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04 April 2005, 09:03 PM

I need to do some windows for the starship EnterpriseNebula. However, Cinema4d best option is to do it in a texture+bump+limunescence+alpha. Doing it in full 3d will make the model crawl the software (I know, i already tried once). So i want to do the form in illustrator or photoshop, but i need to duplicate it following a path (Circular). I know how to do it with text, but i am lost with a vector form. Someone know the technique for that ? I though it was better posting it here then in the C4d forum...

You can see roughtly what i want to do here. The red line is for the path, the blue are windows, but when duplicating they need to rotate according to the path:

04 April 2005, 11:29 PM
In illustrator just create the shape you want duplicated. Select it and in your Brushes pallete click on the pulldown arrow and select New Brush. Select Scatter Brush as the type of brush you want and click OK.

Once your brush is created just draw your circular path and click on the brush you just created from your Brushes pallete and you'll see your shape duplicated along the path. If you double click on the Brush you created you can tweak the size, spacing, rotation, etc. By tweaking those parameter you can get it just how you want it. Make sure you have Preview clicked on, and Rotation relative to path, so that the object rotates throught the path.

04 April 2005, 11:54 PM
:) Thanks . It's a bit hard to manipulate the brush instead of the pen tool...Since i shake a lot when i brush ;) . But i tweek it with the direct selection.

04 April 2005, 01:15 AM
This is the result. So i guess it's pretty decent. With the bumpmap up close, it's also good. Thanks a lot.

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