It is a compound path you have to g to Object>Compound Path>Release. then all will be as you expect.
would you like a way to do this with the stroke being live?
would you like a way to do this with the stroke being live?
I would. Lay it on us.
That's cool, just by adding strokes and varying the gap.
Hello, and thanks for your reply. Im sorry to say, I cant get anything from the "clip" you posted, no sound so cant follow it. When I create a line, and dash it, then go to object/compound path, the "release" option isnt available, its greyed out. To be honest, Im really confused trying to get something from the movie clip with no sound. Can you please just explain it by the numbers. Appreciate your attempts to simplify it though, and thanks again
Turn up your volume on your computer.
Do you have speakers and did you first select your expanded dotted line?
You have to select it first before compound paths are available, if no
artwork is available then it is gray out but if an object is select it
will be availabe.
You might want to purchase a book like real world Illustrator.
In your speaker preferences you should have it set to one of the two top settings
Hello. I understand your explaination about not wanting to go round in circles, but come on, give me some credit about the speakers. Im getting no sound, no problem getting sound from anything else, just the clip posted. Of course the artwork was (and is) selected, but "release" remains greyed out. Im admittedly just starting to get into this program, but you have to believe, if I say its selected and greyed out, then thats the way it is, and the same would be true of the sound. I will definitely think long and hard about posting here in the future. I waited a whole day to be advised "turn up the volume". Thanks, you been a great help.
It may be a Shockwave plug in for your browser. See if you can install an update. I won't continue to trouble shoot browser and streaming video sound issues on this fourm but your browser might be a good place to start. I don't have any issues getting the sound.
Great stuff Larry G, that worked out pretty good, thanks for that.
PrepressPro, have tried looking for updates as suggested, but still the same. Also, saved movie file to desktop, still no sound, but Larry G's post nailed it. Thank you, very much appreciated, Readysteady
it is helpful if you then mark Larry's post as the answer you were looking for as i do not keep the movie post for long.
If you ever get your sound working and the quicktime has a sound control you will learn how to alter the position of the colors to a more random order to specific dots or dashes.
However you should mark Larry's post as answered.
BTW Prepress sometimes i just do not bother i would have written out
step by step given him instructions to do
some customized settings to make a more useful technique and someone
else would have posted the same thing and he would have
jumped for joy.
So it simply had that handwriting to it,if you know what I mean.
Hello, I wasnt going to reply to this post, but Im thinking what the hell. Why are you (Wade) addressing Prepress when giving an explaination (if not an apology) why you couldnt be bothered to help me, the original poster. Be honest, you were actually shamed into posting something here after the "Turn the volume up" reply you gave me. Well pardon me for thinking this was a forum were people (yes, even beginners like me) might post questions to resolve an issue or two. I didnt know I had to be a "Black Belt" in Adobe before I could hope to get a "detailed answer". Dont feel you need to reply to this post, at least not for my benefit, as I wont be back to read it. Thanks to Larry G, and Prepress for their time, and yes, assistance, Readysteady
get a "detailed answer".
The fact that you asked for a specific format that the answer should be in is your prerogative as it is mine to answer as I see fit.
Illy is a wonderful program I hope it serves you well.
Hello, and yes, I know I said I wasnt going to check back in here, but couldnt resist. I know it is your perogorative to answer or not (Wade) but if you look at your answer, you said I wasnt thinking logically. How dare you, thats just plain arrogance. Larry G answered my question adaquately in a couple of short lines. Now, you can have the last word if you like (and I bet you do, you seem that sort) but the fact remains, you couldnt be bothered to answer my question, was it, or my beginners naivitee, a bit beneath you? Thanks again, you were a great help (Sarcasm)
Hey ReadySteady, you don't even need to be a Brown Belt to ask questions here. I try to provide help because it keeps me thinking about new and better ways of doing things in Illustrator, and I get to help people like you. The free exchange of technical know how is what it's all about. If you got something out of this forum, Great. Perhaps you can help out by dropping in to this forum and seeing if you have some helpful input and an answer or two when others are needing help. Wade addressed me because I asked him to provide the link to the video of Dot Dash multi color technique, and he was clarifying to me, why he was or was not providing more info. None the less you gotta' give Larry G. props. and mark his answer as the one you used. This, in and of it self gives you the opportunity to help others because they will see your question as answered. And to all the white, yellow, orange, green, purple, brown and black belts we need all of your input.
You weren't and are not now thinking logically.
If you find a place to properly view the video you will see that I
made the effort and made like three of four post yet you are now
claiming I did not take the time.
You can't call that logical. Larry actually gave you only a partial
answer to the question the subject and technique has much more to it
and offers much more control.
He actually took only the beginning point and probably figured it was
enough. It was based on something I had posted a few weeks ago using
the 0 for the first dash to avoid
coloring the first dash.
But you did not ask to do that you asked to be able to add other
colors, If you follow Larry's instruction you will not be able to do
what you originally said you wanted to do
unless you can figure out from there how to add colors to specific
dashes or dots, but you are not quite thinking logically at the moment
and probably need time for it to sink in.
That is the way life is and the way Illustrator is.
So it is your prerogative to learn or not to learn and take the time
to think it over. Or don't learn that is the great thing abut one's
prerogative it's a free choice.
Good luck with Illustrator i hope you saved the video because it is
Hello, and apologies to Larry G, totally forgot to hit the "correct answer" button, and have I believe, done so now.
Wade, we can go back and forth with this all day for lots of days, but I would like to point out one more thing about perogative's, or to be more precise, your perogative. It was your perogative to ignore my question after your first answer didnt work out for me, until it was addressed by others. Let me explain a little further. I dont own a machine with Illustrator on it, but have access to a friends, (consentually) for a couple of weeks while she's on holiday. Its not my fault the clip doesnt work on this machine, nor is it my fault that the "release" option was greyed out even though the line was most definitely selected, but you made assumptions right there didnt you. You chose to believe that this was going to be far more trouble than it was worth, or at least, thats how it came across, and I would not let that go, being new at a program isnt a disease, and if it were its easily remedied. But, however, I do appreciate you took the time to provide an answer, and I do appreciate you probably know a hell of a lot more about Illustrator than I ever will, but have a look back at your response, it came across as arrogant, and if you choose not to answer my question, or not to continue answering my or anyone else's question, then that is indeed your perogative, but you dont have to be insulting in the process. But I have to admit I did let anger get the better of me, and maybe I should provide an apology for my part.
Prepresspro, point taken.
Well, its been fun, Readysteady
EDIT: Ok, just a quick edit. Wade, I wouldnt be half the person I think I am if I didnt acknowledge your movie as being Good. Installed Quicktime on my friends pc, and got sound. I have no problem admitting, had QT been installed on the machine in the first place, our verbal dual would never have happened as it is informative and quite easy to follow. (Obviously I did save the file, thinking Logically ) I wont take back anything I said earlier, but fair is fair, and credit were its due. Bet you cant wait for my next question
You got your answer!
So what more do you want?
Actually, you are correct, I did get my answer, thank you.What more do I want? believe me, I will never "want" or seek anything from this forum again.
Ah, no need for that. Wade's just crabby because he's got over 1000 points and Adobe still hasn't sent him any popcorn.
That's not funny, I men what does it take to get a stinking bag of