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Death by Simple Things 3.0 (Pattern Fill)

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Hi. I have a simple 10x10 area I want to fill with a 1x1 pattern without stretching or distorting the pattern.

I have drawn the initial pattern in AD. I can rasterize it, but the fill tool insists on stretching it to make it fit instead of repeating the raster. I'd prefer to keep the pattern 'live', like a symbol, so I can still edit it after setting up the file. 

Should I aim to work with the source pattern as an asset? a source? a bitmap fill (which seems like the worst option)?

Thanks folks. Dying here.

 

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Keep it clean and ⌘+J the hell out of that 1x1 pattern. Power Duplicate (PD) horizontally and then group or select the line of shapes and PD vertically. 


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In the process of playing with this puzzle I noticed I was being short-millimetred.

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1 hour ago, jstnhllmn said:

Hi. I have a simple 10x10 area I want to fill with a 1x1 pattern without stretching or distorting the pattern.

Thanks folks. Dying here.

 

If you use the Fill tool set to bitmap and bring a square object in to a square rectangle the edges will snap, see guides, Set Wrap off and Maintain aspect ratio off.

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Set Maintain aspect and Wrap back on.

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There might be better ways?

 


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21 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

In the process of playing with this puzzle I noticed I was being short-millimetred.

 

You woz robbed, guvnor,


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1 minute ago, toltec said:

You woz robbed, guvnor,

I know, over 10mm that's almost a millimetre, having said that I can actually go the other way and get 1 millimetre and a bit before its reads 1.1 millimetre


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18 hours ago, firstdefence said:

In the process of playing with this puzzle I noticed I was being short-millimetred.

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If you've created or resized the square by hand (without any mm snapping etc) AND your prefs allow for just 1 decimal place for mm's....

Then anything .95 > X < 1.05 will register as 1. ;)

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Cheers @JimmyJack Upped it to 3 decimal places :D I never thought to check that Doh!


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