The 3-Points Perspective (Bird's-Eye View) guide can help you draw backgrounds and objects with perspective from an elevated point of view. It provides a horizon line, which is located just underneath the camera field, and on which there are two vanishing points: one for drawing lines on the x-axis and one for drawing lines on the z-axis. Another vanishing point, used to draw lines on the y-axis, is located far above the camera field.
The height and angle of the horizon line, the position of its two vanishing points as well as the position of the upper vanishing point can be adjusted as needed.
- In the Tools toolbar, select either the
Brush, Pencil, Stroke or Line tool.
- In the Guides view, make sure that the Enable Guides option button is toggled on.
In the guides list, select the
3-Points Perspective (Bird's-Eye View)guide that you wish to make adjustments to.
The selected guide appears in the
Camera or Drawingview.NOTE The horizon line and vanishing points for this guide are far outside of the camera field by default.You may need to zoom out in order to be able to see them.
- Do one of the following:
- To move the horizon line along with the two vanishing points that are on it, click and drag on the horizon line.
To rotate the horizon line, click and drag on one of the two vanishing points
on the horizon lineand move it up or down. This will rotate the horizon line around the opposite vanishing point.TIPS
- You can press and hold the Shift key to make the angle of the horizon line snap to the nearest multiple of 15°.
- You can press and hold the Alt key to make the guide rotate around the centre of its horizon line.
- When rotating a guide, its angle displays in the top-left corner of the
Camera or Drawingview.
To reposition one of the vanishing points on the horizon line, click and drag on that vanishing point and move it left or right.TIP You can press and hold the Alt key to make both points move simultaneously, so that they are both at the same distance from the centre of the horizon line.
To reposition the
bottomvanishing point, click and drag on that vanishing point .TIPS
- You can press and hold the Alt key to position the point on the axis that is perpendicular to the horizon line and in the middle of its two vanishing points.
- You can press and hold the Shift key to make the point only move horizontally or vertically relative to the camera angle.