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I am trying to make these triangles overlap each other in a consistent manner all the way around. I am new to illustrator and I don't know the tricks of the trade yet.

What I want to do is make the last two triangles within the green to overlap the top blue triangle. I have tried shape builder but it doesn't work like I thought it would.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

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awasis,

 

You ought to be able to do it with the Shape Builder Tool,

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-shapes-shape-builder-tool.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/atv/cs5-tutorials/creating-complex-art-with-the-shape-builder-tool.html

 

But you can also just use your rotation way in two rounds:

 

1) In the first round, create the topmost triangle and rotate just 1 copy (clockwise 45 degrees), then select both and Pathfinder>Minus front to cut out the overlap from the topmost triangle,

2) In the second round, starting with the cut topmost cut triangle rotate 7 copies (clockwise or anticlockwise 45 degrees),

3) Change the Fill Color of every second cut triangle.

 

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I am trying to make these triangles overlap each other in a consistent manner all the way around. I am new to illustrator and I don't know the tricks of the trade yet.

What I want to do is make the last two triangles within the green to overlap the top blue triangle. I have tried shape builder but it doesn't work like I thought it would.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

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awasis,

 

You ought to be able to do it with the Shape Builder Tool,

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-shapes-shape-builder-tool.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/atv/cs5-tutorials/creating-complex-art-with-the-shape-builder-tool.html

 

But you can also just use your rotation way in two rounds:

 

1) In the first round, create the topmost triangle and rotate just 1 copy (clockwise 45 degrees), then select both and Pathfinder>Minus front to cut out the overlap from the topmost triangle,

2) In the second round, starting with the cut topmost cut triangle rotate 7 copies (clockwise or anticlockwise 45 degrees),

3) Change the Fill Color of every second cut triangle.

 

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awasis,

 

You ought to be able to do it with the Shape Builder Tool,

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-shapes-shape-builder-tool.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/atv/cs5-tutorials/creating-complex-art-with-the-shape-builder-to...

 

But you can also just use your rotation way in two rounds:

 

1) In the first round, create the topmost triangle and rotate just 1 copy (clockwise 45 degrees), then select both and Pathfinder>Minus front to cut out the overlap from the topmost triangle,

2) In the second round, starting with the cut topmost cut triangle rotate 7 copies (clockwise or anticlockwise 45 degrees),

3) Change the Fill Color of every second cut triangle.

 

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Thanks so much. 🙂

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You are welcome, awasis.

 

May I ask which way you used (my guess being the Shape Builder)?

 

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I had to do it in layers. I had to do it twice, once with the stroke and once without. I resized the one without the stroke. I had to do the same with the top red triangle on the right but only once since it was covered by the blue one. Obviously, I had to manipulate where it was in perspective too.

 

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Thank you for sharing, awasis.

 

I believe that you may be able do it (next time) in one go if you start out with stroke/nofill paths and add the fill(s) later (maybe I ought to have mentioned it, sorry).

 

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