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Script to simulate edit environment in Illustrator

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When trying to discuss steps in an Illustrator process, it would be nice to be able to generate a set of controls for a shape that mimicked the Illustrator editing environment. So when you select a shape in Illustrator, you see handles, the center point, bounding box, etc.

 

Has anybody ever written a script that generates a vector representation of a selected shape that looks like the Illustrator artboard when working on a file.

 

For example, if I want to show how to expand while constraining horizontally by selecting the left most control of the transform box on a shape, it would be nice to press a key and have all of the controls,  the selection box, etc. show up (as additional symbols/shapes/vectors) in my illustration rather than having to try to fudge it myself. 

 

Has anybody done this? Could a developer share the code that generates the transform controls that appear when selecting a shape while editing an illustrator document?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Script to simulate edit environment in Illustrator

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When trying to discuss steps in an Illustrator process, it would be nice to be able to generate a set of controls for a shape that mimicked the Illustrator editing environment. So when you select a shape in Illustrator, you see handles, the center point, bounding box, etc.

 

Has anybody ever written a script that generates a vector representation of a selected shape that looks like the Illustrator artboard when working on a file.

 

For example, if I want to show how to expand while constraining horizontally by selecting the left most control of the transform box on a shape, it would be nice to press a key and have all of the controls,  the selection box, etc. show up (as additional symbols/shapes/vectors) in my illustration rather than having to try to fudge it myself. 

 

Has anybody done this? Could a developer share the code that generates the transform controls that appear when selecting a shape while editing an illustrator document?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Check out jooHandlesToGeometry.jsx from  https://bitbucket.org/joojaa/jooillustratorscripts/

 

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Thanks Carlos, that one looks like it has a lot of options. For convenience, here's the link to the repo: https://github.com/Inventsable/Outliner  (just in case it's been updated since it was posted).

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