[Inkscape-user] Newbie question about tiled clones

 [Inkscape-user] Newbie question about tiled clones From: David Gressett - 2007-08-30 02:37:57 ```I'm trying to do what should be a simple cloning job and I don't understand the tiled clones dialogue. I need to do something similar to the twelve-stars-in-a-circle described in the Tricks subsection of the Tiling section of the user manual. I need to do the following: I have a circle. Inside the circle I draw an arrow, with the blunt end of the arrow just below the center of the circle and the pointed end of the arrow near the perimeter of the circle, so that the arrow is pointing straight down. I need to clone the arrow twice, so that the final result is three arrows radiating from the center of the circle, evenly spaced at 120 degrees. ```

 [Inkscape-user] Newbie question about tiled clones From: David Gressett - 2007-08-30 02:37:57 ```I'm trying to do what should be a simple cloning job and I don't understand the tiled clones dialogue. I need to do something similar to the twelve-stars-in-a-circle described in the Tricks subsection of the Tiling section of the user manual. I need to do the following: I have a circle. Inside the circle I draw an arrow, with the blunt end of the arrow just below the center of the circle and the pointed end of the arrow near the perimeter of the circle, so that the arrow is pointing straight down. I need to clone the arrow twice, so that the final result is three arrows radiating from the center of the circle, evenly spaced at 120 degrees. ```
 Re: [Inkscape-user] Newbie question about tiled clones From: Facundo Casco - 2007-08-30 14:28:22 ```If I understand correctly what you need you have to set the columns field on bottom of the dialog to 3, on the Shift tab set shift X per column to -100 and on the rotation tab angle per column 120. To erase any previous settings click reset before making the changes you need. That way you get the three arrows but they end up centerd on the first one. I believe there is no way to change the center of rotation on 0.45.1 so you have to palce them where you want. Hope it helps, I know it's easy to get lost on the Tiled Clones dialog but I love the power it gives you to create a lot of thing. Facundo On 8/29/07, David Gressett wrote: > I'm trying to do what should be a simple cloning job and I don't > understand the tiled clones dialogue. > > I need to do something similar to the twelve-stars-in-a-circle described > in the Tricks subsection of the Tiling section of the user manual. > > I need to do the following: > > I have a circle. Inside the circle I draw an arrow, with the blunt end > of the arrow just below the center of the circle and the pointed end of > the arrow near the perimeter of the circle, so that the arrow is > pointing straight down. > > I need to clone the arrow twice, so that the final result is three > arrows radiating from the center of the circle, evenly spaced at 120 > degrees. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- > This SF.net email is sponsored by: Splunk Inc. > Still grepping through log files to find problems? Stop. > Now Search log events and configuration files using AJAX and a browser. > Download your FREE copy of Splunk now >> http://get.splunk.com/ > _______________________________________________ > Inkscape-user mailing list > Inkscape-user@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-user > -- =,= ```
 Re: [Inkscape-user] Newbie question about tiled clones From: David Gressett - 2007-08-30 18:50:42 ```On 8/29/07, David Gressett wrote: > I'm trying to do what should be a simple cloning job and I don't > understand the tiled clones dialogue. > > I need to do something similar to the twelve-stars-in-a-circle described > in the Tricks subsection of the Tiling section of the user manual. > > I need to do the following: > > I have a circle. Inside the circle I draw an arrow, with the blunt end > of the arrow just below the center of the circle and the pointed end of > the arrow near the perimeter of the circle, so that the arrow is > pointing straight down. > > I need to clone the arrow twice, so that the final result is three > arrows radiating from the center of the circle, evenly spaced at 120 > degrees. Facundo Casco wrote: > If I understand correctly what you need you have to set the columns > field on bottom of the dialog to 3, on the Shift tab set shift X per > column to -100 and on the rotation tab angle per column 120. To erase > any previous settings click reset before making the changes you need. > That way you get the three arrows but they end up centerd on the first > one. I believe there is no way to change the center of rotation on > 0.45.1 so you have to palce them where you want. > Hope it helps, I know it's easy to get lost on the Tiled Clones dialog > but I love the power it gives you to create a lot of thing. > > > Facundo > I couldn't get that to work. I got two clones, superimposed on top of each other. I could manually rotate the top clone to something approximating the desired position, but when I tried to rotate the second one, the first clone moved with it, and it also moved the center of rotation of the first clone. ```
 Re: [Inkscape-user] Newbie question about tiled clones From: Facundo Casco - 2007-08-30 19:03:16 ```Start with the arrow selected, open the tiled clones dialog and click the reset button. Make sure you have a dot in the "Rows, columns" option and set it to 1 row and 3 columns. Then, all the settings you change should be on the second column of boxes, the one with the heading 'per column'. Go to the Rotation tab and set the 'pre column' value to 120. Now click the Create button and see what happens. It should create 3 clones, the first one over your original object, each 120 deg. rotated clockwise with respect to the previous one. Also they should be adjacent to each other. Now, if you go back to the create tiled clones dialog, set the shift x per column box to -100 on the shift tab and hit create again you should get the 3 clones on top of each other. I can send you some screenshots if it helps. On 8/30/07, David Gressett wrote: > On 8/29/07, David Gressett wrote: > > > I'm trying to do what should be a simple cloning job and I don't > > understand the tiled clones dialogue. > > > > I need to do something similar to the twelve-stars-in-a-circle described > > in the Tricks subsection of the Tiling section of the user manual. > > > > I need to do the following: > > > > I have a circle. Inside the circle I draw an arrow, with the blunt end > > of the arrow just below the center of the circle and the pointed end of > > the arrow near the perimeter of the circle, so that the arrow is > > pointing straight down. > > > > I need to clone the arrow twice, so that the final result is three > > arrows radiating from the center of the circle, evenly spaced at 120 > > degrees. > > Facundo Casco wrote: > > If I understand correctly what you need you have to set the columns > > field on bottom of the dialog to 3, on the Shift tab set shift X per > > column to -100 and on the rotation tab angle per column 120. To erase > > any previous settings click reset before making the changes you need. > > That way you get the three arrows but they end up centerd on the first > > one. I believe there is no way to change the center of rotation on > > 0.45.1 so you have to palce them where you want. > > Hope it helps, I know it's easy to get lost on the Tiled Clones dialog > > but I love the power it gives you to create a lot of thing. > > > > > > Facundo > > > I couldn't get that to work. I got two clones, superimposed on top of > each other. I could manually rotate the top clone to something > approximating the desired position, but when I tried to rotate the > second one, the first clone moved with it, and it also moved the center > of rotation of the first clone. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- > This SF.net email is sponsored by: Splunk Inc. > Still grepping through log files to find problems? Stop. > Now Search log events and configuration files using AJAX and a browser. > Download your FREE copy of Splunk now >> http://get.splunk.com/ > _______________________________________________ > Inkscape-user mailing list > Inkscape-user@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-user > -- =,= ```