Graphic effects - Feather Edges of Rects

Howard Bornstein bornstein at
Thu Feb 4 14:28:03 EST 2016


I don't quite follow this. I made an oval graphic, set up a radial gradient
with both colors set to white and made the fill color clear (is this what
you mean by the inner color?—nothing shows at all if you set the opaque to
false). I got a radial gradient that covered the image, but I'm not sure
how you make that a mask that feathers the image. What blending ink did you
use? Are you using any graphic effects? What am I not understanding here?

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 11:03 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at> wrote:

> I'm guessing you guys want the final result to be rectangular and not
> oval-shaped.  That's too bad because you could use a radial gradient using
> a single color (i.e. white to white) in a graphic with the inner color set
> to 100% transparent -- this makes a near-perfect mask but only in oval
> shape.
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> On 2/3/16, 9:50 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Howard Bornstein"
> <use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
> bornstein at> wrote:
> >>You can achieve a feather effect using multiple objects stacked on top of
> >>each other, but then you have to ask is that worth doing.  If you have to
> >>do anything with the set of objects, such as move it around or scale it,
> >>then the effect is probably too much trouble, especially on mobile.
> >>
> >
> >This is how we did it‹using multiple graphic objects stacked. However, I
> >used a gradient for each edge and used Outer Glow. I think it would be a
> >lot of work to script this for general work but Brahmanathaswami seems to
> >think it will be worthwhile to try it. I'm interested to see what he comes
> >up with.
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