fit rect to bound of imported svg

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27 Feb, 2015 01:39 AM


I feel like I'm having a bit of a brain fart over this.

I'm trying to make a rect fit to the bounds of an imported sag, how would I accomplish this ?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by john on 27 Feb, 2015 10:24 AM

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    Here is one way...

    - Set the rect position to the centroid of the svg
    - Set the rect width to a lookup on the svg with a key of "bounds.width"
    - Set the rect height to a lookup on the svg with a key of "bounds.height"

    The attached zip file contains a NodeBox document that does this along with an svg of a world map you can use to test it. To keep things tidy I colorized the rect to make the fill transparent with a black stroke width of 1, then combined the rect with the original svg to create a world map with a rectangular frame. Give it a few seconds to render.

    Hope that helps!


  2. 2 Posted by flame on 27 Feb, 2015 09:43 PM

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    ah ! of course, brilliant.

    I was getting part of the way there by using a lookup, but didn't expose the properties of bound in terms of height and width.

    thankyou !

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 28 Feb, 2015 10:02 AM

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    Use the “fit to” node to fit one node to another.



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