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Old 26-01-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
I'm a total newbie (hence me posting in here). What I'm trying to do is import a bunch of Adobe Illustrator files (which import as curves) and then I want to space them all evenly apart from one another i.e. have curve 2 be x distance from curve 1, curve 3 be x distance from curve 2, curve 4 be x distance from curve 3, and so on; where x is some number. I was thinking this could be accomplished by using some sort of expression in the attribute spreadsheet? I really do not have a clue. Thanks all!
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Old 26-01-2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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Just use the number pad to type the values in the translate X,Y or Z boxs in the channel editor on the right.
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Old 26-01-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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Is there a way to do it automatically though? I have 200 curves that need to be spaced apart by a number thats not fun to type in (e.g. .4196). So going through and typing 200 multiples of that number would not be fun. I was trying to use the "=curve1.translateZ" but it did not seem to like that very much. I wish the spreadsheet behaved more like excel....
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Try rebuilding the curves. Select the curve(s), then select Edit Curves-->Rebuild Curves-->option box. From the Rebuild Curves Option dialog select Unifom, 0to#Spans, then specify the number of spans. I all the curves will have the same number of spans than you can select then all at once an rebulid them all in on step. A note of caution, rebuilding with uniform spans will reshape the curve some.
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