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How to make objects in the scene become physically smaller the further they are from the camera?

You can do this by drivers. Right click on Scale X property and Add Driver > Manually Create Later (Single). Go to Graph Editor and switch to Drivers mode. Draw a line like this: (this line will ...
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Orthographic scale of camera in Blender

The Orthographic Scale factor represent the maximum dimension (in scene units) of the portion of space captured from the camera. So a scale of 1, means that a square plane whose size is 1, would ...
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Setting camera to position where it can render a seamless repetable orthographic scene

The trick with Orthographic cameras in Blender is that they use a specific scale system, such that 1 Blender unit always matches the largest dimension of the render output. That means if you are ...
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How to make objects in the scene become physically smaller the further they are from the camera?

In a more limited usage case, where you are using particle systems, you can use weight paint to create a gradient that controls the size of the rendered objects. The camera in the scene below is an ...
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Set orthographic view using python?

You can override the context when calling view_axis() operator: ...
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How can I make a view that seems like orthographic, but not exactly?

With some limitations (or I haven't found the how to, probably), we can tweak the camera matrix when using Gpu module. So that we can have the equivalent of viewport rendering. The image above is ...
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How can I make a view that seems like orthographic, but not exactly?

Oblique projection Shear matrix to set lattice coordinates Note: this is adjusting the lattice coordinates based on the shear required, not the camera. IIRC, it has been asked as a feature request to ...
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How can I make a view that seems like orthographic, but not exactly?

This is called Oblique projection. You can't do this in-camera, because Blender doesn't support Oblique camera projection. You can vote here on Rightclickselect to add Oblique camera projection into ...
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Blender setup for orthographic image rendering

As you have many questions, here are many answers: Position In orthographic mode, it is not important, how far away the camera is from the object (but stay within the clipping bounds). The position ...
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Camera angle for 50% height hex grid

60° Orthographic camera projects rays that are perpendicular to its plane. The length of a projected segment can be calculated using trigonometry. In the first example of the figure below (left), a ...
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Why the middle mouse button in Blender 2.80 changes the orthographic view to perspective?

It seems that you have Auto Perspective enabled, which causes the switch to perspective projection once you're changing the view from the top/front/left/right/bottom viewpoint. Open the preferences (...
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Why Does The Background Image Not Show in Orthographic View?

It's because you are in ortho view, so you will only see one pixel of the background image at a time (if you move the 3D view around, the background color should change). Switch to perspective (...
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Isometric 30° seems to behave like dimetric 26.6° (Blender 2.8)

I misunderstood the Wikipedia article. The angle 26.565° is the angle between projected non-vertical axes, and the horizontal line: While the angle of the camera should indeed be 30° from the ...
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Check if the whole plane is being on a orthographic camera render (or get a proportion of the rendered plane)

camera_fit_coords The method camera_fit_coords does most of what you need, it returns a location and zoom factor for an ortho ...
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How to switch to orthographic in blender 2.8?

It's not available in EEVEE. You have to switch to cycles render for ortho camera.
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Cutting mesh by projecting texture

This can be done using the Displace modifier. Subdivide the circle a few times to ensure it has enough polygons to displace UV unwrap the circle and apply the texture to it, ensuring it fits nicely ...
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How do I change to Left, Right, Front, Back Ortho Perspectives?

Lets try to clarify a few things: Camera Settings vs. Viewport Settings Camera and Viewport are two different things: Viewport is mainly for temporary navigating and inspecting the 3d scene Camera ...
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What is the Python command to check if current view is in orthographic or perspective mode?

Region3D.view_perspective. Get the space data of the 3D view area. A screen is split up into areas. The space associated with area is the active space. The spaces ...
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How to place a flat object orthogonal to camera, but not center of camera view

You could give your watch a Track to Object Constraint that tracks the Camera. Now the watch always looks at the camera no matter where you move it.
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How to switch the camera to orthographic view?

In the camera section of the Properties window (and with camera selected as active object), you can determine the kind of lens type you want. When you select Orthographic perspective objects always ...
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How can I prevent silhouette changing when modeling in orthographic

No, there is no "magical focal length". And although it might look strange that's how perspective works... it distorts objects in 3d space perspectively. However - and that's how you can do ...
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Mirror-ball for fisheye effect with orthographic camera

The sensor size or camera object scale has no effect on the projection. It works like this: It's the camera plane (the base of the pyramid shape) projected into the scene. render resolution sets the ...
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cycles orthographic render with gradient background

Orthographic camera means 0 degree angle, so, the camera can only show one pixel (the smallest unit) of the background. Compositor seems the way to go for your desired effect.
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Render Layer Z in orthogonal and perspective projection

Quote from blenderguru View Z Depth and View Distance are very similar and most of the time it doesn’t really matter which you use. But to be thorough: the Z Depth is essentially a plane in line ...
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align reference image with orthographic camera

Rotation values should be [54,736; 0; 45] The provided picture is showing an Isometric Graphic. In this particular case, by measuring the ratio between the edges, and the projected angles of what ...
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Move forward in orthographic view?

It seems that to do this you need to be looking from the Camera View and adjust the Camera settings. Set your Camera to Orthographic Mode The clipping Start and End will be controlled from these ...
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Match Orthographic along normals?

Ctrl+Shift+Numpad 7 will align your view to the normals of a selected face.
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Changing views in 2.8 jumps out of ortho

You need to deactivate Auto Perspective in Preferences > Navigation > Orbit & Pan.
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How to hide reference images in different orthographics?

Just move images from center at 1m or what offset would you prefer X and Y axis it's would't be harm for modeling process.Hope it will help you. Also make separate scene collection and move all ...
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How to place a flat object orthogonal to camera, but not center of camera view

An alternative way, as I'm afraid using constraints will involve unwanted rotations. Use the camera, the watch and an empty. At the begining place these objects without any rotation. The empty at ...
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