measure curved lines for pap or scatter
Hi Friends, Lately I've been attempting to use the Scatter extension to create a pattern along path type of effect, on curved lines. I use Scatter because it creates very little distortion while pap creates a lot of distortion around even mild curves. But there is something about the Scatter extension that doesn't work so well, and that's the offsets. Maybe it's because they are curves, that sometimes the normal offset behaves more like tangential, and vice versa. In any case, I'm trying to come up with some way to use it more effectively on curved lines, and I thought, if only there were some way to measure the curved lines, I could set the size of the pattern units, so patterned path perfectly fits the path (in whole pattern units). Of course I could make the calculations on something like a circle, because either I can remember the formula or look it up. I don't know any easy way to measure randomly curved paths in Inkscape. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this problem. I wonder if anyone has found any effective approach to this problem? I'd appreciate if you could share any tips!
Thank you very much, brynn
Hi Brynn,
would the 'Measure Path' extension be helpful? You can find it in Extensions > Visualize Path > Measure Path.
Regards, Maren
Am 03.10.2016 um 06:33 schrieb brynn:
Hi Friends, Lately I've been attempting to use the Scatter extension to create a pattern along path type of effect, on curved lines. I use Scatter because it creates very little distortion while pap creates a lot of distortion around even mild curves. But there is something about the Scatter extension that doesn't work so well, and that's the offsets. Maybe it's because they are curves, that sometimes the normal offset behaves more like tangential, and vice versa. In any case, I'm trying to come up with some way to use it more effectively on curved lines, and I thought, if only there were some way to measure the curved lines, I could set the size of the pattern units, so patterned path perfectly fits the path (in whole pattern units). Of course I could make the calculations on something like a circle, because either I can remember the formula or look it up. I don't know any easy way to measure randomly curved paths in Inkscape. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this problem. I wonder if anyone has found any effective approach to this problem? I'd appreciate if you could share any tips!
Thank you very much, brynn
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Ooohh yes! I forgot all about that extension.
Let's see if I can make it work....
Thanks Maren! ________________________________________________
On 10/3/2016 10:33 AM, Maren Hachmann wrote:
Hi Brynn,
would the 'Measure Path' extension be helpful? You can find it in Extensions > Visualize Path > Measure Path.
Regards, Maren
Am 03.10.2016 um 06:33 schrieb brynn:
Hi Friends, Lately I've been attempting to use the Scatter extension to create a pattern along path type of effect, on curved lines. I use Scatter because it creates very little distortion while pap creates a lot of distortion around even mild curves. But there is something about the Scatter extension that doesn't work so well, and that's the offsets. Maybe it's because they are curves, that sometimes the normal offset behaves more like tangential, and vice versa. In any case, I'm trying to come up with some way to use it more effectively on curved lines, and I thought, if only there were some way to measure the curved lines, I could set the size of the pattern units, so patterned path perfectly fits the path (in whole pattern units). Of course I could make the calculations on something like a circle, because either I can remember the formula or look it up. I don't know any easy way to measure randomly curved paths in Inkscape. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this problem. I wonder if anyone has found any effective approach to this problem? I'd appreciate if you could share any tips!
Thank you very much, brynn
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