I do not know how to make this pattern in ILLUSTRATOR, its not done by rotate , as outline show no line as attachment thanks

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joojaa- thanks, that's one of the method Cai -- Yes , I think that's a transform effect as there's

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no outline in the images, I tried to use the tranform effect but cannot accure fix the move & scale column . do you have any idea hoew to fix it ? erickp -- definelly its not done by rotate as theres no online at the images

  • And why do you think this is not rotated?
    – ErickP
    Jan 20, 2016 at 5:33
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    It's probably a transform effect.
    – Cai
    Jan 20, 2016 at 7:11

1 Answer 1


You could construct it via an arrangement of circles.

  1. Start with a circle that is for example 10 mm in diameter
  2. Copy it and position the second circle's center on the edge of the first one
  3. Copy the first circle again and move it -2.5 mm vertically and 4.33 mm horizontally
  4. Copy the third circle and move it -8.66 mm horizontally
  5. Arrange the remaining 3 circles around your base circle
  6. Select all circles and build the pattern via the shape builder tool creating circle pattern
  • Offcourse rotating around the lower point by by would eliminate quite much construction time and produce less control points.
    – joojaa
    Jan 20, 2016 at 10:44

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