I have been searching various forums to try to get some information about this tool.

I have seen websites about how to turn it on through the Preferences window in Inkscape. When I have attempted to do so, I cannot type in a new keyboard shortcut. That field is not active for me.

I have been using Inkscape on and off for a couple of years to do some simple things. But, lately I have been doing more complex projects. And, having this tool would be very nice.

I have seen something about a Diffusion Curve application as an alternative.

Any information would be appreciated.


The presence of the Gradient Mesh Tool may depend on the version of Cairo library used to compile your executable.

Basing upon your comment, for a 32-bit version of Windows the Gradient Mesh tool is not available, see also here.

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