Simplified Variable Width Strokes
Now when you expand a variable width stroke, you get the same, precise appearance with very less anchor points. The simplified variable width stroke now allows for easy editing of anchor points.
Please let us know your feedback for this.
There are some benefits to this:
— Expanded results look cleaner
...and that’s it.
Then, there are some detriments:
— It takes Ai longer to treat the strokes, and when compared, the time difference when modifying the paths is noticeable.
— Ai makes simplification in a dumb way, treating the object as just a path. It means the pairs of anchor we were able to use before are no longer there. Ai does not keep points where the original markers were placed.
— This is a hardcoded change, and no option to disable it (neither in UI or Prefs file) is given.
— This change lead to killing off some established complex appearance workflows. Sorry, but I can’t provide links to prove it — the original tweets about this change were published in Japanese.
Please take a look at the file attached.
When we expand a stroke on the left, we don’t points an tangencies (position 4), and we don’t keep points on the perpendiculars to the original width marker (position 2)...
This is a simple case, and it gets more noticeable with more complex paths.
Egor, this feature will be enabled soon, we will post an update.
See no difference using Beta 26.0.617 (the latest).
Which version will have this to test?