Point Alignment in CS5
Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:13 PM
The first control seems to produce expected behavior, whereas the others I am not too sure. Any ideas?
Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:28 PM
The three options at the top are:
(1) Align using the node points
(2) Align the left control handles (control handles define the Bezier curve)
(3) Align the right control handles
I haven't been able to figure out how "left" and "right" are defined, because the direction of the path varies based on how it is drawn, but if you select multiple points and then align for either the left or right control handles, you'll see how the bezier curves are adjusted to align the end points of the control handles.
Hope this helps,
Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:14 PM
So, I went to try it again just to observe what results I would get, but the Align panel won't show me those control handle options anymore. And it doesn't matter if I select one point or more on the same path, the Align panel won't update. First time I got them to appear, all I needed was to select a point, but it's not working now. Did you observe this behavior too or am I missing something?
EDIT: Seems it was a bug, had to reboot the computer and the problem was fixed. Thanks again for your help.
Posted 19 August 2011 - 07:53 AM
...EDIT: Seems it was a bug, had to reboot the computer and the problem was fixed. Thanks again for your help.
I'll just add that this doesn't seem to work when editing a text container path, although it's easy enough to just detach the text from the path and do it, then reattach the text to (or into) the path.