We have a new feature under development: a guided perspective tool! Its developer says that it’s in a very early stage of development, but I’d love if it could receive some testing so we can get some artists’ feedback as well.
The tool only allows you to draw straight lines while it’s active right now, it’s not integrated with freehand or the line drawing modes. You can only draw lines that go towards a vanishing point, but there’s a category of guides which I don’t quite understand yet that allow you to define the viewer-facing grid.
The pull request is here if you want to follow this feature’s development:
How to test
You’ll need good technical skills to test this. It involves building on a branch, and MyPaint is still a little difficult to test after the libmypaint split because there are no convenient libmypaint packages available for common systems.
Anybody wanting to test needs to set up a local development copy of MyPaint, and then merge in the developer’s branch. There are a few rough integration edges right now too that won’t get fixed otherwise. Here’s what I did to get testing:
$ cd existing/clone/of/mypaint $ git remote add gwojcik https://github.com/gwojcik/mypaint.git $ git fetch gwojcik $ git checkout master $ git checkout -b perspective-mode-test1 $ git merge gwojcik/perspectiveMode $ scons
Don’t forget to install libmypaint first order to build this. Packages for that on the PPA soon, I promise!