Camera 'lens size' for organic modelling

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Old 05 May 2012   #1
Camera 'lens size' for organic modelling

Hi guys.

What would one suggest as a good way to keep an eye on view port 'lens distortion'? I am modelling a human but as I zoom back and forth, the head seems to be the part of the body that responds more to the view port lens distortion. I keep tweaking and going back and reworking etc. And as for the orpho views, it looks very strange indeed. But when I get kind of close up, the head seems fine.

So I guess what I'm asking is, what is a good rule of thumb camera size to work with whilst modelling?
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Old 05 May 2012   #2
Human eye is roughly equivalent to 22 millimeter, so that's a good place to start. If it looks terribly off in orthagonals that's probably indicative of something being wrong, though.
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Old 05 May 2012   #3
Originally Posted by Meloncov: Human eye is roughly equivalent to 22 millimeter, so that's a good place to start. If it looks terribly off in orthagonals that's probably indicative of something being wrong, though.


Thanks. That's very interesting to know. I may retake the reference photo with that lens a 22mm setting and work from there.
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