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Walter Soyka
Re: Real world dimensions After Effects
on Apr 16, 2018 at 10:19:36 am

[Sarah Leitner] "How do I translate those real-world distances/angles into After Effects so I can figure out where to place my cameras in my composition?"

You have to determine the relationship between physical measurement and pixels.

Let's assume in the Camera 1 view that you're working in HD (1920x1080) and that the 6' cube is 640 px. That relationship tells us what we need to know to convert back and forth:
640px / 6ft = 106.67 px/ft

To position a camera 151'7" away,
151.583 ft * 106.67 px/ft = ~16168px

As the others note, there are other physical and optical factors at play -- but this should get you close.

Walter Soyka
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