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CGI in Live Video
FLYING SAUCERS 101
INTRO STEPS: |
Flying Saucer Poster
Flying Saucer Movie
Flying Saucers 101
Controlling your Virtual Camera
Set up the BACKGROUND first, then adjust the CAMERA as if it were in a real studio. Finally, place the SUBJECT where it should be in front of the camera
FILL the FRAME - Move your model so that it's close to the camera and DOMINATES the camera's view. Your "FRAMING" should be featuring the details of your model.
KEEP the BACKGROUND SIMPLE - Your photo should feature your model - not the background image - don't let a busy background distract your actual subject.
When you select your CAMERA in SCENE mode, you'll see green lines superimposed in all views. This is a display of the current "Field of View" of your virtual camera, and it's IMPORTANT to know how to control it!
FIELD OF VIEW
FOV is like a ZOOM LENS on a regular camera
Only objects within the FOV lines will be seen in the camera's rendered images
An object that gets too close to the camera and cuts across the near FOV line will appear "SLICED" by the camera - keep objects away from this line!
You can adjust the FOV settings on your camera to get in "tighter" to your objects. DOUBLE CLICK the camera to change the FOV settings
The default FOV angle is 60 degrees.
To ZOOM IN, tighten the angle - try 45 and watch the effects
To ZOOM OUT, increase the angle to a WIDESCREEN value - try 90 degrees
Adjusting FOV can often help you show more or less of your background, to give you more "play" in choosing the shot.
Adjusting the FOV may also exaggerate or reduce the apparent perspective of objects
Configure a 360 degree panoramic background in your scenes SETTINGS - ENVIRONMENT
Create a simple animation of the saucer flying toward and past the camera
Add subtle PAN so the camera appears handheld
Add appropriate ZOOM IN and ZOOM OUT as though the camera operator was trying to focus on the the saucer
Move the object around the camera
Move the camera around the object
Field of View (FOV)
Locking camera orientation
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