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Adam Wilbert

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This is the feature that finally got me to take a close look at Inkscape. Spiro splines are a new way to draw curves that reflow as you reposition the nodes. This creates much smoother curves than the bezier based curves currently in Illustrator.

a video on the feature: (skip to 2:30 to get to the really sexy parts)

some flowery illustrations:

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That's some pretty neat functionality! I really like the smoothing slider too. I like the fact that there is an open source vector drawing program that has some teeth.

There is also a spiro tutorial.

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