How do I make a ray effect in Illustrator?

What I’ve been doing is copied each stroke, selecting the end anchor point and moving it using the arrow keys:

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Is there an easier way to do the following “semi-circle ray effect” in Illustrator?

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Answer

A quick and easy way… use a Transform effect (Effect → Distort & Transform → Transform…) on a single line, setting an appropriate number of copies and rotation angle*. Set the transform origin to the edge which you want to be the center of the “ray”…

*Quick tip: you can do basic math in the angle input; so if you want 10 rays over 180 degrees, you input 180/10, and it will set the correct angle for you.

If you want varying line lengths you can create a single line for each different length with a Transform effect on each, adjusting the rotation angle and number of copies as needed…

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Source : Link , Question Author : Chris Burton , Answer Author : Cai

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