# Star Layer¶

## About Star Layers¶

A `Star Layer`

is a geometric object that is made by the filling the
region resulting from connecting the points of two concentric circles
with straight lines. The number of points on which the circles are
divided defines the number of peaks of the star. The points over the
circles are spread regularly over both circles but one of them has the
points rotated **N/360/2** degrees from the other circle (being **N**
the number of peaks or points).

## Parameters of Star Layers¶

The parameters of the star layers are:

Name |
Value |
Type |

Z Depth | 0.000000 | real |

Amount | 1.000000 | real |

Blend Method | Composite | integer |

Color | color | |

Origin | 0.500000u,0.000000u | vector |

Invert | bool | |

Antialiasing | bool | |

Feather | 0.500000u | real |

Type of Feather | Fast Gaussian Blur | integer |

Winding Style | Non Zero | integer |

Outer Radius | 1.500000u | real |

Inner Radius | 0.500000u | real |

Angle | 0.00 | angle |

Points | 5 | integer |

Regular Polygon | bool |

The parameters of the star layers are the same as the majority of the shape-like objects but it has specific parameters for its own properties.

### Outer Radius¶

Defines the radius of the circle where the peaks of the star lay.

### Inner Radius¶

Defines the radius of the circle where the valleys of the star lay.

### Angle¶

Is the rotation angle for the first peak of the star. Its default value
is **90** degrees.

### Points¶

Defines the number of divisions done in the circles and therefore the number of points and peaks in the star.

## Playing Around¶

### Crazy Radii¶

The `Outer Radius`

shouldn’t be greater than `Inner Radius`

. It only
changes the star’s orientation:

Inner Radius = 40; Outer Radius = 60 |
Inner Radius = 60; Outer Radius = 40 |

You can also play with negative values:

Inner Radius = -40; Outer Radius = 60 |
Inner Radius = 40; Outer Radius = -60 |

### Winding Style Hacks¶

You can even play with the Winding Style Parameter and negative values to obtain some effects:

Inner Radius = 40; Outer Radius = -60; WS=even/odd |
Inner Radius = -40; Outer Radius = 60; WS=even/odd |