I have a pretty simple radial gradient applied to two circles to simulate a pulse effect. Is it possible to replicate this same effect but with a hexagon for the shapes? It would be best to know how this is done in Illustrator.
So I originally thought this isn't possible but then geometry for the win! A hexagon can be created from 6 triangles.
- Create a triangle shape and give it a linear gradient
- Copy the triangle and past in front of the original triangle.
- Rotate the new triangle by 60 degrees.
- Position new triangle.
- Repeat step 2 but now rotate the new triangle by -60 degrees.
- Align the triangles to make the top of the hexagon.
- Copy the 3 aligned triangles and past in front.
- Rotate these new triangles (as a group) 180 degrees.
- Align the new triangles to form the bottom of the hexagon.
- There you go! A hexagon with a similar-ish radial gradient as to your original circles (the hexagon's gradient will have a bit of a "starburst ray" effect along the edges where the triangles meet at the edges).