Howto build flash tutorials.
by John R. Culleton
I am fascinated by the Inkscape Flash tutorials. I would like to know
in general at least:
1. Can these be created using Linux?
2. If so, what (extra) hardware is required?
3. What software is required?
4. Where is the howto on this process (if any)?
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by Stathis Sideris
I just wanted to know what the policy is for attaching images to emails
to this list. Are we allowed to attach images under a certain size, or
not at all? I have a suggestion for a GUI enhancement and I have
prepared a mock-up to explain it and hopefully get some useful feedback
inkscape young artists
by artur coelho
Showcasing a work done by one of my young pupils using inkscape. I'm a
portuguese schoolteacher who has found in inkscape an invaluable tool in the
classroom. The pupils are very young, and have fallen in love with the
I apologize if this list is not the place to publicize, but i have not found
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Possible to reference external svg images?
by Nick Daly
Question:Is it possible to reference (not import/embed) one SVG image within another?A little bit of background:A few years ago, I used Flash 6 (I think) on a vector animation project and came out with a nice little animation. In an effort to teach myself the ins and outs of Inkscape, I tried to rebuild several memorable stills from the old flash animation in Inkscape and ran into a bit of trouble. The flash file contains references to objects within the file, making it straightforward work to refer to an object in the movie (an image of a car, for example).In my case, I've created a major file to hold all the sub-objects (backgrounds, cars, trees, people, and so forth), and would like to be able to reference them in the main (completed file). The closest functionality I can find to this that Inkscape offers is importing another svg image. Unfortunately, this is insufficient for my purposes, as import results in one file being copied into the other. Thus, the original image becomes completely independent of the copy in the other file, requiring an annoying process of reimporting and correctly transforming every time you update the original image. This also duplicates the file data, effectively doubling the size of whatever you're trying to create.So, my question is, is it possible to simply reference one file within another, to say "this file exists here, load the data, but don't save it in this file" (the equivalent of "include" directives in C and HTML, or Inkscape's own "Clone" command)? In theory, if Inkscape preserved the location and the transformation matrix of the object, along with the reference, it would have all the information necessary to reconstruct the external image in the document. Thus, any modifications to the external image would be reflected whenever the main image was updated.If this doesn't exist in Inkscape, is it possible in standard SVG? If so, I'll make a feature request out of it, if not, are there any other methods that you can use to accomplish this task?Thanks,Nick
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Illustrate screenshots (bitmap) with vector objects and export at 100% (1:1 ratio)
by Jean-Marc Molina
I would like to use Inkscape as a screenshot illustrator (image editor). I
have a bitmap, a software interface capture for example, and would like to
draw some vector objects over it. However I can't find the proper zoom level
to display the bitmap properly (at 100% or 200% it randomly works, it
depends of the screenshot size) and more important, export it so the result
is not "jagged". The zoom level, even at 100% (1:1) is never correct as
Inkscape doesn't consider the canvas as a bitmap, as The GIMP does for
example, but as vector. The only solution I found is to set the exported
bitmap dimensions to 90 ppp but I'm not sure it works in all cases. I don't
even know why 90 works, I suppose it balances the bitmap/vector ratio.
I guess I'm looking for some sort of hybrid mode between bitmap and vector
Two questions about paths and node sculpting
by Elfi Heck
some comment in another thread reminded me that I always wanted to ask:
- Can I make a path (created from text) fit in a shape (for example like
in this image from a German FontWork article:
Would I use node sculpting for this? If yes, how would I go about it? If
no, is there another way?
- Suppose I select only the nodes in the upper part of a shape and drag
one from the top further upwards (with "Alt" pressed for node
sculpting). How do I get the other selected nodes to "distribute" evenly
between the node being dragged and the fixed nodes?
PS: I would have liked to search the list archives first but have
problems accessing them (I'm getting a page saying "No Forum Chosen")
Effects-Perspective, Python, Sources.
by Paweł Gęga
Youtube tutorial on perspective is absolutely outstanding! I compiled
Inkscape 0.45.1 from sources over the platform ,but by Perspective effect
seems to not work too much properly, I know that The Object working as
perspective should have 4 and only 4 nodes. Moreover I tried to work in the
same way as in movieclip - the effect: all my objects stood in place as
Are there any other requirements for good perspective effects other than '4
Maybe the problem is in python or that my Inkscape was compiled form
by D. Jones
Thanks for the response on measuring objects. Just
one more question how do I place guides exactly where
I want them. For ex if I want a guide to appear 50%
of the horizontal area of a document can I specify
this somewhere or do I just have to drag until I get
it where I want it
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