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Tear Shape - additional control handle

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Would be great to be able to adjust the amount of curvature ib the leading edge of the teardrop, perhaps oscillating between current (dome shape) and a parabola.... LOVE shapes!


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Can you draw a picture to show exactly what you mean?  Thanks.


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Ok, attached is my AD file I was working on. Here's the backstory:

 

I was building some raster intensity brushes using @paolo.limoncelli's awesome primer on the subject. So I started by using the Tear shape, which got me 95% of the way there, but being a perfectionist I wanted to adjust the leading edge of the bristles. It was easy enough to do by hand, but your parametric controls are so slick, I couldn't hold back  :)

 

SIDE NOTE: Having a custom palette/interface using shapes and effects to build nibs for custom brushes would be sick. I know you can do it all within AD, but the exporting and re-importing part could be much cleaner and intuitive if all the parameters are always live, so the brush's nib is actually a vector! Not sure how that would affect performance though...

 

AD - custom brush 2.afdesign

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It already does that - try clicking "Fixed ball size" and another control point should appear allowing you to set the length of the end section.  The automatic (default) method is to create a semicircle for the end section with the size automatically deduced from the width of the shape.


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Ok, I need to get off my pain meds.... LMAO


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We think of everything...  ;)


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That Shape tool looks like the ideal tool to build realistic nibs for dynamic brushes...


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I'll mention it to the guys tomorrow, see what people think....

 

The Tear shape can certainly make the two shapes in your example above easily enough.


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Yeah that's what I used before Converting to curves to adjust the head, which i somehow missed on the original Shape....


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