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    Does Canvas Draw have a Fractal tool?

  • #2
    What is that? Why do you want a fractal tool?

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    • #3
      Canvas 9 & the short lived, Canvas Architect program had it.
      For instance, if you draw the outline of a pond or lake and convert it to Fractals, depending on the intensity selected, the outline will look like the lake or pond.
      I came across it recently in one of my programs, but haven't figured out which one.

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      • #4
        If I'm understanding you correctly, the Fill of the draw outline takes on the pond image. I accomplish that by selecting the two images, then go to the Object menu, go to Clipping Path, then choose Make. The outline will then become filled with the image. I then go to the Image menu, go to Area and choose Render. In the box that opens I choose the resolution.

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        I've done that when I want the body and headplate of a bass ukulele I'm modifying to look like the wood I'm planning on using.

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        • #5
          Canvas 9 shows an illustration of hand drawer mountain outline, and one that is Fractalized. Now the mountain outline is jagged to look real.

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          • #6
            Can you post those two images so we can see what you mean?

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            • #7
              I scanned page 21.22 of the Canvas 9 manual.
              The illustration is not too good, but you can see that the picture on the right looks more like mountain.
              I have Boxy SVG, Pixelmator, Inkscape and Canvas Draw 5 on my computer, and one of those programs had a Fractalizing tool, but I can't seem to retrace my steps.

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              • #8
                I guess you're saying it converts a vector image into a raster image (paint). Maybe just Render the vector object using low res, like 20. Here's a quick example. I selected the vector images then went to Image menu, then Render...

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                • #9
                  Not really . With great difficulty (my space is limited), I set up the old iMac, and drew the outline of a small lake. I then applied various Wiggle numbers and Density number to Curves to get the different pond outlines.

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                  • #10
                    I checked in my Canvas 9 instruction book and found on page 21.22 the fractalize instructions. The same instructions are here: http://files.acdsystems.com/english/...ng_objects.htm. I certainly can't find anything similar in Canvas Draw. My guess is that there is not much demand for the effect.

                    Tim

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                    • #11
                      An interesting video about the discovery of Fractals.

                       

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