The 3-Points Perspective (Horizontal Guide) helps you draw backgrounds and objects with front-facing perspective and curvilinear horizontal lines. It provides a horizon line, a central vanishing point, used to draw lines on the z-axis, and two vanishing points at the extremities of the horizon line, used to draw curvilinear horizontal lines.
The position and size of the guide, the height and angle of the horizon line, the distance of the outer vanishing points from the central vanishing point as well as the shape of the curves can be adjusted as needed.
- In the Tools toolbar, select either the
Brush, Pencil 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-Point Perspective (Horizontal Pan)guide that you wish to make adjustments to.
In the Guides view, make sure the Show Reference Lines option button is toggled on. This will allow you to see how the adjustments you make to your guide affect its curves.
- Do one of the following:
- To reposition the guide, click and drag on its central vanishing point .
To rotate the guide, click and drag on its horizon line.TIPS
- When the mouse is positioned over the horizon line, the mouse cursor will change to to indicate that you are about to rotate the guide.
- When rotating a guide, its angle displays in the top-left corner of the
Stage or Cameraview.
To adjust the distance between the
left and rightvanishing points, click and drag on either one of these points.NOTES
- The vanishing point at the other end will also move so as to keep both points at the same distance from the central vanishing point.
- This will stretch or squash the guide
horizontallyand make its curves wider or narrower.
To scale up the guide, press and hold Shift, then click and drag on
either the left or right vanishing points.NOTE If you previously adjusted the position of outer vanishing points relative to the central vanishing point, doing this will reset their position.
To skew the curves of the guide, click and drag on one of the
green dotsin the top-rightcorner of the guide.NOTE These dots act as the Bezier handles of the outermost top-rightcurve, and affect all the curves of the guide.
- Once you are done making adjustments to the guide, you can click on the Lock Guides button in the Guides view so as to avoid accidentally modifying your guide while drawing.