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kai October 2, 2008 04:38

Hi all I find that all my r
Hi all

I find that all my results draw by paraview are "Perspective View". For example, for a framewire cube, when I put one of its surface parallel to the screen, I always see all the edges because of the perspective effect.

Now I want something in "Orthogonal View", the same in CAD programmes, i.e. in OpenGL, I want a result using glOrtho() instead of glPerspective().

How can I achieve this? Any advice is appreciate.


thomas October 2, 2008 04:58

Dear Ka Liu, on left top of
Dear Ka Liu,

on left top of the main window,in which your model is viewed, are some small buttons. You can change the projection method in one of them, I think the 2nd from the right.


kai October 2, 2008 05:28

Hi Thomas Thank you for you
Hi Thomas

Thank you for your help. I didn't know this kind of thing is called "Parallel Projection" in paraview. Now I get what I wanted.

The location of the toggle is "Edit View Options"-->"Gerneral"-->Use parallel projection.

Best wishes,


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