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Isometric is a category of 3D projections where the three coordinate axes appear equally foreshortened.

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Drawing rotated box - Isometric drawing in inkscape

i am trying to draw a 3D-Rectangle that is rotated by say 45 degrees around its longitudinal axis. How can i achieve this? It is suprisingly difficult to draw such that it doesn't look akward.
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What would this icon look like if it was drawn in an Isometric View as opposed to a Perspective View?

I can't wrap my head around this grid icon. What would it look like if it was an Isometric drawing? Would it look like a regular rectangle? Maybe, something like this? Thanks!
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How vanishing point and centre of projection both are same?

We know that in perspective projection object positions are transformed to the view plane along lines that converge to the projection reference (center) point like this: But many websites say that COP(...
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Is there any way to project an isometric image to an orthographic view in Photoshop?

Suppose I want the top view of this isometric graphic, how can I project an isometric image to an orthographic view in Photoshop?
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The true/right isometric?

i started learning how to create isometric illustrations. The first step is the isometric grid to work better. Is there a standard/right/true way? I found different tutorials and was a bit confused ...
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How does the Isometric system in Affinity Designer work?

I hope I can articulate this properly. How does the isometric system work under the hood in Affinity Designer? Coming from Illustrator I noticed the power of the isometric system in Affinity with the ...
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Illustrator: problem with the 3D effect - Extrude and bevel, Isometric lines aren't straight

I've this problem with the 3D effect: the vertical lines projected by the effect aren't vertical. I start with a plane shape like a rectangle and I select the isometric top preset in the effect and ...
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Is there an option to apply "shear" as an effect on a layer?

I would like to implement the rules to make an isometric drawing on a layer instead of an object. The rules are the following: Scale the width times 0.866 Shear by +/- 30° around the vertical axis ...
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Adding degrees to a square shape

I'm trying to create an isometric cube, but I don't know how to add 30º to a square shape. Is it possible in Sketch App?
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affinity designer iPad isometric grid snapping issue

I’m a newbie to affinity and one of the main reasons I got affinity for was its isometric capabilities. Maybe it’s my OCD but my main issue is that shapes and path nodes don’t snap exactly to the ...
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What color should be use on the edge of isometric pixel art

Is there a general rule to put outline/contour in isometric pixel art and what color should be used? I know the inside can be outlined not by black but by the color used, but what about the outer ...
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Isometric color shading rule for pixel art

Lets say I have a cube in an isometric pixel art with the 'normal' color #ff0000 (red) and I want to shade remaining sides, is there a rule for selecting the top (brighter red) color and the darker ...
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Segmented isometric grid

I am a beginner when using Adobe Illustrator so I have been searching the web for answers and tips. I came across this thread about Isometric design using a grid and someone mentioned something about ...
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How can I set up this isometric grid to be able to use it?

I was wondering how can I actually set up this isometric grid in illustrator? How can I use it on a layer so it doesn't interfere with my design?
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Illustrator CC - Can't set angle of a line segment to include a decimal?

So I'm trying to set the angle of a line to 26,56 degrees in order to create an isometric grid, however when I do this within the line tool, it defaults to a horizonal 360 degrees instead. I thought ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Pen tool problem (isometric design)

I am following a tutorial for isometric design. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHxknDs4Mk&t=208s) My problem is when I finished the first path as in the tutorial I can not start a new one ...
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Isometric Object reflection in Adobe Illustrator

How can I create a reflection for an isometric object? in example image "N" letter is flat object with reflection i need similar reflection for my isometric cube.
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Isometric Deboss Effect in Adobe Illustrator

How can i create isometric Deboss Effect in my object (right) like Sample image (left) ? I know 3 shadows used to create isometric deboss effect.
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trying to make a bent pipe on isometric plane

I am trying to make a bent pipe on an isometric grid drawing. How should I do it so that it creates that appearance? thank you!!!
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Exporting isometric cube to png results in incorrect sides and rough edges of the cube

UPDATE: I did what @Danielillo suggested and it worked but the width of the exported .png is still one pixel wider then the original: The blue outline is from Illustrator. You can see the one pixel ...
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Is it possible to merge branching paths to transform as one object?

Due to the SVG format, Inkscape users cannot connect more than two paths to one node. As a result, I'm struggling to think of a method of connecting up my 'road' map below. Ideally, I want a way to ...
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Force "line extension"-like behaviour in Illustrator

When having a single line in Illustrator and you manipulate one of the anchor points, Illustrator helps you a little by giving you a smartguide that aligns the anchor point along the current ...
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Why Adobe illustrator expand appearances creates double path?

I need convert 3D rotate effect to shape in Ai. after effect, i try to convert it by Object > Expand appearances but final shape has double path! I just need one shape, How can i Achive it ?
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Mixing isometric illustration and real-life pictures. Do or don't?

