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Tue Apr 14 21:24:21 EDT 2020
Brian Milby wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 5:32 PM Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Back in the day I could easily make a sort of keyhole effect, in
>> which I used one graphic to obscure an image, and a second graphic
>> on top as a mask to define a shape (such as a keyhole) through
>> which I could see a portion of the image.
>> It was done easily enough with inks.
>> Inks that, it seems, we no longer have.
>> So given the subset of inks we're now limited to, has anyone here
>> seen firsthand an example of this in LC v9.x?
> We had a discussion in 2018 about using a hex shaped grc to split up
> an image (started by Richmond). The key line there was:
> set the backPattern of grc "hex" to the ID of img "box"
> Since attachments and stacks were involved, I'm pretty sure it took
> place on the forums. I'm not sure if this will accomplish what you're
> looking for though. I can send a stack off list if you'd like to see
Thanks, but the solution I'm looking for has to use inks.
I'm open to other things, but the mask needs to be a circle so a polygon
is out, and backpattern won't work because of a bug/unsupported use (see
the fine print in the Dictionary about the specific dimension
requirements for backPattern, which turned out to be a problem for us).
So inks it is. If it's possible now that the good inks are gone.
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