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Shape builder slowed down

Explorer ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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As I make more shapes with the shape builder tool, each shape takes longer to make. This makes sense, though is there a way to increase the speed? This is a snapshot of my layers panel and what I'm making.

 

Alternatively, is there a way to create what I'm creating (a deli basked liner; a checkered pattern that is not uniform) that wouldn't take so much time due to Illustrator processing it (I don't mind pressing each shape; just the time Illustrator takes to process it).

 

Thanks 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021
This will never be a particularly quick thing no matter what technique you use. A simple math thing. You know, checking for self-intersections and all that is complicated vector math stuff. You could of course start by creating multiple smaller Live Paint Groups instead of a single big one. for the visual appearance it won't matter, anyway. Otehr than that expanding and cleaning up every now and then may be advisable. Mylenium

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021
Instead of shape builder, try the live paint tool (K). I don't think you would experience noticeable slowdown on objects like that.

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Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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This will never be a particularly quick thing no matter what technique you use. A simple math thing. You know, checking for self-intersections and all that is complicated vector math stuff. You could of course start by creating multiple smaller Live Paint Groups instead of a single big one. for the visual appearance it won't matter, anyway. Otehr than that expanding and cleaning up every now and then may be advisable.

 

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Explorer ,
Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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I tried using Live Paint and had no problems with speed. Thanks for the tip 🙂

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Instead of shape builder, try the live paint tool (K). I don't think you would experience noticeable slowdown on objects like that.

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Live paint did the trick! I hadn't heard of the Live Paint tool previously. Thanks so much! 

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