I mean to ask about the "opposite view" of picture that is presented. How is it supposed to look like? Can I have an example please? For example, if I would point on this arrow, what is the opposite view of this arrow?

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I looked for an answer on Google and I saw a lot of different pictures in different positions. Maybe here I can clarify the issue.

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    Context please! Probably "view" here means "opinion", hence "opposite view" means "different opinion". For instance, you might think that your question is fine as it is, I take the opposite view because I think it needs more context!
    – AndyT
    Oct 30, 2015 at 17:05
  • Thank you for your comment. Now is it clearer? Oct 30, 2015 at 17:18
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    Maybe because I'm not English native speaker I don't know how to express myself better. Forgive me about that, it's really no because I'm lazy but because I thought it's understood. Now I'm going to edit it again and to try to clear it more. Thank you Oct 30, 2015 at 17:26
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    Where did you get the idea that a picture like this has an "opposite view"? I can imagine an arrow that points in the opposite direction, but the term "opposite view" usually applies to opinions, not pictures of arrows.
    – J.R.
    Oct 30, 2015 at 22:03
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    Where did you see this term and why do you think it applies to this image? Can you please explain what you're trying to understand?
    – Catija
    Oct 30, 2015 at 22:03

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The only situation I can think of, as far as pictures are concerned, is that "opposite view" designates a projection (talking about 3-dimensional world shown on a 2-dimensional view) with the inverted viewing vector (usually the 'z' coordinate after the view transform).

For instance, a view from the top ("top view") might have the view from the bottom ("bottom view") as "opposite view". Another example, a front view would have the back view as its opposite. Those examples all talk about an object viewed from different sides.

It is also possible that the view of the environment by the "viewer" can be made opposite, although it's less likely. Imagine yourself taking a photo by pointing your camera in some direction. That direction is an infinite line crossing the center of your camera's objective lens. Now imagine turning around and pointing your camera in the opposite direction, but along the same line. That would also be an opposite view.

The phrase "opposite view" is really not common as far as pictures go. It's used more to describe an opinion almost diametrically opposed to some given opinion.

  • Thank you. If I want for example to say that this bone is actually located in the right side, but I changed the side of the presentation from the right to left. What is the correct term to describe this case / this form of view? Oct 31, 2015 at 15:52
  • @Assiduous - Was that the question you wanted to ask? Then why not ask it in the first place?
    – AndyT
    Nov 2, 2015 at 9:09

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