One-Point Perspective

There are three types of perspective that we use most: one-point, two-point, and three-point. There are, however, objects that are made up of a complex number of sides and faces. These are known as “complex forms,” and we will discuss them later.

As discussed in the previous section, lines that are parallel to one another and recede toward the horizon all meet at one point on the horizon line. This is the vanishing point, and it is used for all objects in one-point perspective. We also have one-point perspective when both the height and width of an object are parallel to the picture plane (Figure A). When an object is placed in this position it is viewed straight on. The edges of the front, top, bottom, and sides of the ...

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