I want to make a video infographic for a few different video orientations (square, 16:9) and I want to highlight visually the very large amount of icons (thousands in once case which would obviously be tiny dots).
I know how to align objects manually, but is there some kind of automated way where I could draw a rectangle, put all my objects within that rectangle and have them disperse out equally?
Even if there was a program outside of Adobe that would at least help me quickly change my bounding area (rectangle) and have it show me how many rows/columns... Then, I could at least manually align in Illustrator fairly quickly.
My problem is I won't have time to keep manually trial & erring to make sure the icons fit nicely on the different screen orientations/portions of the screen without a little help from some software.
Say my number is 2,000, I would love to able to paste 2,000 of my icons within a rectangle or artboard and get this:
Even better if I could just type 2,000 in a dialogue box and have them disperse.
Appreciate any help!