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Finding the best views of your 3D model is one of the most important steps when creating incredible drawings on top of your 3D model. Learn how to navigate the 3D model interface and adjust your camera to get the perfect views.

Architecture 3D model and drawings by Amin Zakaria.


How to Set Up Your 3D Model Views

Step 1. Pick Your Camera Mode

Choose between Orbital, Ortho (orthographic), and POV (Point of View) camera modes.


Orbital

This is the most popular mode to set exciting perspectives from all angles. In this mode, panning with one finger orbits your view around the 3D model.

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Ortho

This mode will help you set up great plans and elevations of your 3D model.

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POV (Point of View)

This mode is great for interior perspectives and for capturing a view at eye level. It operates from a first-person perspective. In this mode, panning with one finger rotates your camera around as if you were moving your head to look around the space you're in.

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Step 2. Set Your Camera

Simple gestures help you pan, zoom, orbit, and reset your camera to capture the best view.


Orbital Gestures

Use these gestures to navigate while in Orbital mode.

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1 Finger Tap to set the center of focus.

1 Finger Double Tap to reset the camera to its original position.

2 Finger Pinch to zoom the camera in and out.

1 Finger Drag to orbit the camera around your center of focus.

2 Finger Drag to pan the camera across your view.



Ortho Gestures

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1 Finger Double Tap to reset the camera to its original position.

2 Finger Pinch to zoom the camera in and out.

2 Finger Drag to pan the camera across your view.



POV Gestures

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1 Finger Tap to set the center of focus.

1 Finger Double Tap to reset the camera to its original position.

2 Finger Pinch to zoom the camera in and out.

1 Finger Drag to rotate the camera and "look around".

2 Finger Drag to pan the camera across your view.




Step 3. Set Your Field of View

Tap the Gear to open your View Settings. Then, adjust the "Field of View" slider to change the angle of your camera from a super-wide lens (10º) to a telescope lens (120º).

Pro Tip
There are also toggles for 50º, 65º, and 90º which are common lens lengths to match human perception.

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Step 4. Add Your View

When you find the view you want, tap the Green Check to save your view. It will then be added to your view library at the bottom.

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Step 5. Add More Views!

You can add more views by tapping "New View". Then, repeat steps 1 through 4 to save your views. When you're ready to start drawing, tap "Done" on the top right to enter the drawing mode.

Pro Tip
Swipe up on any view to rename, duplicate, or delete the view. To rearrange your views, press and hold on a view until it pops up. Then you can drag it to change the order.

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