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LPE for groups

Posted in 0.47,Live Path Effects by steren on July 30, 2008
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The next feature I and some friends worked on as part of my student project was Live Path Effects for groups.

In the Inkscape 0.46 release, you can only apply LPE to a single path. Now with a new data structure, you can apply a LPE (or even a stack of LPE) to a group.

For some effects, such as Sketch, you only expect the effect to apply recursively to all of the group items. But what about the Bend effect? You want the whole group being deformed by the deforming path, and that’s exactly what it does.
Now you can easily live-deform a whole drawing!

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Live Path Effects Stacking

Posted in 0.47,Live Path Effects by steren on July 30, 2008
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I’ll start this blog by Inkscape features I developed with some friends at Ecole Centrale de Lyon in the scope of a student project.

A new effect system was born with version 0.46: the Live Path Effects. They are non-destructive effects which can apply on path. Unfortunately, you can’t apply more than one LPE on a path.

We worked hard to create a new data structure to allow LPE Stacking.

In the following screencast you can see a stacking of 3 LPE:

  • Construct Grid (a new one)
  • Bend
  • Sketch (a new one)
  • You can as well notice that effects can be set visible or not.

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    Inkscape Labrat by Steren Giannini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.