Duncan Mc kean made a useful post on his blog about common poster sizes and a reference table of their 300dpi pixel sizes.
I’d like to follow that up by making this page a library of useful standards and values for myself and fellow artist.
Trying to match your 3D camera to a reference image or just find the right look for your scene? This is a list of common focal lengths used in the real world.
|Prime Lens / Fixed Focal Length|
|Wide||24mm, 28mm, 35mm|
|Super Telephoto||200mm, 300mm, 400mm|
35mm and 50mm are always safe bets. 50mm is personally my favorite lens for portraits.
|Zoom Lens / Variable Focal Length|
If your rendering with depth of field then these commonly used f/stop values are a useful starting point for finding the best settings.
(lower values = shorter depth of field)
Codecs and containers can be a fairly complex subject. I'm not going to make a full list but here are my go to options.
I just picked out a few common ones, if you need more there’s a much more extensive list here.
|Water (room temp)||1.33157|
This isn’t by any means an exhaustive list, I’m just getting started. I need your help to expand this page with things that are useful to all of us.
So… what have I missed?
Throw a comment down bellow or give me a shout @micah_denn on twitter and we’ll add your suggestion!