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I want to create horizontal lines that seem to disappear into the distance.
So as the lines become thinner, so does the distance between them. (blending a thick line to a thin one keeps the same distance)
So I want, of example, a 6pt stroke with a 6pt gap, then a 5pt strok and 5pt gap, etc etc
Don't even know what to google. Any suggestions?
Blend might work?
Why not use the perspective grid?
sounds like a linear halftone gradient -- I probably have that screen from my old stat camera in a box somewhere
create the number of lines you want by using rectangles, instead of lines with a stroke... all evenly sized and spaced (like a 2D stripe pattern),
then use Effect>3D>Rotate ... only rotate around the x (---) axis and play around with the perspectivity slider
expand later if necessary
did that help ?
You can get near this by creating a blend and replacing the spine inside it.
For the new spine, use a straight path but convert the endpoints with the ^ tool (keep it straight) then adjust the handles which will adjust the spaces. It won't be mathematically correct but it should give the effect.
Replacing the spine is on here:
I think the proper way to do this would be with the appearance window, as shown below. It can be a bit tricky at first to work with but very effect full when getting the fell of it <a href="http://imgur.com/VtyWEOa"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/VtyWEOa.png" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>
the 3D rotate tool also lets you preview, so you can quickly find the best way of how fast you want your lines widths to grow
Hey so I'm back! Perspective method didn't work, yeah it was the gaps. What my colleague cleverly suggested was the scale tool. You set the anchor point a fair distance above the thickest line, then shrink slightly.
When you rep[eat the process, the distance to the anchor point and the thickness both decrease incrementally.