View Full Version : Free LScript: DPI Camera v1.2

02-03-2008, 05:35 PM
I've updated my little DPI Camera Calculator script.

It now converts the width / height / bleed when changing the unit, among other things.

The script is fully commented for anyone wanting to pull it apart and see how it works.

Here's a little video showing it in action:
Zipped (5.82 MB) Quicktime H.264, 6min

Hope you find it useful!


02-06-2008, 09:35 AM
Very cool Matt! Thanks so much!
:thumbsup: :bowdown: :thumbsup: :bowdown:

02-06-2008, 10:52 AM
I've been dreaming about it, and you made it - what's even cooler is that you didn't compile the code so every one can understand what's going on in here :) Thank you bunches, Matt :thumbsup:

02-06-2008, 11:20 AM
Cheers!! I love this about the LW community... always giving, and very rarely taking! This place is the best!

02-10-2008, 11:14 AM
tnx very much!

02-11-2008, 01:29 PM
Oh man this would have made a recent job a no brainer. Look forward to it's usage! Thanks!

02-12-2008, 03:35 AM
At last, when a client asks for a render at 300 dpi, I can just ask how big it is in inches instead of jetting blood from every pore.

Cheers, buddy!

02-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Just entered in need of this kind of tool! From a few days I needed exactly your plug. When one says about a wonderful community...

02-13-2008, 06:00 AM
Thank you Matt, the script and with this update is really useful!

02-13-2008, 01:44 PM
Hey... neat tool!

Thanks alot for sharing! :)

03-08-2008, 04:00 PM
Thanks! It`s great!

05-08-2008, 04:01 AM
Just used this the other day and noticed a rogue 'Info' comment which was popping up that shouldn't have been there.

Apologies for that! (It was only noticeable if your Alert Level was set to High)

05-08-2008, 05:55 AM
I never sow any other info message expect of the "... Camera Frame Size Adjusted", but it already appear in 1.2.1, with medium and high alert on. So which rogue 'Info' do you mean? :D

Anyway, I noticed that the info "... Camera Frame Size NOT Adjusted" does not appear if using the same camera setting, or maybe it must appear in other condition?

05-08-2008, 06:57 AM
It was one that was used for debugging one part of it, I could have changed it to test something, but wasn't sure if it was in the one I uploaded too, so thought best to just put the tweaked version up.

The camera info ones are obviously meant to be there, including the one that tells you the camera has not been adjusted.

05-08-2008, 07:28 AM
OK, thanks for the clarification, I will test to see if the 'NOT Adjusted' info will appear to me. I use DPI Camera as external LScript and not as installed, so maybe this is the reason I never sow that message when I apply twice the same settings?

Btw, I was sure that I had posted in this thread, at least the due thanks, but no, so ...
Thank you fot this useful script, I use it really often!

11-27-2008, 04:31 AM
Small but useful update, and something I should have had in there from day one.

Added feedback on the pixel dimensions the camera will be set to before you commit. Useful if you just want to find out what the pixel dimensions are, but don't want to set the camera just yet, or for just figuring out how high to set the DPI / PPI setting.


11-27-2008, 05:20 AM
Cool_thanks Matt.

11-27-2008, 08:44 AM
Thanks Matt I was just asking about something to do this. There shouldn't be any problem with 64 bit I assume, since it's an LScript.

11-27-2008, 08:56 AM
Nice work Matt.

BTW, the DPI_Camera.mov link is broken.
Not a problem for me, since I already downloaded it.
But some people might be seeing the thread for the first time.

Thanks for your generosity.

11-27-2008, 11:35 AM
thank you matt

11-27-2008, 12:07 PM
Nice work Matt.

BTW, the DPI_Camera.mov link is broken.
Not a problem for me, since I already downloaded it.
But some people might be seeing the thread for the first time.

Thanks for your generosity.

Good call, yes, been meaning to re-upload all the movies I'd posted.

Here it is again.

Zipped (5.82 MB) Quicktime H.264, 6min
DPI Camera in Action Video! (http://www.creactive-design.co.uk/lightwave/lscripts/DPI_Camera.zip)

11-28-2008, 06:23 PM
WOW thanks Mat.