Combine triangels for Polyhedron cut template

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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Hi, 

I'm new to Illustrator and want to create Polyhedron patterns.

I try to connect triangel shapes for that purpose but I don't get them combined/connected perfectly. The edges on the left and right must be melted to the shape in some way.

I found no tutorial on Youtube for that, but it will be an easy answer for a pro.

I hope the screenshots help to explain the problem.

 

Thanks, 

Michael

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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I would create a grid of triangles.

Use the Shapebuilder tool (Shift+M) and drag over the triangles you want to combine.

Stroke the outline of the combined shape and create the lines inside the shape.

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The jutting points are the stroke of each triangle. If you want to elimnate these, but keep each triangle as a separate shape, change your corner shape to rounded. It's not prefect, but at least it won't jut out.

 

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Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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Hey, 

thanks for your help. Change corner shape to rounded works. In the meantime I had a slighty better result with the effect "round edges". But your solution is very easy to use, so maybe I prefer that as long as my cutting machine like it too 😉

Now I will test Ton's tip...

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My guess is your cutting machine won't care. It's not interested in the stroke, just the drawn path.

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Other than that, follow Ton's directions for uniting the shapes into one overall dieline, adding the flaps as well.

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