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hey all, I‘m working with the envelope distort tool (rectangular grid/envelope mesh) in Illustrator.
Is there a possibility to work with straight lines instead of curves? Imagine the pic posted below, but without the handles on the points... can I somehow delete the handles like I could on a normal path so it would go from curved to straight?
afaik, no, which is why I queried BJLAdam in the following thread..
Envelope meshes are like spacetime - the higher you can set the resolution (ie. the density of the mesh), the sharper the detail can appear to become.. but it's necessarily a curved-space process, and I'm not sure (in practical terms, anyway) how many points you can set in a given matrix.
I'm very often entirely wrong though.
Won't using the Convert Anchor Point Tool switch them to straight angles like it does on regular bezier anchors?
dammit, I was afraid it‘s not possible... but why? in the light of things illustrator is capable of, this should be an easy task...
it's more for creating gradients, isn't it?
i think you're using it as it wasn't intended, though it looks nice
How about doing your meshy warpy stuff, then Expand Appearance (or whatever it is in this case) and using the Convert Anchor Point Tool on the results?