7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2012 2:26 PM by CarlosCanto

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

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!

• ###### 1. Re: ___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

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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• ###### 2. Re: ___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

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

• ###### 3. Re: ___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

Thanks Mike and W_J_T,

The google search terms gave a better result than what I came up with (the other idea is good, but I wanted to apply same scale to dissimilar things, so I needed an online calculator)

• ###### 4. Re: ___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

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

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• ###### 5. Re: ___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

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. ;-)

• ###### 6. Re: ___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

Elegant solution Carlos!

• ###### 7. Re: ___How do I calculate scale between two objects (without ArtDirector Toolkit)?

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