There's almost certainly something I'm missing here but I'd like a faded drawing to be defined and placed at various points in the picture. I can get it to look how I want, but when I place it in \begin{scope}[xshift=\x,yshift=\y] environment, the fading doesn't move with the rest of what's in the scope.

Here's a stripped-down example:


    \path(0,0) pic{flame};
        \node[circle,minimum height=4, minimum width=4, fill=\fillcolour,inner sep=0,outer sep=0] at(0,-1){};



\fill[black] (-4,-3) rectangle (6,4);

\node[circle,inner sep=0, outer sep=0, draw=white,very thin] at (0,0){};

\begin{scope}[xshift=0cm, yshift=-0cm]

\begin{scope}[xshift=.1cm, yshift=-0.1cm]

result of above code, heavily cropped

The white circle just indicates the origin. The yellow shaded circle looks right; when I shift it the fading stays behind (as seen from the cyan shaded circle).

  • It seems you have to give all transformations to \pgfsetfading.
    – Symbol 1
    Jan 6 '17 at 15:42
  • @Symbol1 which implies a rewrite to draw a faded item at a particular location, rather than draw and move it. I'll have a try later on
    – Chris H
    Jan 6 '17 at 15:51
  • I just proposed an answer. This is by no means the only approach. You can try.
    – Symbol 1
    Jan 6 '17 at 15:52

You may redefine \frame as follows

    \path(0,0) pic{flame};

Here, \pgfgettransform will store the current transformation in \mycurrenttransform and \pgfsettransform will restore it in \pgfsetfading. That is, it now remembers where you are.

  • When I replied to your comment, your answer loaded. This could be very useful elsewhere in this drawing too. Again, I'll have a go later on.
    – Chris H
    Jan 6 '17 at 15:53

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