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Custom Brush with right angle (90 degree) corner problems

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Hello,

I created a custom brush.

It works fine with round corners.

But when I draw sharp right angles, weird things happen. Unwanted bit of the brush breaks out from nowhere. See red circles below.

Screenshot 2020-11-08 at 11.28.40.png

If I reduce the stroke weight it disappears. But the original brush I based it upon (and other pattern brushes that I've studied) - no matter what stroke weight is used, this problem doesn't occur. 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thank you!

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

The corner tiles of the pattern brush are too large to work properly with rather small object sizes and certain stroke weights.

 

You would have to reconstruct the pattern brush definition.

 

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Custom Brush with right angle (90 degree) corner problems

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Nov 08, 2020

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Hello,

I created a custom brush.

It works fine with round corners.

But when I draw sharp right angles, weird things happen. Unwanted bit of the brush breaks out from nowhere. See red circles below.

Screenshot 2020-11-08 at 11.28.40.png

If I reduce the stroke weight it disappears. But the original brush I based it upon (and other pattern brushes that I've studied) - no matter what stroke weight is used, this problem doesn't occur. 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thank you!

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

The corner tiles of the pattern brush are too large to work properly with rather small object sizes and certain stroke weights.

 

You would have to reconstruct the pattern brush definition.

 

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Which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

Can you share a sample Illustrator file (.ai) with that brush?

 

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Hello,

I'm using Illustrator CC (version 24.3).

I've temporary placed a copy of the brush in this location for sharing:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17jFHdKhxBm_xNHyH66gI9KfxDkFotQY2/view?usp=sharing 

Thanks ~

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Unfortunately, the link you provided is not public.

 

Can you make it public?

 

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Thank you for your patience. The link should work now.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17jFHdKhxBm_xNHyH66gI9KfxDkFotQY2/view?usp=sharing

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The corner tiles of the pattern brush are too large to work properly with rather small object sizes and certain stroke weights.

 

You would have to reconstruct the pattern brush definition.

 

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Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I've managed to tweak it so it works better. It still needs refining but I know what to look out for now.

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