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#1 Alexander Joyce

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:50 AM

What software, if any do you tend to use for pre-visualising a shoot?
Frameforge 3D is ok to plan the shots, but it has no feature for lighting plans.
Anyone have any software they prefer? CAD drawing tools for instance where you can place objects, draw up rooms and then print a plan from that.
I've worked a little with Maya, but it's a little too complex and I don't really want to learn a 3d design tool just to do this. Need something that is easy and functional. Although these overhead views that Kodak have made up here do look really nice :rolleyes:

Kodak Virtual View
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 06:09 AM

Oh, little to hasty there.. forgot the search function. Someone mentioned a plugin for AutoCAD. Will try that.
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#3 Glenn Hanns

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 03:23 AM

What software, if any do you tend to use for pre-visualising a shoot?
Frameforge 3D is ok to plan the shots, but it has no feature for lighting plans.
Anyone have any software they prefer? CAD drawing tools for instance where you can place objects, draw up rooms and then print a plan from that.
I've worked a little with Maya, but it's a little too complex and I don't really want to learn a 3d design tool just to do this. Need something that is easy and functional. Although these overhead views that Kodak have made up here do look really nice :rolleyes:

Kodak Virtual View



Try this:
http://www.omnigroup...ns/omnigraffle/
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:09 PM

Way too time consuming for me to try and do any software based previz...nothin' like good ol' pencil & paper.

I hear WYSIWYG is a pretty good program, though.
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