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Rotate each circle 45° (causing them to have an overlapping anchor point) Use the Direct Selection Tool (White arrow) to click anchors and delete them, leaving appropriate segments. Select the middle 2 anchor points and join them (Object > Path > Join) Rather than rotating the circles, you could also use Object > Path > Add Anchors to create ...


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Simple half-circle Pattern Brush. Then if you want the actual path, Object > Expand Appearance. This will leave all the individual semi-circles. If you want a single path, select them and choose Object > Path > Join. This is quick and dirty using AI CS6. However, it shows the methodology and procedure, which is the same for pretty much any version ...


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(I didn't download anything.. but it is simple identification merely looking at the posted image.) That is a mesh object. Either a gradient mesh or an envelope mesh. There's nothing "wrong" with the shape. Meshes merely aren't "simple" objects and don't behave like simple objects. "Anchors" in mesh objects not only serve as ...


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In this case you might not need to make a blend. Just use a Gradient on a stroked circle. Select the circle and set the stroke width as desired. In the Gradient panel set Type to Linear Gradient and Stroke to Apply gradient along stroke. Setup the gradient so the first and last color stop is the same color.


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You want Edit / Preferences / Behaviour and you can set a number there. The lower the number, the less change when you try to simplify.


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One possibility would be to use a polar transform. Unfortunately there's nothing in Illustrator that can do that as far as I know (unless there's a script/plugin perhaps?), but it could be done in Photoshop. Then I suppose you could copy and paste the raster image back into Illustrator and auto trace it. Obviously I don't know closely this will fit your ...


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Hit CTRL+Y or go to View → Outline via the main menu Hit A or choose the Direct Selection Tool from the toolbar Select only those anchor points that belong to that "white" shape Hit Delete


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If you want the vertical cut of the line to have a certain height This is very easy to do with skewed rectangles. Move the two magenta rectangles in the left side so they snap to the inside of the yellow rectangle. Change their color to the wanted green. In the upper green rectangle, select the two anchor points in the right side with Direct Selection Tool. ...


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Adobe Illustrator does have a Warp Tool. Often this is merely to give you an overall guide which you can then refine afterwards. You do have to Create Outlines for any text (Type > Create Outlines).


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Group the black elements. Using the Appearance Panel add the red stroke and move it below the Contents in the panel.


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Object > Path > Add Anchor Points (Yes I read the question... bear with me...) Draw marker Select marker Edit > Copy Edit > Undo (Removes marker) Edit > Undo (Removes extra anchors) Edit > Paste In Front (Pastes marker back in place) This goes fairly rapidly with shortcuts. Add anchors from the menu, draw the marker then hold down the ...


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One (Illustrator) method... With the art you have... Select all Grab the Shape Builder Tool Hold Down the Option/Alt key and click-drag across the lines outside the rectangle to remove them (After question edit) -- This will work for all your shapes. Just select all and then Option-Click-Drag with Shape Builder to remove what you don't want. Another (...


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In Inkscape, as long as the curved parallel lines are a compound path, and the squiggly shapes are another compound path on top, then you can use the Path > Cut Path boolean operation. However the operation will consume the upper path, so if you want to keep it, copy it before you do the Cut Path, then Paste in Place after you've done it. Example, before (...


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I just checked the file. These objects are a combined path. So, ungrouping will not separate them. Ungrouping only works on groups, and this isn't a group. You can tell if an object is a combined path or a group by selecting it, then check the Status Bar along the bottom. It will either say "Path" or "Group of x object". Example showing ...


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There's an unwritten aspect about Graphic Styles.... There are 2 kinds of them: Object Level Styles - Where appearance adjustments are made on objects. Group Level Styles - Where appearance adjustments are added to a group. (Groups, by default, have no direct appearance adjustments) There's no way to tell the difference, until the style is applied -- and ...


