I love doing images with stipplegen, and getting good results depends on a bunch of parameters. Thus a good deal of experimentation is required. Fiddle with parameters, stipplegen for a while, judge results using inkscape with stroke equal to expected pen tip diameter, rinse, repeat.
But inkscape gets in my way by preventing accurate observation of results. 8^(
To me it seems like a fairly obvious inkscape bug, yet my searching in the bug reports at bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape nets me nothing relevant.
I am asking whether the following seems like an inkscape bug, or have I got fog in my cockpit???
Stroking a circle (or a circle path) with a stroke width greater than the circle diameter gives an unexpected result:
When stroking a circle, if the stroke width is greater than the circle diameter, then the inkscape rendering is hollowed out. This problem does not occur when stroking a square. See screenshot below. I have found, to my chagrin, that this problem causes me to misjudge the stipplegen parameters needed for a good print.
I have found a workaround, but it adds hours to each iteration...I tell inkscape to not stroke, but to fill instead. Then I outset all the thousands of circles by an amount equal to the radius of my pen tip.
Have I missed something obvious? is there a better workaround? should I file an inkscape bug report? ???