The Omni Group
These forums are now read-only. Please visit our new forums to participate in discussion. A new account will be required to post in the new forums. For more info on the switch, see this post. Thank you!

Go Back   The Omni Group Forums > OmniGraffle > OmniGraffle Extras
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
Modified Wedge Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
What's the best way to create a modified pie shape and then map it around a circle?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wheel.png
Views:	430
Size:	112.5 KB
ID:	1287  
 
This forum limit only 4 images per post - so I have to split my answer into several replies.


This is one of may way of achieving what you want. For simplicity sake, I have only split the outer circle in 4.


1) Create a two circles inside each other. Make sure they are real circles :-)
Select both circles. Also note the use of guides - these are handy when dealing with stuff like this.




2) Subtract shapes by using the Edit -> Shapes -> Subtract Shapes menu




3) Cover the bottom half + "some more" with a square. Use the guide-lines for some eye-measure. You do NOT want to put the top of the sqaure directly on the middle of the circle.




4) Subtract the selected shapes again using the Edit -> Shapes -> Subtract Shapes menu

 
This forum limit only 4 images per post - so I have to split my answer into several replies.

5) You now have a half-circle




6) 3) Cover the right half + "some more" with a square. Use the guide-lines for some eye-measure. You do NOT want to put the left of the sqaure directly on the middle of the half circle.




7) Subtract the selected shapes again using the Edit -> Shapes -> Subtract Shapes menu




8) You now have the first quarter of the outer circle in place

 
This forum limit only 4 images per post - so I have to split my answer into several replies.

9) Select and duplicate the shape




10) Use the "Horizonal Mirror" function in the Shape Geometry property




11) Adjust the mirrored shape - and pronto - you now have the upper half in place




12) Select both shapes and duplicate

 
This forum limit only 4 images per post - so I have to split my answer into several replies.

13) Use the "Vertical Mirror" function in the Shape Geometry property





14) Adjust the bottom half of the - place a smaller circle in the center - add colours and shadows:



Hope this helps.

\Ruben
 
If you have OmniGraffle 5.1 installed - there is also a stencil you can begin with.

STEP 1: Find the Shapes stencil within the Common category / folder.


STEP 2: Select the wedged shape. Add the guides to have some control further down the road.

STEP 3: Add a circle on top of the wedged shape.

STEP 4: Select both shapes, and subtract the shapes using sing the Edit -> Shapes -> Subtract Shapes menu. Now you have the basis building block for the rest of your diagram :-)




Another way to get hold of the first wedge is to get it from the Creat Object menu:


Last edited by ruben; 2010-03-09 at 11:44 AM..
 
I have a quick question, when I create a shape using this method, the selection box around the part (4 small squares to resize) are the same size as the original part, if I have a quarter circle, the selection box shows the space a full half would take.
What am I doing wrong?
 
 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arc and Wedge smart objects dghpts OmniGraffle Extras 1 2008-12-18 09:52 PM
Smart arc/wedge in 5.1 beta DZEC OmniGraffle General 11 2008-09-08 03:52 AM
modified mail action rburgst OmniFocus Extras 1 2008-09-05 03:22 PM
Simple reference for modified tasks ptone OmniFocus Extras 0 2008-01-10 10:10 PM
Shiira-like sidebar (a bit modified, of course) henkan OmniWeb Feature Requests 2 2006-11-08 09:12 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.