Design Skills - Resources and Training for Designers

Isometric and Axonometric Projections

Navigation break
 
Navigation break
Navigation break
 
Navigation break
Navigation break
 
Navigation break
Navigation break
 
Navigation break
 
Related Products


Isometric and Axonometric Projections are fairly simple ways to approach 3D drawing. These can be used for sketches or to draw to a predetermined scale. If a scale is used, every part of the drawing can be measured with accuracy.

Unlike perspective drawing, lines in Isometric or Axonometric drawings do not converge. In fact they only go in 3 different directions. Vertical and 30 degrees left and right in Isometric Projections, vertical and 45 degrees left and right in Axonometric projections.

Often, Axonometric projections may appear to be distorted but they are very useful to show as much as possible of, for example, the inside of a room.

Although it is possible to quickly produce projection drawings using a drawing table, parallel motion and either a 30 degrees or 45 degrees angled set square, it can be even easier if a grid is placed underneath the paper. Both Isometric and Axonometric grid paper are available from art and design shops or you can make your own using a drawing table or a CAD program.

Isometric Projection: vertical, 30 degrees left, 30 degrees right

Isometric Projection - Axes and Grid - Click on the thumbnail to open a larger image
Isometric Porjection - Examples - Click on the thumbnail to open a larger image

Axonometric Projection: vertical, 45 degrees left, 45 degrees right

Axonometric Projection - Axes and Grid - Click on the thumbnail to open a larger image
Axonometric Porjection - Examples - Click on the thumbnail to open a larger image


Skills Communication

> Mood and Sample boards > Sketching > Isometric and Axonometric Projections > Perspective Drawing > Model Making > Figure Drawing > Colour Rendering


Home
| Design Principles | Communication | CAD Training | Resources | Skills Store | Frequently Asked Questions

Design Skills Forum | About us | Testimionials | Contact Us | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer



Panacentric Limited
46-48, Rothesay Road. Luton. Beds. LU1 1QZ. UK.

Registered in England No: GB 417 8342
All content copyright © 2001 - 2007