algorithmic modeling for Rhino
I don't know if this is a good idea, but I sometimes use this way. Try it out if you want.
1.Try this macro
! _Select _Pause _SetActiveViewport Right _Shear w0 w0,0,1 -45 _SetActiveViewport Top _Zoom _All _Extents
2. Select the sheared model in the top view----> Use "Make 2d" command.
Nice macro! I use a similar (risky) method to do nice isometric views, it's risky as you may permanently distort your model, so the solution is to do this on a copy of your model, just in case! In addition, Make2D in Rhino5 doesn't work on mesh but in Rhino6 beta it does. In Rhino5 I use both Make2D and MeshOutline to make interesting axonometric drawings.
Unconventional perspective abilities are indeed fascinating and Rhino/gh allows a great deal of geometric perspective manipulation; as this clip points out: