Using Inkscape, I can easily create an hexagon with rounded courners. The result in below in yellow (the right hexagon). It's possible to see that not only the corners are rounded, but the entire shape is (the lines around the hexagon aren't completely straight). I am now trying to acheive the same effect with Illustrator CS6, but I can't find out how. The closest I got is the white hexagon below (on the left). The corners are rounded but the lines are straight.
How can I create an hexagon identical to the one in yellow above with Illustrator?
You would have to create it in 2 steps using 2 instances of Round Corners, possibly expanding the apperance and subdividing the path inbetween to reinstate some sharp corners the effect can operate on....
Try doing it like this:
Start off by drawing your hexagon and giving it a centre point (Attributes). Then draw a circle outside it from the same centre point.
Direct select the side anchors only and make a blend between the two objects.
Check how many steps you need, expand the blend and choose the rounded hexagon you like best.
I always forget about the more creative uses of blends...
Although the above solution from JET gives a quite nice result, it's not perfectly symmetrical. Neither is the blend approach (you can check by duplicating & rotating the shape and lying it on top of the original. If it's not er perfect fit, it's not symmetrical). Does anyone know of a method that gives a completely symmetrical version of the yellow shape above?
Any solution will be much appreciated!
With this method you can also create similar rounded polygons:
I am confused on how you went from the first image to the second. could you elaborate?
Have you tried this?.... example image below.
I am using Illustrator CS5.1
This would not make the 6 lines round, only the corner. Also the lines have to be round. This is easy with CC2015.
With CS5 it is way more complicated than it is to be done in CC 2015.