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CLOSED  Bug report #883  -  Can not translate layers in Inkscape created .sifs
Posted Jun 24, 2015 - updated May 20, 2022
icon_info.png This issue has been closed with status "Fixed" and resolution "RESOLVED".
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Issue description
In sif files exported from Inkscape I can't translate the group layers that originates from Inkscape layers. I get the error message: "Set Layer Parameter (TEST01-orig-from-inkscape):Transformation: Set Value Node (TEST01-orig-from-inkscape):Transformation>Composite:Offset: Direct manipulation of this Value Node type is not yet supported"

Recreating the group tree in Synfig I can move these new groups with the inkscape splines in them.

Original Inkscape image: Inkscape exported sif: Synfig recreated groups:
Steps to reproduce this issue
Create a layered image in Inkscape. Export as sif form Inkscape. Open in synfig. Translate a group. Fail.

Comment posted by
 Konstantin Dmitriev
Jul 23, 06:25
Yes, for some reason there is something wrong here. As temporary workaround you can make group translation editable in the following way:
  1. Expand the Transformation parameter of Group Layer
  2. Right-click the Offset subparameter and choose "Disconnect"
Comment posted by
 Konstantin Dmitriev
Jun 21, 16:56
Fixed in the last development version -

Actually, the problem appears because Inkscape's SIF exporter plugin writes groups in old synfig format (0.64.x). The best would be to update the exporter. But anyway, we have a fix for such behaviour now.
Comment posted by
Oct 17, 16:08
Helpful information, thank you!
Comment posted by
Nov 06, 06:36
I am trying to translate some Inkscape SVG files into a .sif file for use in C4D. I have successfully translated the first curriculum vitae editing layer but when I try and translate more than one layer it gives me an error saying that there is no such object as "svg:use". Does anyone know why this might be?
Comment posted by
 Alison McKinley
Jun 24, 11:17
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Comment posted by
 Paul Dupont
Mar 13, 02:11
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