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Allen joaquinShape around Path
by on Jun 13, 2012 at 3:22:50 pm

Hi, does anyone know's how i could create a shape around a circled path? i mean with a font it's possible but is it possible with a shape?

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj249/aliandmx/shaprearound.png


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Dave LaRondeRe: Shape around Path
by on Jun 13, 2012 at 6:17:50 pm

That Illustration of yours didn't help clarify things very much. Back up a little bit. Forget about shapes for a moment. Please take the time to describe in detail what you want the viewer to see on the screen.

There may be better ways than shapes to skin this particular cat.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Allen joaquinRe: Shape around Path
by on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:21:21 pm

Right i want the viewer to see Little Squares around a Circle but if i made it by hand moving each piece it woulnd't be very exact.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Shape around Path
by on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:36:45 pm

Yup, there's an easier way to do that.
  • Make a square-shaped solid, and scale to taste.
  • Position it at the center of the circle.
  • Change the solid's ANCHOR POINT to define the radius of the circle.
  • Duplicate as many times as desired.
  • ROTATE each solid in equal increments of degrees. For 12 squares, it would be 360/12, or 30, 60, 90, 120, etc.
Done.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Allen joaquinRe: Shape around Path
by on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:58:42 pm

Oh Great! Thank you so much Sir.

It's soo basic i'm even ashamed i coulnd't figure that out first i kept thinking "Since the font adapts to the path there must be a way so that the shapes does that too" xD


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Shape around Path
by on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:04:05 pm

That's too much work Dave ;-) I'd go with using a dingbat font coupled with a Text Layer's Path Option.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Allen joaquinRe: Shape around Path
by on Jun 14, 2012 at 2:59:57 pm

@Roland that's exactly what i did. using this symbol ▀ worked pretty well and was super exact.


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