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Re: Hatching a Rectangle?

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  • Subject: [mg20113] Re: Hatching a Rectangle?
  • From: Artlandia Info <info at>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 02:43:19 -0400
  • Organization: Artlandia, Inc.
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Probably an overkill for your particular need, but software
package Artlandia provides a hatching function. You can specify
the distance between lines, hatch direction and optionally the
starting point and number of lines. By overlapping several
hatchings you can create textures. An example is given at, scroll way down;
the name of the function is (you've guessed it) Hatch.

Igor Bakshee

Seth Chandler wrote:
> I am not aware of any easy method for "hatching" a rectangle, i.e. filling
> it with some pattern of lines. Sometimes, like when you have to print
> stacked bar graphs in a black and white world, hatching can be very useful.
> (Different shades of gray often don't show up too well). Does anyone know of
> anything already done in this area or have any thoughts on how to go about
> hatching rectangles.
> Seth J. Chandler

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