Re: Stretching grouped objects
- From: "Michael Ross" <michael e ross gmail com>
- To: "discussions about usage and development of dia" <dia-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Stretching grouped objects
- Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 13:40:31 -0500
You will need to read the spec on SVG to get deep into how the graphic entities are created and how they behave. I can assure you that if stretching grouped objects was easy then one of our esteemed programmers would have done so. But I am sure they will welcome any help. Not being a programmer I thought I might try to write documentation on shape creation, but I couldn't wade through that spec to get the necessary background.
On Jan 9, 2008 10:48 AM, Todd Marshall <timza1221 gmail com
It Should be easy to implement as all it means is applying the same
change of position and stretch to more than 1 object
so since you can do it to 1 object, you should be easily able to do
the exact same thing to >1 object.
If I had time I'd do it myself but I'm a win32 programmer now.
Need a manual for how to translate being a developer from win32 to
open source / sourceForge or however it's done for dia!
On Jan 9, 2008 10:06 AM, Michael Ross <michael e ross gmail com
> I would export an in image of the objects into Inkscape or GIMP for
> stretching and then bring that image back into Dia. It isn't a shape with
> connection ponts but it would serve as a work around.
> But I am not aware that you can stretch a group in Dia. You have to keep in
> ming that Dia is a diagramming software, not an image manipulation software.
> I just a few minutes ago wanted to combine two previously existing Dia grams
> and one was scaled a little smaller than I liked. I was wishing for a
> scaling function then, but it isn't in the version I prefer v0.95-pre7
> I don't think it is possible to do what you want. Even in Inkscape the
> vector capabilities only let you work on canned shapes like rectangles and
> elipse/circles, lines and arcs - not on groups of these together. GIMP has
> some interesting transformation capabilities. I sometimes transform
> misshapen scans which is sort of what you are describing.
> On Jan 9, 2008 9:22 AM, Todd Marshall <timza1221 gmail com
> > Hello!
> > How do I stretch a grouped set of objects. (very simple, a group of
> > Thanks!
> > Todd.
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