Corner tools script?


#1

Hi guys,
Is there any script for Glyphs similar to the Corner Tools (for Robofont) by Löic Sander?
Something that can automate the inktraps like in this example…
I could really use a script like this.
Thank you!


#2

For this, you would use corner components in Glyphs.


#3

I had a script that would do this. I’ll need to find it…


#4

Thank you! Can’t wait!


#5

Is there any tutorial where I can learn more about this?


#6

There is a little section about corner components in the press release.

https://www.glyphsapp.com/blog/new-features-in-glyphs-2-0


#7

Any chance you’ll find it soon? Thank you!


#8

I was just making some inktraps and thought about this thread.

@robu - Were you able to find what you were looking for?


#9

No, still haven’t figured it out yet.


#10

Any news on this? I’d like to create interpolatable inktraps for heavy weights. The smart corners tutorial on this is a bit brief…


#11

What is it that you need exactly? And what is unclear about the tutorial? Maybe I can improve it.


#12

I want to create inktraps between bowls, shoulders and stems of ‘dbnmhMN’ and some others like /eth, which are (partly) constructed out of components. Will smart corners help here? How would I go about it?


#13

Yes. They can help, if the corners in the letters have no overlaps.

  1. Create the shape you want and call it _corner.inktrap
  2. Place left, right and origin anchors in it.they indicate orientation: The path passes through left first, and exits through right.
  3. Make sure the path is oriented the right way (reverse it through the context menu)

Then place it on a few corner nodes and experiment and fine tune the anchor positions.


#14

Can’t get it right. This is complicated… I guess I need to experiment more to understand smart corners…


#15

Can you post a screenshot of the inktrap and the corner glyph? Have you tried in the latest cutting edge?


#16

I’m having this same issue. No matter how much I play with the left and right anchors I can’t seem to get it right. It works for the inktrap on V for one position but not for N, and then if I move them to work for N then it doesn’t work for V, then X needs its own anchor placements, as does W. So what’s the point of having a corner component when each character needs it own?