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The Style tool is used to specify what visual style or material should be used to render the shapes belonging to a given layer. It can be selected from the Canvas toolbox. This tool is closely associated with the Edit Style Dialog.
Styles turn simple drawings into living objects.
Styles apply to entire layers, not individual shapes. This illustration has two layers,
one for the pins that hold the gears in place and one for the gears themselves.
As noted in the previous illustration, styles apply to entire layers. Styles are the most expensive part of a Canvas illustration in terms of their contribution to render time. The number of styles used in a design should be minimized. This is accomplished by minimizing the number of layers that a design uses. For more information, please refer to Tips for a Speedy Canvas.
The Scale slider "zooms" the style of the currently selected layer to make it more appropriate for shapes of different size.
Certain styles will make use of one of the inputs feeding into the Canvas node. The Input Texture slider dictates which of the node's inputs will be used by the current layer's style. For more information, please refer to the Fill Input Texture style effect type.
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