Thursday, March 01, 2007
Inkscape - Tiled Clones
This was a tough one to create. Took me quite a while fiddling with the settings to finally make it work.
Part of the secret is using the right kind of spiral and star. Make the star very small. Spiral shouldn't be too complicated.
Spiral: Set Stroke to "no paint"
Star: Set Fill to "unset paint" (click "?" Fill Menu)
Edit, Clones, Create Tile Clones
2 Rows, 20 Columns
-100% Shift on:
Per row/Shift Y
Per column/Shift X
Per column Scale X and Y both at 30%
30 deg per row
60 deg per col
Initial Color: ff2727ff (bright red)
H: 10% per row, 10% per col
In Inkscape see Help, Tutorials, Tips and Tricks, Radial placement with Tile Clones.
Online Manual Tiling Tricks
I haven't figured out the spread out spiral tiling yet (above link).
If/when I do, I'll post it.
(UPDATE See 14 Feb 2011 post here.)
Note: Noticed later that if I click twice on a spiral or any object with the Select Tool so it's in rotation mode, there is a crosshair. I think the crosshair indicates the "center of bounding box" that the online manual talks about.