Split irregular shape into pieces

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Hello.

 

I'm looking to split the attached shape into 8 segments (see attached Shape Split file), whilst maintaining the curve throughout.

With the shape being irregualer I'm struggling to achieve the results required. I have also attached a version (Arc) which was created some time ago showing more pieces and the effect I am looking to achieve. However, I also don't know how this was achieved.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

 

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Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

I used a dashed stroke, then Object > Path > Outline Stroke.

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Split irregular shape into pieces

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Hello.

 

I'm looking to split the attached shape into 8 segments (see attached Shape Split file), whilst maintaining the curve throughout.

With the shape being irregualer I'm struggling to achieve the results required. I have also attached a version (Arc) which was created some time ago showing more pieces and the effect I am looking to achieve. However, I also don't know how this was achieved.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

 

Shape split.png

 

Arc.png



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Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

I used a dashed stroke, then Object > Path > Outline Stroke.

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Generally you should draw the 'split' shape out flat and then distort it rather than splitting it after the fact. In this example, a thick dashed stroke is outlined, then 3D rotate used to arrange it:

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Hi. Thanks for the quick reply.  How di you create the splits between segments?

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I used a dashed stroke, then Object > Path > Outline Stroke.

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Thank you. We will give this a try

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