strange gradient stroke behavior

New Here ,
Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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Hi there!

 

I'm trying to create a simple shape with a gradient, and I made it by first making a circle, splitting it in half with the scissor tool, and then manually offsetting the bottom half to the left to create a single thick sine wave. I then joined the two paths.

 

At this point I applied a gradient stroke, and that's when the rectangular artifact shows up within the gradient.

 

I expanded the appearance to see what was going on, and that's what the 2nd image is.

 

Please can anyone help me create just a smooth gradient along this path?

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Which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

Also, can you share this sample Illustrator file (.ai)?

 

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In the center of the wave there should be just 1 anchor point.

Can you check that?

If you didn't move the half path precisely before joining them then there would be 2.

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