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Offline auntbeepbeep

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Breaking nodes
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:48:43 PM »
I am trying to remove the 'shadow' at the base of the ninja, tho I can't seem to find the end nodes to break.  Can anyone explain to me what to do?  Thanks
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Offline scud

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Re: Breaking nodes
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 04:27:11 PM »
Is this what you wanted? I went to outline view and broke the lines  and the rejoined with a new segment.
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Re: Breaking nodes
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 09:11:44 PM »
I actually find that it's faster to just make a shape (bezier, square, circle, whatever works for you) where you want to remove something like that, then use Path/Difference.  Finally use the node tool to clean up the shape.  :-)

If you want to break the path you would need to select two nodes and then break the path between them.  For your file you would also need to break the path on the other side of the shadow and then reconnect the end nodes to close the path (and still you usually need to use the node tool to clean up the shape).  It really is usually faster to just use Path/Difference.
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Offline auntbeepbeep

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Re: Breaking nodes
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 07:21:55 PM »
Heather, I will try both methods you mentioned, tho I have never considered using the shape-path/difference method like you described.  I appreciate you taking the time to explain it to me.  The more I learn, the less I have to ask.   ;)
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Offline auntbeepbeep

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Re: Breaking nodes
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 07:26:58 PM »
Scud, thank you for that.  I will also try it your way and see what I come up with.  I appreciate the time you took to do that.
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