Add Perspective to a Model

I’m not interested in the camera view…I want to know how to “add perspective” to an actual model, i.e. I build a small square house with windows and take one side and uniformly reduce it to actually build a model with perspective.I’m not in interested in using perspective lines to actually create the house…I want to take a completed house and add perspective to it. How is this accomplished in SketchUp?

Thanks!

I think you need to show us an image that illustrates what you want to do. Normally perspective is developed automatically in SketchUp with a 3D model and the camera set to Perspective.

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I lived in a small house for a while that was smaller at the front than in the back. It was built on a circular street. When you stood in the kitchen it seemed shorter than when you looked forward from the bedroom area. A beamed ceiling enhanced the effect. Here in California we have more than one “mystery spot” , roadside attractions where structures are built with perspective effects, cars roll up hill etc.

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@pbacot, examples please?

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Yeah the house I mentioned was in fact in Santa Cruz… so maybe??? Oh and I live near this one now. No structures IDT http://www.eureka4you.com/magnetichillworldwide/RohnertPark-CA.htm

another (from my childhood)
http://butchersfloor.blogspot.com/2006/08/haunted-shack-knotts-berry-farm-ca.html

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It’s accomplished entirely by using the camera view with perspective. Any modification to the structure itself would be both destructive, somewhat difficult, inaccurate and ultimately a time waste considering realistic perspective is the standard default already.

Thanks…exactly what I was looking for! Have you encountered any limitations in using this plugin?

You’re welcome!

The plugin gives you different work tools, depends on what you want to do, you could find out what limitations it might have.
If you combine the tools, you can get different shapes.

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I went to school at UCSC, been to the mystery spot a few times. Good silly fun.

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Me too, that’s why I was living there.

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Go Slugs!!

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Now I’m just curious why you would want a distorted building vs true perspective. What are you up to? :slight_smile:

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Like @monospaced I wondered what is your goal. Perspective is normally a 3D to 2D projection that attempts to convey the same visual effect as looking at a real object. Are you seeking to create a funhouse with intentionally distorted shape to show false perspective?

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I’m building a 3D model of a building that will have a picture of the actual street scene behind it. Obviously the picture has perspective and I plan on adding perspective to the 3D model to allow for a smother transition into the picture.

I would have looked into use Match Photo with the image to try to get the SketchUp camera’s field of view to match the photo. But if you don’t mind distorting your model, I guess that’s fine.

I would suggest playing with the field of view as well. The photo has real perspective just like sketchup. There is a decent chance you could have an accurate model and match perspective at the same time.

This is for an HO model railroad so I have an exact measurement for the model height. I will resize the photo to match the model.I will just be adding some perspective to the model, not completely matching the perspective from the photo. This should make for a smother transition from the model to the picture.

There are several in this thread that do not understand. I am well aware that I can get a “view” in SketchUp that shows perspective. That is NOT what I’m trying to accomplish. I want to actually build a 3d model that has perspective, not a perfectly square model. This has nothing to do with viewing the model in SketchUp.