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Rotating 3D object

New Here ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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Hello,

Does anyone know how I would create something like this in Illustrator?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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Mark the center with guides.

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-08 um 19.25.33.png

 

Make a blend between two lines.

 

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-08 um 19.26.49.png

 

 

Important: They are both horizontal. Both have the transform effect applied. One of them with the settings:

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-08 um 19.26.57.png

 

The blend looks like this

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-08 um 19.27.15.png

Apply a clipping mask to make the lines look like this:

 

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-08 um 19.27.20.png

 

Make a symbol out of that in order to not ruin it with the transform effect.

Then duplicate and rotate:

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-08 um 19.27.29.png

 

Put a black circle in front

 

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-08 um 19.27.45.png

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Thank you very much, you're amazing!

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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I seriously don't understand this and need to.

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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At which point do you get lost?

 

Can you show your artwork you have accomplished?

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Can i ask how did you blend to get the lines with a nice curve?

See my version.

 

 

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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This is the part which I'm getting lost. 

Would you be able to show me step by step how you did this? did you have specfic blend options?

 

Thank you.

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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The lines I blended are both horizontal. One is a little longer and thinner.

You apply a transform effect (Effects > Distort and transform > Transform) to both of them.

The transform effect for the thicker line does nothing

The transform effect for the thinner line rotates it (use the settings in my screenshot especially the origin point in the bottom left of the dialog))

Then you blend those two lines.

 

You can expand blend and appearance when you're done with blending and all is fine.

Or you can leave the effect and the blend live, but then you need to convert the thing into a symbol as described.

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Thanks Monika for explaining. 


This is what happens to my lines when I transform both of them using your settings.
Am I doing something wrong?
Do I transform separately or at the same time?

 

Very strange why this is happening.

Can you help?

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Both lines need to be like this:

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-09 um 20.55.36.png

 

The fat line has the transform effect like this:

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-09 um 20.55.59.png

 

The thin line has settings like this:

Bildschirmfoto 2021-12-09 um 20.55.46.png

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Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

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Hi Monika, eventually I got it to work!

 

You have been amazing thank you so much for your patience.

 

Stan

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Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

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That's great!

 

You're welcome. Have a nice weekend.

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