Perspective Projections

  • Ian O. Angell
  • Brian J. Jones
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Abstract

We have seen that the orthographic projection has the property that parallel lines in three-dimensional space are projected into parallel lines on the view plane. Although very useful, such views do look odd! Our brains are used to the perspective phenomenon of three-dimensional space, and so they attempt to interpret orthographic figures as if they are perspective views. For example, the cubes of figures 9.1 and 10.1 look distorted.

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© Ian O. Angell and Brian J. Jones 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian O. Angell
    • 1
  • Brian J. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Royal Holloway CollegeUniversity of LondonEghamUK

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