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I don't understand the logic of Inkscape nodes. What I have figured out so far:

  • If I Ctrl-click a cusp node, then it turns it into a Bézier node with two handles

  • If I pull a handle back into the node, then that side of the node becomes straight (i.e., cusp-ish)

What I can’t figure out is:

  • Why are the two handles sometimes locked in a straight line, and other times you can move them independently?
  • See also this. – Paolo Gibellini Mar 13 '18 at 15:38
  • If you can move them independently, the node is a cusp (or corner) node. Oherwise it is smooth or symmetric. – Rudy Velthuis Mar 14 '18 at 0:54
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Select a cusp with the node tool.

Click the cusp holding Ctrl => you get symmetric handles.

Click a node holding Ctrl. If the node had handles, they become symmetric.

Drag from the cusp holding Shift => you get an independent handle.

Click a handle holding Ctrl => the handle vanishes. There's no need to drag handles into the node.

  • what does "=>" mean? – Tyler Durden Mar 13 '18 at 17:34
  • @TylerDurden its a logical connective . It can be read "from that follows". Sorry for taking math symbols to my text. – user287001 Mar 13 '18 at 17:36

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