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Hi and congratulations for this amazing project!
Concerning this tutorial, do you know how to achieve the same results using the latest version of inkscape? I know that the behaviour of the program has changed and now converting text to path outputs a group of paths rather than a unique path. The results is that I can’t obtain the same results you are showing on the video. Any clues?
Keep up the wonderful work 😉
I have been following your videos for about a month or so and do use inkscape o.47 and really impressed, but on this video I am unable to get interpolation of text even after typing text, object to path, combine…The interpolation doesn’t seem to work on texts, please clarify.
I’m using 0.48 now but I think it’s the same as 0.47 in regard to interpolation. Anyway, the behavior of text changed in 0.47. You now have to make text, convert it to a path and combine it to make it all one shape. Give that a try and it should work.
First and foremost let me thank you for going through to make another quick tutorial.
I did upload 0.48 release followed your instructions as per your sreencast, still Text Interpolation not working for some reason, but does work for various other shapes.
Thank you very kindly.
I have the same problem of Rajiv with the Text Interpolation………I think I have solved:
try with this metod:
make text, convert it to a path, combine, duplicate, select the 2 texts and ungroup, than try with the Text Interpolation.
I have no idea for the reason, but its work.
Than heathenx Richard for your tuts
And I’ve followed the screencast meant for Rajiv to the proverbial letter, but I don’t get the images in between the two words. I’m stumped, to be honest.
For my sanity, what I do:
1. write a word, select the arrow for the word
2. select Object to Path (SHIFT-CTRL-C)
3. select combine (CTRL-K)
4. duplicate word (CTRL-D)
5. move word over and rotate it 90 degrees
6. select both words (SHIFT-Left click)
7. extensions > Generate from path > Interpolate…
8. interpolate settings
Interpolation steps 5
Interpolation method 1
Duplicate endpaths checked
Interpolate style unchecked
9. hit apply
and no dice :'(
Please make me feel stupid and help me with this by pointing out my glaring error.
Sorry for the late reply. I disappear on the weekends.
Yup! You have followed the screencast very carefully. However, a lot has changed under the hood between v0.45 and v0.48 (even though things appear the same). In order to do this sort of interpolation you’ll have to select your text objects with the node tool instead of the selector tool after you have made them paths. Once that is done the interpolation should work as expected.
If it makes you feel better, I get a little frustrated with the changes too.
Thanks for the reply, that does indeed sort some effect.
I have some strange things happen every now and then when my duplicate word (after step 4) gets selected with the original word, preventing me from rotating it.
Inkscape has some brilliant features but it’s not very tolerant in how it needs things to be.
In 0.48, how do I export to SWF? The only plugin I could find was for Linux, and I use winblows on my work machine.
P.S. yes, I feel much better, but does it change anything? Probably not, which makes me feel worse again 😉
I’ll rarely ever make an Inkscape screencast that is specific to any one OS. After all, I use both Linux and Windows. If you finish watching the screencast you will see that I used a utility called “png2swf”. It’s part of a larger package called swftools (http://www.swftools.org/download.html). After you install swftools then you’ll notice that png2swf will be present. This package works the same on Linux as it does on Windows. It basically takes all of your exported png files and rolls them up into one swf file. In the screencast I copied png2swf.exe to the same directory where my png’s were stored and then ran the command from there in a terminal. Easy peasy.
I did notice that, thanks.
However several comments were made that the functionality is part of Inkscape, when in fact it was not as far as I could see.
No worries, I’m no stranger to the command line, I’ll make it work.
copy png2swf.exe to your system32 folder, that way it will work in any terminal.
(note: can confuse viewers of your screencast 😉 )