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I have an orthographic camera to capture a plane of width 1. When I set Orthographic Scale to 1, the camera captures 1 unit of the space in the height dimension.

Can I change the "major dimension" that Orthographic Scale affects?

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  • $\begingroup$ I think that the orthographic scale is referred to the widest between resolution height and width $\endgroup$ – m.ardito Jan 11 '17 at 22:46
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A bit confusingly worded question, but what I'm gathering is you want to know how to exclusively scale along the X, Y, and Z axes? (X and Y are horizontal, Z is vertical). All you have to do is after pressing S to scale, simply press X, Y, or Z. This will restrict your scale to whatever dimension you chose. Also, if you press Shift+X, Y, or Z after pressing S, this will restrict scaling to every axis except the axis you selected. For example, S then Shift+Z will make your scaling only scale along the X and Y axes.

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  • $\begingroup$ the op is not asking about how to scale along one particular axis... $\endgroup$ – m.ardito Jan 11 '17 at 22:49

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