On 5/30/07, Elwin Estle <chrysalis_reborn@yahoo.com> wrote:
Feature idea.

Could this sort of an idea be adapted to Inkscape?  Say you have some text, you convert
it to a path, maybe add some nodes.  Then you surround it with a box that has a user
definable number of nodes per side.  If you grab one of those nodes, and drag it, it
reacts with a certain number of nodes in the text path, dragging them like a magnet.

With something like this, you could flex and bend an object however you wanted.

The node sculpting feature of the node tool in the current release of Inkscape kind of does this. Although it's probably a little more detailed in it's operation than what you're after.