Shape: Poly 8 3

This shape is generated, as most shapes are, on a square canvas to the maximum of either horizontal or vertical measurement up to the composite canvas size.


What looks like an 8 pointed star is, in fact, a polygon having eight vertices and skipping 3 vertices to draw each line. This results in the figure having no interior.

Note that when drawing polygons with skipping vertices, if the "pen" returns to the same vertex used to start the drawing a new figure is started at the next vertex, thereby avoiding re-drawing the same partial figure. To accomplish this the pen may be "lifted" and drawing resume on the next vertex, or the current figure drawn and filled with the second (and later) figures then drawn and filled in succesive layers. For a figure with an interior this results in different fill patterns,
see pen lift technique.