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).


DrawTool.ELLIPSE(Document, 100, 100, 50, 30);

See also: DrawTool object, Document object

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user icon Anonymous on February 24th 2013

Hi. I found a way to draw a perfect oval any size by using the x and y axis method. example,(20 by 40 size oval)on the x axis 10 units and on the y axis 20 units. Use a 180 degree line with fixed centres, simultaneously following the x and y axis. At the end of the 180 degree line, 1/4 of the oval is traced on a plane surface. Continue each of the remanding quarters to complete the 20 x 40 oval. This oval making method I named "The Eye of Era". Adone :-) 8-)

user icon Anonymous on July 9th 2013

Im just trying to draw a soccer ball

I do not know how to draw 1

user icon Anonymous on July 21st 2013

can you circle a pic without loosing the content

user icon Anonymous on July 28th 2013

Its a good app ! thanks so much man <3 :-) :-) :-) :-)

user icon Anonymous on August 14th 2013

tranfaran circle and alice?

:-( sorry ellipse

user icon Anonymous on October 25th 2013

where is color

user icon Anonymous on November 10th 2013

how do you make the color see through?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on November 10th 2013

Change color transparency - look for brighter and darker squares.

user icon GoDz registered user on January 2nd


I need help

user icon Anonymous on January 4th

how to make the color transparent ? :-o i can't find a way !! Help !!


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