Author Topic: Gradient Fill Patterns Along Curves and Corners in Microsoft Visio  (Read 7956 times)

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karens

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I am just learning Visio and the advanced fill effects tutorials helped a lot! However, I am drawing a 2D 90 degree pipe elbow. The shading that I am using for the pipes are color #4, Pattern #29 and pattern color #16. I would like the pattern color to follow the curve of the pipe. I can adjust it by using the Off-center Radial Fill effect, but I can’t figure out how to get it to follow the curve. Any help would be appriciated!
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 01:02:56 PM by Visio Guy »

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Re: Gradient Fill Patterns Along Curves and Corners in Microsoft Visio
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 02:11:37 PM »
Is this the look you are wanting
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 01:03:06 PM by Visio Guy »

karens

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Re: Gradient Fill Patterns Along Curves and Corners in Microsoft Visio
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 03:35:54 PM »
Stefan:
that is exactly what I am looking for. Can it also follow a radius corner?
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 01:03:16 PM by Visio Guy »

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Re: Gradient Fill Patterns Along Curves and Corners in Microsoft Visio
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 10:26:45 AM »
Karens
I have not found a solution no doubt some of the other guys will know how it's done.
Stefan
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 01:03:23 PM by Visio Guy »

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Re: Gradient Fill Patterns Along Curves and Corners in Microsoft Visio
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 12:53:58 PM »
if simple, start with line curves

if complex...start with flex arrow
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 01:13:17 PM by Visio Guy »

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Re: Gradient Fill Patterns Along Curves and Corners in Microsoft Visio
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 01:18:14 PM »
You can make a custom line pattern that approximates or fakes a gradient fill. This can be applied to any curve, although it might have problems with sharp corners.

Also, you won't be able to change the color of the line:

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Re: Gradient Fill Patterns Along Curves and Corners in Microsoft Visio
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 02:36:56 PM »
Thanks for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is greatly appreciated.
This is what I have been looking for.
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