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How to get shape to conform to path

Postby Njord » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:15 am

I've no problem getting a shape to follow a path. What I'm interested in is having the shape change (or conform) with path as in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9VOySAFw-M
(Using Mac version of Moho 12)
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Re: How to get shape to conform to path

Postby synthsin75 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:31 am

I believe hold alt when you click on the path.
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Re: How to get shape to conform to path

Postby Greenlaw » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:02 am

Yes, Alt-click on the path using the Follow Path tool. Additional tips:

1. The shape should be centered over its layer's origin before using Follow Path.
2. The shape's edges needs be segmented appropriately so it can conform to the path. For example, a rectangle with only four points is not going to bend--you need to segment it by adding more points along the sides.
3. To follow a path correctly, the shape should be oriented along the x-axis.
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Re: How to get shape to conform to path

Postby Njord » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:19 am

I apologize. I read the replies and found it worked but neglected to post a thank you. Better late than never . . . I hope. :|
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Re: How to get shape to conform to path

Postby synthsin75 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:46 am

No problem. Everyone gets busy.
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