I'm brand new to Illustrator CC, and while I've gotten a few things working well, I can't seem to get spherocylinders working. A spherocylinder looks like this:
Easy, right? It's just two semicircles and the area between them. The problem is that I need several lengths of these suckers, at various angles. I can create a 2d one in Illustrator using the shape builder tool, and they look like I'd expect, but then I run into problems when I try to make longer ones. Very quickly, the aspect ratio on the ends gets completely destroyed, and again, I need something of constant width, but variable height (make the spherocylinder longer only). Is there a way to do with with the shape creation tool?
I've also looked at using rounded rectangles, since when the corners are 100% rounded, that's exactly what I want, but again I have problems constraining the width to only be one value.
I'd use two circles and construct them on the fly in my graphic, but then I need the tangent lines between them, which is a huge pain in the ass to construct. I've got to make 10s (if not 100s) of these stupid things, so anything that takes too much time basically isn't worth it at all.
So, how do I create one of these in Illustrator of variable length, but fixed width?