Screencasters Episode 080: Drawing a Light Switch

Posted in Graphics on January 22, 2009

Screencasters Episode 080: Drawing a Light Switch

In this episode I create a pseudo-realistic looking lightswitch using Inkscape v0.46.

There are a few valuable tips in this episode including the use of path and node snapping, gradients, creating slotted screwheads, and a couple of other things which could be useful on lots of other projects.

This probably is my longest episode to date. This is partly because I had a separate small idea that didn’t merit it’s own episode and yet wasn’t useful enough for a microsode, so I stuck it in at the end. If you want to see what it was you can either watch through to the end or skip ahead to about the 26min mark if you find yourself falling asleep ;) .

Also, I’d like to thank Heathenx (and his previous episode) for allowing me to finally break out of the closet and show my true musical tastes. Thanks buddy! :)

by Richard Querin

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Tags: Design, Screencasters, Inkscape, Gradients, snapping, lightswitch, switch