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Adobe Illustrator - Creating a certain number of dots???

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by JuliaRosie, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. JuliaRosie

    JuliaRosie New Member

    Is it possible to create a certain number of circles/dots in illustrator? I am familiar with the pattern tool and how you can multiply the pattern by a percentage, although what if you need to create a certain amount?
    Basically, I need to create precisely (if possible) 676,880,876 dots? Probably sounds crazy but it is for a project at uni. Even if that is too many but there is a way to create any particular amount, it would be amazing if you could let me know!
    Its taking me forever to try to count the amount of dots that I have created in a pattern, so I would really appreciate it, if there were a quicker way of doing this.
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Square root of 676 = 26

    Draw a small circle on left side of canvas.

    Duplicate it to the right side of canvas

    Object>Blend Options

    Specified Steps - 26

    Object>Blend>Make Blend

    If the circles are overlapping increase your canvas - and use the direct select tool to move stretch the line out, the circles will space evenly.


    Duplicate this to the bottom of canvas

    Select All

    Object>Blend>Expand

    Select all

    Object>Blend>Make Blend

    Select All

    Object>Blend>Expand
     

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