Episode 060 is up. I demonstrate how to achieve a dirty live envelope effect by manipulating the nodes of two combined objects. It works pretty well with text and is supposed to be similar to Xara’s Mold Tool, although not as flexible.
I had been a little lax getting a new screencast out for the last couple of weeks due to studying a YouTube link that Don Waters sent us. Don, Richard, and I tried to figure out what edgarbasto19 was doing in the video but the quality was so terrible that we had a difficult time. I also tried contacting edgarbasto19 but since he’s from Columbia maybe there was a language barrier between us (or something). As far as I know he never did reply to me. Anyway, I think Don came to the rescue in the end. He figured out that magicical last step. Richard added his input as well. In the end I think I captured the best of what we came up with and I think that we simulated the effect correctly.
Are there other ways to do this? Is there a proper way? I tried using the new Live Path Effect in 0.46 to try and make the same thing. I can get close but still cannot achieve the same results. We had a discussion about this on the Inkscape forum (English) last year. Maybe now we can put this to good use. 🙂
Thanks for letting me screencast this guys.