Hi Greg, great to hear from you. I love your illustration work!
AxoTools actually has two parents. As you mentioned, one is Ron Kempke’s AppleScript-based “Plane Ol’ 3D” and the other is a pair of plugins I wrote many years ago, back about 20 versions of Adobe Illustrator. One drew straight lines constrained to isometric angles, and the other projected selected art to an isometric plane. Once Actions became available, it was easier to just project art that way and assign a function key than to keep updating the free plugin.
When Ron contacted me about collaborating on an Adobe Illustrator plugin, I saw that he had figured out the math to do the kinds of projections I’d wanted to add to my isometric plugin in the early 90s! Since we both retired, we’ve had more time to devote to AxoTools, and it’s been exciting seeing our shared vision taking shape.
I hope users will share links to work they’ve done using AxoTools.