
provided by the nr-type-directry.cpp file itself.
Now fails at:
In file included from /usr/include/dirent.h:64,
/usr/include/sys/dirent.h:73: 'u_int32_t' is used as a type, but is not
defined as a type.
/usr/include/sys/dirent.h:74: 'u_int16_t' is used as a type, but is not
defined as a type.
/usr/include/sys/dirent.h:75: 'u_int8_t' is used as a type, but is not
defined as a type.
/usr/include/sys/dirent.h:76: 'u_int8_t' is used as a type, but is not
defined as a type.
On the web I've found dirent.h needs the declarations from types.h
rigth before it, or won't compile. Let's try.
In file ./src/extension/init.cpp
#include <types.h> -----> FAILS
#include "/usr/include/ppc/types.h" ----> WORKS
Developers could introduce a
Now, ./inkscape in src folder works, but prints many critical problems.
It all has to do with hard-wired links to /usr/local/share/... folders,
non-existant when not installed.
WORKS without printing errors. Good.
Whoa, that's extremely cool bulia...
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, bulia byak wrote:
> Today I was in a mood to do something funny...
> * A wild variety of central-symmetric curvilinear shapes, including
> softly rounded stars and polygons, can be created using the new
> Roundedness control on the options panel for the Star tool.
> The value is a ratio of the length of Bezier control handle to the
> length of the corresponding polygon side. Values of 0.2 to 0.3 give
> normal smooth rounded corners. Most other values (negatives are
> permitted too) deliver tons of sheer excitement.
> P.S. Following which I'm going to be absent for a few days, as I have
> an urgent paid job to do. If you need me for something, please try to
> not forget what you need me for until I'm back :)
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I was wondering how I can could the menu fonts in Inkspace; it displays
display significantly larger than other GTK applications. I found that
by modifying the gtkrc files in \Inkscape\etc\gtk-2.0\, I could get the
size I wanted by replacing this line:
# gtk-font-name="tahoma 12"
with this one:
Hello! Inkscape is really spectacular, and may once and for all rid me
of my chronic dependence on Illustrator. The 0.39 sources compiled on my
debian box with minimal hassle, and I'm quite happily using clones right
But what I'd really like : ) would be some way of storing the original
source for a clone in a file. I use Illustrator / will use inkscrape
almost exclusively to diagram the internal guts of digital systems, with
lots of symbols for flip-flops and the like. Thus it would be great to
have a system-wide "register.svg" file that I could use as a base for
the clone objects. I'm somewhat familiar with SVG and XML, and realize
that this might not be possible.
Has anyone else wanted this sort of feature, and if so, has there been
any thought as to how to implement it? I'd be willing to try and hack on
it (I've got some gtkmm background) if I wouldn't be stepping on
anyones' toes ,and someone could point me in the right direction.
Thanks again for making such a spectacular piece of free software!
>I'm sorry to come nagging right now, but i started sodipodi recently, and
>discovered, that i like the zoom tool options floating around all the time.
>it be a big conceptual problem, for all this toolbars to be individualy
Generally leaving a tool options panel on when the tool is not active would
be a problem. But most zoom panel buttons are not really tool specific,
they're global verbs, and they're in that panel simply because we did not
have another. When I add a Commands panel at the top we can move some of the
most commonly used zoom buttons to it. Which ones you use the most?
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