Illustrator Stroke Bullshit

Illustrator Stroke Bullshit

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phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 891
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Sooo I'm making a hot-sweet bocce ball drawing in illustrator for a hot-sweet corporate bocce ball team. I want a ball with two large stripes. The problem I have is with one of the stripes not lining up neatly with the edge of the ball - I want to use the outside sphere to limit the stroke of the interior line, if you're picking up what I'm putting down. See the bottom stripe below:

I can do it with many smaller lines that 'look like' one big stripe, but when I tried it I had to readjust the smaller lines every time I scaled the image. I've also tried adding an anchor at either end so that I could curve just the endpoint such that it lines up with the edge of the sphere, but it's always noticeable/it looks like crap.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
BOO
 
 
2011 Apr 8 at 10:33 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 8 at 10:35 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 891
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I figured out what I wanted to do using the 3D Revolve effect, basically mapping straight lines to a sphere, which I didn't know Illy could do...GG Adobe.

The technique I used was adapted from the follorrrringggg: http://vforvectors.com/create-a-colorful-christmas-ball/



EDIT apparently this solution has the same problem as the 'many small lines' technique did - it doesn't scale cleanly. BUMMER!
BOO
 
 
2011 Apr 8 at 11:10 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 8 at 11:17 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

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2007 Oct 19 • 5485
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You could have a top-level blank bit that has a hole, i.e. on top of the lines. Dunno if I'm saying this well. Like, basically have a rectangle, with a bit cut out.
 
 
2011 Apr 8 at 13:10 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 891
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Down Rodeo said:
You could have a top-level blank bit that has a hole, i.e. on top of the lines. Dunno if I'm saying this well. Like, basically have a rectangle, with a bit cut out.

You mean like a sort of manual masking? Thus far it's been no big deal to remap my stripes when I scale, that (the mapped symbol itself) is the only it that's not properly scaling, it actually keeps it the same size and remaps it onto the bigger/smaller sphere, quite a pain. Maybe there is some 'scale mapped symbol with revolved object' check-box that I've missed...
BOO
 
 
2011 Apr 8 at 14:15 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5485
57,583 ₧
Yes like mask :-) it would scale nicely too, no?
Oh, that's not really your problem any more...
 
 
2011 Apr 9 at 04:03 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 9 at 04:04 PDT
SuperJer
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2005 Mar 20 • 5556
I think you would be better using a filled region rather than strokes for the stripes.
 
 
2011 Apr 11 at 16:31 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 11 at 16:31 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 891
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superjer said:
I think you would be better using a filled region rather than strokes for the stripes.

I think you're right, SJ. I went with a different design anyways, but I certainly learned some useful stuff here. Thanks!
BOO
 
 
2011 Apr 12 at 10:14 PDT
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4599
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"Learning is hard when you're a tard."

--Book of AaronJer 4:13
 
 
2011 Apr 12 at 11:16 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 12 at 11:16 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5556
"Hiding information from people who aren't looking for it is really easy."

--Book of SuperJer 6:24
 
 
2011 Apr 12 at 19:31 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 12 at 19:31 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
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"SRAW PWNS JOO."

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2011 Apr 12 at 20:39 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3052
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if you fuck a drunk chick, you have more morals than the guy who did not.

book of cloud,5:21
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2011 Apr 12 at 20:49 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 12 at 20:49 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 891
17 ₧
superjer said:
I think you would be better using a filled region rather than strokes for the stripes.

I had similar problems here, whenever I scaled the stripes got janked and I had to manually fix them. Every scaling here was with the shift modifier. I tried adding the alt modifier as well but no dice. All of this could have been avoided if I had the right specs to begin with in the first place, but I didn't find out until after several drafts that the design was to be applied to t-shirts on adhesive vinyl. A machine cuts a vinyl positive and then somebody has to go in with an x-acto and pick out all of the whitespace bits, and then the vinyl applies to the t-shirt like a sticker. My clients would have absolutely cooked in the original design, quite a bit of vinyl on your back on a hot day...then again it's the PNW so it will probably rain the day of the tournament anyways.

Thanks for the help, guys.
BOO
 
 
2011 Apr 13 at 12:40 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
295 ₧
"Repeting a joke makes you worthless"

-Book of text 2:23
 
 
2011 Apr 13 at 13:09 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 13 at 13:09 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 891
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"If you lived here, you'd be home by now.

--Book of Zachjer 12:05pm
BOO
 
 
2011 Apr 15 at 12:03 PDT — Ed. 2011 Apr 15 at 12:03 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
phoenix_r said:
"If you lived here, you'd be home by now.

--Book of Zachjer 12:05pm

D:
There's a sign that says that on some apartments right by my house... you don't happen to live in Colroado, do you?
 
 
2011 Apr 15 at 12:21 PDT
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4599
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He doesn't live in Colroado. That isn't even a real place. God.
 
 
2011 Apr 15 at 13:45 PDT
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2452
159 ₧
aaronjer said:
He doesn't live in Colroado. That isn't even a real place. God.

I don't know, this restaurant seems to be located there:
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2011 Apr 16 at 06:54 PDT
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