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Author Topic: Nested shapes and spirals  (Read 4273 times)

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Offline Butterfly

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Nested shapes and spirals
« on: February 13, 2011, 02:22:09 PM »
How would I go about taking a set of shapes and applying them to a spiral?
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 02:55:15 PM »
I'm not sure that I'm picturing what you want, but I think you could use either Extensions/Generate from Path/Scatter or Extensions/Generate from Path/Pattern along path.  Carolyn has a tutorial on her blog with Pattern along path.  http://cuttingtime.blogspot.com/search/ ... th%20-%201  I can't remember where I saw the Scatter video.  HTH

ETA  Now that I re-read your question, I think you would need to use Scatter.  Pattern along path would distort the shapes and will only let you use one Path.
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 05:57:06 PM »
I'm not sure either,

Is this close? or do you mean a couple of different shapes? I just used Pattern along Path and didn't take the time to clean up the center, but I suspect you want to me even MORE creative....let us know and then share.

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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 06:19:00 PM »
Do you have an example image you can upload?
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 11:20:35 PM »
Nah just in my mind , But I am sure that won't take up too much bandwidth
Just a thought probanly won't work anyway Thanks
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 04:08:26 PM »
OK I finally Figured out what I wanted. I want like Papasue did but I want to know if there is a way to do it that I could do graduated sizes as it goes, from the smaller on the inside getting larger as it goes along.
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 06:35:35 PM »
You sure can. I just wrote up a quick set of instructions for you. Let me know if this doesn't work.
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 06:24:09 AM »
Always something to inspire me...... thanks again.
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 06:40:26 AM »
tHANK yOU SOOOO mUCH
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Re: Nested shapes and spirals
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 08:11:52 PM »
Now that is clever. Gonna try this for sure.
TKS
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