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Robert Anderson
Is it possible to subtract a shape from a repeated shape using merge paths
on Dec 12, 2018 at 11:42:47 pm

Hi

Is this possible or impossible?



Have created a rectangle with single fill, repeat the object so there are multiple squares.



And I want to use Merge Paths to subtract / intersect another shape from the repeated result.



Any creative solutions or arrangement to the layers that would make this work?



Currently have



GROUP :

  • rectangle
  • repeater
  • fill
  • new path <--
  • merge paths <-- subtract/intersect



have also tried

MAIN GROUP:

SUBGROUP:
  • rectangle
  • repeater
  • fill

  • new path <--
  • merge paths <-- intersect/subtract




subtracting through the repeater seems to see the repeater as an object and then hides everything



any possible ideas that don't involve creating a separate layer with a mask?


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Marko Suto
Re: Is it possible to subtract a shape from a repeated shape using merge paths
on Dec 13, 2018 at 3:57:49 pm

Have you tried precomposing the repeated shapes and then applying the mask on the precomp?


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Is it possible to subtract a shape from a repeated shape using merge paths
on Dec 15, 2018 at 5:37:56 pm

Depends on what you're trying to do, but making the second rectangle the color of the background would "hide" it.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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