Gradient or Gradiesn't?

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Matt_A
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Gradient or Gradiesn't?

Post by Matt_A » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:39 pm

All the objects in this image have the exact same gradient fill.
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This gradient is vertical so it runs from the tippy top to the very bottom of the object.

The three objects on the right have their "broomstick" handles with a width of zero. So PowerCADD "knows" the object is height = (X), but it only *fills* height = (X minus the broomsticks). (the last object has a pen width of NIL)

So by stretching the broomstick you can precisely adjust control where the gradient falls.

Imagine for some reason you want the windows in a house you have drawn to have the same gradient.
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So fill the windows and apply a gradient..
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hmmm.. that doesn't look like what I want. I want them all to share the same gradient...okfine connect them up
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now to make the connectors disappear....Reshape and move the vertices.
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Now our window fill object looks like this (in reshape mode):
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and I am so happy with the house now...
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So now you can make discontinuous objects share a gradient and you can very precisely control what parts of a gradient are visible, without editing the gradient in the tool (and disrupting the settings)..

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Gradient or Gradiesn't?

Post by Alfred Scott » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:08 pm

Matt,

Have you forgotten about the Gradient Fill tool I created at your request? It deals with all this.

www.seqair.com/WildTools/GradientFill/GradientFill.html

Alfred

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Gradient or Gradiesn't?

Post by Matt_A » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:58 pm

Alfred -- not at all. Sometimes a drawing needs to be created in anticipation of future adjustments.

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