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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    What? you rather use a Scatter Brush! A technology that Xara has had in place for over 10 years. One that produces Lines that can deliver randomly colours and be scaled? One that fits to curves? One...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Excellent Rik.

    All you have to do is learn how to turn corners!

    Acorn
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Contributors and readers - the Big Reveal.



    Use the SmartShape End position controls to display a single blue-white blob with the blue bar.
    Ctrl+Left-Click the blob.
    You can now colour it,...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Jonopen, I'm glad you're flummoxed at the moment.

    Before I disclose how I used the Font Awesome Male, the Hint is it was not added as a text glyph.

    Your frieze is pretty awesome.
    Being a...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Well done Rik, you're now cooking.

    My riff on yours is a lift of part of the screenshot you took:

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    Acorn
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Spot on Jonopen.

    I riffed you design a little:

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    Can you see the cheat I used to make the bottom row?

    Acorn
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Rik, you are 85% there.

    Before I do the big reveal, you are aware that when you change one blob's colour, then the End position control simply clones that blob.
    For the image you have here, you...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    handrawn, this is why I raised the Challenge: to raise Xara's game and make others aware of the poor provision Xara is offering.

    I would be hard pressed to use this Timeline construct as "gloried...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    @Rik, thank you. You have started to experiment.

    You might have just dragged and dropped a colour form the Colour Bar.

    Developing on this start, how might you change the colour of just the bar...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    You obviously have not browsed the Online Content Catalogue > Components >Print and Web Components > Timelines.

    Acorn
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Rik, Xara invented things called SmartShapes; Timeline 01 is one such example.

    To see it function you simply double-click on it or select it and then use the QuickShape Tool (Shift+F2) if it isn't...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    John, spot on. The Bitmap Fill was one I left to see if others might find it. Your manipulation description is right too, with enough to intrigue those still trying.

    @Xara - the Violation error is...
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    Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Then open the file and have a play. Double click any of the examples. The SmartShape controls are limited but that's Xara for you.

    I have yet to find a purpose for these, which is why I...
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    Frieze Designing Challenge

    No winners other than the praise of other TGers for this one and no solution either so you are on your own.

    Get set.

    Go!

    Using the Timeline 01 SmartShape, which Imports as three Blobs,...
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