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Inkscape Tutorials => Inkscape Tutorials - Beginners => Topic started by: BathBelle on November 12, 2010, 10:53:03 AM

Title: Snowflake construction
Post by: BathBelle on November 12, 2010, 10:53:03 AM
Have been trying to design snowflakes and am wondering if there is 'proper' way of getting the 6 arms at the correct angle, rather than just by trial and error?  I'm sure I've seen something somewhere about angles but can't remember where.

It's all right, have just figured out using CTRL with rotation.  Then I realised all I had to do was make a 6 point star very long and thin!

Ruth
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: PapaSue on November 12, 2010, 04:05:02 PM
I used "our" Carolyn's video on using Rotation to learn how to do this, she uses a snowflake as an example.

http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingtime ... Zm1HegBo4c (http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingtimes#p/u/5/sZm1HegBo4c)
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: Technomum on November 12, 2010, 04:37:23 PM
Hi Ruth,  The video Susan recommends is good and Carolyn also does a video on rotating tiled clones.  Well worth watching.   If you make one "arm" of your snowflake and use Path>Union to weld the shapes together, pull down the rotation cross mark to the bottom of your "arm" and then follow the tiled clones video you can make a snowflake that way too.  Remember to choose 60 degrees in the Rotation box and 6 for the column in the Symmetry box.   Both very easy when you know how :P

http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingtime ... ZLwVpeu2-g (http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingtimes#p/u/17/YZLwVpeu2-g)
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: BathBelle on November 15, 2010, 03:36:20 PM
Thanks for the replies, am busy trying it out.

Ruth
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: Toulouse31 on November 07, 2012, 03:42:22 AM
Well here you are, after a few false starts I did manage a snowflake BUT it crashes Scal *probably because I didn't connect the bits together and have that line in the circle left over...
The tutorials are BRILL.  I understand more now in a few hours than about 3 years!
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: HeatherM on November 07, 2012, 05:58:41 AM
Hi Donna,

What version of SCAL are you using?  I imported your file into SCAL2 with no problem.  If you are using SCAL1 then the problem is that you have an Object/Group in your file.  You also have crossing cut lines that will cut your snowflake to pieces.  I changed from a fill to a stroke so that you can see what will cut.

The first thing that you should do is to use Object/Ungroup (I think I did that twice on your file) until there are no more Groups.  Then, since you still have linked clones, the easiest fix for the straight lines up the rays is to fix the master artwork while the clones are still linked.  Move one of the lines (with the node tool) until it crosses the other and use Path/Union.  Then you can just tidy up the nodes, unlink the clones (Edit/Clone/Unlink clones), select all of the rays, then use Path/Union.  HTH
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: Toulouse31 on November 08, 2012, 02:03:33 AM
Adjusted as per the wonderful Heather, opened in Scal3 and voila! a snowflake
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: newbiecat on November 08, 2012, 09:22:55 AM
looks great - very pretty - well done !
Pandora
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: HeatherM on November 10, 2012, 08:48:36 PM
Very nice!  :D
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: Angel135612 on November 11, 2012, 07:40:54 AM
I tried to watch this tutorial on YouTube, and it says it is private.  Is there any way we can watch that??

Thanks,
Diane in Colorado Springs
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: Toulouse31 on November 11, 2012, 08:01:20 AM
Quote from: "Angel135612"
I tried to watch this tutorial on YouTube, and it says it is private.  Is there any way we can watch that??

Thanks,
Diane in Colorado Springs

me too, thought it was my browser playing up.!
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on November 11, 2012, 07:42:14 PM
Quote from: Angel135612
I tried to watch this tutorial on YouTube, and it says it is private.  Is there any way we can watch that??

Thanks,
Diane in Colorado Springs

I have changed the video back to public. I was in the process of removing older, outdated videos from my old You Tube channel.

Keep in mind if you watch the video that it is old and I find method 2 on this page http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=425.0  is faster than using transform. Of course, we all work differently and it is good to have options. One day I may find spare time and be able to update the rotation video and add different methods instead of just tranform.

[youtube:1suordip]sZm1HegBo4c[/youtube:1suordip]
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: Maryt on January 11, 2013, 11:58:06 AM
Oh my Toulouse31 thats wonderful!!
I know this thread is a couple of years old but I want to see everything lol

:)
Title: Re: Snowflake construction
Post by: attkgrandmom on January 29, 2013, 07:04:04 AM
Nice snowflake