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  Re: New camera, or new camera docs illustrations.  
From: Warp
Date: 27 May 2009 05:05:22
Message: <4a1d0252@news.povray.org>
scott <sco### [at] scottcom> wrote:
> >  What happens when you *want* to render the image for a resolution with
> > non-square pixels?

> You specify in some way that you want this, rather than it being the default 
> behaviour.

  I'd want it the other way: If you want to use a different camera aspect
ratio you have to specify it. By default the camera aspect ratio should be

> >  (Yes, there are such situations, and they are pretty common. Search for
> > "anamorphic" if you don't believe me.)

> Whilst they may be pretty common, I can't believe they are as common 
> compared to people who change the aspect ratio for rendering as a desktop 
> wallpaper or printing out on certain sized paper.

  Have you taken into account that someone rendering someone else's scene
using an aspect ratio different than what the original author intended
might end up with an image which either clips out parts of the original
image or, worse, shows undermodeled parts which were not meant to be seen?

  Shouldn't the choice of how changing the aspect ratio of the camera
affects the composition of the image be left to the author of the image
rather than the person who renders the image (given that sometimes these
are two different people)?

                                                          - Warp

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