Draw Tool

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The Draw tool is used to create curves and freeform shapes.  It can be selected from the Canvas toolbox.  If you are unfamiliar with how curves work in Genetica, you may wish to begin by reading Understanding Curves.  If you want to create common shapes such as circles and stars, try the Shape tool.

 

 

 

Workspace: Freehand Mode

 

With the Draw tool active and Freehand mode selected in the ribbon, drag and click in the workspace to create new curves and shapes.

 

 

Drawing 3

Drag in the workspace to create curves.

Drawing 4

To extend a previously created curve, select it in the

tree view to the right of the workspace, position the mouse

over one of the curve's end points, then begin dragging.

Drawing 5

To close a curve, drag to the curve's starting point.

Drawing 6

To refine your drawing, switch to the Edit tool.

 

 

 

Workspace: Tangents Mode

 

With the Draw tool active and Tangents mode selected in the ribbon, drag and click in the workspace to create new curves and shapes.

 

 

Drawing 1

Click in workspace to add straight segments.

Drawing 2

Drag in workspace to add curved segments.

 

Drawing 3

To finish adding segments without closing the curve,

double-click or press Enter.

Drawing 4

To continue adding segments to a previously created curve,

select it in the tree view to the right of the workspace, position

the mouse over one of the curve's end points, then begin

clicking or dragging.

Drawing 5

To close a curve, add a final segment that connects with the

curve's starting point.

Drawing 6

To refine your drawing, switch to the Edit tool.

 

 

 

Draw Section

 

The Draw section of the ribbon contains options modifying the Draw tool's behavior.

 

 

Option

Description

Freehand

With this button active, the Draw tool will be in Freehand mode, as explained here.

Tangents

In this mode, the Draw tool will be in Tangents mode, as described here.

Smoothness

Controls smoothing when the Draw tool is in Freehand mode.  Higher values result in curves that are smoother and less detailed.  This option only appears when Freehand mode is active.

 

 

 

Stroke Section

 

If an open curve is selected in the workspace, a single slider "Width" will appear in the tool's ribbon.  This slider modifies the width of the stroke applied to the selected curve.

 

 

 


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