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Looking for svg editor

category: gfx [glöplog]
Yeah like the title says, I'm looking for a vector graphics editor (svg or any format really) that

(a) supports a pressure sensitive tablet (Wacom, etc), and
(b) does not follow a "page" metaphor and is intended for making on-screen graphics rather than printing

Note that (b) rules out Inkscape, Illustrator, CorelDraw, etc.

Something like a vector version of Krita would be awesome. :)

So! Now that I've narrowed it down to virtually nothing, suggestions?
added on the 2016-01-28 06:17:13 by jmph jmph
You have a wrong approach. Technology is not serving human beings, quite the opposite. Take traditional pen and paper, that's all you need. :)
added on the 2016-01-28 06:34:52 by Vousti Vousti
Why does the page metaphor prevent you from using them?
added on the 2016-01-28 08:40:51 by bloodnok bloodnok
A good question.
added on the 2016-01-28 08:54:50 by Vousti Vousti
Idk about pressure sensitivity... What exactly would that do?

Also, Sketch is an alternative

but i wouldn't say they use a page metaphor. they simply have a canvas that is the exportable region for something like an image. In most editors i imagine (like Inkscape) you can draw wherever you want and export that selection. Also, you can resize the canvas so it's not in the shape of a page
added on the 2016-01-28 09:03:21 by CobaltHex CobaltHex
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added on the 2016-01-28 09:03:35 by Vousti Vousti
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added on the 2016-01-28 09:05:07 by Vousti Vousti
Why does the page metaphor prevent you from using them?

It's annoying. It's like hammering a nail in with a spanner; it works, but the tool was intended for something else.

I'm after something with RGB color space rather than CMYK space, an 'infinite canvas' (draw wherever you want - no "off the page" to deal with) and arbitrary units (not "cm" or "inches") that can be divided up however is needed.

I guess I want 2D Blender with freehand. Surely something like that must exist?

Idk about pressure sensitivity... What exactly would that do?

Pressure sensitivity = press harder on the tablet pen, get different line weight. Just about everything since the '90s supports it.

Sketch looks interesting, have to check it out further ...
added on the 2016-01-28 09:24:21 by jmph jmph
Sounds like you're better off quickly prototyping something out in OpenGL in an hour that is tailored to your needs.
added on the 2016-01-28 09:31:08 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj, tailoring is always better! :)
added on the 2016-01-28 09:33:37 by Vousti Vousti
You could ask paniq what he used for http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=25864 and http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=50131 - they're all SVG.
added on the 2016-01-28 10:00:05 by bloodnok bloodnok
Inkscape, IIRC, but that's also following the "page"-paradigm.
added on the 2016-01-28 10:02:54 by Gargaj Gargaj
Short of writing your own unbounded vector editor (well, bounded to floating point precision), Inkscape/other + some post-processing in something else might be the best way.

I'd like to see a vector editor built using an arbitrary-precision math library. Then you could deep-zoom until you ran out of memory.
added on the 2016-01-28 10:08:24 by bloodnok bloodnok
What´s the problem with the page paradigm? Just set up a huge sheet and shrink it once you´re finished.
Or if you reach the border just select all objects and relocate them t a more appropriate area.

Not that different from pixel graphics - in fact, pixel editors often do not allow to draw bexond borders while vector editors normally do.(might be invisible, but gets visible again when moved into the drawing area).

Pressure sensitivity is somewhat awkward with todays vector formats - all vector formats or apis I know so far allow only a constant line width, thus any support of pressure sensitivity ends up in producing variable width lines using areas instead. Rather awkward to edit afterwards.
added on the 2016-01-29 00:43:10 by T$ T$
Inkscape. Dunno if there's a windows port but worth a look.
added on the 2016-01-29 01:14:22 by ringofyre ringofyre
Did you even bother reading the first post?
jmph, when i say what would that do, a vector editor is for making shapes, not drawing
added on the 2016-01-29 06:44:32 by CobaltHex CobaltHex
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added on the 2016-01-29 08:24:57 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
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added on the 2016-01-29 08:47:32 by farfar farfar
CobaltHex: Why stick to idioms someone made up a long time ago? What does a vector inherently do that makes it only suitable for drawing shapes? Why would you restrict yourself to that?
Did you even bother reading the first post?

Humour & pisstaking isn't your strong suite is it?

On a serious note - @jmph, if this is a one off thing - http://www.useragentman.com/blog/2013/04/26/how-to-create-svg-paths-easily-using -the-gimp/
added on the 2016-01-29 14:52:27 by ringofyre ringofyre


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