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Strange Anomaly in Sketchup


This just happened all of a sudden and I don't understand why I'm getting this strange anomaly in Sketchup. Here the image:

Strange Anomaly.jpg

This happens only when I zoom in at a certain angle and my Field Of View is set to the default, which is 35 degrees. When I orbit to another angle, it does not do this and everything is fine. It should not be doing this at all. I don't know what the term is for this strange anomaly so that I can maybe find a fix on the internet. Why am I getting this strange anomaly and how do I fix this problem?

Hi Ken:

Here's info on the 'Camera Clipping Anomaly' seen in Sketchup:


There are at least 2 plugin Ruby scripts that may help:

When it occurs in Camera Perspective mode:

Samuel Tallet: https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=clipping_fix

When it occurs in Camera Parallel mode:

Christina Eneroth (aka "Eneroth3"): https://extensions.sketchup.com/ext...d5c-9995-bfe047595f69/eneroth-unclip-parallel

Sketchup's Camera Field Of View in Perspective view can also be adjusted to a longer focal length in an attempt to work around this:

1.) Drag the Magnifying Glass Tool to manually change the zoom in the Sketchup project workspace

2.) Type a longer focal length such as 50mm, 75mm, 150mm, 300mm etc., so a value appears in the bottom right Value Control Box (aka "VCB")

NOTE: Camera focal length allowed values are 12mm (ultra wide / 'fish eye' Field Of View) to 2500mm (narrow / 'telephoto' Field Of View )

3.) Press the <Enter> key

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It happens when your model is too big in physical dimension. A reasonably complex, single large airport terminal building is probably too "large." One solution is to create components, which you can edit individually, another solution is to scale your model down by an extreme factor, try 10x, or 100x and remember to re enlarge it before publishing.