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Inkscape 0.46 already has a flexible plug-in architecture for grids, allowing several grids to be displayed at the same time. While having rect and axonometric or isometric grid at the same time probably doesn't make a lot of sense, here is how we could make the best use of it:
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= Composition guides =
  
'''Composition guides'''
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Inkscape 0.46 provides a flexible architecture for creation of new grids types. While having rectangular and axonometric or isometric grid at the same time probably doesn't make a lot of sense, it would be great using the architecture to create composition guides such as the golden spiral or the diagonal method that will look just fine with either rectangular or isometric grid.
  
There is a fair number of composition rules that in terms of software means displaying various guidelines. This is a list of most often used ones:
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== Types ==
  
= Types =
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_section golden section]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spiral golden spiral] (see digiKam's implementation) with optional display of [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenTriangle.html golden triangles]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds rule of thirds]
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* [http://www.diagonaalmethode.nl/ diagonal method] (harmonious triangles in [http://rawstudio.org Rawstudio]'s terminology looks a lot like its implementation)
  
* golden sections
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== Colors ==
* rule of thirds
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* golden triangles (two versions, see Rawstudio)
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* harmonious triangles (two versions, see Rawstudio)
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* golden spiral (see digiKam)
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* 9 sections
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= Colors =
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Each composition guide needs its own line color to make it stand out a little from other guides
 
Each composition guide needs its own line color to make it stand out a little from other guides
  
= Zoomed in/out display =
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== Zoomed in/out display ==
  
 
Guides should always be displayed with 1px line width and not be displayed at zoom level where lines cannot be distinguished from each other anymore.
 
Guides should always be displayed with 1px line width and not be displayed at zoom level where lines cannot be distinguished from each other anymore.
  
= Access =
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This should be drafted better :)
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== Access ==
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We will probably need the power of Jon Cruz'a natural home baked mini toolbars :) besides the usual way of defining grids via Document Properties dialog,
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== Rotation ==
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It should be possible to rotate composition guides in two cases:
  
We will probably need the power of Jon Cruz'a natural home baked mini toolbars :)
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# Along with canvas rotation (when it's implemented)
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# Along with page formart change (landscape-portrait), optional

Revision as of 12:26, 12 February 2008

Composition guides

Inkscape 0.46 provides a flexible architecture for creation of new grids types. While having rectangular and axonometric or isometric grid at the same time probably doesn't make a lot of sense, it would be great using the architecture to create composition guides such as the golden spiral or the diagonal method that will look just fine with either rectangular or isometric grid.

Types

Colors

Each composition guide needs its own line color to make it stand out a little from other guides

Zoomed in/out display

Guides should always be displayed with 1px line width and not be displayed at zoom level where lines cannot be distinguished from each other anymore.

This should be drafted better :)

Access

We will probably need the power of Jon Cruz'a natural home baked mini toolbars :) besides the usual way of defining grids via Document Properties dialog,

Rotation

It should be possible to rotate composition guides in two cases:

  1. Along with canvas rotation (when it's implemented)
  2. Along with page formart change (landscape-portrait), optional