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This is a collection of Script-Fus that create Paths in the form of geometric shapes. Squares, rectangles, rounded rectangles, circles, ellipses, ovals, polygons, stars, flowers, gears, triangle waves, square waves, and sine waves are currently supported.

Version 0.91 is updated for GIMP 2.4.x! It now supports automatic stroking and filling!

How to install:

  1. Right-click on the link below that says "shape-path-0.91.scm". A pop-up menu should appear. Click "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..." or whatever the equivalent option in your browser is.
  2. Save the file "shape-path-0.91.scm" in your scripts folder. If you're not sure where your scripts folder is, you can check by opening GIMP and going to <Toolbox>/File/Preferences -> Folders -> Scripts. If more than one folder is shown, then any one of them will work.
  3. Once you have saved the file in your scripts folder, if you are already running GIMP, either click <Toolbox>/Xtns/Script-Fu/Refresh Scripts, or just close and reopen GIMP.
  4. If you have done this correctly, the scripts will appear in the menu under <Image>/Script-Fu/Shape Paths. If this menu is not there, try clicking <Toolbox>/Xtns/Script-Fu/Refresh Scripts. If it's still not there, make sure the file is in your scripts folder and that the filename ends with ".scm", not ".txt" or ".scm.txt" or something.
shape-path-0.91.scm38.19 KB
shape-path-0.7.scm48.29 KB
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I'd be interested to know where the .txt-extension comes from. It should not happen and when I click on the .scms on this page, I get the code, not text. Could you elaborate a little on what you did?

that happen on windows. windows offer only 2 options to save something as a script. the only visible to most user is save as .txt, but that is a dropdown menu that has another less visible option "save as all files". But even less may imagine that "save as all files" means in windows OS "save as is do not change file extension" then is another horror for windows user, a dumb default option to "hide extension for commune files". Effect is that many save a script as example "layer-tricks.scm" as "layer-trick.scm.txt" but since "txt" is a commune file tipe, the extension is hided so windows user may only see "layer-trick.scm" , that will seem correct and they will never understand why it dooesn't work, (till they don't correct that dumb option )

Hi, Thanks for an excellent script. In my Windows XP system, I had to change all the maximum value for the numeric variables from 4294967296 to 65536 to make the scripts work. S. Rathinagiri.

I changed it to 65536 in version 0.91.

Yes, I have this problem, I change these vaules with -2147483647 and 2147483647.

Sometimes after you download a script file, you must unblock it also.Here is how to do that.

right click on the script file / Select properties and then click on unblock (should be at the bottom)
or that could also cause them to not function properly.



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