Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sign Post

Because I'm incredibly busy with my work, I didn't have the time to create cliparts. I believe I have some catching up to do so here is my latest. A sign post mostly done with Inkscape filters. Yes, the wood grain effect on the post is a filter.

Download the svg file in OCAL and enjoy.

The wood filter generally applies a horizontal wood grain. If you want a vertical grain on 3d boxes, follow these steps:

1. Ungroup th box
2. Rotate the objects 90 degrees
3. Apply the filter
4. Rotate back to the original.

Or interchange the amount of the base frequencies of the Turbulence Filter primitives to alter the direction.

Have a nice day.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ice and Fog

I promised last time that I will be creating some sort of Fog effect in Inkscape, well here is one.

What's the ice for? I thought it is a good idea to create an object that will be the source for the fog. So I added an ice filter. Both filters are in OCAL and under one svg file, which I named Melting Ice Filter.

The fog effect although functional, the ice filter is the one that is really fascinating. "Cool" in every sense of the word. One can control the amount of ice and how "wet" the ice would look just by adjusting the Morphology and the last Gaussian Blur Primitives. See the example below.

Please leave a comment if you find this useful or you have some suggestions for improvement. Thanks. God bless...