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• ###### 40. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

ok.  I think I tried that and didn't get anywhere.  I'm done for the night, my eyes are blurry lol.  Thanks for the help!

• ###### 41. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

Expand layerr two in the Layers Panel and also bring the Appearance panel into view.

• ###### 42. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

ok Wade, thank you very much I'll give this a try tomorrow - it's been a loooong day lol

• ###### 43. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

Hello Jacob;

I went back to Grant's post where he talked about how to get the angle of rotation equation, but that didn't this time.  (original post at http://forums.adobe.com/message/4428776#4428776  So looking at this post and not the original post,  If I needed the same type of dial but with different number of ticks what would the rotation be? Going by Grant's formula it should be this:

for large ticks 360-gap of 90=270/9(9 large ticks needed) with 8 copies

then, using the same formula for the small ticks:

360-90=270/33(total of 33 ticks are needed) with 32 copies

but apparently I don't know the formula after all because I got this after spending hours trying to figure out the angle of rotation.

as you can see the small ticks are not lining up with the large ticks.  Can you please tell me what the angle of rotation formula is? I am presuming it would be the same for both large ticks and small ticks, but I don't know, perhaps not?

Thanks again.

• ###### 44. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

Jber,

You should divide by the numbers of copies = intervals, not the total numbers of tick marks (the first one being where you start so the rotation only starts with the second one (was that intelligible or unintelligible?)), so it should be 270/8 and 270/32.

Apart from getting the different tick marks aligned, that should also bring you the full 3/4 of the way round (270/360).

• ###### 45. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

Or another way of looking at it....

• ###### 46. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

Perfect! that's the equation alright.

• ###### 47. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

Mike;

lol showoff! hahaha and yes, that's pretty much what I need except I needed 9 large ticks and how on earth did you manage to color only a section of this?  Thanks much for the illustration, if only I could do that so quickly.

• ###### 48. Re: Speedometer recreation of the dashed lines

Jber,

It is important to get the number right. With blends it is even worse, because you have to remember to subtract 2 from the total number to get the number of steps.