I created a pattern brush and applied to a path. I'd like to slide it through that path but can't find a way to do it.
I have a workaround for when it's on a straight line but I can't seem to find a solution for other situations.
For example, I made this shape to create a Thorn Vine pattern brush:
When I create a pattern brush, it works really well, as you can see here:
If I want to slide the pattern along a straight path, I can just make it longer and then expand and cut the part I want, like so:
I can even fake it for circles:
But how should I do it if I have a closed path? Like a rectangle, triangle, ellipse, star or even a custom path?
It seems ridiculous to make a pattern brush for every "offset" I want. All "solutions" I have are bad because, even though they work, it involves a lot of work. Imagine having to extend the start and end of a open path just to have this??? Yikes. And even though, those solutions don't work at all for closed paths. The ideal would be to have a "slide" or "offset" inside the brush settings but that currently doesn't exist. Or at least I can't find. Does someone know if I'm missing something or have a tip for how could I achieve this?
Using a scatter brush doesn't work because the patterns don't connect with each other.