Re: [artworks] 2 ideas

  • From: John Cartmell <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 15:11:56 +0100

On 08 Oct, Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <4f2e8b0509john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> John Cartmell
>           <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > On 08 Oct, Nick K <signwork@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> In message <09FEC34A-6C2B-49CD-8A7A-EFD4B179A245@xxxxxxx> Stuart Murden
> >>           <sgmurden@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> >>> Another tool I've found handy on another mac drawing programme called
> >>> microdraft is the ability to create parallel lines. This works for
> >>> straight lines, circles and bezier curves.
> >>  have wanted this tool on Artworks or anything under Risc OS for...
> >> ages.    but sadly there is not enough demand

> > That (sort of) tool - and many similar - is part of !Apollonius that I
> > used recently to produce some mathematical figures by a strict formula.
> > Apollonius is quite distinctive in its mathematical way of working - but
> > surely any CAD program would offer *some* resources in this area.

> Yes, this is clearly important for CAD work. I have not seen anything in
> RiscCAD to this effect though. ProCAD has a Parallel tool but it is limited
> in what it can do - it produces self-intersecting paths for concave
> segments. So, Nick would not have much joy trying this on text outlines,
> which are almost always concave.

> > I'd also look at Rosemary Miskin's !DrawLots and Joe Taylor's DrawBasic.

> I do not think so. What do you think they can offer in the context of this
> problem?

Mathematically definable shapes. Certainly not all the list.

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