Paths for gradients...

 I'm a user of Inkscape and when using it I came up with an idea for
gradients.  I submitted a feature request to them and had a reply which
is attached below.
  The basic idea for this feature would be to have a gradient path.  In
Inkscape I can draw with the Bezier tool and then adjust the path with
the points and move them to make the line bend how I want.  I think it
would be really useful (and cool) if, instead of a line, I could use the
same technique to adjust the directions a gradient faces in an object
(also with multiple point each selectable and able to have their
directions different from the other points). So, the gradient can be
twisted in different directions.
I hope I managed to convey myself properly, and if you need any clearing
up on the idea, just ask.

Anthony Batchelor <>

Feature Requests item #1014548, was opened at 2004-08-23 20:40
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Category: Color
Group: Objects: Gradients
Status: Open
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Anthony Batchelor (toeknee)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Gradient Path

Initial Comment:
When drawing a gradient it would be good if the axis of
the gradient could be warped to create a wavy gradient
- in a similar way to moving the points along a
straight line to make it curve.


Comment By: David Chrsitian Berg (dcberg)
Date: 2004-09-24 11:21

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Interesting idea!

I actually really like it, but couldn't find anything like
it in the svg specs. 
Is there a way to ask for new features of the svgs at w3c?


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