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Contour offset too large

Discussion in 'Corel' started by Z Force, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Z Force

    Z Force Member

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    I am trying to create an outline on this image using X3. The C works fine, but the MS says "contour offset too large". Doesn't matter how small I go, it doesn't work.

    Any ideas why?
     

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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    There is a.............

    stray node that you have to find and delete.
     
  3. Z Force

    Z Force Member

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    I can't find it!!!!!
     
  4. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    !!!!

    check it out
     

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  5. neato

    neato Very Active Member

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    Check to make sure you are applying a contour to the 'outside' of the graphic rather than the 'inside'.
     
  6. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Try this............

    :Coffee:
     

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  7. Z Force

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    okay, i'm a rookie....

    When I zoom out, I can see the nodes that need cleaned up, but when I zoom in to do it, they go back to looking normal.

    Make sense?
     

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  8. Shovelhead

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    You're not done cleaning up anyway...........

    smooth these areas out first and see what happens.
     

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  9. learned the hard way

    learned the hard way Active Member

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    The C works, but the MS doesn't....so apparently the graphic is in 2 pieces that you are applying contours to separately. Try this...select all and go to arrange/combine...then try to apply your contour. May not work, but worth a try.
     
  10. Shovelhead

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    That's a frequent COREL problem........

    if a line of text is converted to curves and combined, it must be
    brokern aprt and each character contoured individually..........
    unless you have FLEXI then you wouldn't be contouring in
    COREL anyway.
     
  11. Flame

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    Uh..... I can combine text (converted to curves of course) and add a contour. Just did it to make sure. The only time I have ever gotten that message was if I am trying to make a contour to the INSIDE. The cause could be that you have some stray node throwing everything off or your contour offset is too large (you might have typed 1, rather than .1, I've done that).

    Just some of my ideas. Good luck.
     
  12. Techman

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    is the "M" and "S" actually welded?or does it just over lap
     
  13. Z Force

    Z Force Member

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    Welded. Typed in .001 for sure. Outside for sure.
     
  14. Z Force

    Z Force Member

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    I wonder if I should just re-trace over the existing, then delete the old?
     
  15. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    I don't believe I stated every time..............


    I said frequently..............
     
  16. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    look at it in wireframe
     
  17. Z Force

    Z Force Member

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    I just redrew it over the old and I'm off and running. Thanks guys.
     
  18. Flame

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    Yup. You sure did Shovelhead. Basically agreeing with you. The more the merrier!:beer
     
  19. edwin

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    Went to a siminar/sale speech thing this morning for X3. He talked about a Boundrie control tool (Seems to be simular to the conture tool). He also talked about a node reduction tool (this may be helpful finding stray nodes). Have not expeirmented with these tools yet but might would be helpful in this situation.
     
  20. StanBo

    StanBo New Member

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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I thought a nice thanks would be appreciated. I ran into the same problem and retracing worked for me. Naughty nodes.
     
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