View Full Version : better to model in CAMERA or USER

07-01-2004, 08:10 PM
In general, should i be modeling in my camera viewport of my user viewport?

Also considering if i import something into like zbrush where it's viewed completely orthographic.

07-03-2004, 05:31 AM
does anyone know?

07-04-2004, 07:03 AM
Well, the best way to work is whatever way better suits you, there's no right or wrong, better or worse there im afraid.

07-04-2004, 07:36 AM
well what's the difference? if i model in camera that would be my what my final result looks like right? but then if the camera perspective changes in a animated shot, the character could be wack right?

07-05-2004, 04:43 AM
model in all the views, orthos for lining up and the persp camera for checking out the model and getting to hard to reach places. change the focal length to 60 in the camera attribute editor, this gets rid of camera distortion problems.

07-05-2004, 04:55 AM
cool good to know!

07-05-2004, 06:09 AM
Personally I work in user (orthographic) view, mostly because I find it easier to navigate. However, there is something to be said for checking your model out in a perspective view. Looking from a user view is the same effect as looking through a telescope. It's not the most natural way to see an object and can be misleading.

07-05-2004, 01:40 PM
-1: DON'T judge proportions in a standard 45-50 Perspective without zooming out much first,this gets rid of the distortion.

I use the perspective for some occasional modeling and viewing the scene,cameras...

-2: Do use a second perspective cam in your scene/UI,lower it's length under 30 something(your preference)

Such a cam allows you to model from a decent distance from the model without distorting.

I don't have so much Cinematographic experience,but the second cam gives me a closer look to what you get in the movies,back of the head/skull and ears much more visible etc...

I personally use a Telephoto in xSI along with a normal perspective.


07-06-2004, 02:07 AM
no, less focal length means more distortion.
telescopic lenses you'll need more 30 focal length.

07-06-2004, 11:40 AM
Cheers...Do you have an example though? :)

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