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    Cool 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, transform it into something more visual while keeping its original functionality.
    I should be able to increase the number of Blobs, release and return back to the number presented and the same frieze pattern would persist.

    Here are my suggestions: Xara Timeline 01 - Frieze Challenge.xar.
    Note: the slow loading of the file into your Xara Desktop application (XDA) is down to the heavy coding Xara has had to use with its SmartShapes. The file is only 120kB.

    You will also get plaudits in describing your approach as a viable workflow.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Sorry for the delay. Challenge new topics are in moderation until... moderated.
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    sorry, I only do animation timelines, I don't even know what these are supposed to do...
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    sorry, I only do animation timelines, I don't even know what these are supposed to do...
    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 challenged a frieze.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    The SmartShape controls are limited but that's Xara for you
    that is an understatement...

    from their title I guess they are for using when you want to delineate a sequence of events graphically

    well each to their own.....
    Last edited by handrawn; 31 March 2020 at 07:38 PM. Reason: fancy words are harder to spel
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Been trying to take this challenge out of moderation but I keep getting no post selected. Anyone have any ideas?
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    its already out larry - gary did it
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    I've never looked at the SMART SHAPES, I don't really understand what they are supposed to achieve.

    and now, having looked at the challenge, I've still got no idea, and have no idea HOW you manipulated them as you did either.
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    My first ever attempt at one of these challenges.

    Does this work?

    Shape contest JCB.xar

    Once in a while I get a Violation warning.

    I moved the Shape end to show 1 circle, then put a fill in the circle and used the Shape tool to modify it to show the thermometer, before making the line transparent.
    Last edited by browj2; 01 April 2020 at 03:29 AM.
    John
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    looks good - perhaps the readings should be going up/down depending which way you are going along the line, which would be one way of using it

    maybe have two lines in sync, one for date and one for the reading or just one line with two variables date and reading; either way you could have one or the other as the one in sequence

    possibilities are not endless with this SS, but could be a useful graphic in the right place
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