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Save from Inkscape to CFDG

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:24 pm
by pakin
I'm pleased to announce an Inkscape extension I just wrote that saves images to a collection of CFDG paths. The extension is uncreatively called Save as CFDG, and you can download it from https://inkscape.org/~pakin/%E2%98%85save-as-cfdg
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The intention is for a user to draw some complex base shape in Inkscape, save the shape to CFDG, then edit the CFDG code to perform the usual sorts of interesting recursive transformations on that base shape. See for example my 2010 Riding Off into a Cubist Sunset, which is based on tesselations of a single, horse-like shape. Save as CFDG would have made that image a lot easier to produce.

Of course, one can also use Save as CFDG to generate maximalist CFDG drawings, such as the attached, but I find that a far less interesting use case.

Enjoy!