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Matthew Beall
Tapered ZigZag
on Jan 31, 2017 at 7:44:46 pm

I have a spline with a zigzag distortion on it, but I want the effect tapered so it starts as a straight line and then gradually zigzags. How do I do that?


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Vincent Rosati
Re: Tapered ZigZag
on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:59:52 am

I realize you may have resolved this already, but I'm just seeing it now.

11068_effectandenvelopetopobjectdistort.ai.zip



The included steps are:
1 - Start with a standard, straight, 2-point path.
2 - Apply Effect > Distort > Zig Zag.
3 - Create a "Top Object" in the shape of a triangle, that is the desired shape of your taper. Again, a basic shape, 3-points, no curves.
4 - Make sure this top object is layered above the zig zag, then select both the zig zag and the top object and Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object.
Then add an additional path to the tip as needed.

Vince

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Matthew Beall
Re: Tapered ZigZag
on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:24:23 pm

Thank you Vince!
I had NOT figured that out yet, in fact I had made the necessary splines in 3DSMax as a quick fix..!
This helps a lot, thank you



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