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Hi Folks, 

 

So heres one for you. Can you bend a shape, in my case a triangle? I have a series of triangle that need to have a slight bend in to give them that more fluid look. possible or not? and if so... how???

 

Cheers folks

Mark

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you can use the polygon tool (in the list with the triangle etc.), choose 3 sides and then adjust the curve (top toolbar)

 

hope that helps!


 

 

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Hi MBd, 

 

I just tried that but that only seems to allow me to bend each side of the triangle shape inwards or outwards. What I need is a normal isometric triangle but then with the top point bent over making the shape look like it has been bent to the right. Sorry it is hard to explain.

 

Mark

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If you make a triangle with the shape tool, convert it to curves and activate the node tool.

 

Click in the shape where you want the bend to start on both sides, Drag in the top node so it bends the way you want,


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Ah I hadn't thought of that... One thing though is it possible to move more than one node at the same time? I have created the triangle and converted it to shapes but by adding two nodes in the middle just distorts the whole shape too muchif you understand what I mean.

 

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If you can provide a screenshot of how you want it to look, i could advise you better, perhaps.

 

You can also select a node and press the backspace key to delete it.

If you want the whole triangle to tilt, just don't add any nodes and drag in the top node.

 

Here's a tutorial about curves and nodes.


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Oh.. and you can do this, then you don't have to convert to curves;

 

 

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If you convert the triangle to curves you can easily drag the sides in or out using the node tool, you don't even have to add an extra node for that.

 

PS:

rui Mac could probably do a nice scripting job on this to give you some different variations over hundred triangles in a matter of minutes :) (if scripting was available yet)


 

 

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If you convert it to curves, you'll se three nodes.

Click on one and drag. You get a blue handle. Drag until you get the shape you want. Repeat on the handles you need to  change.

It's a good exercise in working with nodes. 

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MBd and Madame have good suggestions. If you're looking for tutorials, the "nodes" and "handles" are sometimes called bezier points and bezier handles. Usually, the fewer points you can use to create a shape, the better, so using a triangle as a base is a good foundation for what you want to do.

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