Guides

Reference

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Guides are drawing aids that make it easier the creation of different types of strokes. The Guides can be activated with the button next to the selector (grid icon).

Guide Types

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Guide selector activated in the 3D View header.

Circular
Constrains the drawing of new strokes to make rings from the selected reference point.
Radial
Constrains the drawing of new strokes to make rays from the selected reference point.
Parallel

Constrains the drawing of new strokes to make parallel lines.

Angle
Angle direction of the parallel lines.
Grid
Constrains the drawing of new strokes to make parallel horizontal or vertical lines.

Common Options

Use Snapping

When enabled, snap the drawn strokes to angle or spacing options.

Spacing
Guide spacing.
Reference Point

Determines the origin point to use for the creation of the lines. Applies only for Circular and Radial guides.

Cursor
Use cursor as reference point.
Custom

Use custom location as reference point.

Custom Location X, Y Z.

Object

Use an object as reference point.

Object
An Object Selector to select the object (usually an empty), which location will be used as reference point.

Examples

Examples of strokes using different types of Guides.
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Circular Guides.

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Radial Guides.

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Parallel Guides (30° Angle).

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Grid Guides.