Pencil Triangle In shows only thin line (ver 0.92)

Asked by JE THIEL on 2017-09-04

Hi,
I'm trying to draw a curved line that's thicker at one end and comes to a point. When I select the pencil tool and select shape Triangle In, all that I get is a very simple, single line, no depth to it at the beginning.
Thanks,
Joan

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Try if adding a fill and removing the stroke of the line helps. Technically, this path effect (Pattern along Path) is using the fill color to create the irregularly shaped stroke.

JE THIEL (cantalopia) said : #2

I found Pencil in Preferences (Shift + Ctrl + P). I tried to simply adjust the stroke to a large number but couldn’t type in the field. Ended up using “Take from selection” option after I had adjusted a stroke manually to look like what I want. I’m new with this, so I don’t know if I had a path/path effect/pattern/fill/object that I selected, but it seems to work better now, I actually can get kind of a swoosh. I’m just thinking there has to be an easier way, this is such a powerful program. And how do I adjust the number without having to manually create something and then “take from selection”?

Thanks for your input.

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Hachmann proposed the following answer:
Try if adding a fill and removing the stroke of the line helps.
Technically, this path effect (Pattern along Path) is using the fill
color to create the irregularly shaped stroke.

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Don't use a stroke on objects with triangle in / triangle out path effect. It's not working as you think it will work.
Here's a video that explains how to use it better than I could with words:

https://youtu.be/_DC0b9wcjjE

JE THIEL (cantalopia) said : #4

Thanks, that video totally made sense!

JE THIEL (cantalopia) said : #5

Thank you! That totally made sense.

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Hachmann proposed the following answer:
Don't use a stroke on objects with triangle in / triangle out path effect. It's not working as you think it will work.
Here's a video that explains how to use it better than I could with words:

https://youtu.be/_DC0b9wcjjE

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