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miggols99
February 21st, 2008, 12:28 AM
I've been fiddling around with Inkscape and managed to make a person waving saying "I did it!". I'll probably use it for my website somewhere, but I want some comments first. :)

DoctorMO
February 21st, 2008, 01:01 AM
It's nice, perhaps you should create a deviant art account and join the rest of us inkscapoligists there.

Mateo
February 21st, 2008, 01:04 AM
i think that's pretty fantastic. i love the idea of vector graphics but i don't really get it.

some_random_noob
February 21st, 2008, 01:56 AM
That's pretty good - not that I know anything about Inkscape. Wouldn't you use GIMP to draw a picture like that? What's the idea of Inkscape... I've never used it :confused:

It sounds interesting.

Mateo
February 21st, 2008, 03:34 AM
Inkscape draws using vector graphics. I'm probably not the best person to explain this, but my basic understanding is that normal pictures (jpegs, pngs, etc) draw based on picture. Each dot respresents a specific color. Vector graphics is based on mathematical equations. You can open a svg file in a text editor if you want. The advantages of SVG is that the file sizes are smaller and that they are 100% scalable without any loss of quality. The disadvantages is that it's harder (or so i've heard) and that there is less detail (usually).

Istonian
February 21st, 2008, 03:57 AM
Since were talking about inkscape and first times at it, what do you think of mine?

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/8918/logoofifi9.png

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/6313/drawingcopytp5.png

FuturePilot
February 21st, 2008, 04:35 AM
Might as well jump in on the first time Inkscape fun :popcorn:

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7812/informationiconqd7.png

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7591/informationbh0.png

blackbinary
February 21st, 2008, 04:45 AM
I figured I'd add the proper definition of pixel-based and vector-based programs. Personally I use illustrator (adobe) for vector-based drawings, even works on linux (wine of course!).

Pixel programs like the gimp or photoshop use squares, or pixels of colour to make up an image. if you shrink this image, it uses less squares to make the image. so now if you took this shrunk image and stretched it back to its original size, it'd look very blury because its trying to expand from the limited number of squares the shrunken image had.

Vectors on the other hand are based off mathematical equations, esentially lines. This means at 5x the orignal size, or .2x, its all the same.

That said, theres alot of + and -s to each.

DoctorMO
February 21st, 2008, 06:09 PM
What everyone is calling pixel or "normal" images are really called raster images.

Vector images are built up from positions and instructions for how and where to draw lines, fill shapes, shade and do other things.

Although I use inkscape instead of Adobe Illustrator because inkscape has better svg support.

Borbus
February 21st, 2008, 06:21 PM
I've never really tried to draw pictures with Inkscape. I've always wanted to, though. I use it for drawing diagrams like this: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:CNO_Cycle.svg

some_random_noob
February 24th, 2008, 03:51 AM
I just downloaded Inkscape... it looks really cool. I remember when I thought that GIMP was as good as graphics gets :lol:

I'm going to read some Inkscape tutorials tomorrow and eventually do some icons/desktop backgrounds. Too bad that I have an extra shift at work tonight :(

Ultra Magnus
February 24th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Wow - Just thought i'd try inkscape out - I've always been rubbish at these computer graphicy/drawing things but this is pretty cool! - Nice picture by the way

miggols99
February 24th, 2008, 10:09 AM
Thanks for the comments guys! I'm going to put it onto my website Archux when I finish my new layout that doesn't kill your eyes :)

I never thought that I was so good! I've never been that great in computer graphics..all I've ever done is a few pictures for my website.

ImpressMe
March 2nd, 2008, 04:57 AM
I've been fiddling around with Inkscape and managed to make a person waving saying "I did it!". I'll probably use it for my website somewhere, but I want some comments first. :)

Your drawing looks like many, many Linux apps.

klange
March 2nd, 2008, 05:38 AM
Hmm, a thread about Inkscape creations?
I shall (http://random.ogunderground.com/naruto.svg) partake (http://random.ogunderground.com/sakura.svg) in (http://random.ogunderground.com/sasuke.svg) the (http://random.ogunderground.com/kakashi.svg) festivities (http://random.ogunderground.com/kiba.svg).

amingv
March 2nd, 2008, 08:04 AM
Hmm, a thread about Inkscape creations?
I shall (http://random.ogunderground.com/naruto.svg) partake (http://random.ogunderground.com/sakura.svg) in (http://random.ogunderground.com/sasuke.svg) the (http://random.ogunderground.com/kakashi.svg) festivities (http://random.ogunderground.com/kiba.svg).

As a Naruto fan I must say those look pretty good!

Inkscape has always had my respect. In fact, I had it Installed on Windows before I switched, and in Linux afterwards (though I never used it in either case). Hopefully I'll learn to use it when I can finagle some time.

A sharingan or chidori containing picture must look pretty cool.

Vitamin-Carrot
March 2nd, 2008, 08:13 AM
vector means it you can increase/decrease image size with no loss doesnt it?

amingv
March 2nd, 2008, 08:37 AM
vector means it you can increase/decrease image size with no loss doesnt it?

Yes, amongst other things (e.g. Every object/layer you draw it's an item by itself, that makes pictures very flexible).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics

klange
March 2nd, 2008, 04:21 PM
Vector graphics define shapes by vectors (points), as well as other fancy things (SVG has built-in capabilities for things like circles, boxes, text, etc.) instead of pixels. While definitely less than ideal for pictures, most web graphics and other computer things are made to be smooth and have defined tones or gradients. With things like this, SVGs are great. You know those icons in /usr/share/icons/[theme]/scalable? They're all SVGs. Wikipedia has tons of SVGS as they request that any appropriate image be uploaded as an SVG (that's where I got my UN flags wallpapers)
It's also one of the best implementations of XML I have ever witnessed.


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd">

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
width="467" height="462">
<rect x="80" y="60" width="250" height="250" rx="20"
style="fill:#ff0000; stroke:#000000; stroke-width:2px;" />

<rect x="140" y="120" width="250" height="250" rx="40"
style="fill:#0000ff; stroke:#000000; stroke-width:2px;
fill-opacity:0.7;" />
</svg>

(Sample from Wikipedia with some boxes)

And while we're on the topic, I have a comical one (http://random.ogunderground.com/multilayered.svg). (Despite what it says on it, it's SFW)

Samhain13
March 2nd, 2008, 04:24 PM
OP: good first try. Way better that my first try. :)