Repeater Geometry

Repeater Geometry

The repeater geometry determines how objects are arranged inside a shape by the repeater.

The Fixed repeater geometry is used when the repeater contains objects with specific positions. This kind of repeaters are created when using the various symbol set tools to paint or adjust a repeater.

When a repeater geometry type is selected, the geometry specific optioins are shown in the panel and the Repeater Style view. The panel will contain only a reduced set of these options.

Grid Geometry

The Grid Geometry options.

The grid geometry is controlled by the following options:

  • Extent - Set the extent (size) of the shapeless grid repeater. The extent is used only when the repeater is created without a shape.
  • Tile - Set a fixed tile size for the grid. The tile size is automatic by default, and uses the repeated object size. To use the fixed tile size, enable the Fixed Tiles option.
  • Space - Set the spacing between the tiles of the grid.
  • Shift - Set the horizontal and vertical shifting between rows and columns of the grid.
  • Origin - Set offset of the grid origin.
  • Content - Scale the repeated object size.
  • Tile - Scale the grid tile size.
  • Adjust Tile - Adjust the resulting object size between the tile size and the original object size.
  • Size Choice - Select a tile size between the smallest and largest object size, when multiple objects are used in the repeater.
  • Angle - Set the angle of the grid.
  • Separate for Glyphs - Align the grid separately for each glyph in a text shape.
  • Fixed Extent - Limit the extent to the specified amount, even if the repeater has a shape.
  • Fixed Tiles - Use the fixed tile sizes set in the tile field.
  • - Flip the repeated object horizontally in every other row.
  • - Flip the repeated object vertically in every other row.
  • - Flip the repeated object horizontally in every other column.
  • - Flip the repeated object vertically in every other column.

Concentric Geometry

The Concentric Geometry options.

The concentric geometry is controlled by the following options:

  • Radius - Set the radius (size) of the shapeless concentric repeater. The radius is used only when the repeater is created without a shape.
  • Shifting - Set the amount of radial shifting of the object positions in consecutive rings.
  • Spacing - Set the amount of spacing inside a ring.
  • Gap - Set the amount of spacing between consecutive rings.
  • Content - Scale the repeated object size.
  • Tile - Scale the concentric tile size.
  • Size Choice - Select a tile size between the smallest and largest object size, when multiple objects are used in the repeater.
  • Tile - Set a fixed tile size for the concentric repeater. The tile size is automatic by default, and uses the repeated object size. To use the fixed tile size, enable the Fixed Tiles option.
  • Origin - Set offset of the concentric repeater center.
  • Separate for Glyphs - Align the center separately for each glyph in a text shape.
  • Fixed Extent - Limit the extent to the specified amount, even if the repeater has a shape.
  • Fixed Tiles - Use the fixed tile sizes set in the tile field.
  • Rotate Tiles - Rotate the repeated objects around the center.

Random Geometry

The Random Geometry options.

The concentric geometry is controlled by the following options:

  • Extent - Set the extent (size) of the shapeless random repeater. The extent is used only when the repeater is created without a shape.
  • Radius - Set the minimum distance between the random locations.
  • Intensity - Edit the repeater intensity options used to adjust the minimum distance between random locations.
  • Extend - Set the amount of extra distance that can be allowed between random locations.
  • Margin - Allow random location outside of the region defined by the repeater.
  • Adjustment - Set the amount of adjustment to the point radius when a radius variation intensity is used.
  • Content - Scale the repeated object size.
  • Sampling - Set the number of samples use to generate random locations around a location. Larger samples result in higher quality randomization, while smaller samples in faster repeater.
  • Seed - Set the random location seed.
  • Separate for Glyphs - Align the random repeater separately for each glyph in a text shape.
  • Fixed Extent - Limit the extent to the specified amount, even if the repeater has a shape.