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Hi Folks, 

 

More of a general question to put out there tonight. How do I make sure the shape/object/image I am creating is symmetrical? I have used the pen tool to create a shape I was after but I need to make sure it is symmetrical. How would I go about doing this? is there any option to see this? plus then I want to insert other shapes inside my main shape but I want to make sure they are lined up perfectly with certain sections of the original shape. Is there an option somewhere to assist with this?

 

Random I know but just a general question that has been bugging me lately.

 

Cheers folks

Mark

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How do I make sure the shape/object/image I am creating is symmetrical? I have used the pen tool to create a shape I was after but I need to make sure it is symmetrical. How would I go about doing this? is there any option to see this?

 

Much the simplest way is to draw one half, flip a copy of it, overlap the two copies slightly and then do a Boolean 'Add'.

 

plus then I want to insert other shapes inside my main shape but I want to make sure they are lined up perfectly with certain sections of the original shape. Is there an option somewhere to assist with this?

 

I'm not quite sure what you mean, Mark. Perhaps you could expand your description a little.


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I'm not quite sure what you mean, Mark. Perhaps you could expand your description a little.

 

I think he might be looking into creating a mandala.

 

Mark, if you create a circular grid that has guidelines all the way around and then have objects around that grid applied as symbols, you can create a symmetrical effect based off of those symbols. See how it's done here.


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