The 4-Points Perspective (Vertical Pan) guide helps you draw backgrounds and objects with perspective from an angle with curvilinear vertical lines. It provides a horizon line on which there are two vanishing points, one for drawing lines on the x-axis and the other for drawing lines on the z-axis. There are two more vanishing points above and below the horizon line, used to draw curvilinear vertical lines.
The position and size of the guide, the height and angle of the horizon line, the position of the two vanishing points on the horizon line, the distance of the top and bottom vanishing points from the horizon line 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
4-Point Perspective (Vertical 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.NOTE The 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 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 either one of the left and right vanishing points and the central vanishing point, click and drag on one of these points .TIP You can press and hold the Alt key while dragging one of the outer vanishing points to make both vanishing points move and keep both points at the same distance from the central vanishing point.
To adjust the distance between the
top and bottomvanishing 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 and make its curves wider or narrower.
To scale up the guide, press and hold Shift, then click and drag on
one of the four outer 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
red dotsin the bottom-rightcorner of the guide.NOTE These dots act as the Bezier handles of the outermost bottom-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.