View Full Version : better to model in CAMERA or USER

07 July 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 July 2004, 05:31 AM
does anyone know?

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

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

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

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