Default (go to) Camera?

GlassDPM

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Does anyone have a default camera or go to camera they use for the illustrations? I'm not trying to emulate any real world camera, I just want a good looking camera that supports the effects and control of LW 11.

It seems there are a number of features that LW 11 can offer, but don't apply to the Classic camera. Any recomendations?
 

nickdigital

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What's wrong with the Perspective Camera? I don't think any of the cameras are "Illustration" specific. Are you talking about the Orthographic Camera?
 

GlassDPM

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I guess my question is more, is perspective camera fine enough? Does anyone see any real drawback to using perspective camera over any other option for this use?
 

GlassDPM

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This question is part of addressing my concerns in the WIP section: http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=126115

Here's my dilemma. I want to render medical illustrations with more realistic looking appearance. Aside from obvious UV mapping, Normal Mapping, etc. I at least want my renders within LW to be more optimal. By this, I feel my Lighting Techniques and my Rendering Specs are sub-optimal and are what's holding it back the most (to say the least).

Here are some tutorials I've been looking at:
http://www.savinoff.com/home/?chapter=extras&part=tutorials&section=beginners&page=8
http://www.movielibrary.lynda.com/L...rking-with-different-light-types/81774-4.html

I've attached some renders, and it seems my problem becomes one which my scene is either over-saturated with radiosity light from an all white backdrop color, or my area light washes out my detail.

As a side note: I've recently purchased Proton's [digital] Modeling book (iBook) and have been very pleased with it. I'm not expecting to become an industry level professional, but I do hope there might be a few tweaks or concepts that I've failed to grasp yet. If purchasing some more reading material is the right way to address this, then I'd love a recommendation. Otherwise, I'm an amateur enthusiast who uses these illustrations in my medical lectures and podcasts, nothing more.
 

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nickdigital

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It sounds like your issues have more to do with texturing and lighting than the camera. I'm not a radiosity expert but I would recommend starting a thread in the Tips section. This way you'll get more eyeballs on your question and therefore more help.
 
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