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Ward StockAutomatically place an objects onto path.
by on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:53:58 pm
Last Edited By Ward Stock on Aug 3, 2016 at 5:12:02 pm


I'm searching for a way to easily place an array of identical objects(like triangles/lines/etc on a path).
For example I have a couple of rhombs and I need to place them on a circle path. Like this:

Yep, I can place just one of them and then duplicate and rotate each. But I'm looking probably for some tool to do this or maybe a trick to simplify this as much as possible.

Thanks for the answers!

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Kalle KannistoRe: Automatically place an objects onto path.
by on Aug 4, 2016 at 8:03:47 am

Just a few random ideas:

1) Make a circular path and copy it as the motion path for the object. Duplicate a few times and offset each layer (or layer's time).

2) Make 8 copies of the object and link them all to a null in the center. Unlink one layer, rotate, unlink the next, rotate, etc.

3) Make 2 copies of the object at horizontal opposite sides of the circle. Select both and duplicate. Rotate the duplicated pair 90 degrees. Select all and duplicate, rotate the duplicated layers 45 degrees.

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