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 Transformtool, 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.
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.
Tick the box in the Preferences to
Transform Pattern Tiles
Then do what you are doing.