2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2010 12:21 AM by infested-rat

    TIP: solid planes in CS5 perspective drawing

    infested-rat Level 1

      After reading this:

      http://blogs.adobe.com/infiniteresolution/2010/05/drawing_in_perspective_using_a.html

      I noticed in the sample file that the guide-planes for the perspective grid are drawn as solid planes.

      Investigating, I found that the settings are stored in the text file "Perspective Grid Presets" in the

      %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5 Settings\en_GB directory (Win7)

       

      Changing the values of  the following to 1 in a preset (identifying takes some intelligence since they have no clear names)

      /PerspectiveGrid_FloorPlaneVisibilityState 1

      /PerspectiveGrid_RightPlaneVisibilityState 1

      /PerspectiveGrid_LeftPlaneVisibilityState 1

       

      gives you a perspective grid like this:

       

      solid pgrid.png

      I keep now two presets of perspective grids with exactly the same settings, except the option above. Allows for easy switching between the two views.

       

      If anyone has a way to set these options in the GUI please post.