Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Guidelines/IsometricPerspective


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06/03/08 07:16:41 (6 years ago)
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    33One of the hard part about the Echo icon theme is that it uses an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axonometric_projection axonometric] (sometime incorrectly called isometeric) view for the large view, and the creation of such icons have a level of difficulty. So you need to use a kind of helper - the old way was to import a SVG showing a grid, draw on top of it and then delete it (the source is available in the [wiki:Guidelines guidelines page]): 
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     5[[Image(echo-grid-old.png)]] 
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    57Inkscape 0.46 comes with improved features: angled guides and axonometric grids, making your life (and icon creation) easier. 
     
    911Drag and drop from the top ruler a grid line, double click on it, rotate with 24.5 degrees: 
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     13[[Image(echo_guide1.png)]] 
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    1315Drag another grid and rotate it with -16.25 degrees (at least, those are the values I measured): 
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     17[[Image(echo-guide2.png)]] 
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    1519Now use these two guides to help you drawing the nice perspective (press "|" to toggle their visibility on/off): 
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     21[[Image(echo-guide2.png)]] 
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    1723== Grid == 
     
    1925While the guides are only a visual reference, a grid can be more effective: it is more dense and also allow snapping to its nodes. Its visibility can be toggled on/off using "#". 
    2026So use '''File -> Document Properties''', go to the '''Grids''' tab and create a new '''Axonometric grid''' with a 16.25 degrees X angle, 24.5 degrees Y angle and whatever value you like/need for Y spacing: 
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     28[[Image(echo-grid.png)]]