Need help with camera views


#1

I 'm having problems with the camera views. When I choose ‘Parallel Projection’, I often get problems where most of the model isn’t visible:

When I use ‘Perspective’, I can’t get close up to areas in the model because as I get closer, the faces and edges disappear:
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Could someone let me know what I’m doing wrong here? Thanks.


#2

Do a search on Clipping Planes. Much has been written already.


#3

Parallel Projection is prone to clipping if you orbit.
It’s typically used for creating orthogonal views, not for general modeling.

Have a look at this Help article…

Clipping & Missing Faces — SketchUp Help


#4

You can also change your Field of View to zoom in (Zoom tool, type camera angle or focal length) without moving your camera nearer to the model.

Anssi