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Christopher Mallan
Pen Tool Problem
on Jan 16, 2014 at 9:40:14 am

falogo.jpg

I am trying to recreate the elements of the above logo (falogo.jpg) for an After Effects animation...

The problem I am having is with the blue curved waves in the top half of the image. I always struggle with things like this as it is very difficult to achieve the perfect spacing and curves. I have tried to draw it manually with the pen tool but it looks all over the place. Is there a better way achieve the perfect curves in Illustrator?

Thanks in advance

Chris


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Paddy Uglow
Re: Pen Tool Problem
on Jan 16, 2014 at 10:52:06 am

Hi,
I think your Illustrator idea might be the one to go with: I just knocked this together in Illustrator:
7003_illustratorcurves.png.zip
I drew a long rectangle, used Transform Each and Repeat Command (look up Illustrator Repeat Command on Google for tips) to duplicate stripes consistently, then used Envelope to get the bend.
As long as the original has been done in a similar and straightforward way, you've a good chance of getting a match.
Or you might be better off doing the rectangles and warping in After Effects if you're going to have ribbons flying around the place in 3D...!
Good luck - it looks like a complicated logo to animate!

Paddy, CreativeMedia.org.uk


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Christopher Mallan
Re: Pen Tool Problem
on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:59:54 am

Awesome. Thanks!

I knew there would be a less-manual/time consuming way to do it.

will keep that in mind when i get to AE too!

Thanks again

Chris


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