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needed Calligraphy Brush

PostPosted: 03 Jan 2021, 21:14
by russellsh2
I am looking for a brush that will produce calligraphic patterns. the line produced would be solid or grainy like crayon. the line would also be tapered and the degree of taper could be adjusted. also the curves would have some type of snap to grid. Some form of control that would make the curves exactly circle or spiral. Lastly a toggled function that could be turned on and off with a hotkey that would maintain an angle when drawing in certain directions and the angle could be adjusted. this would cause parallel lines at some specified angle for the letters. with this combination of settings, you could concentrate on just exploring or drawing Calligraphy or scroll work without needing to constantly adjust the angle of the straight lines in the letters to all be the same angle in Calligraphic writing and also not need to be constantly adjust the edges of the drawn lines in scroll work to be perfectly tapered and the curves to be exactly circular or spiral. you could just draw and explore, with no need to go back to adjust. Its been a while but when I first got Black Ink I tried to figure out how to program this type of brush and I believe it's impossible to accomplish without the developers putting in some more specific controls. does anyone have any idea how I could pull this off or if the developers could be reached to add the needed controls?

Re: needed Calligraphy Brush

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2021, 21:26
by bonnie
Do you have a picture as example to show what you are asking.
I'm not sure if I understand. :?:

Is it a tool to draw calligraphic line with curves?
Or is it a pattern generation?
Or is it something else?

Thank you for your precisions

Re: needed Calligraphy Brush

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2021, 02:28
by russellsh2
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It would end up being kinda both. I want it to be a brush but with hotkeys associated with it to control the behaviour mid stroke. If you will notice the one on the left adheres not just to the idea of a spiral but its exact. the spacing between the lines is consistent. the thickness of the lines is tappered. the one on the right is the idea of a spiral, but the curves don't adhere to the exactness of the one on the left. it would be incredibly time consuming to draw the basic idea of what you want then go back and modify the thickness and the curves to adhere to the exactness represented on the left. And Ive tried. I can never seem to get it the right spacing and all. it would be great if the exactness of the thickness to adhere to it being a tapper as well as the shape adhering to a spiral of consistent spacing was done automatically. also with calligraphy certain parts of each letter is straight and at a specific angle matching the angle of the straight sections of the other letters and then the rest of the letter is some what like the previously stated rules of spirals. if you could make all of that automatic and have a switch that is controlled by a hotkey that would switch between the curves and the straight lines, and then another one that switches between circle and spiral, then you could concentrate on the art and not making everything exact. and it would streamline the process of drawing scrollwork and calligraphy, making it faster

Re: needed Calligraphy Brush

PostPosted: 15 Jan 2021, 17:03
by bonnie
Thank you for your explanation.

You have the stroke smoothing shown in this video [0:06]:

But if you want something more complex you can try installing the tool lazy nezumi and see if it does what you want.

Don't hesitate to send me a feedback

Re: needed Calligraphy Brush

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2022, 02:57
by russellsh2
Bonnie, sorry that I haven't checked this in such a long time. thank you for your response. I'm definitely buying that software. That's really amazing stuff. i never knew there was anything out there like that. again thank you