I would like to know whether it is possible to create a circular gradient or alternative one which follows a given path in Inkscape.
This is the effect I would like to create:
To generate this image I created lots of small wedges and manually set each individual wedge’s alpha value.
This question was answered for Adobe Illustrator in How to apply a gradient effect for a particular circular path? and for Gimp in Create a clockwise gradient in GIMP, however I was unable to find an answer for Inkscape.
In the Inkscape devel version, there’s a conical gradient available (Mesh gradient tool).
You can find it (precompiled) for Ubuntu in the ppa, and for Windows, there are occasional 32bit builds:
(can’t add more links, else I’d have linked directly. Scroll down to “Development versions”)
Edit: I just got the info that it does not currently work with 32bit devel versions for Windows, because it requires a newer version of the cairo library. The Ubuntu ppa version works well, though.