This week we are talking about mirrors. Mirrors are used to duplicate design elements when created designs. To play with mirrors we will need to go into PatternCAD. From the Home screen, under Design & Create, tap on Pattern.
When I add a second mirror line I get a reflection of the entire design.
If I turn off the Double Sided option, I get a reflection of just what I initially drew.
It is easy to think that the mirror feature is not working, just by choosing an option incorrectly. Just drawing a single mirror line, does not really do anything for you. You need to switch to the Pattern drawing tools to get anything to happen. If you are using Single Sided mirrors you need multiple mirror lines to see anything happening. Double mirror lines make things happen on both sides of the line and can also be used to create multiple motifs on addition lines.
We have actually played with mirrors in the past. Flakes, Mirrored Polys, Triangle Template 2, Triangle Template 3 and Hilberts all use mirrors.
Now go play!
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