Camera setting indoor scene


#1

Hi there…

I have a question about how to set up the camera for a indoor scene? Maybe some kind of “best practices” or some tips and tricks.
I have started with a room and used the standard camera settings. This looked more like a box with the camera shining on it…
Then I started to look around an saw some threads which said… adjust the zoom. But how would be a the best way to handle an indoor scene? So that that the viewer gets this feeling he/she is basically inside. Not this feeling from outside …
I hope you know what I mean…
So it would be great if some of you could share some thought or ideas or experiences…

Regards D.

P.S.: I am using LW 8.5


#2

Not to seem snide, but unless you post some kind of screen capture, it’s impossible to tell what you’re asking. Any kind of picture would be helpful.


#3

The lightwave camera will work pretty similar to a real world camera. If you set your scene up to mimic a real world scale it’s easier to get things to look right.

Assuming your scale is set up correctly you might want try:

  1. Keep the camera between 4-5 feet off the ground. (Roughly chest to shoulder height of an average person.)

  2. Adjust the focal length on your camera to around 35mm.


#4

Thank for the reply…

I try to setup a sample of what I mean… I posted it here:
http://dinesfx.blogspot.com/2007/03/indoor-scene-camera-settings-how.html

because I don’t have enough image space on cgtalk.

But I am still having trouble with camera settings an perspective…
@plotz: I try to have real world settings. but still does not seem right…


#5

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