Gluon ShapeMaker - QuarkXPress 6 - Product Details
ShapeMaker provides a new way to create an almost infinite number of unique and useful shapes. Perhaps best described as a shape synthesizer, ShapeMaker gives you control over the parameters that determine shapes. Shapes are indispensible in almost any design, whether it's a simple rectangle or a complicated silhouette. When Quark introduced bezier curves in version 4, they opened a whole world of new shape possibilites and ShapeMaker takes full advantage of this. You'll no longer need to switch over to Illustrator for those complex box shapes, it can all be done within QuarkXPress. In fact, ShapeMaker can make shapes that would take forever to create or, in some cases, would be impossible to create in Illustrator. You can also export the shapes to Illustrator for further editing or use.
^^ Sliders added to Wave and Polygon tabs making for super easy design and exploration
^^ Ability to alter currently selected box
^^ Ability to fill area with linked wave paths
^^ Ability to control where objects are created (was center of spread only)