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___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

Sep 14, 2012 1:31 PM

Normally I'd use ArtDirector Toolkit, but I can't install it or oter software right now (too long to explain why).

 

Anyway I have several elements to scale, and I'm trying to find a formula/calculation to determine scale.

 

Example - 1 object is 3.7486" and I want to make it 5.3231" - how do I calculate the scale percentage to enlarge it?

 

I know you smart forum folk can help!

 

Thanks!

 
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    Sep 14, 2012 1:51 PM   in reply to Hugh Betcha

    Let the transform palette do the calculation for you.

     

    Type in 5.3231" in the tranform box for one dimension, then hit CMD/CTRL RETURN. Adding CMD(CTRL on PC) is a shortcut to scale the other dimension proportionately, incase the cahin link is not turned on.

     
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    Sep 14, 2012 2:00 PM   in reply to Hugh Betcha

    142.00234754308275 %

     

    Hugh Betcha wrote: Normally I'd use ArtDirector Toolkit, but I can't install it or oter software right now (too long to explain why).

     

    Alternatively, you could Google "scale percentage between two numbers" - yields plenty of free info/calculators

     
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    Sep 14, 2012 2:03 PM   in reply to Hugh Betcha

    % = (5.3231/3.7486)*100 = 142.0023 %

     
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    Sep 14, 2012 2:13 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    You're welcome.

     

    However, using CarlosCanto's answer all you need is the pre-installed calculator on your OS (or pen and paper, or straight up brain power), no internet, no software to install.

    You should now make that as the correct answer for the thread. ;-)

     
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    Sep 14, 2012 2:26 PM   in reply to W_J_T

    thanks, it could also be typed directly in the the Scale Dialog, this first 5.3231/3.7486, TAB, then *100, no calculator required.

     
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