Dividing an ellipse


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Dividing an ellipse

With our ellipses completed, I want to talk about how you divide up a rounded surface in perspective. Let's take a look at this dome. It's divided up into 16 sections all the way around in the concept painting. But, how do you figure out how those divisions will look in perspective? Then make a new layer and sketch in roughly how it would look. I'm going to use bright green so you can see what I'm doing. This section that is facing right towards us will be the largest.

The next one over will appear smaller since as the surface curves away from us, we see it at an angle. The next section will appear smaller still and the section right on the edge of the dome will be just a sliver. Drawing this freehand is really tricky, so let me show you how to draw it accurately in perspective. Let me delete these freehand lines. To divide up this ellipse in perspective we are once again going to take advantage of the fact that an ellipse is a circle viewed from an angle.

We're going to draw a circ...

Dividing an ellipse
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Dividing an ellipse 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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