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=== GUI Parameters === | === GUI Parameters === | ||

[[File:LPE_pts2ellipse_GUI.png]]< | [[File:LPE_pts2ellipse_GUI.png]]<br> | ||

# '''Method:''' select from | # '''Method:''' select from | ||

## '''Auto ellipse:''' if the path contains 2...4 nodes, a circle is created; if the path contains more than 5 nodes, an ellipse is created. Note, that a circle is properly defined with either 2 or 3 points and an ellipse requires at least 5 points. | ## '''Auto ellipse:''' if the path contains 2...4 nodes, a circle is created; if the path contains more than 5 nodes, an ellipse is created. Note, that a circle is properly defined with either 2 or 3 points and an ellipse requires at least 5 points. | ||

## '''Circle only:''' similar to Auto Ellipse, but now a circle is always fitted. Requires a path with at least 2 nodes. | ## '''Circle only:''' similar to Auto Ellipse, but now a circle is always fitted. Requires a path with at least 2 nodes. | ||

## '''Isonometric ellipse:''' uses the first 2 edges to construct an isonometric ellipse. | ## '''Isonometric ellipse:''' uses the first 2 edges to construct an isonometric ellipse. | ||

# '''Arc:''' generates an (open | # '''Arc:''' if checked, generates an (open) elliptic arc. | ||

# '''Other Arc side:''' uses the opposite side for the arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected). | # '''Other Arc side:''' if checked, uses the opposite side for the arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected). | ||

# '''Slice Arc:''' generates a sliced arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected). | # '''Slice Arc:''' if checked, generates a sliced arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected). | ||

# '''Frame (isonometric rectangle):''' generates an isonometric rectangle | # '''Frame (isonometric rectangle):''' if checked, generates an isonometric rectangle – a frame – around the ellipse. | ||

# '''Axes:''' generates the (main) axes of the ellipse. | # '''Axes:''' if checked, generates the (main) axes of the ellipse. | ||

# '''Axes rotation:''' rotates the whole ellipse including the resulting nodes, frame and axes (unit: [deg]). | # '''Axes rotation:''' rotates the whole ellipse including the resulting nodes, frame and axes (unit: [deg]). | ||

# '''Source Path:''' | # '''Source Path:''' if checked, generates the source path. This is useful for modifing the source path and hence the resulting ellipse. |

## Revision as of 17:50, 25 March 2018

This page describes inkscape's Live Path Effects "Ellipse from Points" introduced in inkscape 0.93.

### GUI Parameters

**Method:**select from**Auto ellipse:**if the path contains 2...4 nodes, a circle is created; if the path contains more than 5 nodes, an ellipse is created. Note, that a circle is properly defined with either 2 or 3 points and an ellipse requires at least 5 points.**Circle only:**similar to Auto Ellipse, but now a circle is always fitted. Requires a path with at least 2 nodes.**Isonometric ellipse:**uses the first 2 edges to construct an isonometric ellipse.

**Arc:**if checked, generates an (open) elliptic arc.**Other Arc side:**if checked, uses the opposite side for the arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).**Slice Arc:**if checked, generates a sliced arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).**Frame (isonometric rectangle):**if checked, generates an isonometric rectangle – a frame – around the ellipse.**Axes:**if checked, generates the (main) axes of the ellipse.**Axes rotation:**rotates the whole ellipse including the resulting nodes, frame and axes (unit: [deg]).**Source Path:**if checked, generates the source path. This is useful for modifing the source path and hence the resulting ellipse.