Tool for drawing brazier curves on a grid.

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  1. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I'm looking for a free or inexpensive program, online or not, that allows me to draw a benzine curve on a grid. The reason is the noble purpose of creating a more organic looking spaceship in Space Engineers (http://http://www.spaceengineersgame.com), a voxel based program. I have discovered http://http://oranj.io/blog/VoxelSphereGenerator which is great for scribing ovals and circular objects, but not so good for bezier curves. Any help would be appreciated. Many moons ago I had Illustrator, but don't see the expense for an upgrade for this purpose. Suggestions appreciated!
     
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    iDraw is pretty wonderful & intuitive. Just had a huge update and has plug-ins & a bunch of other good stuff.
     

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  4. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    What would be wonderful if I could set the grid, draw the curve on the grid, and when printing incude the grid too! This would make it worth it. I'll investigate. :):)
     
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    Thanks!


    This program is great. I've purchased it.

    I need to print the grid or if make a document as a blueprint, I'd like to print it with the grid, but not the blue background.

    These are my questions. Initial research has not revealed an answer.

    *Can documents be changed after they have been created, from regular to blueprint?

    *Can grids be printed in a regular document? Don't see a setting for that.

    *Can blueprints be printed without the blue background, but keeping the grid?

    Thanks for anyone who knows the answer! :)
     
  6. CrickettGrrrl, Sep 6, 2014
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    Glad you like the app, because it really is great. :cool: iDraw devs respond pretty quickly to questions posted on their Facebook Page, or other users often chip in with helpful advice. And I have read on FB where people ask about the grid. Yes, you can change backgrounds using the Properties window. There are two things to click on & adjust: Click on the Page icon, then change gradient, color, whatever, in the Background menu. And clicking on the Grid icon, you can tweak things there too.

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    Oops! Forgot this, in the print dialogue box make sure you check the box for "include grid"
     

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    Thanks! This program has a lot of abilities. I've seen several programs where printing the grid is ferboten which is perplexing. Next I need to see if a jpg can be opened and a grid applied to it. :)
     
  8. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Off the top of my head, I'd set the background to grid, then import the jpg & set its layer to multiply. Not sure if that would do the trick. But it's certainly easy to experiment in iDraw. It's a program that looks very simple on the surface yet has a lot of depth. Permutations & combinations. :)
     

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