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Changing scale of a saved stroke

Last post 12-29-2011 11:37 PM by Ken H. 2 replies.
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  • 12-29-2011 4:34 PM

    • Ken H
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    Changing scale of a saved stroke

    Anyone know if it is possible to change the scale of a saved stroke. Auto-painter does it randomly, but there does not seem to be anyway to do it manually

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  • 12-29-2011 10:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Changing scale of a saved stroke

    Hi Ken,

    Since each stroke is a specific size and changing the brush size to try to make the stroke bigger only makes the stroke "fatter", the only thing I can think of is to:

    1.  Playback the Stroke once on a Canvas just large enough to contain the Stroke.

    2.  In the Canvas menu, choose Resize and make the stroke as large as you want it.

    3.  Create a New Layer and choose an appropriate brush variant.

    4.  In the Brushes menu, choose Record Stroke and trace the enlarged stroke.

    5.  In the Brushes menu, choose Save Stroke.

    6.  Continue as usual on a large enough Canvas to accommodate the enlarged Strokes.

     

    NOTE:  Not sure if I missed something. It's been years since I played with that feature, but I found that the recorded stroke, when played back, was largely missing. The Stroke I painted was a looping stroke that I named "string" and only the first part of the looping was there when I used the Playback command.

     

    If anyone has a suggestion, please let us know.

    If this idea seems like it should be workable, play around with it Ken and maybe you'll figure out what I did wrong (if anything).

    Another idea is to create a Script then play back the script after first opening a larger, higher Resolution Canvas.

    If you've never done this, hopefully you'll find instructions in Painter 12 Help Topics and/or someone like David Gell will come along and share his magical script-making knowledge.

     

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  • 12-29-2011 11:37 PM In reply to

    • Ken H
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    Re: Changing scale of a saved stroke

    Thanks Jinny. This is a rather complicated stroke that I created with a macro. I am playing with geometric patterns. While your approach might work it would probably be easier to just rescale it in the macro and then re-record it. I'm hoping to find a quicker way. Oddly enough I have found that certain brushes play back the stroke at a smaller scale but I have not been able to identify a setting that controls this.

    While I was searching I did run across a setting in the help file called short stroke that was only supposed the play first part of a stroke. I did not try it but the description sounds kind of like the issue you ran into.

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