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Offline BathBelle

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Wavy scallop circle
« on: March 26, 2011, 02:36:57 PM »
I've been trying to figure out how to make a scalloped circle where the scallop is more smooth and 'wavy'. I've got close by using the star but it's still not quite what I want.  Can you suggest how I can do this?

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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 03:49:06 PM »
Hi Ruth,

You can use Pattern along Path or Scatter. I find Scatter gives a better result. Have you used these two for other projects? If not I will try to find the tutorial for Pattern along Path.

As to the Scatter tutorial it is one of those I have on my computer waiting to be finished. If you are familiar with using Pattern along Path, you will find Scatter is very similar when changing settings and it can be found Extensions>Generate from Path>Scatter. Just make sure the small circle used for the scallop is the top object.
Edit tutorial now added and it can be found here http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=402.msg2436#msg2436
Another way is to use tiled clones. Here is a video I uploaded a long time ago and never got around to posting.

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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 03:56:36 PM »
Thanks Carolyn, will have a look at the video.  Haven't used either Pattern along Path or Scatter before.

Ruth
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 04:09:06 PM »
Hi Ruth, I will try to finish the instructions on Scatter today and find the instructions for Pattern Along Path.
It is Sunday morning here in sunny Oz and I have to visit family shortly. Maybe someone already has a tutorial on their blog they point you to in the meantime.
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 04:56:09 PM »
have just watched the video, gives the result I want but not sure I can remember all that! will have to go back and make notes.

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Ruth
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 05:41:08 PM »
Ruth, I have added a tutorial showing how to use Scatter to create scalloped circles. I think you will find it is easier. http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=402.0
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 11:00:37 PM »
As usual Carolyn, you have just made it easier for me to make the scallops; I can see that the Scatter function is going to be useful and the Guide Lines feature as well.
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011, 06:07:58 AM »
Thanks Carolyn, I can follow that with Scatter.  I then tried to go one step further and make a holey scallop.  I put a smaller circle in the small circle and grouped and then followed the rest of the instructions but then i can't do Path/Union at the end, presumably because I have grouped at the beginning?  How can I do this, sorry I know I'm trying to run before I've really got the hang of walking properly!

Ruth
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011, 06:11:24 AM »
If objects are grouped you cannot do Path>Union. Ungroup and it will work. Also I don't think you are trying to run and it is just part of the learning process. If we don't try out new things we don't learn new things.
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2011, 07:28:07 AM »
When I have got the holey circles scattered around and ungroup everything and then Path/Union I lose the little holes.

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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 07:43:27 AM »
I am guessing your circle looks like my example. My example is a circle with a wider stroke line and if I apply Path>Union the open centre will disappear. If I was to use a circle like this I would apply Path>Stroke to Path before I even open Scatter.

A stroke line visually looks thick but if you view it in outline it is a single line. As it is a stroke line if you apply Path>Stroke to Path it then becomes an object and will cut as it looks on the screen.

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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2011, 08:22:16 AM »
Hi Ruth,

I believe that you said you placed one circle over the other and then Grouped.  Try using Path/Difference instead of Group (make sure there is no Group first or the Path operations won't work).  Then you will be able to use Path/Union at the end without losing the holes.  HTH
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 10:43:48 AM »
Carolyn I probably didn't explain myself very well but Heather has managed to solve it for me, that worked with Path/Difference, I can now do holey scallops.  I find it so confusing with all the different ways of putting things together and tend to forget some of them.

Thank you both for your help.

Ruth
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Re: Wavy scallop circle
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2011, 04:26:10 PM »
Good to hear it worked after Heather gave you the correct answer. I totally misread your question.
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