The ability to create individual strokes on each side of a rectangular
The ability to create individual strokes on each side of a rectangular. By now I create a fill and transform it into a stroke using the transform effect. Obviously, this is a workaround with its own downsides.
Andreas,, there is a request for an ability to see colors in a selection (not only in a gradient), similar to Figma’s approach:
Please vote, if it suites your expectations:
Egor, thank you so much! The results are great, though they require a lot of effects… However, the hairline is gone, which was my major concern.
The gradient solution I was already familiar with, but there you have the annoying procedure of controlling two swatches living in exactly the same place (they don't even snap to each other) – An additional list view of all swatches would be a simple solution, in my opinion.
A nice example with nice workarounds.
Indeed, variable width never really goes to zero and remains drawn as a zero-width collapsed outline.
But there are workarounds.
Please study the attached file and study the appearance stack for all three objects (and one more bonus solution).
Of course, it does not mean your idea isn't good (on the contrary), and these workarounds are complex enough to use them effortlessly. I merely propose these as a solution to these specific issues you have raised, which can work in some cases.
Egor, thank you. A Live Paint group is a good idea, however, what I have in mind is something else, which, in fact, goes far beyond the rectangle example. I would like to control the stroke length based on units or percentages. It should have an option for zero width which really is zero, that is none! Why the emphasis? Try to reduce the stroke width with the Width Tool to zero—Illustrator still renders a hairline (which is visible in export). I love the Width Tool, though it should have an option for numeric control (including offset to move the stroke away from the path). I attached a file with a few examples. Maybe you have some new suggestions…
Andreass, please check the file attached. Does it solve the problem with individual stroke-per-segment for you?