I tried to copy and paste forward each one of the hexagon strokes with a gradient, but that didn't work.
If any of the below answers have answered your question please mark it as the accepted answer.– user9447Jun 5, 2017 at 13:25
There are a few ways to create the gradient effect, but this is how I would do it...
Create the hexagon shape out of 6 triangles:
Then apply different gradients to each triangle:
Finally mask parts of the triangle gradients with hexagons (solid for the middle, strokes for the others):
1the individual hexagons also seem to have some embossing - intentional or as a result of unsharpness.– user82991May 11, 2017 at 11:11
This will give you a flat color version:
- Create one hexagon
- Ctrl+C copies it to clipboard
- Ctrl+F duplicates the shape (aka. Paste in Place)
- scale up either one of these 2 hexagons until it looks right
- Ctrl+A selects both shapes
- Go to 'Object → Blend → Blend Options' and choose 10 Specified Steps (or as many as you want in between)
- Ctrl+Alt+B makes the blend
- then play with the Stroke Weight and/or adjust each of the hexagons' size
If you're looking for actual gradients to be applied for each of the 6 resulting 'sections':
- Ctrl+A selects all
- Go to 'Object → Expand → OK'
- Go to 'Object → Path → Outline Stroke'
- Reduce the shape to a single triangle, duplicate, rotate, reposition.