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Illustrator Spirograph effect?
on Dec 12, 2005 at 6:33:13 pm

I am a beginner user of illustrator and I am trying to figure out how to take an object and run it around a cicular path symmetrically, with the appropriate rotation applied. An example is the 6th image at this link:
what I can surmise is this is just one object strung aound a circle like the old spirographs. any ideas?

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Re: Illustrator Spirograph effect?
on Dec 13, 2005 at 7:11:58 am

create several objects.
group them.
click on the rotation tool.
reposition the rotation center by moving the cross hairs.
rotate your object and simultaneously copy the object by holding down the option key as you drag
once you've copied it once, then hit command D to duplicate the copying. Keep hitting command D until the object repeats over itself.
command = ctrl on PC option = alt on PC

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