I need to create an C-shaped outline. Essentially, I hope that more than one Bezier handle can move simultaneously. I do not mean the two handles associated with one node, but the Bezier handles from many different nodes.
My first approach is using Inkscape to :
- create a rectangle [left row icon]
- Path->Object-to-Path [top row menu]
- edit nodes [left column icon between pointer and rectangle]
- show Bezier handles of selected nodes [top row, right side icon]
I can shift-click any nodes to form a group. There are six nodes, but I'll leave that for now. The group of nodes can move around as expected, e.g. one side of the rectangle while others are fixed. I can click the nodes to get different Bezier handles. At this point, I would like to change the rectangle as if bending it into a C-shape with my hands, so that all the dimensions change simultaneously. It seems possible if the Bezier handles of four nodes could be adjusted so the lines between the selected nodes all moved in concert. I am reading the dialogue on the bottom row for ideas, the closest being Shift-Y to keep symmetric - but that only works for one node.
Perhaps a C-shape formed from a rectangle, or Inkscape, is not the approach, or the Bezier handle idea is wrong.