How to create "rays" around an object?
I would like to creat rays around an object. I've tried to do it but I'm not quite satisfied with the result...
Any idea how to make in a more systematic way?
Draw a circle....
Then using the Stroke Panel configure a dashed stroke:
- The Stroke Weight controls how long the "rays" are.
- The dash field controls how thick the "rays" are.
- the gap field controls the space between the "rays".
When you're happy with things...
Object > Expand Appearance
- then choose
Object > Expand
OKfor the dialog.
- Then use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to select and delete anything you do not want.
There are several questions here with other techniques:
I'm not sure if this would qualify as a "systematic" solution but I think you can give off more of a glimmering appearing by simply turning your rays into triangles instead of rectangles.
You could also experiment with alternating rays of varying length