The perspective draw grid repeats shapes and drawings to the same angle on both sides. Or, the west side shape will not change when drawn on the east side perspective. That is draw a box on 1 side, draw a box on other, 2 side, same perspective. This makes using the grid useless. I don't get what is going on, I can draw and paint 2 and 3 point without the grid, just looking around.
The little box (Perspective Widget) at the top corner has keyboard shortcuts which you can use while drawing. 1 for Left plane, 2 for Horizontal or ground, 3 for right and 4 for no plane (draw without perspective).
I figured out how to place a logo on the correct plane, but once on the plane it is top to bottom instead of how I originally had it, which was side to side. How do I place or rotate the object once it is on the correct plane?
Ironically I am trying to use the perspective feature to place a logo on the bottom of an airplane wing, the airplane is flying towards and past the viewer at a 45 degree angle. So instead of the logo appearing across the wing it is being placed from the front to the back of the wing - not what I want and the perspective tool appears rather limited in flexibility unless I am missing a whole lot.
Also what's up with the stroke scaling? I set it in the Transform palette and perspective still does not scale my strokes! What a mess.
You cannot rotate an object once it is drawn or brought in perspective. You'll need to rotate the flat artwork first using the appropriate tool or command and then bring the rotated object in perspective.
Also "Scale Strokes & Effects" in the Transform panel flyout menu does not make strokes appear in perspective.
But the perspective drawing feature provides a way to workaround both limitations - that is to create symbols from your artwork and then bring the symbol instance in perspective. Edit the symbol definition to adjust the orientation. Also scale the symbol a bit to make the strokes appear in perspective.
See if your problems are solved; if not please share your artwork and I may be able to provide some more help.
Appreciate the suggestion but neither worked. In fact I rotated and scaled the logo (vector artwork created in Illustrator) several ways and frustratingly it only gets pulled into perspective flipped and with the strokes much too big - the artwork already has strokes, not sure why you were eluding to the strokes not appearing.
Sadly I was able to accomplish what I needed by using the tools already availabe in Illustrator, essentially making this new feature useless except for the most basic projects. Not at all impressed with really anything in this new version.
Again, thanks for trying to help.
Could you post a screenshot of what you are trying to accomplish?
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