this has been bugging me for a number of years, what is the best way to draw this? The best result I've had is by creating two separate paths, but that's a pain when imported to Silverlight, one object would be ideal. So I asked around our studio with no good responses, anyone have any good ideas?
If not, it's about time illustrator had a persist gradient along path button...
As I said in the first post, you need a blend corresponding to a gradient. You may:
1) Create a no stroke rectangle with the end colour;
2) Copy 1) and make it very short (0.1 mm or so), keeping it at the left end, and give it the start colour;
3) Select both and Object>Blend>Make; use Smooth and Align to Path in options;
4) Create the Artbrush from 3).
Ah, I see what you're doing. In reality, that creates about 100,000 individual objects, exactly the opposite of what I need. I think Illustrator needs a grad along path button. Thanks anyway
Yes it does we almost had it the last time out but they chicken out or could not make the deal they wanted. At one time when I made the feature request like so many had done before me and since they did contact me about why I would need this and how it would benefit me as a user.
They did write back and said that they saw hat everyone now meant and were looking into it. They probably still have not come along a practical way of implementing it. maybe CS 5 or 6? I don't get to see any of the software before they are released as I sometimes do with third party plug ins. But there are users here that do but they cannot tell us if it is there or not so the best thing is for you to also make a feature request. Maybe you will have more luck and influence.
I do know they were interested at one time or they would not have responded to the feature request.
... In reality, that creates about 100,000 individual objects, ...
Well, only if you expand it, and the same happens if you expand a gradient.
... I think Illustrator needs a grad along path button...
That would be nice, along with some other gradients