Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting device and film aspect ratios, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 5: Camera Projection in Maya.
…Let me give you a warning before we start this section that…this part of camera projection messes up more projects than any other.…Whenever a student tells me that their projection maps are not…lining up with their geometry, this is the first thing I check.…So, make sure you follow along and get this…set correctly or your camera projection simply won't work.…What we need to set is the film aspect ratio for our projection…cam, and that's located in the projectionCamShape tab.…Click on that, and scroll down to reveal the…Film Back attributes, and specifically the Film Aspect Ratio.…
Basically, Maya needs to know the shape of…the image you'll be projecting through the camera.…Will it be square, a rectangle?…What are the dimensions of the image you will be projecting?…It defaults to 1.50, but our painting aspect ratio,…the width divided by the height, is not 1.50.…You need to find that aspect ratio for…your castle painting and insert that number, here.…You could just divide the width by the height…and type that in, but it's better to set…
- What is camera projection?
- Isolating the layers in your painting
- Setting up for projection camera
- Adding geometry
- Projecting textures
- Animating the camera
- Vertex modeling
- Animating the background
- Adding flames, smoke, and glows
- Rendering your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started with Camera Projection
2. Setting Up Your Maya File
3. Adding Geometry to Match Your Painting
4. Projecting Your Textures
5. Adding an Animated Camera
6. Advanced Camera Projection
7. Toning and Animating the Background
8. Adding Video and Special Effects
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