Strokes act as a cutting method when divide boolean is selected
This is a handy feature I was taught by a colleague in Illustrator that I think would be really handy in VS.
In the video - you see me first commit to and then release the strokes from being within the blend settings by hitting the "expand" key. This did not make them fills, they are still live active strokes when I do the next step.
Strokes can be created over-top any expanded shape and when both are selected, hitting the "divide " boolean option essentially slices the expanded fill below it and the stroke is eliminated in the process. This is a good clean way to get clean controlled cuts.
@Boldline Somehting similar can be done by:
- select the lines and combine into a single shape (first icon in the context panel shape tools).
- select the combined lines shape and then the other shape.
- click Exclude in the context panel.
- select Break Apart in the Object menu (the resulting shape is a combination of the parts).
- now we get the parts of the shape cut by the lines.