[NTG-context] Shaded large letters in LMTX

Keith McKay mckaymeister at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 19:59:17 CET 2021


Wow! Just what I envisaged. Thank you so much!

Best Wishes

Keith

On 02/03/2021 17:47, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 3/2/2021 5:51 PM, Keith McKay wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Is it possible to get the fill colour in lmt_outline[] to be shaded 
>> between two colours like in the lmt_shade[] command? It would be a 
>> nice effect for large letters or words.
> Sometimes the impossible is possible (see effects-001 in test suite)
>
> % see discussion on this list with/by Garulfo
>
> \startMPpage
>     picture tt ; tt := lmt_outline [
>         kind = "fillup",
>         text = "\definedfont[name:texgyrepagellabold*default]foo f o o",
>     ] xsized 12cm ;
>
>     path bb ; bb := boundingbox tt ;
>
>     path pp ; pp := bb enlarged 2cm ;
>
>     fill pp
>        withshademethod "linear"
>        withshadedirection down
>        withshadecolors (red, blue) ;
>
>     for i within tt :
>         nofill pathpart i;
>     endfor ;
>
>     eofill bb withcolor "darkgreen" ; % you need to specify your 
> background
>     clip currentpicture to bb ;
> \stopMPpage
>
> I think I should add that to the metafun manual.
>
> Hans
>
>
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