If not images, then what? And if I have a jpg image I want to place, how do I have to change it first? Thanks!
There’s a workaround:
Draw a rectangle the same shape as your pixel image.
Distort it in perspective.
Copy the distorted rectangle and use it to distort the image with Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object.
doctorez, Lutz, Steve,
I wonder whether it is possible to do it based upon an Envelope with an undistorted Top Object:
1) Create a rectangle the size of the image (without distorting it),
2) Also select the image and Object>Envelope Distort>Make wit Top Object,
3) Map the Envelope to the Perspective Grid.
3) is instead of distorting in perspective with the Free Transform Tool, which can be done to the Envelope to see the distortion of the artwork live instead of applying a premade distortion.
What say you?
Top Object is good enough for most things but if you want to make sure that the perspective foreshortening is 100% right, James’s method (Object>EnvelopeDistort>MakeWIthMesh> 1 Row; 1 Column) is as good as it gets.
It is sometimes useful to include diagonal lines.
If they remain straight after envelope distortion, the foreshortening is correct.
If they don’t, you will need to juggle with the handles on the slanting edges.
As you can see, I thought it was confirmed that it was possible as I wondered about, but I have asked again. I was about to make a cross reference to your thread, but then we had the second cross posting. I am a bit slow in the update so I do not have the Perspective Grid myself.
Did I understand it the right way, that the Envelope works for the Perspective Grid, as I presumed (and thought confirmed)?
No. My reply was simply in response to your and Steve's suggestions of Make With Top Object in order to create an Envelope the same size as the selection, which I find needlessly cumbersome when the intention is to put the object in an Envelope that is the same size as the selection.
The perspective behavior of the Free Transform tool (mousedown, Ctrl-Alt-Shift, drag) can distort a raster image contained in an Envelope. It doesn't work with Perspective Grid.
engilaird1 posted the workaround for distorting a raster image to fit a Perspective Grid plane in post 15.
1. Perspective Grid off. Draw a rectangle the size of the bounds of the selection.
2. Perspective Selection Tool: Drag the rectangle to the active Perspective Plane.
3. Black Pointer: Select the rectangle and the raster image. Object>Envelope Distort>Make With Top Object.
The result is distorted so as to conform to the Perspective Grid, but it is no longer actually attached to the Perspective Grid. It's now just a regular Envelope object on the page. So the workaround is to use a rectangle as a "proxy" for the raster image while you are still moving things around. Apply the rectangle as an Envelope after you are sure you have it where you want it.
so the raster cannot be on the perspective grid and still be "editable" with regards to the vector box it will be placed on. bummer. my client is always changing the box size and its a pain/timedown when having to edit 2 seperate parts of my artwork.