Illustrator export keeping holes?


#1

This is something that I should know but use illustrator export so infrequently, if I did know at one time I have forgotten. And Illustrator just as infrequently.

Let’s say I create an R in Rhino with curves and export it to illustrator. It comes in fine but all the curves are outlined and I want it to be a ‘solid’ black R and not outlined. If I fill it in illustrator the ‘hole’ also fills black. How do I remove that hole in the R so that it is part of the R and not a seperate piece which fills in black?

TIA


#2

You use the tools in pathfinder to “boolean” the shapes.
Use the draworder to set them right. The one in front gets subtracted from the one in back.


#3

There it was right in front of my face…such a simple thing. Thanks very much.


(Andrew Heumann) #4

the other option is to create hatches from your curves in Rhino prior to export - these will come into illustrator as filled shapes, holes intact.