...But I'm not sure - it may just be me not understanding how the
I can create new layers (apparently - at least the dialog appears and
I can type a new layer name in it), move stuff to other layers and
that sort of thing, but I can't open up the layers dialog - CTRL-
SHIFT-L does nothing at all as far as I can see.
Also, is there any way to lock the contents of a layer? If I go to
Global Inkscape Preferences, I can check the 'Select only within
current layer' box, but even if I then go to the layers menu and
select 'Switch to layer above', the objects on the layer I've just
moved from are still selectable.
Could the alt modifier key not be hardcoded for that function, i.e.
customizable as already done for some other functions?
Reason: the alt key is used for accented characters on a Mac, hence not
usable as a modifier for people with native languages using those
accented characters. This leads to impossibility to use the letter
We have a new Perspective extension in our patch tracker:
It's very useful potentially, but for some reason, I can't make it
work properly, although it reportedly works for the author and another
user. I would appreciate if more people could try it out and report
Note that to use it, you will need to install Numeric Python:
http://numpy.scipy.org (in addition to regular Python). To install
the extension, place the inx and py file from perspective_v0.3.tgz
into your extensions directory.
Please share your experience - thanks!
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Dear Inkscape Developers,
THANK YOU so much for creating this amazing program! For a long time I
have wanted to have the capabilities of something like Adobe Illustrator
but I could never justify the cost for an occasional use. I just discovered
Inkscape and within a few hours I was able to do useful work with it (well-
creating holiday greeting cards, if that's useful!) I'm running on Windows
XP, generating a PS output file and converting that to PDF with Ghostscript
for laser and inkjet print. It looks great.
All the built-in features I've tried work smoothly and I was particularly
impressed by the ease of use, and output quality of the built-in
bitmap-to-vector converter. Great stuff- thank you all!
On 12/18/06, inkscape-user-request(a)lists.sourceforge.net wrote:
> Inkscape is an SVG-based 2D illustration (and maybe, in the future, animation) package.
I've been using Inkscape for animation for quite some time already.
I'm psyched about that whole "path morphing" thing, because that
really (and I mean REALLY) expands my abilities in the department.
However, I'd love to see some "bones" that could alter the paths
composing a character... Does anyone know of any FREE software package
that would do the trick of providing easy path-modification animation?
I haven't had much luck finding much else, though Inkscape is better
suited for such than what most give it credit for, especially since
varying opacity on full objects is so easily tweakable (multiple
frames can be referenced without any pain whatsoever).
[If anyone has any "non-Free" packages to recommend, I'd like to know
about them, though I can't really promise I'll be able to follow up on
each recommendation due to conflict of ideology. :) ]
- eps - produces usable but not great output
- odg - does not seem to work?
- pdf - produces very rough output?
I would like to output directly to PDF or to consolidate pages in Open
Office and then export to PDF - is there improvements to these output
Thanks for nice software!
Pricom Pty Limited (ACN 003 252 275 ABN 91 003 252 275)
GPO Box 3411
Sydney NSW 2001
SVGs' are not really scalable. Are there any plans to implement NURBS
curves and surfaces?.
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