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ive got 50 small stars i need to align and evenly distribute on a circular path. i tried using the blend tool then aligning them to the path , but it didnt work...arrgh...lol..i cant figure out how to do it otherwise...help..tia..:)...

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    ive got 50 small stars i need to align and evenly distribute on a circular path. i tried using the blend tool then aligning them to the path , but it didnt work...arrgh...lol..i cant figure out how to do it otherwise...help..tia..:)
    todd_young@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hello Todd...

    I have answered a similar question in another AI newsgroup about
    distributing objects evenly in a circle, this is about 10 objects, you
    just change the numbers. Here it is, maybe you can take it from
    there.... Just replace coin with a star...

    Make a vertical path with no fill and no stroke in same heigth as the
    diameter you want your final circle to be. Select your path, go to
    Object, Path. select outline path. Now align your coin with the path you
    made so it is centeret horisontally and aligns vertically with the
    inside of the top of your path. Now group the path and the stroke.
    With the group selected, go to Effects, Distort & Transform, Transform.
    Now in the rotate field type 360/10 (10 is the number of coins you want)
    And in the copies field type 10-1 (10 is the number of copies you want
    but you got 1 already) hit enter and youre done.
    This is a live effect, so you can change it again using the appearance
    palette.

    If you want your coins to have the same orientation, you can expand the
    apperance, ungroup it, select the coin placed at one o'clock,
    doubleclick the rotate tool, now type 36 and hit enter.
    Select the next coin ( 2 o'clock) doubleclick the rotation tool, it now
    says 36 so now you enter +36 ( in the field it will read 36+36) hit
    enter. keep doing this all the way round just adding 36 degrees for
    every coin..

    Poul Solbjerg

    Poul_Solbjerg_Holst@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: aligning and distributing objects on a path..

    Todd,

    Make star. Drag to brush palette. Apply brush to circular path. Adjust spacing and orientation along path using brush options.

    =-= Harron =-=
    Harron_K._Appleman@adobeforums.com Guest

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