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Chapter 24. XTRA TOOLS > Using the Mirror Tool

Using the Mirror Tool

The Mirror tool gives you an interactive way to create multiple rotated and reflected objects.

To set the Mirror tool controls:

1.
Double-click the Mirror tool in the Xtra Tools toolbar 19. This opens the Mirror dialog box 20.

Figure 19. The Mirror tool in the Xtra Tools toolbar.


Figure 20. The Mirror dialog box.


2.
Use the Axis pop-up menu to choose the axis as follows 21:

Figure 21. The various effects created with the Mirror tool.


  • Horizontal reflects the objects from top to bottom.

  • Vertical reflects the objects from left to right.

  • Horizontal & Vertical reflects the objects both ways at once.

  • Multiple reflects the objects around multiple axes.

3.
In the Multiple setting, use the slider to control the number of axes the object reflects around.

4.
In the Multiple setting, choose the Reflect or Rotate mode.

5.
Click OK to apply the settings.


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