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Re: Conical gradients

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:48:05 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDAhFMuAknfEQP4hi1PYfPRjSHjayd+NNorvA7-cOkh6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jasper van de Gronde <th.v.d.gronde@hccnet.nl>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Jasper van de Gronde
<th.v.d.gronde@hccnet.nl> wrote:
> I once suggested generalizing radial gradients to also allow conical and/or
> "spiral" gradients. Essentially the idea is that radial gradients give you
> the radius part of polar coordinates, while conical gradients are
> essentially based on the angle part. A scheme that combines the two would
> allow for a kind of spiral gradient.

Radial and conical gradients are "inverses" of each other in a sense,
and you don't want to try overloading a single syntax construct to do
both of them.

(Radials position colors on a line, and color ellipses based on where
they touch the line.  Conicals position colors on an ellipse, and
color lines based on where they touch the ellipse.)

~TJ
Received on Friday, 24 January 2014 16:48:56 UTC

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