Re: [artworks] Joining shapes

  • From: Richard Ashbery <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ArtWorks Mail list <artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 16:41:05 +0100

In article <18b344ac4f.martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Martin Wuerthner
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <4fac3da5aariscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Richard Ashbery
>           <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > "Join shapes" will certainly join two objects leaving a
> > transparent hole in the middle of the new shape. I sometimes need
> > to join say a filled rectangle and a circle to give a rounded
> > shape (a rectangle with a convex end). I can do this using the
> > path editing tools but is there a quicker and better way.

> Yes, using a "magic" sequence of operations you can unify shapes
> (obtain a single shape that covers the union of the areas of one or
> more shapes) and subtract shapes (obtain a shape that covers the
> area of one shape minus the area covered by another partially
> overlapping shape). See the Intersect tutorial for details. You
> can find it on your ArtWorks 2 CD.

Brain not in gear - yes sorry Martin of course - early senility taking
place here - having just spoken about this the other day - I feel
really embarrassed. Sorry to waste your time.



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