Is there something different in Aspire 9 that won't let me change a point do a smooth point? I traced a piece of clip art and all the nodes are black. It didn't trace perfectly so there are sharp points. I used the "fit curves to selected vectors" tool but it still won't let me change any of the black nodes to blue. What am I missing? Thanks! -- Dave
Thank you! I agree with all your suggestions. Looks like the procedure hasn't changed between V8.5 and V9. That's really what I wondered.
The operative word is "should". It should work that way. I've been node editing that way for years. This is the first file I've worked on since upgrading from V8.5 to V9. I don't know if something happened or if it was just that one file. I'll try again in the next couple days and if I still have problems I will download again to see if that helps. Thanks again for your help!
I have had something similar happen a couple of times, black node didn't seem to select until I had zoomed in a bit, don't know if it has anything to do with the snapping distance as mine is set to quite a small value
With the fit curves tool there are some vectors that won't convert to Beziers. It's an internal tolerance issue that has been around for a while. Deleting a couple of nodes or changing the size of the shape by a thousandth or so normally corrects it.
I have been having trouble with node editing also. Got use to the way node editing preformed in Aspire 4 and it's not the same in either 8 or 9. I have both Aspire 4 and 9, when node editing in Aspire 4 I have no trouble deleting a single node without enlarging. But in 9 it seems random until the vector is enlarged. I've sent this into support and they said they would look into it. Has anyone else had the same troubles? Clay
Make sure that the node you're trying to delete/change is not a node where the handle is overlapping/very close to it. That can lead to issues as you think you're on the node but you're not you're on the handle instead and zooming in increases the gap.
Wow - your suggestions are a tremendous help. Zooming helps, and I did have a line connected to an arc. Changing all to bezier curves helps. And it's a good reminder to watch for nodes that look like points. That wasn't my problem here but I have run into that in the past. I'll bet snapping and tighter tolerances do make clicking on nodes more difficult in Aspire 9. All of life is a balancing act and I think Vectric does an amazing job of balancing technical proficiency with user friendliness. Thank you all for jumping in here! -- Dave