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I need to print a perspective grid. According to the manual I downloaded, the persepctive grid in Freehand can't be printed. Is there a way to convert the grid to a printable version? Thanks for any advice. A frustrated Illustrator user....

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    Default Printable perspective grid?

    I need to print a perspective grid. According to the manual I downloaded, the
    persepctive grid in Freehand can't be printed. Is there a way to convert the
    grid to a printable version? Thanks for any advice.

    A frustrated Illustrator user.

    brodyhed Guest

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    Default Display Not Clear

    I downloaded Freehand MX and the display of my maps are not as clear as they were in FH10.
    brucew6 Guest

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    Default Re: Printable perspective grid?

    Other than taking a screenshot of the perspective grid and using that,
    there's no way to release the perspective grid as vector lines.

    You could construct a perspective grid without too much effort. It might
    help to make the construction page much larger than the final grid and trim
    the grid later.

    HORIZONTAL PLANE
    1. Page rulers on. Draw vertical and horizontal guides to
    intersect at the vanishing point. Lock guides.

    2. Snap-to-Guides on.

    3. Line tool. Draw a line along bottom edge of page from corner to corner.

    4. Select line with Pointer tool. In Object Inspector apply Transform
    Effect, set to scale x:90% y: 90%, copies: 40. On page, drag Transform
    Effect centering star to intersection of guides. (If you want the lines to
    extend the full width of page set scale to x: 100% y:90%.)

    5. To trim these lines, Modify > Separate attributes. Use the knife tool set
    to straight to cut off unwanted portions. Set Lasso to contact sensitive.
    Lasso and delete unwanted trimmings.

    6. Lines radiating from the vanishing point are easily created with a Blend.
    With line tool, draw two lines starting at intersection of guides, ending at
    corners of page.

    7. Select both lines. Modify > Blend. Adjust Blend steps in Object
    Inspector.

    The vertical plane is constructed in similar manner, working from one of the
    vertical edges of the page.

    Hope this works for you. These directions assume you're using FHMX. You can
    get the same results in earlier versions of FH by using Power Duplicate
    instead of Transform Effect. Ask if you need clarification.

    Judy Arndt
    --
    FHMX 11.0.2 (Build 92)
    Mac G4, OS 10.3.3


    brodyhed wrote:
    > I need to print a perspective grid. According to the manual I downloaded, the
    > persepctive grid in Freehand can't be printed. Is there a way to convert the
    > grid to a printable version? Thanks for any advice.
    Judy Arndt Guest

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    Default Re: Display Not Clear

    Many thanks Judy for your detailed answer to my problem. This is my first foray into the Freehand user world and I am very impressed.

    brodyhed
    brodyhed Guest

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    brodyhed wrote:
    > Many thanks Judy for your detailed answer to my problem. This is my first
    > foray into the Freehand user world and I am very impressed.
    Umm ... you're very welcome. I hadn't responded to your thread, so I'm
    guessing my answer to 'gesamark' helped you as well. If so, that's great!
    :-)

    Judy Arndt

    Judy Arndt Guest

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    Default Re: Display Not Clear

    Ah, got it now -- you posted the 'printable perspective grid' question.
    You're welcome. :-)

    Judy Arndt

    Judy Arndt Guest

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