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## Blending Technique line Indicators around ellipse

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I'm trying to figure out how to blend 2 lines that go around an ellipse and are perfectly perpendicular aligned Horizontal & Vertical. When I do the blend, as seen in the example, the lines are not perpendicular, they tend not to align with the guides. No matter how many steps of distance I try withthe Blend Tool, they wont align to the guides. So the only solution I found, as seen in the example, I duplicated one side which had perfect alignment all around the ellipse to make it 100% perpendicular.

Do you specifically need to use the blend tool or will any method do? With the blend tool, I find as long as I use a number of steps that is a multiple of 4 -1 (i.e. 39, 43, 47, to account for one at each end) I get paths on the 90° markers:

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## Blending Technique line Indicators around ellipse

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Hi Forum.

I'm trying to figure out how to blend 2 lines that go around an ellipse and are perfectly perpendicular aligned Horizontal & Vertical. When I do the blend, as seen in the example, the lines are not perpendicular, they tend not to align with the guides. No matter how many steps of distance I try withthe Blend Tool, they wont align to the guides. So the only solution I found, as seen in the example, I duplicated one side which had perfect alignment all around the ellipse to make it 100% perpendicular.

Do you specifically need to use the blend tool or will any method do? With the blend tool, I find as long as I use a number of steps that is a multiple of 4 -1 (i.e. 39, 43, 47, to account for one at each end) I get paths on the 90° markers:

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Do you specifically need to use the blend tool or will any method do? With the blend tool, I find as long as I use a number of steps that is a multiple of 4 -1 (i.e. 39, 43, 47, to account for one at each end) I get paths on the 90° markers:

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That was it, It never occured to me to use less blends, for example I had like 1-10 or 1 to 13, but the 1-4 ratio workded well. The only thing which confused me was, when making the cut using the scissor too, my lines from 4 were becoming 3. (And then bumping up the specified steps)But eventually it worked out well.

Kind regards.

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