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Support clipping masks #286

systemed opened this Issue Oct 9, 2011 · 2 comments

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systemed commented Oct 9, 2011

It would be nice to support clipping masks so that a complex drawing can be kept within certain bounds.

One way to do this is:

q     # save the current graphics state
<x> <y> <width> <height> re   # rectangle
W     # modify clipping path
n     # no-op - "don't paint the path"

The graphics state containing the original clipping mask can be retrieved later with a Q operator as per usual.

@practicingruby practicingruby removed the stale label Mar 17, 2014
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I don't think we have support for this now, but a patch would be welcome. Sorry we never responded to this request.


Adding myself to the issue

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