TruCUT RDWorks Trace a Crescent Shape with the Curve Tool (Part 9) Tracing Images Mini-Series

rdworks crescent shape

Having a look at the Curve Path Tool and how to use it to make traced shapes form a bitmap.

The great thing about using the Curve tool vs the Pologen tool, is the ability to make both straight paths and curved ones at the same time.

This video is part of a Mini-Series.
Next video covers Tracing a Semicircle.
Previous video covered Tracing a Star.

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How's the guys in today's video? Truth that already works. We're gonna be looking at how to trace a crescent shape. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. Yeah, Thank you. So today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za c o dot Today we make sure that easy to watch problem solving videos, and we also have daily updates otherwise, back on the programme. Yeah. Now, just a quick reminder. This is a very serious on this line. I will also leave relevant links and descriptions. You guys can follow it along. Now, In the previous video, we looked at tracing a star. Today we're gonna be looking at a crescent, and reason for that is we could use the curve path to she's located here on our left. Now, you know, once the ships would get partner, they do become more tricky to trace. But once you get familiar with our Paul, um, the curve parts work, you'll find that it's actually not that difficult. So now, unlike the previous video, I'm not gonna show you how to import it. If you're not sure, just a reference back in the description, and then you can have a look over there. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to select the Christians shape, and then he tilove Utara zoom button. Then on my drop by here, we're going to select the curve, um, path tool, and then we're gonna start. I'd like to start at a point if your shape has a point, so then I'll start young and left, and at first I'm simply just gonna click. You can if you want drag and try line these things up. But I find it just moving Mess is easier to it afterwards, so you can click there. Then I think I'm gonna add one in the centre at the bottom and then complete the shape. Now, in order for our curves, for for us to be able to edit it, we want to go back to our draw bones to link the edit node button. And from you've got a few options. We won't be using most of these, but we can just make sure everything is right. And as you can see, uh, did not create as a closed path. So then what you can do is select those to zoom in your So they are both highlighted in green. And then we're gonna click this little button which says, Combined notes resuming there as well. The agency's got to nudge points and shows one we click that you'll see it makes a line here between the two. Now I'm gonna select the top one and simply just hit the remove note where all the league night. Now we're left with three again. You know what? I'm going to select these. I'm gonna first go and turn these into a straight line so it's gonna remove any type of curve points, and then I'm gonna go back or select them again and go back into curve. Now it's gonna make sure all of these have comfortable hand. So if I click here, you can see these handles here on these triangles, which means they are. You can curve your note, then we'll simply start by one point and slowly started lining. But if you have a symmetrical shape like that's something to keep him, uh in mind is try and make your notes kind of mirror the other side. So if I'm dragging this one down, don't try. Just align this because if I have it there and then I'm trying to get this one to align. We'll see. I run into this problem where it overshoots it. So you kind of have to find a just until you find where they are, but a good rule of thumb. Try and mirror your notes more then, um you will get a better end results and then once you like it, you just grab it there. So it's just rough, but that's more or less a nice line. But as you can see, I don't know if we can see both of these notes. They're not quiet alliance. So you can try and be a bit more refined here and then get something more on that light. Then what you can do is you start with the next point, which is the one up there. Start dragging this and sometimes what will happen is once you drag your next point, you can see that shoots the other node right up. I'm not sure why it does it at times, but then other programmes You have different type of curve nodes, but this programme we only have the one option that I can see. But anyway. So what I do is I just don't carry on, so I'll try and get this side similar. So get in there somewhere, and then we're gonna go to this bottom one and then try a line. This important thing about if you're working on a bend like this is to try and get this horizontal line as close as possible. Otherwise, you get one of those little pointed areas where pinches or so forth, and then just this one a bit to get that right. And then what I'll do now is I'll simply come back to this one. Pull in where it looks good. And there you go. You've got your crescent note. Obviously, I would do this better if it was for a client. At least I would hope so. And you zoom out here, move to the side and we can see we've got our shape traced. Arguments before is definitely more complicated than a basic straight line note, but this is the way you will be going about with the curve. Otherwise, we're head here to softwaretraining.co.za hat together today, You guys, uh, we've got a variety of different software to cover and Also, you can isolate this later on the top of right. If you do not, however, find the video looking for this school year requested training video. Then we may well be a foil. Otherwise, thanks guys for watching and cheers.

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