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reducing nodes

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Oct 02, 2022 Oct 02, 2022

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In the curved shape im attaching, i wish to change the number of nodes (make them less, from 11 to 3) but without altering the curve's shape... is it possible to do this in some automatic way?

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Oct 02, 2022 Oct 02, 2022

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Did you try Object > Path > Simplify?

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Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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I did try it but although it reduces some nodes, it doesnt keep the curvature of the object intact 😞

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Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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Which version of Illustrator do you have? In the recent versions Simplify does a decent job, especially if you go into the Advanced options.

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If simplify can't do it, try the plugin VectorScribe with its Smart Eraser tool

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