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Old 01-09-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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Camera Question

Hi everyone,

I would like to know how can I increase the width of how much a camera can capture as an image.
I tried the focal length and film gate - they actually zoom out to do this. I dont want a zoom out. I just need the camera to capture more in width.

Thanx in advance.
Old 01-09-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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I am afraid this does not seem like a sensible question to me.
Camera angle and focal length are connected, so to widen your field of view you will have to either back up the camera (increase distance from the object) or increase the focal length.
However, you can change the image ratio in the render settings (increase image width) AND back up the camera (and turn on resolution gate) which will leave you with the same space covered in height but a wider field of view.

hope that helps,
Old 01-10-2014, 03:50 AM   #3
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ya, what looks like zooming out is just an increase in viewing angle. You have to move the camera in because you're seeing more with a wider angle.
Old 01-10-2014, 04:55 AM   #4
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Pinokio, do you mean you simply want the image to be wider? That is to say thay you want to change the ratio of the image? If so, then you just want to go to render settings and change your resolution and then make sure you can see the resolution gate in your viewport. Is that right? Maybe not!
Old 01-10-2014, 04:00 PM   #5
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In reply to RodK, cgbeige and Digit.

Hey guys thanx for the response..

Found it quite helpful what you have said..
I actually increased the focal length and changed the resolution on my image.

Thanx for the advices...
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