View Full Version : Newbie Scale Question

02-08-2005, 12:10 PM
Hey All,

I know the answer to this question is really simple...but I'm still learning...so here goes. I understand that Lightwave models to scale...but how do you get a building to look like it's actually 50 feet high? Thanks for your help.

02-08-2005, 12:20 PM
One thing that helps, is when you render images, place the camera no higher than human eye perspective. Just make sure your objects are set to scale. :)

02-08-2005, 12:39 PM
Thanks J, and point taken...but I guess that's the one thing I don't understand is how the whole scaling thing works...I'm relatively new to 3D Animation...do I have to model to scale or is there an easier way to give an object the demensions I want and actually have it look that big in layout? Thanks again for your help.

02-08-2005, 12:54 PM
To me, it's preferable to model to scale. If you are doing detailed work and want accuracy, I think it's the ONLY way to go.

Here is a tip: Make sure your grid size is set appropriately. If it's not, it will be harder to make objects appear the right size due to limitations of clipping and such.

02-08-2005, 01:06 PM
Thanks Matt! Never realized the grid size thing...now I know. GO NOLES!