Blend lines along font letters illustrator

Hi i’d like to achieve this final result with those letters made out of thin lines..How do I achieve that? I want to use the Myriad font. I know about the replace spine method but does it work for my purpose?

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thanks

Answer

It’s a multi-step process, and a bit painful, imho, but it seems like this technique would work:

  • Create a path along the center line of the character or character segment.

  • Create the blend using line segments about 50% longer than you will need, and the total blend at least as long as you need.

  • Replace spine.

  • Adjust the end points of the blend for perpendicularity to the shape.

  • Adjust the spine path as needed. This also changes line angles, so there’s plenty of room for tweaking.

  • Object > Expand (I left everything checked in the dialog.)

That gets you to about here (I didn’t do most of the tweaking you’d need to do):

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  • Copy the original character, paste in place (Ctl/Cmd-F) and move above the expanded blend.

  • Object > Clipping Mask > Make gets you this:

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  • Remove unwanted overlaps (line segments overlapping other line segments) and tweak awkward angles by hand. These are all live strokes, so it’s not too much of a pain. The end result is below. This is a very crude example, but I think this would be workable as a technique. (Note: There’s an anti-aliasing artifact in the screen capture that makes it look like the blacks are protruding from the edges of the character. They don’t, in fact.)

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Source : Link , Question Author : luca , Answer Author : Alan Gilbertson

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