View Full Version : [Camera Matching] - Outdoor Scene euipment?

10 October 2009, 11:29 AM
Say you're camera matching an outdoor scene, do you litereally need to survey the whole lot if you intend to add shadows etc to a large area of your scene or is a lot of it guesswork?

I'm wondering if I should borrow some surveying equipment from work to determine exact levels etc for a shot I'm planning to take, it's just a field with no distinctive object in it so plan to make a reference I can use with posts and string.

Should I just wing it?

10 October 2009, 03:13 AM
one of the common ways to get an idea is to take high res photos of a gazing ball in the area. Will give you a 360 view of the light in the area! Something like this
but obviously you dont need one that large :)

edit: where you talking about surveying for the ground mesh or for the lighting?

10 October 2009, 05:39 AM
Hi, I was just talking about surveying - or what equipment do most people use, especially if there are no flat surfaces. I've just done a camera match with a reasonably flat grass surface and made a cube out of bamboo canes with a few markers on them and it did the trick.

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