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Symmetry

Icon Symmetry

Presentation

The symmetry operator allows drawing with a symmetry axis without being destructive. Indeed, the symmetry axis can be moved or oriented differently without altering the drawing.

Example:

Symmetry example

Options

Left or Right

Choose the side that feels most natural for you to draw on. Often, a left-handed person will prefer to draw on the left, and a right-handed person on the right.

This option avoids overlapping strokes and allows you to choose the mode that interests you.

Example:

Symmetry Left


Draw on both sides

When enabled, it will display both sides of the axis by superimposing them with blending.

Example:

Symmetry Both sides


Keep axis shown

it visualizes the axis even when the operator is not selected and if it is on the current focus route.

Example:

Symmetry Axis on off

Settings

Position

If the circle is moved to the center of the symmetry axis in the canvas, it can then be moved.

This can also be done by directly changing the values in the operator's settings.

Center icon

To reset the position, simply click on the icon to the right of the values.


Example:


Rotation

In the canvas, the symmetry axis can be oriented differently. By holding down the Shift key, it will snap to angles.

Rotate icon

Clicking the rotation icons applies 90° angles, enabling horizontal symmetries and restoring the base axis


Example: