The last days, I was trying to find my way into scripting to automatize some workflows.
I don’t really know where to start on this specific project, so I finally take a shortcut and try to find some answers from more experienced people. ;-)
Basically I’m trying to change the width of an object/group.
The width should be changed in two different values — one width-change on the top, another one on the bottom. The values are calculated by: width*cos(y). Where Y is the Y-Value of the maximum or minimum. All points between the maximum and minimum should be changed in a linear way. Similar to a trapezoid.
A bit like it can be done manually with the free-transform-tool:
(The shapes are representing the transformation, not the actual paths!)
I’m not sure, if that’s even possible. Maybe someone could give me a hint where to start or share some experiences.
Merci beaucoup and have a great Day!
(Sorry, I’m totally struggling to describe this in english... )
Sorry, but your image is not visible.
It's not clear for me what you really want.
But perhaps this old snippet by CarlosCanto will point you to the right direction
// skew or shear selection, carlos canto 07/04/13 // http://forums.adobe.com/message/5477878#5477878 var idoc = app.activeDocument; var sel = idoc.selection; var im = app.getIdentityMatrix(); //im.mValueB = .5; // skew y 50% im.mValueC = .5; // skew x 50% nsform (im, true, true, true, true, 1, undefined);
That's supposed to be 'transform'?
Oops. Is there a black hole in the near?
the last line should be:
sel.transform (im, true, true, true, true, 1, undefined);