How do I convert a fill to a group of paths for I can use draw the image on a pen plotter? PS: sorry if I am using the wrong terms tom_a_sparks "It's a nerdy thing I like to do"
on 2011-04-19 09:18
on 2011-04-19 10:11
On 19-04-11 09:17, Tom Sparks wrote: > How do I convert a fill to a group of paths for I can use draw the image on a pen plotter? You want to basically fill in a shape using lines instead of a solid fill? I recommend opening the path effect editor (in the Path menu, near the bottom) and trying out the "Hatches" effect. If you have trouble using it, googling will probably find you a tutorial or two, if not, feel free to ask here again.
on 2011-04-19 12:26
just for curiosity, is this related in any way to the PES embroidery format? there is a discussion of that format request at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/247463 -- View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/converting-a-fill-to-paths-f... Sent from the Inkscape - User mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
on 2011-04-19 14:00
The Egg-Bot project is a pen plotter kind of thing that uses a series of custom inkscape extensions to make plotting easier. One of their awesome extensions fixes up the "hatches" live path effect to make it much better for plotting. A great tutorial is available here: http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Drawing_a_smiley_face Specifically, part 3 of this tutorial covers doing the filling in of regions: http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Drawing_a_smiley_face,_part_3 Good luck! -- Matthew Beckler
on 2011-04-19 23:19
On 19-4-2011 13:27, Matthew Beckler wrote: > http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Drawing_a_smiley_face,_part_3 Thank you so much for sharing this link! Very nice! Side question: would it help you if the next time you apply an LPE, it copies the settings from the last object with such an LPE? (this would be a simple crude first step towards storing LPE settings) Ciao, Johan
on 2012-01-08 17:35
Thank you, I had this same question but relating to use with a laser cutter. You can use this to do vector engraving rather than raster engraving on a laser cutter by converting fills into a series of lines. This is sometimes preferable because raster engraving can be very slow for certain designs (especially those with lots of blank space between two rastored effects). Thanks so much! Greg