Episode 003

Episode 003 – Globe

by Richard Querin

A quick and dirty globe done in Inkscape. Apologies for the crappy sound quality.

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17 Responses to “Episode 003”

  1. Richard Temme.de» Blogarchiv » Episode 001 - Kugel Says:

    […] über eine “Episode 001 – Kugel” schreibe. Ganz einfach, es geht um den screencast “Episode 003 – Globe” von Richard Querin. Ich habe es mir zur Aufgabe gemacht, die screencasts von heathenx und Richard Querin erstens ins […]

  2. David O'Connor Says:

    One little thing: In the URL for this page it says “episoe” rather than episode.

  3. heathenx Says:


    Fixed. Thank-you. 🙂

  4. paul Says:

    HI, I can\’t get the gradient circle to stay on top, even using raise to top, what am I doing wrong?

  5. paul Says:

    it\’s OK I figured it out

  6. Fuzzone Says:

    Thanks a lot for these tutorials. You make it seem so easy and the results are so stunning and look very sophisticated. Thanks for the effort and I am sure a lot of people who don’t comment are still very appreciative of what you have here.

  7. Martin Scholl Says:

    Hello, and thanks.
    I’m still a newbie, hopefully my mistake is obvious and fixable: I’ve found that when I try to apply a gradient, the gradient handles just stay where they are rather than “stick” to the object. When I move the object around, the gradient applies the effect from the old position, changing the effect.

    I’ve found the same thing happens when applying patterns . . .if I move the object, the pattern moves as well, sometimes revealing a tile-line.

    Ever had this happen?

  8. heathenx Says:


    In your upper toolbar all of the way the right you have an “Affect” section with four buttons. Two of them control gradients and patterns when moving objects. You may have those two unpressed.

  9. Martin Scholl Says:

    Problem solved. Thanks, that was driving me crazy!

  10. oscar recio Says:

    heathenx por que nos has avandonado

    because we have abandoned heathenx

  11. Dan H Says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to see the rest of the tutorials. Thanks so much!

  12. Ken Fallon Says:

    I took the liberty of creating screen shots https://picasaweb.google.com/112013475634398538426/Episode003

    The svg can be found here http://kenfallon.com/files/ep003.svg

  13. Ann Says:

    I have the same problem as Paul had, but I have no clue what have I done wrong and how to correct it. When I align the spheres the filled one overlaps the other and no shade is visible. Can you help me with advice?

  14. heathenx Says:

    In Richard’s screencast he draws the first solid red circle first and then duplicates it and adds a gradient to the second circle. If you have done this in that order then your duplicated copy should be automatically on top of the original. However, if it is not then select the duplicated copy and press Ctrl+Shift+Home to raise the object to the very top (of the layer order).

    Sometimes a gradient can be so subtle and it appears like the original is on top when it’s not. You can temporarily change the color of the duplicated copy to another color like blue, for instance, so you can verify the layer order. Change it back when done.

  15. kunyu Says:


    The object that I have created doesn’t have any color. Do you know why? A bug?

  16. heathenx Says:

    Perhaps Inkscape has remembered the last thing that you had drawn was transparent. After you draw an object, leave it selected and assign it a color by clicking on one of the swatches at the bottom of your window or by pressing Shift+Ctrl+F. My guess, anyway.

  17. Rafael Says:

    Thank you!