Rhonda’s EQ Class - Week 11 - More Arc Info and Sun Compass
Here are a few more things about using the Arc Tool.
Click on New Block and slide over to Easy Draw
Then click on Easy Draw and then click on the Arc Tool
Refer to the Drunkard’s Path Class if you need to see these directions
Start your arc on one side and connect it to another side.
Then using the brezier tool click on the arc and you will
See a node appear on the line. I circled it here.
Now still on the Bezier tool click on the node and you can draw the
Arc line out to the corner of the dotted line if you want or any where inbetween
Here you can see the starting point for the arcs. Always
Start on a line and end on a line. Here I only did part of the arc to show you
That if you start on the left side it always arcs up. If you start on the right it always arcs down. You can see the direction of the arc for the top and bottom Any arcs that end on a dot will not remain when you go to color or they will not stop the color from filling in the whole area.
If you start an arc and while it is moving you can press the spacebar on your keyboard and the arc will flip from arcing down to arcing up or the other way around. But you have to be drawing the arc when you flip it or it won’t work.
Now to make a Sun Compass block with the arc tool and the Bezier tool
First draw an arc from the bottom right corner to the upper left corner.
Next you need to find the spacing for setting the second arc in. So I used the rulers at the top and the side. Here you can see an inch from the right at 3” into the 2” mark
And on the left I marked it from the 0” down to the 1” mark. These are your
Marks to use to place the second arc.
On the top ruler you can see a line to the right of the 2” mark. This line moves when you move the cursor. So you can see a line on the top and also on the left side ruler. Watch these and keep track of them and use them to place the second arc. Look for the 2” mark -your moving line should lay ontop of the 2” mark and also on the 1” mark on the left.
Now you can see the second line set in place