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Specifying a View
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August 12, 2009, 11:29:34 PM
I recently re-installed TurboCAD after a disk crash.

I want to specify a View by clicking on each corner, but the default is to click once to specify all four corners.

How do I change specification mode?

Thanks in advance,

Jeff

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* August 13, 2009, 09:47:54 AM
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Go to View|Camera|Properties and UNcheck "Perspective view." But even then, you'll be able to specify only two diagonally opposite corners, since a view is always a rectangle whose edges are parallel to your screen boundaries.

Henry H

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August 13, 2009, 05:09:21 PM
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Go to View|Camera|Properties and UNcheck "Perspective view."

Well that's very exasperating, because I need Perspective view to make it look real, but TC is slightly fooled by the angle of the view, so the center of the View is usually a bit left of the center of the object, so I have to include more background than desired.

Guess I'll have to experiment with turning Perspective view on after I specify the view.

Nope... that doesn't work (the object ends up too small).


Jeff

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* August 13, 2009, 08:42:45 PM
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Nope... that doesn't work (the object ends up too small).

Guess you'll have to use the one-corner method of defining a view, then. But it actually works pretty well. By dragging the mouse, you directly control the height and width of the rectangle which outlines the view. And since that rectangle is always centered in your screen, you should adjust the location of your scene before defining the view. To do so, place the cursor on the point in your scene that you'd like to be centered in the screen and press Ctrl+End, whereupon the view will automatically pan/scroll to that point.

Henry H

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August 14, 2009, 01:53:15 PM
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That's some useful information.

Thanks,

Jeff

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