I'm looking for a 5-pointed star that I can rotate as part of a user interface. Therefore, the center of the star should not move – otherwise, it looks strange.
However, no matter where I get a 5 pointed star from, the center of the star is not at the center of the image.
I'm confident that such a shape exists, because:
- It's possible to make a radially symmetric pentagon. Each vertex is 72 degrees apart on the circumscribed circle.
- Such a star can be bounded by a square, since the circle can circumscribe a square; at most (I think) 1 point of the star will touch the square. It's possible to have a square asset containing a radially symmetric star, with the star's center at the square's center.
If I wanted to make such a shape, what low-cost software could I use, and what would the basic process be? Since I'm looking for radial symmetry, I imagine starting with a perfect pentagon is the key. I expect the hardest part of the process to be ensuring that all 10 edges of the star have equal length.