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What you need is not possible with Illustrator's path logic. Paths need to in be a continuous, one-after-another anchor point sequence. Instead, you can either group these, or convert to outlines, in which case you can join multiple shapes into a single shape, but you're losing the ability to edit these as paths (unless you keep an un-converted copy).


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Generally, if you have too many points in a model you risk getting oscillations on the path since you have a hard time putting the points into the exact location where you need it. So having more points than strictly necessary is sometimes a source of error. Second the location of the anchor points matter for humans, So humans tend to want to have minima ...


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Install the following script with these directions, then run it and adjust the parameter 100 as needed: #target illustrator var doc = app.activeDocument; var objs = doc.pageItems; traverseSceneObjects(objs, selectByCurveLengthFactory(100)); redraw(); function selectByCurveLengthFactory( length){ return function(item) { if ( item.length <= ...


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Instead of a pattern brush, you could create a scatter brush. With a scatter brush, you can precisely control the spacing between the chevrons. Be sure to set "Rotation relative to:" as "path".


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Add a fill to the character via the Appearance Panel Set the fill to be a gradient of your two color Rotate the gradient 90° so its horizontal Select each color stop of the gradient and set the Location to 50%. Add the stroke as desired Note you don't have to use 50% for the gradient stop location, but both stops need to be in the same location. If you want ...


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Blends can have more than two shapes. So, with that in mind, it's possible to create a blend using 3 or more filled shapes, but make sure the two end ones are the same colour and shape. For example, here's one with four coloured shapes. For more complexity, the middle two could even be gradients, or different shapes. Then you can bend the path of the ...


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This is what i use: Direct select the path segment with white arrow tool Copy and paste in front Rotate Each 90 degrees. You can make this an action then its one keyboard shortcut. Further you can do this to multiple segments at a time. Once your done delete the extra construction lines.


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Try Object > Path > Simplify You may need to adjust the settings to get the result you want. Just be aware that too much simplification may distort the image.


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I guess blurring is a hopeless way to make trackable gradients for your robot experiments. You need something like this: This is drawn with pattern brush which has a linear 3-stop gradient white-black-white. The screenshot is from Affinity Designer which allows any PNG image to be used as a brush. The curve can be an arbitary path, you only apply the brush ...


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For your needs the scatter brush suggestion may work. Be aware though that scatter brushes place each instance independently, You won't get the "skewing" and "distortion" on curves the same way a pattern brush distorts. So, it really depends upon the desired artwork. Adjust the defining rectangle for the pattern. Drag the Pattern Brush artwork to the ...


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You must make a Compound Path for the selected paths and use the Appearance panel to assign additional strokes and fills. Do not use black for the color of an end point on the gradient. Additional help image. Appearance panel settings.


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Technically, you cannot join lines in Illustrator, you can only join points (anchors). Depending on your end purpose, you could however turn these into objects via 'Path > Outline Stroke', then 'Unite' via the 'Pathfinder' panel. Be advised this will turn your lines into a single object, and you won't be able to edit the thickness of the stroke anymore.


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And now that we know what you need to do.... Shapebuilder tool will accommodate your workflow proposal very nicely. Here's your matrix drawn with single lines, grouped via Cntrl-G, and the Shapebuilder Tool selected: Here's Shapebuilder doing its thing, as area by area is selected and then coloured up: All areas coloured up now: That whole group selected ...


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I think using Smart Guides (toggle on/off using Ctrl / Command+U) would allow you to do that. Select the Ellipse Tool L, and move the cursor over the edge of the rectangle until you see it intersect with the centre of the rectangle. Hold down Alt+Shift* as you click and drag to make the circle. Example *Note: holding down Alt causes the Ellipse to be ...


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Inkscape has "snap to the midpoint of a line segment" where a line segment can be a part of a rectangle or other curve: Both red circles are simply started to be drawn approximately at the midpoints of the line segments. The snap drew the centers exactly to the midpoints. Drawing by starting from the center needs holding both Ctrl and Shift in Inkscape. ...


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