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Subject:        Re: [libreoffice-design] Design task: LibreOffice Motif
Date:   Sun, 27 Mar 2011 02:33:03 +1100
From:   Nik <>

HI all,

Sorry for the delay in responding...
Thanks heaps to everyone who has been helping!

On 3/25/2011 7:20 AM, Bernhard Dippold wrote:
 Hi Sveinn, Nik, all,

 Sveinn í Felli schrieb:
 Ungrouped all objects:
 Inkscape SVG
 Plain SVG

 Thanks, this keeps the triangles as vectors.

 What I found out is:

 The single triangles have a fixed opacity set instead of using the
 alpha channel of the gradient definition.

 This is certainly a bug - probably when exporting the file to SVG.

 If there is no other possibility to turn the .psd file in SVG (I used
 an online converter, leading to a 300MB large file that failed to load
 in Inkscape), the only way to solve this properly would be to get the
 gradient definition for each triangle from CS5 and add them manually
 to the Inkscape triangle gradients. Together with correcting the
 opacity of the objects this would mean to do three corrections on 56
 triangles - probably about half an hour of stupid work, but manageable.
Hopefully it won't need to come to this =)

 I don't own a CS5 copy, so I can't do this.

 Anybody able to help out (or do just a part of it?)

 Best regards


I've updated the download section of the Motif page

So the story seems to be this;
- Inkscape users aren't encountering any problem with the alpha in the
SVG file (as demonstrated by Hillar, Rob and Sveinn)
- Anyone using Illustrator can use the original AI file to retain alpha
- Anyone who can't get it to work in either can still use the PNG file
which is high-res enough (2500x2500pixels, 300dpi) for the majority of jobs.

So I have provided these three formats on the motif page in the "Final
motif" download section.

Sveinn, if I could get the ungrouped SVGs you created (but without a
black background) off you that would be great, or feel free to replace
the link on the wiki yourself if you have time.
We can keep looking into a one-size-fits-all format solution, but I
don't want to waste everyone's time trying to get the file right.
In its current incarnations, it is usable without defects (in at least 1
of the three formats listed above).
The whole point of making the motif was so we could start using it (like
Drew has started on another thread).

Sooooo let's get busy making Design material with them! =D
Whaddaya say?


PS. I've written up some "guidelines" on the wiki page for the use of
the motif that I'll back up with example-images as I get time.
Let me know what you think ... Are they realistic? helpful? clear?

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