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  10 October 2007
Chaning the size of viewport icons

I notice Nulls have controls over the shape and size of how they are displayed.
Do lights and cameras have similar controls?

Some FBX imported scenes have odd scaling of scene elements. And while I realize they have no affect on how the render looks, it does make it difficult to manipulate them. (For example a scene where 20 lights whose giant star shapes completely obsure my view)
 
  10 October 2007
no there isn't sadly, that said, if your scene is coming in so that the lights appear as giant stars, then your import settings are no good because that scene is coming in way too small. Idela scale in cinema is in relation to a 200m cube. for dynamics and lighting etc you want to make sure your key elements are around the same scale as cubes, so a character should be around 5-7 cubes tall for ideal hair dynamics and ideal lighting, if its a city scene that maybe cars are one cube long, or perhaps one floor is equal to one cube etc.
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  10 October 2007
That would be a nice feature in a future version. Here's an example of what I'm talking about.

 
  10 October 2007
As Kai says your scene is far too small. Group the whole thing in a Null and scale the null up, then ungroup the result (or make sure to import with the correct scale settings in the first place).
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  10 October 2007
Interesting to know...
 
  10 October 2007
Originally Posted by Per-Anders: As Kai says your scene is far too small. Group the whole thing in a Null and scale the null up, then ungroup the result (or make sure to import with the correct scale settings in the first place).


I work with Maya artists who give me scenes in FBX. My FBX import is at 100%. Are they building scenes too small? It seems like I need to scale everything to about another 100x to make them look right.
 
  10 October 2007
You can set the scaling factor in your Import Preferences inside of Cinema 4D.
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  10 October 2007
In Preferences ->Import/Export set Import and export scale values that works with your mates.
Ask for a normal simple scene from them. Open it in Cinema and see what scale would be good for you.
Then export and find out what scale you should export so the scene opens in your mates app at the original size.

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