An Overview of Physical Cameras: Google SketchUp


show more When you create a computer animation, you're often not trying to recreate what the human eye sees, but rather the view of a TV or movie camera. Google SketchUp has settings that correlate to a physical camera, including zooms, focal length, and film speed. These let you change the appearance of the animation even without changing the content of your virtual scene. Get an overview of physical cameras with this online video. show less
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Overview of the physical cameras

Modern 3D applications and render engines are often employed as virtual photography studios these days, so it is fitting that V-Ray offers us an extremely photographic approach to rendering in the form of the V-Ray Physical Camera. Now because the V-Ray Physical Camera adheres very closely to the workings of real-world cameras, familiarity with the controls of either a film or a digital camera can help us greatly when it comes to working with the V-Ray Physical Camera, and of course creating our final renders.

If it is that we're unfamiliar with the use of cameras, I would highly recommend watching Ben Long's excellent Foundations of Photography series here on the lynda.com online training library. Pretty much everything covered in those courses can be transferred over to the V-Ray Physical Camera. For this video though, we're just going to spend a few minutes, really getting a quick overview of some of the controls available on the V-Ray Physical Camera. To acces...

Overview of the physical cameras
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When you create a computer animation, you're often not trying to recreate what the human eye sees, but rather the view of a TV or movie camera. Google SketchUp has settings that correlate to a physical camera, including zooms, focal length, and film speed. These let you change the appearance of the animation even without changing the content of your virtual scene. Get an overview of physical cameras with this online video.

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SketchUp V-Ray
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