Width Tool

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{{Title|Width Tool}}
 
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[[Image:Width_icon.png|64px]] <span style="font-size:150%">'''ALT-W'''</span>
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{{l|Image:Width_icon.png|64px}} <span style="font-size:150%">'''ALT-W'''</span>
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==Introductions==
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The Width Tool is designed for increasing or decreasing the width of a line much like you would with a pencil on paper.
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==Usage==
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To change the width on a particular segment of a line, just select the {{l|Outline Layer}} you want, move your mouse over that line, press the left mouse button and move cursor back and forth along the line, like you're scratching something. The width of outline will be increased at the places where you moved the cursor. If you want to decrease the width, just hold {{Shortcut|Ctrl}} while scratching.
  
The width tool was designed for the "tablet" workflow, which has not been fully implemented.
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The Width Tool was primarily designed for the "tablet" workflow, so you will get the best experience by using it with the tablet stylus. It is similar to making line thicker with a pencil or thinner with an eraser (when holding the {{Shortcut|Ctrl}}).
  
It provided a means for increasing or decreasing the width of a line much like you would with a pencil on paper. Since the tablet workflow was largely abandoned at Voria, this tool was not used much after it was implemented.
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  NOTE: The Width Tool is intended to fine-tune line width. If you want to heavily increase/decrease the line width it’s better
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  to use the {{l|Transform Tool}} to directly manipulate the width {{l|Handle|handles}}.
  
It is currently disabled by default.  See [[FAQ#Where_did_the_polygon.2C_draw.2C_sketch.2C_and_width_tools_go.3F|the FAQ]].
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==Options==
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{{WidthToolOptions}}
  
If you would like to increase/decrease the width of a bline, please turn on the width ducks and use the normal tool to directly manipulate the widths.
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==Nota==
 
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If you don't want the {{Literal|Width Handle}}s to be displayed, while using the Width Tool, just turn them off by pressing {{Shortcut|Alt|5}}. You can turn them on again with the same keybinding.
* "Relative Growth" doesn't really work very well unless the "Radius" parameter is set to some huge value (like a million).
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* Ctrl+drag shrinks the width of the bline
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* Radius seems to be the main parameter that affects it
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* For some reason it is real easy to use the width tool when editing about_dialog.sif, much easier than a newly created image
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Try it on blines with lots of segments (draw tool is good to create those), you will see it works on more than just the first vertex. It is a full circular area, other points may distract it though. I'm guessing that the animators at Voria asked darco to make it do the circular area thing.
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Tool width icon.png ALT-W

Introductions

The Width Tool is designed for increasing or decreasing the width of a line much like you would with a pencil on paper.

Usage

To change the width on a particular segment of a line, just select the Outline Layer you want, move your mouse over that line, press the left mouse button and move cursor back and forth along the line, like you're scratching something. The width of outline will be increased at the places where you moved the cursor. If you want to decrease the width, just hold Ctrl while scratching.

The Width Tool was primarily designed for the "tablet" workflow, so you will get the best experience by using it with the tablet stylus. It is similar to making line thicker with a pencil or thinner with an eraser (when holding the Ctrl).

 NOTE: The Width Tool is intended to fine-tune line width. If you want to heavily increase/decrease the line width it’s better
  to use the Transform Tool to directly manipulate the width handles.

Options

WidthToolOptions.png
  • Growth - Defines how much a single mouse move will affect the line width. It must be non-zero for this tool to have an effect on the spline.
  • Radius - Defines the size of area around current cursor position in which a vertex will be affected. It is allows you to achieve a noticeable effect without having to follow the line precisely with the mouse. The Width Tool works fine on splines with lots of segments (such as those created with the Draw Tool), you will see it works on more than just the first vertex. It is a full circular area, other points may get in the way though.
  • Relative Growth - Doesn't really work very well unless the "Radius" parameter is set to some huge value (like a million).


Nota

If you don't want the "Width Handle"s to be displayed, while using the Width Tool, just turn them off by pressing Alt5. You can turn them on again with the same keybinding.


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