Perspective anchored objects - Advanced perspective manipulation
I've been wanting something to solve the following use-case for a while:
When adjusting a 2D illustration drawn in perspective, to a new position within that perspective (think cereal box rotating on a surface), I find myself spending a lot of time adjusting anchors and curves. The new shape tools have been a huge help, but they can go further!
It would be AMAZING to anchor 2D drawings to a perspective plane and update them with a simple rotation within that plane (like you would in 3D)
How would this work? Illustrator would assume outer lines would move more slowly than inner lines when rotating, based on chosen plane. The delta in speed between inner and outer lines could be adjusted to get the right amount of '3D' rotation effect for your object.
Additionally, the tool could go further to provide a 'Center Pivot' location that could identify the axis of rotation, allowing points behind it (i.e. above, below in a 2D sense) to swap direction of movement for the correct visual effect.
Bill Vallely commented
I don't like that idea. I LOVE IT!