How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?


I want to make this shape in adobe illustrator:

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I don't want to have to draw a path. Is there any option that makes the sides rounded?

The shape in picture was designed in Adobe After Effects, I made a polygon with six sides, and there is an option in AE called "Outer Roundness" that makes the sides rounded, but I can't find any option like that in Illustrator.

Does anyone have an idea?

5/25/2017 12:41:00 PM

It looks like you want a hexagon that has symmetric handles at each node. I don't think there's any standard tool to do this, so use something like Effect > Pucker & Bloat with a value around 100%.

Expanding this shape and adding points with Object > Path > Add Anchor Points gives you a shape with 12 nodes that has a nice amount of curvature in the middle of each "petal".

By removing the original nodes with the pen tool, you are left with a nice, bloated polygon.

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6/25/2015 7:35:00 PM