I love the "Scribble" function in Illustrator, but does anybody know of a way in Illustrator (or any other Adobe Creative Cloud program) to fill a page with randomly spaced dots of random sizes? What I want is kind of like this:
I want to be able to specify how many dots and a range for the radii of the dots (maximum and minimum sizes) and then let the software come up with a random arrangement each time. Any suggestions would be welcome.
You might try looking for Jongware Circle Fill script. See if that will do what you want.
That does indeed look like it would sometimes be useful, but it's not quite what I'm looking for here. I want the circles to have some space between them—kind of like a Dalmatian's spots if they were perfectly round. Any more suggestions?
After using the script you could use Object > Transform > Transform Each... to scale each circle.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll download the Circle Fill script and play with it, too—never hurts to have other options.
Try the plugin Stipplism or ColliderScribe
Thanks, Monika. Stipplism also looks good, but it appears that all the dots it produces will be the same size. I want dots of various sizes—like the Jongware Circle Fill script produces only with space between the dots.
Sorry to be replying to myself, but I think I've found exactly what I was looking for: it's called Circle Pattern Generator, and it was created by a developer called Lucky Resistor. There's more information about it here:
I'm still open to other suggestions.
Glad you found the Circle Generator. FYI, Stipplism will generate different sizes, it all depends on how you set up your preferences.
I'll try Stipplism and play around with the preferences. It looks like it could produce some interesting, fun results.