On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 12:26:44PM -0800, John Bintz wrote:
> Bryce Harrington said:
> > Thanks. Next let's try upgrading apache. I notice some issues with
> > non-exiting child processes, which seems weird and is probably what's
> > resulting in the slowness. Should take a couple hours; I'll let you
> > know when the upgrade is complete.
> I don't know much about the config for the Inkscape server, but are you
> using Alternative PHP Cache along with PHP 5.1.4? I've managed to kill
> APC on really busy servers in such a way that the child processes never
> exit, eventually using up all of the MaxServers.
I don't think we're using that cache (how would you tell?), but we do
have php 5.1.4 installed. I'll try upgrading it to 5.1.8.
Is it just me or do other people also experience rediculous load times
for the Inkscape site? (homepage and Wiki main page, I didn't dare go
any further) With rediculous I mean something like a minute, or even
Is there some way to import a bitmap into Inkscape and then trim the bitmap
to match some arbitrarily drawn shape?
I've tried doing a boolean 'intersection' between an imported bitmap and a
closed curve object I've created to no avail. Do I have to trace the bitmap
Any hints or tips how best to do it would be greatly appreciated.
BTW, I'm experimenting with screencasting and have created a quick Inkscape
screencast to try it out: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfMDIK4uvV8)
On Tuesday 05 December 2006 11:17, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> Paste Inside sounds like a very nice concept. Provided you can paste inside
> and In Place.
It was nice. Very nice. It had the superb quality of being entirely intuitive.
You draw some larger shape. You select a bunch of any other stuff. You select
the big shape and Paste Inside. Bang! Your stuff now lives inside the big
shape - as if in a new world - like a new canvas almost! You could select the
stuff inside, move-it, node-edit it, fill it, etc.
Anytime you wanted stuff out, you sub-select it and Cut it. Bang!
> An Outliner that lists objects and shows clipping/masking/cloning
> relations would be helpful :)
It would only be useful if the user-interface of mask/clip remains so hard for
humans to actually use.
Thanks for you other info!
I discovered now the reason for the mismatch:
The problem is that inkscape takes the path AND its stroke width into
account when processing a tile clone, i.e. the offset of the new rows and
columns is not based on the centre of the line but on the outline of it
which depends on the stroke width (see attached screen shot). However, to
produce a pattern which is good for a patternfill it is necessary that
this process is based only on the centre of the line, i.e. the offset of
the new rows and columns is independent from stroke-width.
(Screenshot: thin line results in small offset, thick line results in
larger offset - take the grid as a reference; to make the pattern suitable
for a fill pattern each line has to be place on the grid without offset)
A solution is to diminish stroke width to 0, do the tile-clone, and then
adjust the stroke width to the wished value. However, the problem reoccurs
when this pattern is used as a fill pattern! Even there the stroke width
is taken into account! This could be easily fixed with a clipping mask.
But the latter does not work with the command "objects to pattern", it
results in an empty pattern.
On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 13:37:39 -0500, bulia byak wrote:
> On 11/29/06, Henning Lorenz
>> Then I changed the colour in the source, but there is a principal
>> question: Is something wrong and if so, what? And why doesn't this affect
>> the "pattern-pinstripes-diagonal" pattern?
>> Maybe I just missed an important point in constructing patterns in
> It's hard to visualize what you're talking about without a sample or
> screenshot. However one thing you should be aware of is this: "Object
> to pattern" creates a rectangular pattern with its sides parallel to
> x/y axes. Only after that can you rotate or skew it. So if your
> existing pattern is rotated or skewed, then converting it to objects
> and then back to pattern will not give the same result. If you want to
> edit it, first rotate the pattern so it's rectangular, convert to
> objects, edit, convert to pattern, and rotate back to the original
I am new in Inkscape and I am happy with the function that provided in Inkscape. It is great ... and I would like to learn on how to use this tool :D
I would like to know, whether there is function Blend like in Adobe Illustrator ? I would like to know if there is the equals function in Inkscape.
I tried extrude / expand path but It doesnt do the same function as in Illustrator .. or I just dont know how :D
If extrude path is the equal function as blend, then I would like to know how to blend using path as well. ..
note: I am using Inkscape 0.441 in Windows.
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I don't know if I'm alone in this, but the mask/clip options in vers x.x are
very hard to use. The results are hard to predict. Colours of objects will
change (depending on fore/back ground order etc).
Also, the difference between clip and mask is not clear.
I come from a (distant) background in Macromedia Freehand and in that world
they had a concept called "Paste Inside".
1. Now that made perfect sense and was perfectly predictable. One did not have
to setup a bunch of "tests" on the side.
2. You could select items within the mask, and easily edit/move them.
In Inkscape 0.44, I get the feeling that those items are new and experimental,
perhaps they will get a better user interface - I'm not sure where the coders
are at now, I know they move really fast on a thousand fronts.
Anyway, any pointers?