I have a rectangle, shown below, which has a gradient so that the top and bottom edges fade to black. I wish to reshape this this rectangle into a triangle (like the one pictured) so that top and bottom edges of the triangle still fade to black.

To produce the triangle below I converted the rectangle into a path, removed one of the nodes on the left, and then centered the remaining node on the left.

The gradient I am trying to implement, however, should look more like the one below (which I created in Microsoft Word). Notice how the directions of the gradient are in line with the sides of the triangle.

Are there any ways to create a triangle that has the gradient pattern shown above? Thanks all.

**Answer**

As DA01 mentioned the gradient options in Inkscape are somehow limited. If you don’t mind using two objects instead of one here’s a guide:

Create a rectangle with a gradient, transform it to a path and drag two nodes to create a triangle. Hit `F2`

and drag the `Linear gradient end node`

to the tip of the triangle.

Now create a rectangle, cover the upper half of the triangle with it, select the rectangle and afterwards the triangle and cut it with `Path > Difference`

.

Now duplicate and mirror your new triangle.

If you try to join them the gradient will be lost unfortunately.

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