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Hi,

on the iPad version of AD, is there some kind of tool which allows you to easily create a circle of dots? Basically like a clock face, but composed of dots as opposed to lines.

I can’t get used to the iPad UI and cant even get simple things accomplished. Any help appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.


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1. Draw a dot at twelve o’clock

2. Draw a line from the centre of the dot to the centre of the ‘clock face’

3. Group the two objects to form a lollipop 

4. Move the rotation centre to the bottom of the lollipop 

5. Duplicate and rotate the group

6. Repeat the duplication until the circle of dots is complete

7. Delete the lines (or set their widths to zero)

 


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In step 3, what flavour lollipop does it need to be? ;)

Thanks Alfred.


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I was hoping there was some kind of option whereby I could enter the amount of repetitions, and have them automatically created. Wishful thinking I guess :)


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You can also try the cog tool. Select the cog tool from the shape tools, it’s probably a square now. Pick how many repeating cogs you want and move the inner circle so it covers the outer one leaving only the cogs of the circle. Now adjust the shape and make them small squares. Convert to lines and select the corner tool and round all corners leaving dots or circles. 

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I will try that too. Thank you.


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Thanks DM1.

I noticed from your video that sometimes the dots are not equally spaced?

I will try that out though and see what results I get.

Thank you.


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I see that you both use the same screen recording app on iOS, which one are you using, as I need to get one.

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Here’s anther way of doing it. Probably the best way, but a bit more complicated to understand at first. There also seem to be some issue with the automatic rotation not liked to the possition. That’s why you see me doing the 360/12 and getting 30 degrees but it’s rotated wrong and I have to manually move it. 

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Thanks Stefan, I will try that too.


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1 hour ago, Stefan Johnsson said:

Here’s anther way of doing it. Probably the best way, but a bit more complicated to understand at first.

That’s pretty similar to what I did but without the line. It should have occurred to me that you only need to move the centre of rotation along a straight vertical line, not actually draw the line, but it was one o’clock in the morning. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!)

tip.gif When performing a manual rotation, you can constrain the angle to a multiple of 15° by holding down a finger elsewhere on the screen.


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The screen recorder is built in to iOS 12. Just swipe down from top right corner and press record button. Swipe up to corner to clear screen.  You may need to turn in on in Settings first.

9 hours ago, DesignMeister said:

I see that you both use the same screen recording app on iOS, which one are you using, as I need to get one.

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Can’t believe it was already part of the OS, and I was searching for paid apps :)


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1 minute ago, DesignMeister said:

Can’t believe it was already part of the OS, and I was searching for paid apps :)

I hate to break this to you, but it was part of iOS 11, too. It was just a little more cumbersome to launch.


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