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    Default Planet Waffle

    Not that I consider this worthy of hanging in a gallery of any kind, but just to try and reignite some of the interest/passion about Xara that used to exist here on TG before the Magix involvement. Xara has been my weapon of choice for forever. As long as I have the Xara .exe file on several hard drives, it will continue to be so.

    Xara may well be on its last legs as far as I can see, but the basic drawing program is still a joy to use. I do not profess to have much in the way of talent, but generally speaking, if I can imagine something in my head, I can generally recreate it using Xara, no matter which iteration of the program I choose.

    I am aware that CorelDraw, Illustrator and Affinity are out there and I use each of them from time to time, but good old Xara is always my starting point.

    I generally start with a simple shape on the page and take it from there. Just using a simple circle and some other simple idea, I can embellish my idea using whatever takes my fancy at the time, in this instance, the Mould Tool. 20 minutes or so later, the idea is fleshed out and ready to put aside in a folder for future use.

    The great thing is that it is fun to use, never mind the external noise about pricing structures or what might be new in the latest release. I haven't felt the need to upgrade for a very long time now, there doesn't seem to be any desire on MagiXara's part to refresh the vector tools, so I don't feel obliged to part with any cash until that changes, if it ever does... Anyway, I give you Planet Waffle.
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    Smile Re: Planet Waffle

    Had to have a go.

    Nothing like, but at least my use of Xara features helped me get there in 15 minutes:

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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    Xara is so perfect for stuff like this (and just about everything else)
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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    excellent Bob - carry on waffing - it's good for you

    for some reason I get the urge to animate it, but as xara does not have a timeline, or easing, or morph/deformation tools, I'd be using something else to make it 'bounce' - ah what might have been....

    [edit - to avoid confusion, gonna have to qualify that and say animation morph/deformation tools -
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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    Very cool looking waffle thingies.

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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    excellent Bob - carry on waffing - it's good for you

    for some reason I get the urge to animate it, but as xara does not have a timeline, or easing, or morph/deformation tools, I'd be using something else to make it 'bounce' - ah what might have been....

    [edit - to avoid confusion, gonna have to qualify that and say animation morph/deformation tools -
    A rough and ready mash-up: http://acorn.xara.hosting/Globe/.

    I agree, Xara needs to get more into animation.

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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    That's fantastic, Bob.
    And I totally agree with all your comments.

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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    [QUOTE=iamtheblues;619428

    I am aware that CorelDraw, Illustrator and Affinity are out there and I use each of them from time to time, but good old Xara is always my starting point. Not to mention that Xara loads so fast while the others take a long time to load in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    A rough and ready mash-up: http://acorn.xara.hosting/Globe/.

    I agree, Xara needs to get more into animation.

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    I did not realize that I had to put the cursor on the globe then the animation started. Pretty cool.

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    Default Re: Planet Waffle

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Xara is so perfect for stuff like this (and just about everything else)
    The swirl effect gave me an idea for a cover picture but I can't replicate it neatly, how did you do it?

    Be warned this may lead into another question about the effects tools I've started to fiddle with.

 

 

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