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I'm wondering if there is a way to rotate multiple objects to one point in Illustrator. I already know about blending and Transform Each.

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Thank you!

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There is a nice script that can do just this called Rotate Toward Point by Hiroyuki Sato

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The script rotates the objects in the selection toward the center of the foreground object.

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Give it a try and see how you like the results!

NOTE:

This is not a perfect solution. You can't select every arrow and have it magically work. You will need to play around with the selections and run it in groups to achieve the effect.

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A partial solution is to make a pattern brush:

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The blue shape is dragged to the brushes collection and defined to be a pattern brush with 40% spacing. The brush is applied to a bunch of rounded squares. They were created using Object > Blend.

Drawbacks:

  • very difficult to predefine the places of the shapes, needs math
  • only a predefined set of shapes (here only 1)
  • curved lines distort the shapes
  • Really creative idea, love it. Thank you, I'll try this out! – Thaddeus Apr 30 '18 at 20:47

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