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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    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
    No! I'm flummoxed how you did that! Have you inserted a Font Awesome symbol as text into each blob?

    Here's another idea from me.

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Spot on Jonopen.

    I riffed you design a little:

    Attachment 126678

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

    Acorn
    Acorn,

    You rounded the corners. I can round the bottom of the arms and legs, but how did you round the shoulders? I can do it but it's not very pretty.

    I see that Rik and Jonopen now have it figured out well beyond what I did.

    Jonopen, you have repurposed the tool. That is really good!
    John
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    Info Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonopen View Post
    No! I'm flummoxed how you did that! Have you inserted a Font Awesome symbol as text into each blob?

    Here's another idea from me.

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    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 purist, I deconstructed it and felt I had to align levels, close gaps and remove the slanted artefacts.
    I hope you don't mind.

    Frieze2 (Reworked).xar

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    Acorn
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    ...Your frieze is pretty awesome.
    Being a purist, I deconstructed it and felt I had to align levels, close gaps and remove the slanted artefacts.
    I hope you don't mind.

    Frieze2 (Reworked).xar

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    Acorn
    Thanks Acorn. I absolutely approve of your reworking of file. I thought twice when posting it thinking I could get away with my shoddy draughtsmanship by calling an 'idea' .

    Meanwhile, I'm still thinking about the conundrum, but running out of ideas. Might have to wait for the solution.
    Jono (Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16.1.1.56358, Renewal due: 04 June 2019)

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    Info Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Contributors and readers - the Big Reveal.


    1. Use the SmartShape End position controls to display a single blue-white blob with the blue bar.
    2. Ctrl+Left-Click the blob.
    3. You can now colour it, fill and line.
    4. You can change the Line width.
    5. You can use meta-keys with the black controls to reshape and resize the blob.
    6. Importantly, you can switch to the Shape Tool (F4) and add to, delete and move around the blob control points.
    7. The Big Reveal:
      1. Create an Shape or use a Symbol or Text Area and fit over the blob, keeping it inside the Fill. This can be your modified Blob.
      2. Ctrl+Left-Click your Shape.
      3. Then Shift+Ctrl+Right-Click the blob.
      4. Pick Combine Shapes > Intersect Shapes.
      5. Ctrl+Left-Click the blob or bar and colour. A No Fill is a valid selection.


    Timeline 01 - The Big Reveal.xar
    The trick is to Join Shapes as separate or Grouped Shapes result in a fail.

    Happy friezing.

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    I thought I'd have a go at a repeating design.

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    And if you position three of them, above each other, you can then get a good pattern going!
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    Here's the .xar file: timeline repeat.xar

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rik View Post
    I thought I'd have a go at a repeating design.

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    And if you position three of them, above each other, you can then get a good pattern going!
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    Here's the .xar file: timeline repeat.xar
    Excellent Rik.

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

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Ah, Got it! Although, on reflection I would probably make a Scatter brush for most things like this - and they can go round corners!

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonopen View Post
    Ah, Got it! Although, on reflection I would probably make a Scatter brush for most things like this - and they can go round corners!

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    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 that can be converted to static vector shapes?

    Surely not, what then would be the point of a SmartShapes Timeline that actually cannot deliver a timeline?

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    over 15 if not 20 years.... lol
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