Perspective Illustrator

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The Perspective Grid is a new feature in lllustrator CC 2017 that enables you to create and manipulate art in a spatial environment using established laws of perspective. Enable Perspective Grid using the View > Perspective Grid menu or the perspective tools in the toolbar.

The SDK provides an API for working with the perspective grid programmatically, and your scripts have some access to this API. A script can:

  • Set a the default grid parameters using preset values.
  • Show or hide the grid.
  • Set the active plane.
  • Draw an object in perspective on the active plane.
  • Bring an object into perspective.

Use perspective presets¶

Illustrator provides default grid-parameter presets for one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectives. The presets are named '[1P-NormalView]', '[2P-NormalView]', and '[3P-NormalView]'.

HowEdit perspective in illustrator

The script shows how to select the two-point perspective preset programmatically:

You can create new perspective presets, export presets to files, and import presets from files. These scripts shows how to export and import presets:

Show or hide the grid¶

This script shows or hides the Perspective Grid programmatically:

Set the active plane¶

Two Point Perspective Illustrator

The perspective grid plane types are:

Perspective Illustrator
Left planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.LEFTPLANE
Right planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.RIGHTPLANE
Floor planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.FLOORPLANE
Invalid planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.NOPLANE

For a one-point perspective grid, only the left and floor plane are valid.

This script sets the active perspective plane:

Draw on a perspective grid¶

When the Perspective Grid is on, drawing methods allow you to draw or operate on objects in perspective. This script creates a new document, shows a two-point perspective grid, and draws art objects on the leftplane

Bring objects into perspective¶

If an art object is not in perspective, use the bringInPerspective() method to bring it into perspective and place it on a plane.

This script creates a new document, draws an art object, and brings it into perspective on a three-point perspective grid:

The Perspective Grid is a new feature in lllustrator CC 2017 that enables you to create and manipulate art in a spatial environment using established laws of perspective. Enable Perspective Grid using the View > Perspective Grid menu or the perspective tools in the toolbar.

The SDK provides an API for working with the perspective grid programmatically, and your scripts have some access to this API. A script can:

  • Set a the default grid parameters using preset values.
  • Show or hide the grid.
  • Set the active plane.
  • Draw an object in perspective on the active plane.
  • Bring an object into perspective.

Use perspective presets¶

Illustrator provides default grid-parameter presets for one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectives. The presets are named '[1P-NormalView]', '[2P-NormalView]', and '[3P-NormalView]'.

The script shows how to select the two-point perspective preset programmatically:

You can create new perspective presets, export presets to files, and import presets from files. These scripts shows how to export and import presets:

Show or hide the grid¶

This script shows or hides the Perspective Grid programmatically:

Set the active plane¶

The perspective grid plane types are:

Left planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.LEFTPLANE
Right planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.RIGHTPLANE
Floor planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.FLOORPLANE
Invalid planePerspectiveGridPlaneType.NOPLANE

For a one-point perspective grid, only the left and floor plane are valid.

This script sets the active perspective plane:

Draw on a perspective grid¶

When the Perspective Grid is on, drawing methods allow you to draw or operate on objects in perspective. This script creates a new document, shows a two-point perspective grid, and draws art objects on the leftplane

Bring objects into perspective¶

Illustrator Perspective Image

If an art object is not in perspective, use the bringInPerspective() method to bring it into perspective and place it on a plane.

Take Perspective Off Illustrator

This script creates a new document, draws an art object, and brings it into perspective on a three-point perspective grid: