How to Create 3D Perspective Grids in Inkscape

inkscape 3d perspective grids

In this tip, we’ll be going over a pretty unconventional method to create a full on 3d perspective grid in Inkscape. Let’s get started!

Step 1

First off, grab the Polygon tool and draw a Star with the following settings. It doesn’t need a Stroke and color doesn’t matter.

large polygon inkscape

Step 2

Now, what you want to do is head up to Path > Object to Path. Select the shape and give it a Width 400px and Height 100px.

stretched polygon

Step 3

Next, select Object > Objects to Guides to create the “grid”.

objects to guides

Step 4

You’ll end up with this incredible result. While it’s not technically a grid, it’s actually a series of Guides which will act as our 3d perspective grid.

inkscape circular perspective

Step 5

To make these guides functional as a grid, set your Snapping options accordingly (most notably enabling guide snapping).

set guide snapping

Step 6

I went ahead and used my Pen tool to draw a simple box within this perspective grid. Awesome, right?

inkscape perspective grid

That’s It!

By using a cleverly designed polygon star, we were able to convert it into an amazing 3d perspective grid to use in Inkscape! This will be fun to mess around with because of all of the different settings and possibilities with these grids. Let me know what you come up with! Thanks for reading.

2 thoughts on “How to Create 3D Perspective Grids in Inkscape

  1. Aaron – Just came across your videos and website. I really like you approach with Inkscape. You have great ideas! You tutorials are very concise, well done and to the point. I really look forward to more as you do them. Thanks for sharing this great information!

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