Originally Posted by ArtWench
Hi all! Having problems figuring out how much to foreshorten an open door. This is coming from my imagination, so I don't have any reference photos. I was going on the theory that the swing path is an elipses whose depth is dependent upon the perspective; however, I am wondering if there is not an easier method available?
I'm not sure if its easier, but there is a way. It's been a very long time and I don't think I can explain it like this.
You have to draw a top view (Plan) of the door (shown at top, not a door in this case). If you drew your door swing in this view it would be a circle.
Connect your edges to the SP, (Station Point).
Where they intersect the picture plane, bring them straight down.
Heights are determined by the side elevation.
That's the basics...there's more rules on where to place vanishing points etc. etc. etc