[metapost] Elegant interactive environment for Metapost / metafont?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Mar 27 15:09:41 CET 2013

On Mar 27, 2013, at 8:09 AM, Dave Crossland wrote:

> Drawing the points seems possible to implement with paperjs.org

Thanks, I'll look at that.

>> (who needs a replacement for Macromedia FreeHand, and if he doesn't find one, is going to take up woodworking w/ hand tools)
> Inkscape?

Have to give up too much, and the Inkscape developers haven't been interested in learning from FreeHand. At a minimum I need:

 - move just placed node by holding down <command>
 - <shift> constrains angles of off-curve points
 - <alt> frees one off-curve point from another
 - tapping <alt> while dragging toggles on a preview of the dragged object
 - joining objects and closing paths works intelligently

I'd also like PostScript fills and strokes. I really miss Altsys Virtuoso running on NeXTstep.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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