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Community Beginner ,
Mar 20, 2020 Mar 20, 2020

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2020-03-20.pngHi, I am having problems filling the shapes,after using shape builder tool. As you see, I cant fill other parts of triangle. What can I do about it? 

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Most Valuable Participant , Mar 20, 2020 Mar 20, 2020
Well, have you actually checked the underlying paths? This very much appears like your shape operations either merged the wrong paths and/ or left a bunch of "garbage" like duplicate points, open paths and so on. Even if the Shape Builder facilitates these operations, its still good practice to clean up paths afterwards liek you would do whne using manual path operations and Pathfinders.   Mylenium

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 20, 2020 Mar 20, 2020
Did you try Object > Live Paint > Make?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 20, 2020 Mar 20, 2020
Did you select all the lines before using the tool? Also: double click the tool and turn on the gap detection resp. configure it to your needs.

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Mar 20, 2020 Mar 20, 2020

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Well, have you actually checked the underlying paths? This very much appears like your shape operations either merged the wrong paths and/ or left a bunch of "garbage" like duplicate points, open paths and so on. Even if the Shape Builder facilitates these operations, its still good practice to clean up paths afterwards liek you would do whne using manual path operations and Pathfinders.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 21, 2020 Mar 21, 2020

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Problem is solved. Thank you

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Did you try Object > Live Paint > Make?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 21, 2020 Mar 21, 2020

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It worked. Thank you a lot

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Mar 21, 2020 Mar 21, 2020

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Good to hear that helped!

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Did you select all the lines before using the tool? Also: double click the tool and turn on the gap detection resp. configure it to your needs.

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Mar 21, 2020 Mar 21, 2020

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Thank you a lot. I did as you said and it worked.

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Mar 27, 2021 Mar 27, 2021

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The problem is not a problem with illustrator but you yourself my friend.

 

Imagine there are 20 shapes on the artboard...

how will the shape builder know which one you want to fill?

So you need to select the shape first. If you still don't get it, take your time on this shape builder guide. It will teach you all that you need to know about it.

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