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August 30, 2019, 08:19:28 AM
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bobdraw

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Hi everybody, I haven't been on here for quite some time, I have a question answered if you could please,
How do you do a 3D layered pattern like "Alex Fox" does in Inkscape?
I find I can do it with a square, a circle, and a triangle...But I can't do it with let's say a shape of a Rabbit that I have scaned into Inkscape or any other shape, Also can't do it with letters either!
So if one of you great people here could Help Me I would be so greatful  :beg: :wink1:
Thanking you,
Bob  :wink1:   
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August 30, 2019, 02:16:16 PM
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Hi. Can you show an image of what you want to achieve?

August 31, 2019, 08:53:34 AM
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Hello Lazur, Here is an image of what I am trying to achieve, I want to be able to make up a pattern like what Alex Fox makes, Where it's an object or several objects...Let's say shape of a Rabbit or letters, star and a clone and reduce the size precisely smaller and smaller, So you can build up layers, Stick the finished patterns on wood and cut them out! If you see what I mean,
Bob.
P.S. How do I add a Image??? 
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September 01, 2019, 03:25:06 AM
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Hi Bob,
I have a message on the main forum page, that this forum is closed for new support questions, since the new forum opened on the Inkscape website (a month ago).  But I only recently learned that everyone can't see it, which is probably what happened for you.  Me and maybe Lazur can help you here, but there are a lot more people in the new forum.  https://inkscape.org/forums/

You can attach an image here by using the Reply button (not Quick Reply).  Under the message box, click on Attachments.  Or you could upload it anywhere you like, and just give us the link. Or if the image you want to show is on the internet somewhere, you could just give us a link to it.  I'm not familiar with Alex Fox....I don't think.

But I think I understand what you're talking about.   There is someone on the new forum, who is doing this same type of project.  I can't think of their name....or what they call that type of woodworking, but it has a name.  I'll try to find it later

If you are building up the same object, with smaller and smaller pieces, probably path offsets would work.  Path menu > Inset or Outset, etc.

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Nevermind.  I found your other message with the images.
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September 01, 2019, 10:46:55 AM
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Hello Brynn, Thank you for the heads up about the new forum, I haven't been on here for some time!
I think this Alex Fox might have been using another program to do his patterns but I thought I
should be able to do them in Inkscape,
Bob  :wink1:
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September 01, 2019, 04:42:52 PM
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Yes, I think so too.  Probably not using what Inkscape calls "patterns", but still could be done.
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