Does anyone know how to make gradients that work? (in Inkscape)
When I try, I sometimes the opposite of how it looks in Inkscape, and sometimes some transparency that reveals what is underneath the entire SVG knob even when its solid.
Is there a special workflow in Inkscape that will produce working gradients?
my guess: linear are supported, radial no
Well if I put different linear gradients on stroke and fill. Fill seems to work, but entire stroke becomes black.
never tested on STROKE
but I tested dual FILL linear and they are ok (at least on BGND images)
You need to “stoke to path” first then you can use gradients on the stroke.
Stroke to Path and
Object to Path are your friends for nanoVG work.
Multi-stop gradients seem iffy though.
Extension | Generate from path | Interpolate can make some interesting gradient effects out of arbitrary shapes:
But it does it by making extra shapes; so they’ll work just fine in nanoVG/Rack but you don’t want to go overboard or drawing performance will start to suck.
The reason I have not implemented gradients is because if you never use them (and don’t fake them as above), you designs will 100% always look better.