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Help With Angle

Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:18 am

I need some help leveling this shot.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/06n191us0129.jpg

Leveling it with the ground horizon will put the nose at a steep climb angle. What can I use as my point of reference?

thanks!
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RE: Help With Angle

Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:45 am

If you mean it needs clockwise rotation, that it certainly doesn't. You've got a boundary wall on the right of the photo which makes the horizon look like it is sloping up to the right, but that's a misleading impression.

If anything it might need a slight CCW rotation, maybe just 0.1 of a degree. Try it and see if it looks better.
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RE: Help With Angle

Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:57 am

I used a straight line under front and main tyres and a ccw rotation of 0.4 got the plane looking level. I know what you mean about the horizon tho.

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~nixons/stuff/06n191us0129_altered%20copy.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/06n191us0129.jpg
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RE: Help With Angle

Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:37 am

The rotated version looks better, in my opinion. So long as the aircraft looks level I wouldn't worry too much about the horizon.

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RE: Help With Angle

Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:46 am

Thanks guys!!

The background horizon slopes upward, the taxiway just behind the aircraft (blue lights) slopes downward and the ramp pavement is totally screwed up.
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