mesh gradient sq looks like circle

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tinkergeek
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mesh gradient sq looks like circle

Postby tinkergeek » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:28 am

I was going to tinker with the meshed gradient tool. So made a simple rectangle and clicked on mesh gradient and it became an oval. Shouldn't this retain its original shape or do i have to configure some setting?

you can see it here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WYlTp2 ... sp=sharing

this should be easy but i'm not sure what i'm missing.

Lazur
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Re: mesh gradient sq looks like circle

Postby Lazur » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:00 am

Hi.

There is an option to set it conic or into the expected row-column form.
Can only set it when creating a new mesh gradient (Alt+M; toggle icon on the left).

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Re: mesh gradient sq looks like circle

Postby tinkergeek » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:14 am

Hi

Thanks for the reply but i'm not understanding. i created the rectangle and just chose the mesh gradient. Alt M doesn't seem to do anything on my mac. this seems so simple to do but yet it doesn't work. i've shown in the video below.

thank you for your help
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SPD3ld ... sp=sharing

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Re: mesh gradient sq looks like circle

Postby Lazur » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:41 pm

Hi.

Alt+M is the shortkey for the mesh tool on win, not sure what interferes with in on mac.
Still, you need to switch the mesh mode from a conic mesh:
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Re: mesh gradient sq looks like circle

Postby Xav » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm

It might also be worth reading part 59 of my tutorial series, which covers Mesh Gradients and explains how the (fake) conic gradient relates to the normal rectangular version.

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Re: mesh gradient sq looks like circle

Postby tinkergeek » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:30 pm

hi

Yes i use the mesh, not conic. Actually out of ideas i went and deleted my preferences.xml file and now the mesh works as it is suppose to so i don't know what i had done to change it but its all good now.

Thanks again for taking the time to answer a newbie question.


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