Is it possible to add some (controllable amount of) noise to a path with Inkscape? When creating a fictional map, I would like to add rivers with the bezier tool, drawing the general shape, and then add some noise to make it look more realistic.
I have had a look at the different filters and effects, and no one seems appropriate (but I might have overlooked the right one).
In case you still need to know or someone else needs to know. There is a tool in
Extensions > Modify Path > Fractalize. It can make a map in 5 minutes(ish)
- Create your ground formation
- Select all the land masses and go to
Extensions > Modify Path > Add Nodes(not too many, they will help keep the the land formation) I just used it to make the nodes about the same distance apart so that one side is not a higher resolution.
With the land masses selected, go to
Extensions > Modify Path > Fractalize.
I would recommend using layers for map details like rivers, rocks and trees. Go to
Layers > Layersor Ctrl+Shift+L.
In the right side of the screen the layers should popup, add one, and use it.
Draw the bodies of water
Then Add Nodes and Fractal a little.
Then adjust the rivers to make sure they line up, and Fractal again.
Add some color and some details and you got it!