How to select some specific1 anchor points of many polygons?

New Here ,
Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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I'd like to select the same corner points of many polygons (which were multiplied by transform effect) to get a curve at once. 

 

Please check the file attached, I hope I had depicted it better there...

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Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Dinçer Dinç,

 

How about the Lasso Tool (after locking any objects with Anchor Points that may get in the way, such as maybe (the top Anchor Point of) the circle in the centre)?

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/selecting-objects.html

 

 

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Thank you Jacob. It's enlightened my way.

 

Now, I've come to a point where it is around 1500 pieces.

I tried "Join" and "Flatten Transparency" but couldn't have them in 1 solid piece. I think, I can do it with Pen Tool by clicking 1500x2 times but I'd be delighted if there's an easy way to unify them without changing the outer shape.

 

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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In png, it might be better.

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Dinçer,

 

as far as I can see, based on the example you provided, currently there are no automated ways to do the desired selections in one shot.

 

But: There may be some other routes to do what you want without having to click with the Pen tool thousands of times.

 

To check that, can you please share a sample Illustrator file with some instructions that explain your final goal?

 

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Lasso helped me with reducing the number of shots. Now I am able to select them (with the lines they were already attached.

 

If  the two edges of the lines combined, it's accomplished.

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Well, I was thinking of a completely different approach based on the sample you showed in your initial post.

 

Honestly, I'm not sure if I even understand the other screenshots you provided that just show pale grey spirals.

 

Perhaps I just don't get the point.

 

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Dinçer,

 

I wonder whether the most straightforward way could be to simply use the Spiral Tool with the right settings which depend on the exact kind of spiral, see Draw Spiral here,

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/drawing-simple-lines-shapes.html

 

 

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Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022

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Dincer, if all you really want is a spiral, I would use the Spiral Tool as Jacob suggested.

I was able to recreate your spiral by using these settings.

 

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Spiral Tool.png

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