I am looking to automate the create of a fishnet grid over a large area (about the size of Rhode Island) for a mapping study. I want to use hexagonal grid cells, but the kicker is I need each of these hexagonal grids again broken down into their 6 hexants. The center convergent vertex will be a setup location with mapping done out to the extent of each hexant. Sort of like flying the petals from the pistil of a flower.
I don't see custom grid shapes in QGIS. I'm wondering how I can create this grid layout.
My first thought was to lay down hex grids and then do a series of layer copying with systematic offsets and a final merge to get what I need. Or to convert grids to polylines, copy those lines with the bearings I want, and repaste/offset those. But there's got to be other tools or a simpler process out there.