How can I transform patterns in Illustrator to simulate a perspective?


I am using rectangles filled with patterns to create the walls of a room. I have transformed the rectangles, to simulate perspective, but the patterns do not reflect these transformations - they remain constant.

The method I am using:

  • I create a rectangle and then fill it with a pattern.
  • Then, I choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh (1 row and 1 column).
  • Using the Free Transform tool, I click the corner and hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift while I drag to create the perspective appearance.

As you can see in this picture, the patterns are not being transformed to simulate perspective.

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I used to use this same method, in an earlier version of AI, but now It doesn't work. I am currently using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 (trial).

I have also tried Effect 3d / rotate, but it takes time to work and isn't a good choice.

10/18/2014 6:25:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Tick the box in the Preferences to Transform Pattern Tiles

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Then do what you are doing.

8/7/2014 9:27:00 PM