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Author Topic: Help! What am I doing wrong? - scallop edge  (Read 2908 times)

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Offline Monkeyface4

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Help! What am I doing wrong? - scallop edge
« on: January 23, 2013, 09:40:55 AM »
I have watched this video a few times, and seem to be doing something wrong, even though I follow along step by step.

Here is the video I am doing:

Here is what I am getting:

I duplicated the scallops to show you what it looks like first when I object to path then when I unite.

When I object to path to the new circles one circle shows as clear with a ring, and also the scallops overlap and cause a sections missing. When I unite them, the top left circle disappears. I really like the interpolate sub path method of making the scallops because it is easier to adjust how many circles I want.

Here is my step by step:
Create rectangle>path>object to path / then copy rectangle to clipboard
make small circle> duplicate>combine
Path>path editor> drop down to interpolate sub path
click on clipboard then click the "edit on canvas" image

I find how many circles I want around the scallop, when I am happy, I go to path to object, then unite. I get the image above.
Please help, thank you!
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Offline HeatherM

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Re: Help! What am I doing wrong? - scallop edge
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 10:19:55 AM »
That is because your fill is set to Even/Odd rule.  Before you use Path/Union, select your scalloped shape.  Bring up the Fill/Stroke window (click on the button in the tool bar then select the funny shaped solid fill button in the upper right corner.
That will change the fill rule so that the overlapping areas will be solid.  HTH
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Offline Monkeyface4

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Re: Help! What am I doing wrong? - scallop edge
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 09:49:58 PM »
thank you!!!! I never used inkscape before. I just started yesterday! These tutorials are so awesome!
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