The Autumn Promptathon is Coming
2024 • 09 • 24  -  2024 • 09 • 30
The Autumn Promptathon is Coming
2024 • 09 • 24  -  2024 • 09 • 30

## Quick question

##### 10:18 AM, Thursday August 8th 2024

Okay, so i have a super stupid question: Why is it called ghosted planes? I get the "ghosted" part, but what is it with the planes. It's actually squares, so why planes?

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##### 3:25 PM, Thursday August 8th 2024 edited at 3:27 PM, Aug 8th 2024

Im gonna try and help, hopefully I don't confuse you more. We're trying to stop thinking in 2D and start thinking in 3D. Try making 2 of the four points of the plane further in space (They both need to be on the same edge). Then you can play around with the perspective of the plane. Also a square is equal on all four side, with these planes you can play around with the length on all sides. Hope that helped let me know if you need an example or anything.

edited at 3:27 PM, Aug 8th 2024
##### 3:53 PM, Thursday August 8th 2024

Hey! Thank you so much for explaining, makes a lot more sense now! Have a nice day :)

##### 4:00 PM, Thursday August 8th 2024

No problem! You too.

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##### 3:46 PM, Thursday August 8th 2024 edited at 3:50 PM, Aug 8th 2024

Since you asked a technical question I'll give you a technical answer.

A square is a shape with 4 equal sides with 90 degrees at each internal angle. If you are drawing squares then you aren't following the instructions properly. Calling it ghosted squares would be incorrect.

A plane is a flat 2 dimensional surface oriented in a 3D space. When drawn onto the paper their sides can have virtually any length and the shapes can have just about any set of internal angles(as long as they are less than 180 individually and total 360).

The closest thing I can think to call it other than planes would be quadrilaterals. "Ghosted quads" almost works but since quadrilaterals technically can be concave we'd have to call it "ghosted convex quads" to achieve what simply saying "ghosted planes" does.

Ghosted planes is more accurate with the least amount of words.

edited at 3:50 PM, Aug 8th 2024
##### 3:52 PM, Thursday August 8th 2024

Hey! Thanks so much, I was so confused, cause I thought about plane as in airplane lol. I didn't knew there was another meaning to this word (language barrier at its finest!)... Thanks for explaining though, helps a lot