Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Post by TmFkaW5lIF » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 23:38:00


I quite like the way how gradients can be edited in Blend (with the
arrow-shaped gradient direction adorner). It's far easier and quicker to edit
gradients this way. Are there any plans to have the same gradient brush
transform in ED?
 
 
 

Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Post by Anni » Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:03:15

Nadine,

You're the second person to make this request. I installed Blend last night
but to be honest, I don't know how it works (and the Help file is sparse).
Consequently, I don't know how gradients work in Blend. I'll see what I can
find out. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Post by TmFkaW5lIF » Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:35:02

Annie,

you could try the sample "Fabrikam catalog part 2: Control templates". There
the use of gradients is explained in a quite early step.
 
 
 

Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Post by Anni » Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:53:37

Thanks, Nadine. I'll do that.

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Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Post by QW5pa28gRX » Sat, 10 Feb 2007 06:10:00

Hi Nadine,

in ED Beta 1 you have the "Fill Transform" tool available. It is the same
icon as in Blend the "Brush Transform" tool, and works the same way. The only
difference is that when you pick the tool to apply it to an object, you won't
see the arrow-shaped gradient direction adorner. But you can use the
appearing handles of your object just the same way to modify the gradient.

(BTW: The twin sister of "Fill Transform", the "Gradient Transform" tool is
even cooler, per my experience: you click wherever you want one extreme color
of your gradient scale to be placed, then drag in the direction you want your
gradient fade and release it where you intend the other extreme color to be.)

I hope it helped.
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Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Post by TmFkaW5lIF » Sat, 10 Feb 2007 17:31:00

Hi Aniko,

I know this tool - but I think the tool in Blend for adjusting Gradients is
just far more precise than the one in Design. I think the one in Blend is
especially then easier to use when you want to slightly adjust a gradient you
have created. In Design you have to start again to click somewhere and drag,
in Blend you only adjust the existing arrow a little. To me the gradient
tool in Design has no advantage over the one in Blend - at least I can't see
any.
 
 
 

Gradient Brush / Brush Transform in ED vs. Blend

Post by deeb » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 02:02:56

Now, it this were on http://www.yqcomputer.com/ with an easily found
reference ID I'd vote for it for sure.

Once the parameter vectors are in place and user accessible it does
indeed make for finer fine-tuning.

Also, there are other options apart from linear gradient fills.
Circular, elliptical, parameter, conical (in and out), ...

These may bge pleasant additional features but not just limited to
gradient fills.