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By Aussie John
Im struggling to create a fill in GDL and the manual is rather vague. Any suggestions or examples on how to implement this? Thanks
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By Aussie John
(subtle thread bump) Just incase it wasn't clear - the library part I wish is one with GRADIENT Fill
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By Barry Kelly
I don't think you can create a gradient file, just fills with a pattern.
I could be wrong though.

However, why would you want to create a gradient fill?
There is already a linear and radial gradient fill that comes standard with Archicad.
These will be exactly the same as any gradient fill you could create - there is nothing unique about them as they don't have a pattern.

If you want unique colours you can save a favourite.
The favourite doen't seem to save the fill stretch or orientation though.

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By Aussie John
Piotr Dobrowolski wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:28 pm
There are commands for creating gradients inline :


however no code examples...

Yes that is what I mean. All very vague.
I have an object I use like a zone but for concept blocking. Basically places a GDL fill but with title and areas. It is more adaptable than a zone as it pushes and pulls the corners to make “L” shapes and can be shown on multiple storeys as needed.

So gradient fill to assist the presentation.
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By Aussie John
Thanks David. After some time away from ArchiCAD I never knew of this separate GDL forum. Any idea why it is separate from this forum?
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By David Maudlin

From the home page: "GDL Center aims to aggregate the wealth of GDL knowledge in a single, easy-to-search website, and build a community for people interested in GDL."
I think their forum is just a small part of that task, it is more about the documentation.
If you post a question, please add a link to it in this thread.