So I'm building a brand using isometric illustration. But I was starting to think if it would be possible, aesthetically speaking, to combine isometric illustration with pictures... Have you seen that ...
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how to pick shading color from 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

first of all sorry for my bad english. right now, im making a seamless isometric tileset and i really like the shading color but i cant seem to pick the shaded color and its only picking the base ...
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Get an image to lie flat on an axonometric grid in inkscape

I am new to graphic design and I am working on some figures for a paper. I want to use the isometric perspective and I have been drawing on the default axonometric grid with snapping. I want to put a ...
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Illustrator: Isometric Grid with coding

When I used to go to college, I used to had a Graphic Design teacher who made an isometric grid using code. He had made the grid so that anyone who downloaded the template just jump straight in to the ...
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Isometric with or without a grid in Illustrator?

So I'm doing this isometric thing. I started using a grid and thought I was well on my way. Loving it and understanding it. Until disaster struck. I needed to enlarge a couple of things. Found out ...
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Illustrator Isometric scaling

I created a grid and started my design/illustration on it. Deep in the project I realize that some object are supposed to be bigger in size. So first thought was to scale it up. The problem is that I ...
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Create an isometric projection of a Landscape image

I have an image of my college, how can I convert this image to an isometric projection like effect using Gimp or Inkscape. Source Image: Desired Effect:
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How to write 3D Isometric text using Sketch app?

I need to write Isometric text in Sketch app. I tried using "Convert to Outlines" option to do transformation. But that doesn't help to transform the text to isometric projection.
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What is this style of isometric illustration called?

What is the following style of illustration called? I've searched with Isometric Illustration but there seem to be various types of it. Is there a specific name for this one?
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Illustrator: how to add isometric shadows

I´ve been wondering how to do this kind of shadows (image below) as real as possible. Is there any technique to apply? I did search for tutorials but unfortunately I couldn´t find anything on this ...
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Custom Isometric/Parallel Projection Grids

I found these attached designs online while looking for isometric illustrations. These designs are not on the standard isometric grid (30 degrees), rather they have different angles. Has someone ...
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Wrapping a label around isometric bottle in 2D

I am making a poster of a bottle of pills and I wanted to wrap a label around said bottle. I created the bottle as a 2D object and not a 3D one. How can I curve a rectangular piece of art around the ...
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How do you make Trimetric Cubes

I saw this really cool cube graphic: I know you can create isometric cubes in illustrator & photoshop, but how do you create this cube (not isometric angles), with directly editable side colors?
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Isometric bulging grid

I'm trying to make an isometric version of this The bulges and the dips aren't too hard themselves, however I'm struggling to find a way of warping the isometric grid lines in the right way Does ...
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Using Free Distort on text in Illustrator CC

Why does this not seem to work, and does anybody else know a way to get type distorted? Specifically I have an isometric building and I would like to put the names of the surrounding streets "on the ...
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Generating isometric grids in Illustrator CC

How does one generate accurate isometric grids in Illustrator CC?
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Isometric laying cylinder Illustrator

Okay this may be a bit OCD. How do you make a perfect isometric cylinder like this? Connecting the two circles has always been eyeballing for me. How do you make it perfect?
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Illustrator: Bend 2D objects over the edges of 3D objects (extrude and bevel)

I really like to create 3D objects with "extrude and bevel" in Illustrator CC. So is there also the possibility to achieve this? (found it here) The objects bend over the edges and change their ...
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Exporting without anti-aliasing on outside?

I have some Isometric vector blocks in Illustrator that need to line up perfectly. Anti alias looks great but then I get visible edges when overlapping the blocks. Without anti alias they line up ...
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Smart guide snapping not accurate

I have setup a isometric grid by creating smart guider rotated 120 degrees and working with the intersect points. When I'm working on vertex level this works great but when I want to group my object ...
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How to create the 3D mock-up look [duplicate]

I saw this on Dribbble and I thought I'd have a go at reproducing it - https://dribbble.com/shots/2200956-Controlled-Content But i'm struggling to do so. I've had a play around with shear and ...
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Perspective without a vanishing point?

I am trying to recreate this figure (mainly the stacking of images) in Abobe Illustrator: but using perspectives I get the following: How do I go about either removing the vanishing points, or using ...
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Aligning neighbouring paths and “connecting” anchors in Illustrator

I am working on isometric design that will be printed on the 1000mm x 2000mm Roll Up. Design includes lots of similar paths that should be perfectly aligned and create isometric 3d scene (image 1.) ...
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Isometric line drawings with colour fill - Illustrator

Hey everyone. I am need of some serious help. I am VERY new to illustrator so I don't know if I am doing this the most effective way. So any guidance would be really appreciated. I took on a pretty ...
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What software is used to create 3D architectural diagrams?

One day i visit this Denmark based architectural firm website, i see those clean presentations, which got me wonder what kind of software did they use to creating such illustration? it seems like a 3D ...
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Photoshop CC 2014 - Selecting a pixel art isometric line

Is there a quick way to select an entire pixel art isometric line (i.e. 2 pixels across for every 1 down, see here for example). Thanks
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How to make a “sticker” fold over an edge

So I want to fold my sticker image in a way to make it appear that it is stuck to the box. I’ve tried playing with perspective, but everything I try looks really off. Is there a way to do this that I’...
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