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Author Topic: Engrave, emboss and pen fills  (Read 6105 times)

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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Engrave, emboss and pen fills
« on: November 08, 2011, 01:34:16 AM »
Papasue posted on a different thread about the Eggbot extension and it reminded me to upload a tutorial I wrote months ago.

The Eggbot extension can be used to quickly create fills for your projects.
Download the extension http://code.google.com/p/eggbotcode/dow ... l:Featured
More information about installing can be found http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Installing_software
For anyone who is not confident on selecting from the list on the download page I have labelled a screenshot to help.

Edit- update with new link 28/07/2012
Susan Bluerobot also has a blog post showing how to use the Eggbot extension. It has lots of detail and is easy to follow. http://susanbluerobot.blogspot.com.au/2 ... tting.html

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Install the program and open Inkscape.
To use to extension follow the path Extensions> Eggbot Contributed> Hatch Fill

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A box with hatch fill options will open.
Select the object to be filled and change the settings in hatch fill to suit your project. Screenshot Below.
More information on hatch fill http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Hatch_fill

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The newly created fill is ready to use with your machine. Below is a screenshot of a closer view of the new lines added to the shape.

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I either work with a stroke line only or view in outline mode to see the project. The Eggbot extension will still work if you have a fill colour but I prefer to work in stroke only to see the new lines more clearly.

Here is a link to other methods of adding fills to any of your projects. http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Creating_filled_regions
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Offline The Debsp

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Re: Engrave, emboss and pen fills
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 03:08:02 AM »
This is very interesting Susan.  Thank you for remembering and posting it!

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Offline The Debsp

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Re: Engrave, emboss and pen fills
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 03:13:47 AM »
Forgive me, Carolyn, for getting your name wrong!  I had been looking at Susan's post and obviously still had her name in my brain when typing to you!  I think I'd be extremely dangerous if I had half a brain!!

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Re: Engrave, emboss and pen fills
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 03:41:38 AM »
LOL It is still thanks to Susan as I had forgotten all about it. I will have to see how many other tutorials I have written but forgotten to post.
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Offline Sunny50

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Re: Engrave, emboss and pen fills
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 06:42:03 PM »
Wow I'd never heard of Eggbot I off to research and download
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