[cairo] Path Gradients

Bobby Salazar bobby8934 at inbox.com
Fri Jan 4 09:47:01 PST 2008

I don't agree, path gradients are very useful for non-radial gradients. Suppose you wanted to add a shadow behind/below a non-radial path? A path gradient makes this trivial, and without a path gradient it can be near impossible for some shapes.

Also, take a look at the buttons on the calculator in the below screenshot. They would not be possible without (the "simple" type of) path gradients.


> On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 22:28 -0500, Bill Spitzak wrote:
>> In truth this only looks useful to make the same results that Cairo does
>> with radial gradients. Shapes that are not round are pretty useless due
>> to Mach banding (this is the starburst rays you see). However I can
>> certainly see that this is a more convienent way to specify a radial
>> gradient.

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