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Clock face with color
#1
I need help, I want to make a clock face (for watch) with the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 with color and other black color, but I do not know how to start with it.
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#2
(05-01-2020, 05:45 PM)hendrikbez Wrote: I need help, I want to make a clock face (for watch) with the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 with color and other black color, but I do not know how to start with it.
The quick answer is use individual characters 1 to 12 Each can have an individual colour. These can be rotated if required. I would advise going that way.

   

There is another way, a bit more advanced, putting number text along a path. That generates another path of the numbers. Put that to a selection and paint in the selections as required. The text font really needs to be a mono-spaced and the circle size has to be calculated from the length of the text. Really for when you get more experience.
I will attach the xcf.gz file, opens straight up in Gimp, have a look at the layers and paths as an example. The font is freemono bold. Not sure if that comes with Windows.


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#3
No need for monospace, using ofn-path-to-shape to generate segments and ofn-text-along-path ("Multi" mode) to put the numbers on them:

   

PS: And come to think of it, in most fonts all the digits have the same width anyway. But of course if you use roman numerals this is no longer true:

   
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#4
Hi Ofnuts,
Were the segments in the previous image generated by ofn-path-to-shape?

How do I rotate the segments to move from the red position to the black position using the ofn-path-to-shape?
   
Merci.
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#5
I do not know what the authorized method is Wink There are various ways of making a polygon with Ofnuts shape plugin. However:
You can make a regular polygon from a radius , start point and paths (any length / direction) for the number of sides. Start with 15 deg or vertical and rotate later.
Shapes -> On Strokes -> Polygon -> Polygon from circumradius https://i.imgur.com/G0c3XKt.jpg
Then shrink the sides down
Shapes -> On segments -> Modify segments. Keep the start and finish symmetrical https://i.imgur.com/kVt8cqQ.jpg
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(08-17-2020, 12:53 PM)Krikor Wrote: Hi Ofnuts,
Were the segments in the previous image generated by ofn-path-to-shape?

How do I rotate the segments to move from the red position to the black position using the ofn-path-to-shape?

Merci.

Shapes>On segments>Transform segments>Rotate segments.

Or you do as Rich, generate a polygon instead of spokes. Since you center the numbers, you don't even need to shrink the sides.
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#7
(08-17-2020, 02:11 PM)rich2005 Wrote: I do not know what the authorized method is Wink There are various ways of making a polygon with Ofnuts shape plugin. However:
You can make a regular polygon from a radius , start point and paths (any length / direction) for the number of sides. Start with 15 deg or vertical and rotate later.  
Shapes -> On Strokes -> Polygon -> Polygon from circumradius   https://i.imgur.com/G0c3XKt.jpg
Then shrink the sides down
Shapes -> On segments -> Modify segments. Keep the start and finish symmetrical https://i.imgur.com/kVt8cqQ.jpg

(08-17-2020, 02:54 PM)Ofnuts Wrote:
(08-17-2020, 12:53 PM)Krikor Wrote: Hi Ofnuts,
Were the segments in the previous image generated by ofn-path-to-shape?

How do I rotate the segments to move from the red position to the black position using the ofn-path-to-shape?

Merci.

Shapes>On segments>Transform segments>Rotate segments.

Or you do as Rich, generate a polygon instead of spokes. Since you center the numbers, you don't even need to shrink the sides.

That looks like magic! Never would I intuitively find that way. Thank you very much Rich2005, you are a genius!

Hmm, I don't have any "Transform segments" options in my plugin. It must be out of date. I'll download the latest version and check it out!
Thx Ofnuts!


I updated the plugin, but still doesn't have the 'Transform segments' option between the menus.  Huh

   
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#8
Hmm. Right. This is in my development version. I really need o find the time and incentive to publish it Wink
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#9
(08-17-2020, 08:58 PM)Ofnuts Wrote: Hmm. Right. This is in my development version. I really need o find the time and incentive to publish it Wink

    !!!PUBLISH IT !!!  Big Grin         

The community will wait for this publication! Thx Ofnuts! Rolleyes Wink
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#10
Is this plugin available for Mac?  

I searched for ofn-path-to-shape but only found a file which ended .py, and the scripts in my folder all end .scm. I did drop this into my scripts folder on the off-chance but doesn't appear to show anywhere.

Newbie stupidity?

thanks

Barry
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