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# Oblique Projection

*If you are not familiar with Oblique Projection, start by reading our article 3D Drawing.*

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Age 11 to 14

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Here is another view of the multilink structure discussed in 3D Drawing.

Draw it in Oblique Projection - you may find using squared paper helpful.

Now try drawing it again, this time with a different face as the front.

Which properties of the original structure are preserved in your drawings, which are not? You should think about:

- the relationship between the lengths of the edges of the cubes
- the angles between them
- parallel and perpendicular lines

What do you think the advantages of Oblique Projection are? What disadvantages are there with this method of representing 3D objects in 2D?