perspective term 'camera'

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    perspective term 'camera'

    Hi

    I am watching Feng Zhu design cinema. Episode 60 realtime fantasy landscape

    And at approx 1:49 Feng says:

    "give myself a camera, its very important to have a camera"

    whilst drawing what to me look like perspective guides back to a vanishing point.

    i have a few perspective books and only one seems to have any reference to the term 'camera' and I dont think its in the same context as what Feng says.

    Anyone use this term? Is it another way of refering to a perspective term I may be more familiar with?

    Anyone help on this?

    Thanks.

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    I can only imagine he means "viewpoint"..?

    EDIT: On the other hand, this is Feng Zhu we're talking about. Maybe he was determining what kind of "lens" his viewpoint would have. For instance, and I'm talking over my head here, the human eye is supposedly the equivalent of a 50mm lens. I know different lenses distort the perspective in different ways, but I couldn't for the life of me tell you which one does what.

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yeah. He means a vanishingpoint. And he is pointing it out because he is sketching, and it being an important 'fundamental' early in the process.

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    Technically he is referring to two parameters under the umbrella term "camera":
    - viewpoint position (high/ low, looking up/ down)
    - focal lenght (the closer the vanishing points are, the shorter the lens (and the stronger the distortion))

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    Vielen Dank

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