Inkscape Tutorial: Sulphur Crystals

Well, due to popular demand, I decided to try my hand at creating a screencast tutorial on how to make the sulphur crystals I made for some of the F9 theme mockups and F9 alpha banners. I hope you enjoy it, let me know if you have any questions about it. I created the video by creating small ogg clips of each step made with Istanbul and then composing them together and adding a music track in Cinelerra.

The music track is A Song Called April by Lanzerote, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Licensed.

Ogg available here (for now, I don’t have much space for it.)

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


12 thoughts on “Inkscape Tutorial: Sulphur Crystals

  1. You rock! (pun intended)

    Posted by nicubunulj | February 8, 2008, 12:52 pm
  2. wow!! /me runs to try making some, herself

    Posted by runab | February 8, 2008, 1:03 pm
  3. Excellent!

    /me wants more!

    Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2008, 1:56 pm
  4. Wonderful!

    Hey, this tutorial rocks!
    Thank you very much for makin’ it!


    Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2008, 2:12 pm
  5. I’ve used blip.tv for Ogg theora video hosting before now, if you want your Ogg version of the screencast to not have to disappear. (Cool, by the way. I’m always really impressed with these techniques for doing cool graphical things! How do you think this stuff up?)

    Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2008, 2:28 pm
  6. Coolness!

    Really cool video (and banners) mihmo!!

    Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2008, 2:41 pm
  7. Cinelerra

    You drove me to want to try Cinelerra… RPM hell 101! It is available on freshrpms but it conflicts with multimedia plugins from livna 😦
    Most likely I will delay this until the two repositories finish their merge into rpmfusion…

    Posted by nicubunulj | February 11, 2008, 12:56 pm
    • Re: Cinelerra

      Yeh that’s probably a good idea.

      Here’s how I managed to get it installed:

      1) rpm -qa | grep lvn <= all or most of your livna packages
      2) yum remove output from #1
      3) disable livna repo
      4) enable freshrpms
      5) yum install cinelerra

      Posted by mairin | February 11, 2008, 1:51 pm
      • Re: Cinelerra

        There were only 3 specific applications in the dependency conflict: vlc, mplayer/mencoder and gstreamer-plugins-bad, probably I can remove just those, disable livna, enable freshrpms, install cinelerra and multimedia playback, disable freshrpms and enable livna again (livna has more packages compared with freshrpms and more maintainers).
        But this is a sure way to insanity… I need some more motivation before going into it.

        Posted by nicubunulj | February 11, 2008, 2:17 pm
        • Solution – Re: Cinelerra

          And the better solution is… install Cinelerra from another repository, kwizart. That is compatible with livna

          Posted by nicubunulj | February 12, 2008, 10:50 am
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