Sent: 22 May 2010 15:26
To: Inkscape User Community
Subject: [Inkscape-user] Possibilities with Inkscape extensions
Is it possible to specify a slider-type input tool in an INX file?
Is there a Python command or a routine in one of the Python extension
supporting files (simplepath, etc.) to detect whether a point lies within the
bounds of a closed shape?
Is there an available routine to determine the area of a closed shape?
Are there any simple ways to detect collision / distance
between dots? I'd like to implement something similar to the 'Remove
Overlaps' capability available within the 'Align and Distribute' dialog as part
of the routine generating the dots, but with a single (polar - sqrt(x^2 * y^2))
variable related to the user-selected dot density determining how close
the dots can be placed to each other. I can see this getting complex when
the area, and hence the number of dots, gets large.
Getting more complex, would it be possible to have a gradient-filled shape and
vary the density of dots dependent on the gradient?