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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    I'm going by the Wiki article and what that shows as the seed of life is slightly different than what Steve (Sledger) came up with (Steve has two extra circles) and as you said is the basic component of the flower of life as illustrated at the top of the Wiki page and what I thought Ron may be after. If what Ron wants is the much simpler seed of life I'll do that instead, but before I go any further I'm going to wait for Ron to confirm which symbol he is actually after.

    Edit I see Sledger snuck in there

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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    yes ... now getting them to cross in the correct places is the very trick.... and getting it as exact as you can part of the mystique [if you go in for that kind of aesthetic thing]

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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    Here's my method, which relies on setting the angle constraint to 60 degrees and repeatedly snapping the rotation origin to the exact centre of graphic as you build it up.

    (Tip: Zoom in when dragging the rotation origin to ensure that it snaps accurately to the /exact/ centre and not any path points that might be near by.)

    There is some unwanted overlap which makes the line weight appear heavier in places and a bit "jaggy" but I'll leave it someone else to work out how to deal with that!
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    Step by step: flower of life.xar

    Phil
    Last edited by PhilM; 19 January 2013 at 10:21 AM.

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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    good one phil - I had thought about forgetting about circles all together and making it up fron six pointed stars snapped into position - but again that means overlap, but I guess if the stars are groups you can delete unwanted arms... tricky to get the star right in the first place though [and symbolically speaking cheating, probably] - I have no time to give it a go though...

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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    If you are using a 200 pix circle each time you copy a circle move x or y 100 pix. Clip the outside circles.

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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    have you tried that? - like phil said the 'shift' is based on 60 degrees not the diameter of the circle

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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    IŽam with Phil too that 60 degrees is the right one, i have to start with ellipse and segement (edited half ellipse).
    Attached is the result.
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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    I have tried that and you are correct my math is flawed.

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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilM View Post
    There is some unwanted overlap which makes the line weight appear heavier in places and a bit "jaggy" but I'll leave it someone else to work out how to deal with that!
    Phil
    I donŽt have seen your .xar file until now, but i think that my drawing method have no such overlaping. see attached end result please.
    Best regards
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    Default Re: Question about how to create "The Flower of Life" symbol

    I found a method that avoids overlapping lines by noticing that the shape is basically made up of tesselated triangles of petals.

    Use the first few steps of my previous example to make a triangular arrangement of three petals snapped together, like this:
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    Then snap copies of the triangle together to form a rough hexagon with 7 rows of:
    3
    4
    5
    6
    5
    4
    3

    Then snap single petals to close the gaps around the edges and draw the enclosing circle.
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    Phil

 

 

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