Illustrator 2019 Freeform Gradient and compound paths not quite right
When applying a freeform grad to a compound path, the effect struggles to jump a gap between paths, leaving odd results. If you create a path with a "hole" in the middle and create grad its OK. Move the whole fully out of the enclosing shape and its blank, move back into to cross border line and it works correctly with overlap creating hole.
In the attached file, the four squares are a compound path. Top right shows standard linear gradient covering the whole shape. The top left fort squares are supposed to share a freeform grad copied from the shape below. This results in one green square and three white, which if you move sometimes loses the green too!
Illustrator v23.0.1 (the redraw freeze fix pre-release, evident in 23.0.0 also)
Apple 27" iMac late 2012, 24GB, macOS mojave.
Rene Andritsch commented
Please fix this very inconvenient bug. It has been present for almost 6 years now.
Glitschka Studios commented
This is a ridiculous problem. To say to a pro designer that shape doesn't aesthetically work for this tool is everything wrong with developing pro software. We're talking vector shapes 101 and now you're saying a gap of nothing is a deal breaker. Well I don't buy it. Look at this image, my gap tolerance is identical but it works in some areas not another? That tells me the math is possible you just need to figure it out instead of releasing half-baked features that truncate pro work flows. http://www.gsartchive.com/Temp/buggy.png