How to randomly distribute objects only in selected area?
Imagine you wanted to design a glass of soda. First you create a glass:
It's, in fact, a beaker - but that doesn't matter
Now you copy the object, make it smaller, black and delete the stroke. Then to try to center it in beaker:
Finally, you want some pretty bubbles. How can I randomly distribute them in the brown area, besides copy pasting (which sucks for complicated shapes)?
Let's get a try...
You can create your bubble (sorry, not so pretty):
You can tweak a bit with the tool options until the object are placed according to your wishes:
Now, you can simply keep pressed your left mouse button down and place the bubbles while moving the mouse:
With a littler starting bubble and different spray settings:
You can use Randomize centers in both dimensions button under Rearrange in the Align and Distribute dialog.
- Select all the objects you want to randomize, then hold down the Shift key and make a single click on the encapsulator object.
- Open the Align and Distribute dialog via Objects â†’ Align and Distribute menu item (or press Ctrlâ€Œâ€Œ+Shift+A).
- Under Align, select Last selected in the Relative to drop down list.
- Under Rearrange, click Randomize centers in both dimensions button.