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    Perspectve help.

    This is Olaf from League of Legends, a project I'm working on. The perspective of this axe is just throwing me for a loop. It's supposed to be coming toward the viewer at an angle. It just doesnt look right and I cant find anything online for a reference. Any help would be appreciated.

    Edit: GAH! the images go left to right now? can you make it go top down?

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    Axe

    i woulds suggest that the axe in the warriors hand is perfectly fine..

    he should be holding it by the handle the axe would then extend thro

    the top of the illustration..you can move warrior down slightly to compensate..

    you perspective of the axe is too extreme ..head too distorted.. too long handle

    axe head perspective would have little perspective

    but the ovals in the handle give perspective without distortion..

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    Ok, there are a couple of problems...

    First off, where is your horizon line? It should be about the place of the head of the axe-throwing viking right (perhaps a bit above the head, considering his posture). Now, parallell lines should intersect on that line. Here is an example of where your lines intersect and where a possible focal point should be: Name:  viking-perspective.png
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    Now, your axe suffers from a few structural problems as well, try to make a cylinder in perspective and attach a box onto it like I have done here, then add the blade underneath: Name:  axe-perspective.png
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    Hmm, looking at my suggestion regarding the axe now I think I where a bit hastily, the oval at the end of it should be a at another angle... try it with a box, might be easier for you.

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    Perfect, Tony. Thanks a heaps.

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    if you are going to use perspective in such a technical way you will run into problems
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    the axe looks as tho it has changed shape in flight..it looks unatural and distorted.(you will be hit by the spike before the blade)

    the warrior is on a different pespective plane to the axe which seems to be going to hit the ground..

    using your natural eye is best when doing perspective....this mechanical technique views and distorts the world though a fish eye lens..

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    Thx for the help, Kliest. I like your examples, but they aren't the angle I was going for. Tony nailed my issue on the head with the perspective. I went in and did the 2 VP's and redid the axe. Hopefully this looks better.

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    Are the axes both the same structure?.. because currently the one being thrown is wonky compared to the other. Check the length of the grip(wrapped part) is it too near the butt of the axe?..
    Also, the blade extends too far to the right and the point of it that is near the corner should be lower than the point facing the hand.. if it were draw correctly, the blade would be going off the screen. The blade point towards the corner should be away from the neck by two times the neck's width.

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    Thx, Kon. These issues have already been dealt with. The last image i posted was all for the sake of getting the perspective to look right. Though I'm not sure what you mean by it extending too far to the right. Do you mean the location of the blade tip making it look a little bent?

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    My critique was based on the latest image.
    The tips of the blade are off based upon the structure of the other axe. Look at distance the tips are from the cylinder on the axe being held, and compare those measures to the one in perspective. You can see that they are off by a significant amount. It might help to fill in those dark sections on the blade too to get the right curve in it. The beveled edge is too thick also. Compare its thickness to the one being held to see the differences..

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    Yea that's my fault, I haven't put up the latest image yet. Thx.

    I see what you mean with the blade tips. Its hard getting this half oval shape of the blade to look right. I think when I make the position adjustments it will make more sense.

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    Hey there,

    I'm a bit late to this threat. But I was thinking you could still draw the axe at an angle like you had originally. You just want to account for that using a box in perspective. Then you modify it to fit the shape of the axe. Here is an example:

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    Spivak: This is great! I'll have to give it a shot and see which one I like better. thanks a bunch.

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    Havok, maybe tweak the angle so that it is facing more downwards than the way I have it oriented. I just think a slight angle facing the opposite direction of the axe he is holding would be better than facing straight down.


    Quote Originally Posted by Havok Reed View Post
    Spivak: This is great! I'll have to give it a shot and see which one I like better. thanks a bunch.


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