I am using Inkscape’s “Pattern Along Path” feature. And I think I am having problem because Inkscape is rotating my pattern 90 degrees from the orientation I would prefer.
I’ve a “path”:
. . . . . .
And a pattern:
And want to get this:
ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
But I keep getting this:
o o o o o o
Is there a way to force the “Pattern Along Path” feature change (rotate) how it draws the pattern onto the path?
This is a snap shot of the image I am working on next to the “Pattern Along Path” dialog:
To place the “O” pattern onto the line on the left, I click on the past icon (clip-board with paper, 3rd from the left under “Pattern source”). If I click on “Pattern is vertical” before applying the “O” pattern, the selected line on the left disappears. If I click on “Pattern is vertical” again, the line is restored. If I click on “Pattern is vertical” again, then click on the past icon, then click on “Pattern is vertical” again, the line is restored but looks just as above (the “O” pattern only 1 wide along the length of the line).
This is Inkscape 0.91 running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In Inkskape there are two different plugins to be used to put a pattern along a path:
- Pattern Along Path Live effect: Path… Path Effects… +… Pattern Along Path, to be applied as a Path Effect:
- Pattern Along Path Extension: Extensions… Generate from Path… Pattern along Path
The plugins are slightly different. In this case I suggest you to use the Extension and select “Pattern is vertical” and “Duplicate the pattern before deformation” option.
Snake deformation type:
Ribbon deformation type: