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Old 10 October 2003   #1
camera settings

Oke, I've been using Lightwave for quite some time now, but there's something I just don't get.
If I model for example a head, it looks oke in modeler, but in Layout it looks strange. Resolution is 640*480, zoom is default 3.2.
If I want it to look like it is in modeler I have to set zoom to 20 and put the camera 15 meters away. Is this how it is supposed to be or am I mising something here?


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Old 10 October 2003   #2
Hi,
the camera zoom in layout corresponds to the perspective amount in modeler (display options/layout).

From what you say, it seams you've set the perspective amount very low in modeler...

Hope this helps.

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Old 10 October 2003   #3
Thanks DavX for your reply. I'l check my setting in modeler and see if I can get that setting to correspond with the settings of the camera in layout.

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Old 10 October 2003   #4
Yeah, when you are in Modeler, press "d" to open your Display Properties, and under the Layout tab you'll see a slider marked Perspective Amount.
Altering this value radically alters the way your perspective viewports display the model, in just the same way as changing your lens size in Layout does
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Old 10 October 2003   #5
It would be nice if the slider in modeler had a numeric value so you could adjust the slider to match the camera settings you're using in layout.
How do I know what to set it to?

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Old 10 October 2003   #6
Quote: It would be nice if the slider in modeler had a numeric value so you could adjust the slider to match the camera settings you're using in layout.


I agree!

Quote: How do I know what to set it to?


Good question, I guess you just have to... well, guess

I think the best way to go about it would be to use a perspective amount that is more or less in the middle of the slider. I think that corresponds to a 35mm-50mm lens in Layout (more or less)
That is also a good perspective to model too because there is very little distortion.
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Old 10 October 2003   #7
Quote: Originally posted by Leigh
I think the best way to go about it would be to use a perspective amount that is more or less in the middle of the slider. I think that corresponds to a 35mm-50mm lens in Layout (more or less)


It seems to me that when you first install LightWave it is about 3/4 the way to the right. I'm not sure since I've changed it many times since then.
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Old 10 October 2003   #8
Quote: Originally posted by Kvaalen
It seems to me that when you first install LightWave it is about 3/4 the way to the right. I'm not sure since I've changed it many times since then.


Aaah yes you're right, Kvaalen!

Ayreon, keep it at around 3/4 way to the right. This should work fine for you for now!
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Old 10 October 2003   #9
Thanks everyone! I'll set the slider to 3/4 to the right and work from there....... I guess

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