Doing orthographic studies based on images
4:02 PM, Saturday September 9th 2023
I've been following along with the orthographic study of the mouthwash bottle.
When looking at the second image, you say that the height of the cap is roughly 3/10ths of the height of the entire bottle. If I was viewing the object head on (a 2D view, basically) in real life, I feel confident that I too could arrive at that conclusion. However, when looking at the picture of the mouthwash bottle, the picture itself is a more 3D view, and I feel less confident in my ability to say that they mouthwash cap is 3/10ths of the height of the entire bottle.
In other words, if all I have is a reference image of an object that is more of a 3D view, I don't know how to break the object down into 2D (orthographic) views. Is this something we are just supposed to estimate, or should we only be working with images or real life objects where we could view the object from one side at a time when constructing orthographic views?