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This question is related to adobe illustrator.

As you know, the software allows the user to add a grid that helps to draw in perspective (the Perspective Grid Tool).

I drew a rectangle with its anchors exactly on the corners of the grid.

Now I decided that I want to change the location of the vanishing point or change the horizon height etc. so that the grid is not the same as before.

But I want the rectangle I drew first to be transformed according to the changes I made to the grid.

How can I do that?

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  • As far as I know, there is no way to move the grid and have the objects move with it. You will likely need to reapply the object to the grid. Sometimes it's better to draw your object flat (in 2D), make a copy of it, and then apply the copy to the grid. That way, if you change the perspective grid, you can delete the graphic and apply another copy of the original flat 2D artwork to the grid.
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 21 at 10:53
  • Well it is really nice to have a perspective grid. But this feature I am looking for seems to me to be quite obvious for the software to provide the users. Can you set some anchors on the canvas? Maybe that way I can achieve what I want in an "indirect" way.
    – tush
    Nov 21 at 10:56
  • Illustrator has extremely limited 3D capabilities, ultimately it's a 2D tool. It might be better to use a 3D modelling application such as Blender if you want to change the perspective or view of an object. The only workaround for Illustrator that I know of is the one in my comment above. Sorry.
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 21 at 11:00
  • What I am looking for is a way to print to pdf an illustration of a 3d object, but in vector form. After my previous question, I decided to work with Adobe Illustrator to create an illusion of 3d as a 2d artwork, and then came across the perspective tool. Do you have another suggestion for me to achieve what I want?
    – tush
    Nov 21 at 11:10
  • Maybe possible using some CAD software, but I can't make any recommendations as that's not really my bag, sorry.
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 21 at 11:15

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  1. Design your 3d object in a cad software (autocad, solidworks, blender etc.)

  2. Export it to a dwg file

  3. Add some colors in an artwork software

  4. Convert to pdf and include it as a figure in your document

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