Rotational Line Artwork

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#1

I love the line artwork style and since I saw the amaziograph app I knew I could laser cut something similar and it would look awesome.


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#2

Super cool. I hope I can figure out how to do something like that in Afinity Designer. Trying to move away from Illustrator…the struggle is real! (Inkscape makes me cry. Or gnash my teeth. :unamused: )


#3

That woukd make the laser dance…fun to watch I bet!!


#4

Ah symmetry, it’s like a warm blanket for my eyes and brain.


#5

That’s why I videoed it, the second one didn’t do so well but that’s largely my fault


#6

Very cool! I wonder if my older version of Illustrator (CS5) would also have a clone command. I’ll have to o look into it.

I also enjoyed the defocussed laser hints on your Nov 27 post. Thanks!


#7

wooooowwwwwww. thats very cool. i like it. alot.


#8

Reminds me of the :turtle: programming language :slightly_smiling_face:


#9

Yes it does have a clone command, but it’s called copy. So 360 degrees divided by the number elements you want to have around the circle. I hope this helped.

Example:


#10

I have done the rotate tool thing in Illustrator, but if I make a change to the original item copied, it does not propagate through all the copies like apparently it does using the Clone command in Inkscape. That is a pretty cool feature. So far I have resisted downloading Inkscape since I’ve been using Illustrator for so many years, but maybe it warrants a second look.

Thanks anyway!


#11

I’ve done similar in Corel…copy paste rotate on a middle point…


#12

But if you go to @m_raynsford’s linked web page he talks about doing the same thing in Inkscape except using the Clone tool. Then if he makes a change to the original line that was copied, all of the copied lines undergo the same change (go to his original link, he makes it clearer than I seem to be doing). That is the feature I’d like to do in Illustrator. I wonder if it could be done using the Blend tool? Hmmmmm.


#13

I just so happy to know of a fella who can make it happen in illustrator, too. :sunglasses:

And if that fella weren’t about to go to sleep, he’d probably make a tutorial to show you lovely folks how to do it, too.

Alas! (But seriously, this is to remind me to blow yo minds tomorrow.)


#14

That would probably work in Corel too…just never had the need…but I guess I will have a look tomorrow😄


#15

Corel Painter has a symmetry tool where it mirrors the marks either left and right, over a middle line, or radial. I can’t remember remember if the radial is 4 or 8, or if it’s something you choose. Maybe their other programs have a similar feature?

Edit: internet is telling me it’s called mirror and kaleidoscope, and that you can pick the number of repeats for kaleidoscope.


#16

You would think after using Corel for over a decade and a half I would know everything about it…lol
Only use whats needed and never had the need for this type of graphic…but it’ll be something to play with now…:smile:


#17

I just did a quick test in CorelDraw using copy & paste around an offset origin and then a blend. I drew a pentagon. Next, I moved it’s rotational center to a point well below the shape. Then, I copied and pasted 3 copies specifying 90°, 180°, and 270°. Then, I selected the blend tool and blended from the original to the 90° copy. Picking the copy that was already part of a blend took a little experimenting. I then repeated the blends to close the shape.

I then used the shape tool to modify the original pentagon and the one at 180° rotation to be start shaped and the blend recalculated.

So, yup, you can do this kind of thing with CorelDraw.


#18

Aha! I thought it might have something to do with a Blend tool.

Okay @likeablejerk, I’m ready for my mind to be blown on your Illustrator method!


#19

Wow, so cool!!! Watching your video was mesmerizing @m_raynsford. Seeing the amazing complexity that can come out of a simple base shape will never stop being awesome. I’m totally going to try and play around with this method to see if I can get it to work in grasshopper- I know there’s not too many Rhino users out there but I’d be happy to post any successful files!


#20

Awesome…I’ve not gotten into the office yet to try…lol