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Contour offset too large

Z Force

New Member
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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neato

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

Z Force

New Member
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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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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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.
 

Shovelhead

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

learned the hard way said:
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.

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.
 

Flame

New Member
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.
 

Shovelhead

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

Flame Master said:
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.


I said frequently..............
 

edwin

New Member
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.
 

StanBo

New Member
I wonder if I should just re-trace over the existing, then delete the old?

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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