Inkscape for Cutting Design

Inkscape Tutorials => Inkscape Tutorials - Intermediate => Topic started by: Aussie Carolyn on March 17, 2011, 06:15:22 PM

Title: Knot Effect in Inkscape
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on March 17, 2011, 06:15:22 PM
A video showing how the Knot feature in the Inkscape path effect editor can be used to create files for your cutter. Very intricate celtic knot designs can be created quiet easily using the knot feature.

Here are a few files I have created using the Knot feature. I will be sharing some of these files after test cutting, so check back later if you are interested in any of them.

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Title: Re: Knot Effect in Inkscape
Post by: Shoshi on February 11, 2012, 01:28:16 PM
Carolyn, I am just getting into drawing Celtic knot designs - I have George Bain's classic 1940s work on this subject - I thought these complex shapes would lend themselves well to cutting with my Cougar, particularly in metal, with some added embossing. (Not there yet lol - still wrestling with getting the right settings for consistent cutting on my machine!) You have no idea how many hours I spent creating a fairly complex knot design, and if I had known this feature was available on Inkscape it would have cut my time to a fraction! I am feeling really encouraged to have another go now. It's great that you can really thicken up the line, and then make it cut as a double line. However, if it is really thick, there is no way of customising the ends of the lines where they overlap, as far as I can see - I think you've only got certain set options like mitre, square, round? It would be nice to make them diagonal if necessary, to fit the shape of the design, and make the woven effect look more realistic. Any idea how this might be done?

Shoshi