When I draw a picture in Illustrator with the pencil tool set at 10 px (or points), and save it as an SVG it seems like VS draws the picture with a thinner thickness, and corrects this as soon as the 'drawing' is finished.
Is there any way to correct this, besides the 'hidden line' trick I've seen so often which always uses a bitmap to display after 'drawing' (and doesn't render that nice, compared to 100% vector lines).
I really like to know.
I'm still really struggling to thicken up my SVG lines, attached is an example.
I think you may be using the wrong tool to draw the lines. In the image you attached there is a stroke with a fill and the stroke goes all the way around the outside of the fill.
You need to draw a single stroke using the pencil tool and increase the stroke width width.
If you are using a bitmap image and then using some kind of trace tool you will also get this undesirable effect.
If you need to use a bitmap then you need to trace over it using the pencil tool, increase the stroke width and make the line transparent. Then, when you import into VideoScribe the hand will follow the path of the invisible stroke and reveal the bitmap image beneath.
Thanks for the reply, I feel like such a fool! I was using the Paintbrush tool to draw freehand rather than that pencil tool. Works fine now.
Now, a year or more after this bug was posted, the problem still exists. Leaving aside the issue that Sparkol seems unwilling (or unable) to fix a pretty major bug, are there any definitive workarounds? I've tried loading the file and resaving in Inkscape, Illustrator CC, Illustrator CC 2014, and Affinity Designer, and I still get the "pop." Sparkol tech support suggested adding internal anchors to my, rather simple, test, but that didn't help. Has anybody actually solved this one?
I have tested every permutation of the threads on this subject and am frustrated with the line THICKENING after the draw is complete. The last post was 6 months ago - and no recent posts. Has anyone solved it? Surely this has been resolved by now...
There are lots of really successful examples on the scribe wall that do not exhibit this problem. Someone out there has an answer - or at least some kind of work-around. However the convoluted the process might be, I just need to know what the secret is.
David, there are some useful suggestions here http://help.videoscribe.co/support/discussions/topics/1000070696 which I have just added to
The key for me to fix this issue was the 'responsive' setting when saving as an SVG. As soon as I ticked that off, my problems ceased.
Mark, This is a long-standing bug, and none of the fixes discussed on this forum or elsewhere actually resolve it reliably, though all of them seem to help in some contexts. I talked to a Sparkol developer about a year ago, and he said that fixing it would effectively require them to redo the entire rendering engine, and that Sparkol wasn't about to do that. In other words, yes it's a serious bug and, no, they have no intent to ever fix it. Maybe if enough people complain, they'll change their tune, but at year ago, at least, their attitude was "deal with it." A related problem is that, when two lines cross, you'll see little stubs of the crossing line when the initial line is drawn.
I've found that a few things do help, though don't eliminate the problem entirely. First, size the image rather large (I just put it at 1920x1080. Next, set the units in illustrator to pixels, not points. I typically use 6 or 10 pixels. I've found that some line widths work better than others, but the behavior is inconsistent. When you save, choose to embed images even if you're drawing doesn't have any images in it. I've tried saving to various SVG versions, but that has no impact.