[IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 15, Issue 114
nicestep at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 22:02:34 EDT 2009
The problem with books on a shelf is that Aleksey is already using
that image for his Library Activity and I think it is more fitting for
that because he is creating a sort of electronic bookshelf, whereas
I'm creating a card catalog.
I found that when I tried to use my icon with the &fill_style variable
in Sugar it displays with no fill whatsoever, so you just see a jumble
of lines instead of an image. I fixed that by replacing the
&fill_style with the color white instead. It doesn't change colors
the same way other icons do, but it's tolerable. So the animation
you're seeing might be related to that, because without the fill color
it's like a wire frame drawing.
As for the prominent vertical line, I think I'm stuck with it.
Inkscape does two point perspective just like I learned in drafting
class so long ago. I don't think I can tilt the line. Even if I
could, I'm reasonably happy with the drawing, just unhappy with *what*
I'm drawing. I'm really looking for a better symbol. Maybe a book
with speed lines, like it's being thrown.
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 6:04 PM, Frederick Grose<fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting.. The .svg file opened in Ubuntu9.04 and showed a box being
> constructed from the base up. I thought that was intentional, not an
> artifact in the file. (It implied the building of the file drawer and
> filling it with content--once I figured out what the object was.) So
> without the animation, it is a lot simpler.
> Books on a shelf would be even simpler and might be rendered in the bolder
> Sugar strokes.
> Perspective with an unshaded line drawing is tricky. You might try raising
> the point of view enough so that the eye level is more naturally above the
> front, right, drawer edge. The prominent perfectly vertical line is
> overpowering the rest of the image (and may be a distortion from the rest of
> the content). Tipping that corner down will remove the perfect vertical
> line, change the ratio of the two front draw edges, and should help in
> But I would prefer the books on a shelf as perhaps a more common object
> token for your project.
> Thanks for the correction, and best wishes! --Fred
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