Does anyone know a good way to make a highly detailed isometric grid within Adobe Illustrator? I want the grid to look like picture 1 rather than picture 2. Ive searched the internet for a while now and all i can find is tutorials to create simpler isometric grids like picture 2.
Picture 2 :
Draw shape on right, and use default option in object pattern make.
Draw the triangular shape to an even numbered size, and add the dots stepping and repeating by a evenly divisible of that size
Sorry could not finish earlier had to help someone at work.
You will probably want to put a mask over the object before you create a tile, this will trim the stroke edges to an exact 2" x 1" (size I used) tile.
You can combine the steps in the video Bahaar mentioned with the pattern steps Mike wrote about already. This will create a pattern with both major and minor axes. Looks messy, but you only have to draw one 2cm vertical line.
Here's some numbers to use when you follow the video:
Here's the end result. My son likes 'triangle paper'.