Ellipse drawing tool

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Ellipse drawing tool

rsrc/ellipse-tool.png image ELLIPSE is a drawing tool capable of drawing filled ellipses and/or ellipse outlines. The ellipse can be rotated.

Ellipse configuration panel

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If the Circle option is selected, the width and height of the drawn shape is kept the same.

How to use the Ellipse tool

Press the left mouse button over the canvas, move the mouse and release the button. A new ellipse is created and control handles appear. You can drag the handles to resize the ellipse or circle. The brown control handle can be used to rotate the ellipse.

In a vector layer, the ellipse can be converted to Shape and further refined by selecting Convert to Shape from the Object or the context menus.

Scripting parameters

ELLIPSE tool can be used from scripts. The command in script may have 4 to 6 parameters:

  • centerX, centerY - center of the drawn ellipse.
  • sizeX - width of the ellipse.
  • sizeY (optional) - height of the ellipse; if this argument is missing, sizeY defaults to sizeX resulting in a circle.
  • angle (optional) - clockwise rotation of the ellipse in radians (default is 0 radians).

Example

DrawTool.ELLIPSE(Document, 100, 100, 50, 30);
DrawTool.ELLIPSE(Document, 100, 100, 50, 30, 40/180*pi); // ellipse rotated by 40 degrees clockwise
DrawTool.ELLIPSE(Document, 100, 100, 30); // circle with radius of 30 pixels

See also: DrawTool object, Document object, Rectangle tool

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user icon Anonymous on January 8th 2018

i just want a red out line i dont want to fill it in how tdo i fix that?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on January 8th 2018

There are panels on the right side that allow you to configure outline and fill.

user icon Anonymous on February 8th 2018

how do you do that circle thing

user icon Anonymous on March 4th 2018

How do I let the yellow pointer come to my mouse?

user icon Anonymous on March 7th 2018

how do I make a ring

user icon Anonymous on July 3rd 2018

how do you make a circle around the cursor???:-(

user icon Anonymous on July 15th 2018

Rendre le cercle transparent

user icon Anonymous on December 5th 2018

How do you get it to lock so the Ring will go around not over :/

user icon Anonymous on March 29th

When I made the first few cursors, I got the halo. Later in the day I tried to make a new one with a different color halo. I saved as I had done before but when I open them the halo is not there. I tried again today with the same result. Is this a bug? :-(

user icon Vlasta site administrator on March 31st

unlikely, you are doing something differently or there is another reason

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