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    Default How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    In my work, we use a programme that has this Logo.

    I wondered how the squares, that appear to be going around a globe, would be drawn?

    If you can, show us all, how you would do it?

    Looks tricky, to me!
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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    I would create a group of three gapped blocks and clone and separate horizontally and blend 25 Steps.

    I would Convert to Editable Shapes and recolour each square.

    I would regroup each trio and then apply a thin Extrusion.

    Reposition and swing along the different axes to create an ellipse of blocks.

    Finally reduce the more "distant" one to effect perspective.

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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    I would love to see the result in a drawing?

    One thing that comes to mind is that the gaps are of a different size in between the squares.
    And there's curvature.
    So, I can't see how by using the Extrude Tool, you would achieve the slight curvature?

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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    Referring to the front section:
    What I did was to draw a line on the left and one on the right side.
    Then used the Blend Tool, put in the right amount of steps and adjusted the Position Profile to get the correct spacing. Then converted to shapes and ungrouped.
    Even then, I had to re-position the lines to be in the correct place.
    Then drew the two horizontal lines.

    Converted all the lines (of the appropriate thickness) to shapes and cut out of a rectangular shape to give the squares.

    The part that curves round the back, I couldn't get the Blend Tool to work!

    But, I wonder if there's a better method, than mine?!
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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rik View Post
    I would love to see the result in a drawing?

    One thing that comes to mind is that the gaps are of a different size in between the squares.
    And there's curvature.
    So, I can't see how by using the Extrude Tool, you would achieve the slight curvature?
    I'll have a go as quick as I can,
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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    Did you try an envelope? Mould Tool.

    Two envelopes. One for the front squares and another for the squares on the back of the curve.
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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    Gary,

    Yesterday I tried the Mould tool and with some success in the shape of the curve but not maintaining the squares shape. By detaching the Envelope I could get the right curvature fairly close to the example but the squares were stretched to rectangle shapes when using the Mould tool. Not sure how to correct for that.

    Ray

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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    Here's my effort.
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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    All of these would require a lot of tweaking plus being a good designer as well.

    In this example I blended 2 curves to make the horizontal spaces, then added vertical lines.

    Convert the lines to shapes then added shapes.

    Break shapes.
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    Default Re: How would you draw the MarketPlace Logo?

    Snap Gary, that's how I did it too
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