How to make a roller disco ball in Illustrator...
Make a grid:
Draw out a square and give it a fill color, then head up to Object > Path > Split Into Grid…
Give it 10 rows, 10 columns and a small gutter between them (ensure the final grid will output as squares)
Click OK to confirm
Group the square grid together.
Randomly color change the grid:
Open the Randomino Panel (Window > Astute Graphics > Randomino)
Select Color in the top dropdown menu and choose from a range of colors, or from a list of colors.
When adding a list of colors, you can add from your swatches or from the selected artwork.
The bottom preview window will show the randomised colors you have chosen.
Click the Randomise button to cycle through randomisations.
To make the disco ball:
Drag your finished grid into the Symbols panel and give it a name.
Draw out a circle and give it the same fill color as your background.
Open the 3D Effects Panel (Effect > 3D and Materials > Inflate…)
In the Materials tab of the panel select your recently saved symbol grid.
In the Lighting tab change to Diffuse lighting preset.
Now you can continue to edit the lighting and scale or your 3D ball as you wish.
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