What are multiple view projections useful for? It seems to me that a frontal projection would do the job just as well?
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Multiple view projections allow you to see each face of an object in two dimensions. Three sides are usually sufficient (the front, top, and right views), although some representations display up to six sides.
Admittedly, a very simple object like a cube might only warrant the depiction of a single face, but it is essential to visualize all of the faces of more complex objects.
For example, try to understand the following object by relying only on a front view:
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As you will quickly notice, there are a multitude of different objects that can be represented with this front view. This is why a multi-view projection like the following is necessary:
It allows to narrow down the possibilities for the object’s shape:
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