# [Help]Planometric/Military projection

 10 October 2008 #1 Leath New Member portfolio Ed Magal Teller BRB Montreal, Canada   Join Date: Nov 2005 Posts: 11 [Help]Planometric/Military projection Hello, I am looking for a tutorial to set the perspective of a 3d program to planometric. I have been trying to do it on gmax using the Camera set to Orthgonal, and the Tape Helper, but I can never get it right. Please, if anyone knows how do it on: Gmax, 3ds Max, Anim8or, Blender, GIMP, or any other preferably free 3d program (by order of preference) I would truly love to learn from you. =) For a more visual explanation, I would like to be able to render 3d objects under this perspective: http://www.ecodesign.co.uk/kit_hous...oexploded01.gif http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/library/building/axonomic.jpg Thanks a million in advance ^^ PS: Sorry, if this is the wrong section to post these types of question. share quote
 10 October 2008 #2 andalusite Making marks with a stick portfolio Martin Harvey Aberdeen, United Kingdom   Join Date: Sep 2008 Posts: 83 Hi Leath, I have limited background in tech drawing. But..... As far as I know planometric (45 deg) or axonometric (60deg/30deg) drawings are deliberate distortions of a 3D object for display purposes. And that the ground plane is drawn in such a way that circles will appear undistorted. Those drawings were handmade (ie analogue - pencil and paper). I did a quick search and turned up a thread: http://forums.augi.com/archive/index.php/t-40379.html which suggests that even AutoCAD cannot produce these types of projected drawings. share quote
10 October 2008   #4
This turns out to be really easy to setup in 3ds Max.

Create a free camera, change it to orthographic, rotate it 45° around the up axis (pan), then rotate it 45° downwards around its local X (tilt).

Create some cylinders in the camera's view.

In the Render Settings, lock the Image Aspect spinner, and adjust the Pixel Aspect spinner, testing the aspect ratio with renders.
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