I'm working on a geometrical visualization project. The math stuff is done in Geogebra. geogebra

Notice the smoothness of the lines. It all looks slick.

When I export this project to svg and open in Illustrator, I see this enter image description here

All lines are rough and bumpy. There is no way I can make them smooth without artifacts.

I tried an alternative approach and drew rectangles with smooth corners. But the result is off too.

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No matter what corner roundness is set, the resulting triangle looks nothing like the original from Geogebra.

Is this even possible in Illustrator? Are there other vector based tools, that can possibly draw shapes from math equations?

  • Maybe @joojaa's joograph might help you here -- or any of his other Illustrator scripts. – Vincent Apr 23 at 10:44
  • @Vincent no that wont work in this case unfortunately. Yeah solving by grid is problematic in terms of getting good curve. Just join the curves and simplify. – joojaa Apr 23 at 11:22
  • Is SVG the only vector export option in that package? – usr2564301 Apr 23 at 11:30
  • @usr2564301 ist still generated that way – joojaa Apr 23 at 11:52
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    I don't know how useful this will be but Inkscape's Polygon tool can produce rounded triangles that are closer to these shapes. See example. – Billy Kerr Apr 23 at 12:16

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