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Do you have a favorite backdrop image that you find works well for many of your projects?
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We have found that good backdrops typically have a horizon line at about 1/2 the height of the total image. They also need to be a minimum of 1920 pixels wide in order to have enough resolution on screen.
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Back again with spherical backdrop questions. I have imported in a panorama backdrop (configured as spherical under the backdrop dialog) and have a question for anyone who may regularly do this.
How does one obtain the desired orientation of the backdrop (e.g., if you want a specific view out of a given window)?What I have tried with some success for my particular case is to change the horizontal angle from 360 deg to 630 deg (vertical at 65 deg).
I say "some success" because it looks great in regular camera view (and in final view with shadows), but becomes completely distorted in a raytrace. It appears that it may be reverting to the original orientation and perhaps is not even displaying in a spherical format.
If screen captures would help, please let me know...