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I came across a LaTeX package called pst-slpe. It is part of the PSTricks bundle for generating ps graphics in LaTeX.

A particular type or gradient, called radslope (or radslopes) is defined in this pst-slpe, which looks like: enter image description here

For some reason, I need to realize this in AI. It has to be vector graphics so PS is out of the window (live trace would not be a good idea). So my question is: is there a hidden function (that I am not aware of in this case) or a plugin or a script for AI that can realize this kind of gradient for me?

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I am not aware about automatic option for that. But if you need this effect only for small task, so you can create it by yourself.

I've got the circle in 5 minutes, so if you play with options, probably you can create this on your own. I don't know if you need only square or circle is ok too. I've just copied the colors to gradient panel and applied this gradient to circle stroke with the parameters you can see on these screenshots:

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and

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The question was about gradient, so gradient you can create very easily. If you need some specific applications - you should state them in the question.

UPD

You can tweak the shape by creating some shape with no fill and huge external stroke and place it above the colored shape:

enter image description here

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  • When I first learned Illustrator, this was the ONLY way to make gradients.
    – barbecue
    Nov 8 '14 at 15:29
  • @Ilan Thank you. But this is not useful for my case. I have to deal with alot of irregular shapes too.
    – Troy Woo
    Nov 8 '14 at 17:33
  • @TroyWoo I dont aware about "automation" of this effect, but I updated the answer with some tweak...
    – Ilan
    Nov 8 '14 at 19:18
  • @Ilan Thank you for your effort. But that is still not what I wanted.
    – Troy Woo
    Nov 8 '14 at 21:43

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