On Sat, 30 Jul 2005, Elwin Estle wrote:
> Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 17:09:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Elwin Estle <chrysalis_reborn@...>
> Reply-To: inkscape-user@...
> To: inkscape-user@...
> Subject: [Inkscape-user] some feature ideas
> The first one that comes to mind...and maybe there is already something like this and I
> ain't found it yet, is the object equivalent of text to path. In other words, take an
> object, or series of objects, and repeat it, either oriented "perpendicular" to the path
> at a given point (ala the text function), or oriented as it is to start, but repeated
> along the path. Either one with a user specified interval.
> Next would be perhaps some kind of sine wave function, with options for wavelength,
> amplitude, and various types of distortion, i.e. sawtooth (if you want to reverse it,
> just flip the object in the opposite direction), square wave, and "clipping" of the wave.
Rather than waiting for the possibility of this happening you might be
better off to use KIG, KDE Interactive Geometry which is included with the
KDE Educational software. It includes export to SVG and is all about
providing very specific mathematically orientated drawing functionality
rather than the more artistic direction Inkscape is coming from.
> It might also be possible to use a second wave to "cut" sections of the first wave or
> amplify them...not really sure what could be done with such a thing, but it might be
Inkscape already includes boolean operations and if you have two over
lapping curved lines you could use one of these operations to slice one
line using the other.
> useful. It also might be interesting to make the gradient tool work in conjunction with
> this "wave" tool, you could specify whether the gradient would start at the center of the
> wave's amplitude and fade in/out toward the center/edges. Maybe all of the above is
> possible with existing functions somehow or other...I am pretty new to Inkscape and have
> just begun to explore it's possibilites.
some of this may be possible, other parts of it may be impractical keeping
within the boundries of what SVG currently supports but please try out
Inkscape and see how close you can get any interesting results please do
share some examples.
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