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Scalloped Circles
« on: March 26, 2011, 05:39:40 PM »
Scalloped Circles using Scatter.
In my example I have used a fill on and stroke off for the small circle. I used stroke on and fill off for the large circle. Your project does not have to be the same. I only did it that way to make it easier to see the examples.
I prefer using Scatter instead of Pattern along Path as it permits the use of grouped objects and causes less distortion.

- Draw a large circle to suit your project.
- Draw a small circle to represent the scallops.
- Ensure the large circle is the bottom object and the small circle is the top object.

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Select both circles and open Scatter - Extensions>Generate from Path>Scatter
The next screenshot is a guideline for settings in Scatter.
Tick the box Live Preview to see changes as you make them. When you like the design click on Apply.

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Example showing spacing setting at 0 and at -10

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The new design will have all the circles grouped.
-Ungroup
- sometimes you may have to delete a circle that is not in line with the others.
Please note the scalloped circle is a stroke line as my original circle was a stroke line. If you work with fill the final scalloped shape will have a fill.

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The final screenshot is to show what happens if another shape is used instead of a small circle and the box Pattern is Vertical is ticked. It is a good way of creating other designs such as a circle with a zig zag type edging.

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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 05:45:22 PM »
Scalloped circles using Scatter.
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Scalloped Circles using Tiled Clones.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 04:06:14 AM »
Excellent tutorials Carolyn.  I haven't seen the scatter option before and it looks extremely useful.  Thank you.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 06:09:52 PM »
Thanks so much for this, Carolyn - I've been struggling to get a border of open circles around a heart shape, and using pattern on a path, the small circles were distorting terribly, but with this Scatter method it worked really well. Hopefully I've now got enough info to cut some shapes for my hubby's Valentine's card!

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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 12:26:15 PM »
Thank you so much Carolyn :D  :D  :D  I'm a very happy bunny 8-)
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 02:01:10 AM »
Shoshi,  Caroline's Tutes are great. Really easy to follow. I have downloaded them all and they are always my go to when I try to do something. Have a go at the nesties. Good fun as you can do lots of shapes. Also the one on making Pyramid designs.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 07:41:06 AM »
Hi,

this is my first night on this forum. I was looking at Carolyn's video on Tiled Clones and Knots on her blog and ran into troubles so came on here and found this tutorial but have again run into problems and am hoping someone can help please. I got the following error message when I attempted to scatter:
The fantastic lxml wrapper for libxml2 is required by inkex.py and therefore this extension. Please download and install the latest version from http://cheeseshop.python.org/pypi/lxml/, or install it through your package manager by a command like: sudo apt-get install python-lxml

What exactly does this mean and how do I rectify it?? It could also be the problem I was having with the other tutorial. It appears that when I tried to make the smaller circle the top one, there was no indication that this action had actually taken place and it may have been the result of whatever this message is about. On the other tutorial I could not get a cross to come up to indicate the centre point of the circle and therefore I could not move it and have it visible to go on with the pattern. Would love to know how to proceed from here as I am hopeful of being able to draw some designs. I am hoping to buy a Blackcat Lynx soon and want to have some files ready for cutting before I get the machine.

I need to add that I am using a Mac computer. Will that be a contributing factor? I am not working on the VM Fusion platform.

Thanks.
Roxy
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 07:56:41 AM »
Hi Roxy and welcome, As to your error message I am not much help. There is an official Inkscape forum that help with your type of error message. http://www.inkscapeforum.com/

Ah! I just put in a search on the other forum and there are a few posts. I guess you own a Mac computer. I run Windows so will not be much help with the error message. http://www.inkscapeforum.com/search.php ... f66b548b17  Susan is our Mac expert and I am sure she will help if she can when she sees this post.

After you get your current problem sorted out we should be able to help with the rest. They were my videos you watched so I should be able to guide you through the steps.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 08:16:16 AM »
Roxy, I'm going to be gone all morning but will have some time early afternoon (CA time). to help.  There is lots of pretty quick help on the Inkscape.org forum and hopefully you will have it solved before I can get back to you.  But here are a few questions.

