Author Topic: Best software to make very plain knot drawings  (Read 276 times)

Catchingtimes

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Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« on: October 01, 2020, 02:08:11 PM »
I'm planning on creating a page/section for fishing related knots to my website (https://www.catchingtimes.com). I would like to custom the look/colors to fit the overall layout of my site and the design of knot pics should be very plain and simple. What would be the best and easiest way to make drawings of these knots?

PatDucey

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 08:00:19 PM »
I have used Microsoft paint to draw knots, but it was clunky and time consuming to produce a drawing of what I was trying to describe.  I currently use AutoCAD, which I use at work, but at over $1000 a seat, this is not really an inexpensive or easy solution.  There are several low cost and free drawing programs, and most of them are intuitive, so should be easy to learn.

Another option would be to take photos of each stage on tying a knot.  Paracord comes in many different colors and should photograph well.

Good luck!  Pat

Catchingtimes

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 10:01:42 AM »
Thanks Pat. I think the drawings would probably fit a bit better to the overall look of my site, but the photos are definitely a good option as well.

enhaut

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 08:27:26 PM »
@Catchingtimes
The software Illustrator allows a precise rendering, the facility to scale drawings easily
and to export in light web-friendly format.
The learning curve is very steep, if you are in a hurry just forget it, but the pleasure to work with vectors is immense.
Here is an example of a knot(helical loop) rendering in Illustrator post in this forum;

https://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=5227.msg35371#msg35371

jr.

Knutern

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 10:43:41 AM »
If you don't want to pay for the software, you may opt for Inkscape, a Open source alternative.
https://inkscape.org/
I'm aiming for knots that is secure, AND that is easy to untie.

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 11:16:19 PM »
Also, Inkscape has a "knot mode" which lets you quickly do over and under adjustments to your lines.

Knutern

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2020, 04:49:41 PM »
Also, Inkscape has a "knot mode" which lets you quickly do over and under adjustments to your lines.
I can't find any tutorial or description on this online. Do you happens to know the exact name of the function mentioned ?
I'm aiming for knots that is secure, AND that is easy to untie.

enhaut

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2020, 08:11:06 PM »
@Knutern

This one is well done;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8SSuAbBOLg

This one I did not watch yet but seems rather advanced;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0O_1L5YxOQ

jr.

« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 08:11:38 PM by enhaut »

Knutern

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Re: Best software to make very plain knot drawings
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2020, 10:56:16 PM »
Ah - The live path effect . . .
I'm aiming for knots that is secure, AND that is easy to untie.