Size & Scale

  • Due Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Watch the following video tutorial on establishing size and scale in images and in animation.

[PDF of Slides]


• There are various visual cues for scale, such as relative size compared to known objects.
• Linear perspective also establishes scale by relating visual size with distance to the viewer.
• Visual cues are not always sufficient due to lack of visual contrast, ambiguous sizes (as in fantasy worlds), distorted perspective, etc.
• Physical cues, such as the timing of motion, also establish size and scale. 

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Note: If you'd like to watch all the videos in this module in a single YouTube playlist, here is the link:

Optional: Watch this video that explains how forced perspective was used in the making of The Lord of the RIngs

Optional: Watch this video showing the use of motion capture in the making of Jack the Giant Slayer:


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