How do you equally space these around the center in Illustrator please?
You really can't in any easy, effective, manner. You'd have to measure between each element and use guides and manually position each object...
It would be quicker and easier to build a circle and the shapes from scratch and then color them as needed.
- Draw 2 circles -
Object > Compound Shape > Make
- Draw a triangle with the primary point at the center of the circles.
Effect > Distort & Transform & Transformwith the triangle selected (note settings in animation below -- I counted your spaces which is why I use "17" in the effect).
Object > Expand Appearanceon triangles
Select All- >
Pathfinder Panel > Minus Front button
- Then color as desired. (May need to ungroup first
Object > Ungroup)
This way everything is equally spaced and aligned before you add color.
Here's a method using a Pattern Brush.
- Create a single rectangular shape, fill with green and no stroke, then copy and paste in place a second rectangle, with no fill or stroke, then extended it a little to make a gap.
- Select both shapes and make a pattern brush, by clicking the tiny menu icon in the Brushes palette, click New Brush, choose "pattern" option.
- Then apply the pattern brush stroke you made to a circle. Change the stroke width in the Ellipse options bar along the top.
- Select the circle, then click Object > Expand Appearance, then Object > Ungroup several times until Ungroup is greyed out.
- Then you can select each shape, and fill with your desired colour.
If you have a shape you don't want to be distorted, you can make a Scatter Brush instead, and set the "Rotation relative to path" option, and adjust the spacing.
You could do it with a dashed stroke...
- Draw a circle
- Bump up the stroke weight to your desired width
- Check "Dashed Line" and set the dash and gap to your liking
You could even color it with a gradient on the stroke (or just expand appearance and set fills on the resulting shapes if setting up the gradient is too much work)...