Creating complex graphic objects
jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 2 15:25:25 EDT 2009
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> Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 14:52:04 +0100
> From: David Bovill <david at vaudevillecourt.tv>
> Subject: Creating complex graphic objects
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> I've a couple of shapes that I need to create for an app that lend
> themselves to the use of the graphic control - because I want them at
> various sizes and also because they use "markers" on a graphic
> shape. The
> problems is the complexity of tweaking the points by hand. I know of
> experiments importing geometry from apps like Illustrator - but was
> wandering if anyone has any examples / a library of shapes or
> techniques to
> make this easier?
> For instance the shapes I need are "stars" - that I can dynamically
> By roughly drawing a star and then:
> set the editmode of the selectedobject to "polygon"
> I can tweak the shape manually which helps a lot.
> But when it comes to more complex structures it would be good to
> draw them
> in illustrator and import the geometry.
> For instance - I also want to create circles with variable numbers
> of evenly
> spaced marker points(iIdeally the arcs would have arrows on them to
> a clockwise flow). It would be "nice" not to have to create these
> as images
> at different scales and import them from an external app - but
> AFAIK its not
> really practical at the moment. Any suggestions?
You may want to consider Turtle Graphics. (See http://
Here, for example is the script for drawing a circle with evenly
space arrows along the perimeter:
put 90 into tNumPoints
repeat with i = 1 to tNumPoints
if i mod 10 is 0 then
choose the browse tool
on drawArrow tLength,tAngle
You can create either an image or a vector graphic. Stars would be
easy as well.
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