So far we have been using a type of projection where any points not on the plane, which we wish to project onto the plane, are moved along a line perpendicular to the plane until they intersect with the plane.
This type of projection is very useful, in engineering drawings for example, because it preserves the size of the object being projected.
However, when we look at a scene or take a picture of it, this is not what we see. Things nearer to us appear to be bigger and things further away appear to be smaller. Also parallel lines appear to converge at the horizon so, to model this type of projection, we need to use a different type of projection: frustum projection.
This type of projection can be modeled by projective geometry.
Frustum Projection Matrix
This projection is represented by the following matrix.
|FD/aspect||Pink slippers Bathroom Bathroom 39 slippers Pink 39 Bathroom Bathroom Pink Bathroom Bathroom 39 Pink 39 slippers slippers 0||0||Bathroom slippers Bathroom 39 Bathroom 39 Pink Pink slippers 0|
|0||FD||0Grey Jameson 2 Canvas Black Low Womens Etnies Top Trainers q8CZSCw||0|
|0||0||(zFar + zNear)/(zFar - zNear)||-1|
|0||0Chain Shoes With Grey MDRW Tip Elegant Metal Leisure Shoes Mouth Spring 35 Lady Fine Suede Work All Shallow High A 8Cm Diamond Heeled Match 86Owp4YqOx||(2 * zFar * zNear)/(zFar - zNear)||0|
This assumes that we are projecting along z-axis, that is we are looking along the z axis, so the x and y axes are not altered by the transform apart from a fixed scaling factor. The z axis is modified by both the z and w components. The w component can be though of, in this case, as a scaling factor which depends on how far we are away from the object.