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How to merge to circles and rectangle in illustrator from this sketch to make a blob?

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Now I'm trying to get this logo (using these shapes). Should I use the Metaball tool to create the one shape or another way?

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Trying to get this shape happening (see left)

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Is my answer what you're looking for? If not, please explain your desired effect in more detail. –  Johannes Nov 7 '12 at 7:41
@Johannes Hey, Johannes this isn't quite what I'm after although I did it with circles and manually selecting and creating anchor points to delete sections of the circle. –  Josh Nov 7 '12 at 8:16
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Like this?

metaball script

If so then this should do the trick: http://park12.wakwak.com/~shp/lc/et/en_aics_script.html#metaball

metaballing technique

Note that you might want to play with the metaball parameter and interior circle size to get a smoother curve on the ends.

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Yeah, that's what I'm after. Now to make it look the way I want. –  Josh Nov 7 '12 at 6:35
You seem to be getting it pretty close on your own. Probably some combination of techniques displayed in this thread will be needed to get you exactly what you want. –  nine9ths Nov 7 '12 at 8:41
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You can do this from within illustrator using the pathfinder tool:

Just draw out your shapes, select them, and unite them. enter image description here

Another example: enter image description here

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