Editing in real time with symmetry

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salientdigital
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Editing in real time with symmetry

Postby salientdigital » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:24 am

I finally figured out how to use the clone + rotate copy feature. It's awesome. However, I am wanting or wishing now to create a clone or symbol, and be able to edit the original clone or symbol in real time - in order to draw intricate symmetries.

Is there any way to do this?

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Re: Editing in real time with symmetry

Postby Moini » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:06 am

Sorry, I don't get what you mean. What is an 'original clone'?
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Re: Editing in real time with symmetry

Postby tylerdurden » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:16 pm

Maybe you have seen this:

http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Tiles.html

For symmetry on a single axis, maybe check out the Mirror Symmetry LPE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1sj4AeU3Yo
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Re: Editing in real time with symmetry

Postby Xav » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:49 pm

It might also be worth taking a look at my tutorial series: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981

In particular, part 29 covers symmetry using clones, and part 69 covers the Mirror Symmetry and Rotate Copies LPEs.
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