shape builder issue

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Hi, shape builder tool creates lots of points, so my shape doesnt appear as one shape which causes strange behaviour (see attached screens). Is there any way to siplify that shape? Or just new lines from start?

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Did you try Pathfinder panel Unite?

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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Lucas, Hi.

 

From time to time, I too have experienced Shape Builder adding more points than necessary.

My go to is usually to use Live Paint.

We don’t know your original paths to start with before you used Shape Builder.

 

Here I recreated using pen tool and strokes.

I outlined the strokes. Dup and Flipped.

 

Next Live Paint.

Expand Live Paint.

Select Same color, Pathfinders>Unite.

Nice and clean. 58 points.

 

K

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Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

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Thanks, it;s made from simple shapes and then filled with Create Shape tool. It seems like Live Paint doesnt solve the problem. 😞

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Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

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Lukas, thank you for posting your screenshot today of all your paths. That explains a lot.

 

Whether using Shape Builders tool or Live Paint, your results will be similar.

As Monika stated previously, you have so many overlapping paths, thus resulting into a large amount of anchors points.

 

Up to you how you want to resolve.

Personally, I would use Pen Tool and strokes, outline, Live Paint as I showed you before.

Or

With Scissor Tool, cut and delete all those overlapping, extraneous path segments BEFORE using Shape Builder or Live Paint.

 

K

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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As K already wrote: use live paint.

 

This tends to happen when you have duplicate paths (or duplicate segments of paths)

Also when you have too many paths selected and operating on them. In my experience if possible select only those paths you need. Then add more paths to the selection while you complete the piece.

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