Oblique Projection

Oblique Projection is a technique for representing 3D objects in 2D. It is an alternative to isometric projection. In oblique projection the front view is shown face on and to scale as for an orthographic projection and the third dimension is projected back at 45o.
Oblique projection is a simpler technique than isometric projection, and gives a true front view of the object. Overall though, it is less visually convincing than isometric and perspective drawing.

Examples

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To draw this cube in oblique projection:

  1. Draw the front view to scale
  2. All measurements backwards from the front view are halved
  3. Project back at 45o


This camera is sketched in oblique projection:
oblique2.jpg

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