Basic ellipse anatomy


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Basic ellipse anatomy

The trickiest things to get right in perspective our ellipses. I even see professional artists, who should know better, constructing wacky ellipses. I want to teach you a few simple rules about ellipses that should make it so that you never construct an out of perspective ellipse. I want to introduce you to some very important terms about perspective. You can think of this as ellipse anatomy. First what is an ellipse? An ellipse is a circle viewed from an angle.

Two important parts of the ellipse you have to know how to identify are the long and short axises. The long axis of the ellipse runs right through the middle of the ellipse on the long side. You can test if you've drawn the long axis of an ellipse correctly by selecting one side of your ellipse along the long axis and flipping it over the center line. If it doesn't match the other side exactly, you haven't drawn the long axis. The short axis of the ellipse runs right through the middle of the ellipse on the short side.

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Basic ellipse anatomy
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Basic ellipse anatomy provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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