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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:16 pm

setting multiple points with co-ordinates

hi - i have a few large 2d shapes to convert to vector.
they are patterns, made from flat card - about 1000mm long.
one edge is straight so i have been able to draw a grid on them, and from this have a lot of x-y co-ordinates (a lot).
is there an easy way to input this data into corel so there will be a node at each x-y value??
or would it just be with the pen tool and zoom in, start at 0-0 and just hover till its where it need to be???

or is there an easier way to produce a vector from these patterns?

thanks

micky
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:51 pm

Use the grid tool and make an equispaced grid in Corel, then draw point to point.
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:52 pm

I would photograph the template then import it into corel draw. Trace the shape using a pen tool, then finally scale the shape drawn to actual size.

Only problem is that the photographs often end up distorted so when you scale to actual size you may have to adjust the aspect ratio to get the shape back to it's correct proportions.

I used this method for many years to recreate logos fitted onto vans for a crash repair company. I would photograph the logo, and take an accurate measurement (width x height) to allow me to scale the reproduced graphic to actual size.
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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:29 am

Phill wrote:Only problem is that the photographs often end up distorted

Take the photo from as far away as possible, using as long a lens as you can to reduce the distortion.
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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:16 am

I've done what you are describing. It was a bit awkward but I used guidelines at various measured points, one for the x and one for the y position of each point. If it starts to get confusing with all the guidelines, then do a few points at a time and then delete the guides once they are used. It's easy if you have a drawing board or, as we eventually did, get a digitiser!

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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:43 am

Or you could print, cut or even draw a grid to place the shape on. then photograph it. no problems with distortion then.

We have an 8 x 4 glass table top with a grid on the underside works a treat.

Peter

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