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Fill an object by Area

Apr 17, 2012 1:30 PM

Tags: #illustrator

I swear at some point I saw a tutorial on how to fill an object (circle, rectangle, or irregular object/shape) by it's area. Such as, I want to fill the object 70%, and it would fill 70% of the area inside that object.

 

I have searched everywhere to try to find that tutorial or anything relating to it. But I have been unsuccessful. I thought it to be a new feature in Illustrator CS5, but still have no been able to find anything on it.

 

Does anyone have any idea if this is a real feature or even achievable?

 

I quite possibly could have dreamt it...


Thanks!

 
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:44 PM   in reply to wbset09

    ...it was a dream

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:51 PM   in reply to wbset09

    Copy yousr stroked object, and paste in front

    Fill

    Then scale 70% in transform palette ( set the reference point appropriately, click the chain so both width and height scael, add * .7 after width or height, then hit enter)

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:55 PM   in reply to wbset09

    wbset,

     

    ... or a nightmare.

     

    It is achievable, though, with more or less effort, depending on the shape and the desired way of filling, including:

     

    A) Top/bottom/right/left/skewed/centre/perimeter/wherever,

    B) Pie chart/star/pin/stripe style, etc,

    C) Straight/rounded/wavy/zigzag, etc,

    D) Etc.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:02 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Mike,

     

    0.7 for both W and H would yield 49%.

     

    70% at the centre or somewhere inside (just one of the vast number of options, which might put some of the filled area outside the path in some cases) would require 0.83666 for both W and H.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:54 PM   in reply to wbset09

    I want to fill the object 70%

    What does that mean?

     

    You want a solid fit that spans 70% of the object's height? Width? From the top, bottom, middle?

    Fill it with a uniform pattern that covers 70% of its area, like a 70% tint screen?

     

    There's a kazillion ways to guess at what you're trying to describe. Show a sketch or something.

     

    JET

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:56 PM   in reply to wbset09

    Do you mean something like this?

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 10.54.29 PM.png

     

    If so you use the Effect>Path>Offset path and keep giving it negative values like -20pts, -30pts etc

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 10.51.56 PM.png

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 8:07 PM   in reply to Wade_Zimmerman

    If you mean like this it is done with a blend

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 10.59.36 PM.png

     

    or this

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 11.07.14 PM.png

     

    Or a Effect>Distort and Transform>Transform with a setting of 70% for both scale values and the number of copies

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 11.04.57 PM.png

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:26 PM   in reply to wbset09

    here, filled with 70% water

     

    filled70percent.PNG

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:34 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    To me it looks about 54% water and 16% filled with fish.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:39 PM   in reply to emil emil

    hahahaha...true

     
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