Are you having problems with any other features of Inkscape?
What version of Inkscape do you have? What version of Mac OS are you using?
Have you downloaded and installed x11.  This is an extension for Mac required for  Inkscape.  http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10464/apple-x11

I'll catch up with you later.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 08:42:53 PM »
Thank you so much for your prompt replies. My husband has come home and with the information you gave the problem is solved and the issues are resolved. So happy, now I can have some fun.  Thank you, thank you.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 02:35:18 AM »
Brilliant Roxy and now that you are all set up you can explore all the other tutorials and expand your creativity...........PapaSue to the rescue again......
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 03:11:12 PM »
Dear Carolyn, I'm so happy with your tutorial!! I was looking for a special shape file and just right now, I made this shape file on my own.  :D  Thank you soooo much!!!! I'm very happy  :D
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 05:48:33 PM »
Hi Zara..Its always nice to hear when someone has found 1 of the pictorials helpful, Carolyn is on her holiday at the moment in the USA; but I know she will be pleased to know that her pictorial helped you out.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2012, 06:31:59 PM »
Carolyn, I just wanted to thank you for all your tutorials... I am learning Inkscape, and your tutorials are great.  I was able to take this tutorial on making scalloped circles, and create a gear shape, just by changing the small image that you use to go around the circle.  

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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012, 09:55:10 PM »
Quote from: "Angel135612"
Carolyn, I just wanted to thank you for all your tutorials... I am learning Inkscape, and your tutorials are great.  I was able to take this tutorial on making scalloped circles, and create a gear shape, just by changing the small image that you use to go around the circle.  

Diane in Colorado Springs

Hi Diane, wonderful to hear the tutorial was helpful. It is great to hear you are experimenting and creating your own individual designs.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2014, 02:01:54 PM »
Hi Ausie Carolyn. I have been trying to do the second project on this tutorial for a while but when I press union, I just end up with a scalloped circle instead of the open circles. Just wondering if you can help please. I am very new to inkscape.

Many thanks

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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2014, 02:53:50 PM »
Hayley, I think Carolyn maybe on Holiday so I'll try and help you.

I'm assuming that you were using the open circle in the scatter tutorial.  Carolyn doesn't explain how to make that circle in the video.

I'm also assuming that you got the open circle in place around the large circle but when you did the path/union the open circle closed.

If both of these assumptions are true…how did you make the open circle? (this may be the cause of the problem you are experiencing.  

Let me know and we can work from there…I'm sure the answer is simple but I don't want to give you an incorrect answer.

I'll keep watching for your answer so we can get you going.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2014, 03:06:15 PM »
Hi Papa Sue. Thank you. I made the open circle by turning the fill off and the stroke on. I wasn't really sure how to do it.

Many thanks

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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2014, 03:21:47 PM »
That would have been one of my guesses.

    *Draw the circle with a colored fill.  then
path/object to path to convert to a path

*Duplicate the circle, change fill to white (this just make seeing what you are doing easier)

*Select the white circle and size it down however works for you so that you see the red ring about the outside and the white circle inside with the thickness of the red is the width you want.

*Align them (either manually or with align and distribute) to ensure that the white circle is exactly in the center of the red circle.  Resize the now one circle as small as you want/need

*When you like you like the look of the open circle: Select both  and path/difference.  this will punch out the white circle from the red circle.

*Resize the now one circle as small as you want/need
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Continue to do the scatte part of the video.

This should solve the problem of the path/union when you've done the scatter.

If this doesn't do it, come on back with what happens and what you did. :)
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2014, 03:46:10 PM »
Yay !!!! Thank you Papa Sue. That has worked. :) :)

Many thanks for your help.

Hayley x
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2014, 03:59:42 PM »
Yay back at you!!!  I'm so happy that it worked and you now have a plethora of scalloped  circles and you've learned another Inkscape trick for your other projects.

BUT, most importantly THANK YOU for letting me know it worked.  You might be surprised at how many people ask a question, get an answer but NEVER let you know if it worked or not.  So I appreciate that you took the time to let me know.
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Re: Scalloped Circles
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2014, 02:18:53 AM »
Papa Sue. Your welcome. I think that is courtious to let somone know there advice was helpful and successful. Xxx
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