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Flower of Life Construction Methods

May 7, 2012 2:21 PM

Tags: #adobe_illustrator #flower_of_life

Flower_of_Life_base_50pct.png

I'm interested about how you would complete the Flower of Life from this point.

Here is what it would look like completed:

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Flower-of-Life-small.svg

 

Thanks!

 
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    May 7, 2012 2:38 PM   in reply to Mellifluous-Irony

    Snap_002.jpg

     

    One circle with a stroke. Then duplicate the stroke and use Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform to position copies via the Appearance Panel.

     
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    May 7, 2012 3:11 PM   in reply to Mellifluous-Irony

    Second image requires cutting paths. There's no method to create the outer partial circles unless you either mask them or cut them to delete portions.

     

    What I posted above is as far as you can go before you start cutting circles.

     
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    May 7, 2012 2:56 PM   in reply to Mellifluous-Irony

    After creating the first image, you could Expand Appearance, select all circles,

    and use Shape Builder tool to quickly remove unnecessary parts.

     

    HTH

     

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    Marijan (tomaxxi)

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    May 8, 2012 1:06 AM   in reply to Marijan Tompa

    I wouldn't use the appearance method on this one, since it's rather difficult to get an exact result. I would rather create circles with 6 anchors (this is possible with the script by s.h.). Those cricles can then scnap exactly. After that I would also be careful with the shapebuilder tool since it might produce unwanted result (especially closing of paths you don't want closed). Instead direct select the segments you dont need and just delete them.

     

    Script: http://park12.wakwak.com/~shp/lc/et/en_aics_script.html

     

    Edit: to create the partly circles at the edges, first create them as full circles, then delete parts of them

     
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    May 8, 2012 5:37 AM   in reply to Mellifluous-Irony

    Irony,

     

    Here is a quite different way, silly maybe, but completeæly accurate and very simple, especially if you just let it grow without deleting (much) underway. If you remove the outer circle, you may just click and delete top duplicates in the different stages where deletion is mentioned (Undo is your friend when you overdo it).

     

    You may add the large circle as a copy (3 diameters) at any time if desired.

     

     

     
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    May 8, 2012 9:52 AM   in reply to Mellifluous-Irony

    And here's another way, similar to Jacob's thinking

     

    FlowerOfLife.jpg

     

    eidt: How come my inserted image got scaled down?. I thought the forum scales down only images wider than 450 pixels mine is 445. What's the trick? I know clicking on it will show it in full size but I was hoping to avoid that extra step.

     
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    May 8, 2012 3:16 PM   in reply to Mellifluous-Irony

    For my part you are welcome, Irony.

     

    What do we call it?

     

    Lanceolate.

     
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