The new emerging NLE for GNU/Linux
State Parked
Date 2009-01-14
Proposed by ct

Normalized Device Coordinates

AkhIL pointed me out to some blender problem and how renderman fixes that. We should use this too.


Just snippet from IRC log:

[15:09] <AkhIL> and I hope lumiera will use some resolution independend
 measuring for all parameters
[15:09] <cehteh> one can rotate where the node actually sits
[15:09] <AkhIL> like NDC
[15:09] <cehteh> or pass transistions through the renderpipe, make all effects
 transisition aware and apply them at the end
[15:10] <cehteh> the later is better but needs more efforts and some rethinking
[15:10] <cehteh> we will prolly support both in lumiera :)
[15:11] <AkhIL> in renderman's NDC for horizontal image with 4:3 aspect ration
 (-1.33,-1) is lower-left corner and (1.33,1) upper-right
[15:11] <cehteh> ah
[15:11] <AkhIL> so moving to different resolutions and different aspect ratios
 in renderman makes no problems
[15:11] <cehteh> well good point, we will measure in pixel but need to convert
 between them . using a float would be good to address pixels
[15:12] <cehteh> yes
[15:12] <cehteh> what stands NDC for?
[15:13] <AkhIL> Normalized Device Coordinates
[15:14] <cehteh> ok
[15:14] <AkhIL> so from -1 to 1 is a range by smallest image size
[15:15] <cehteh> yes sounds reasonable
[15:15] * cehteh adds a note to the lumiera design docs
[15:15] <cehteh> so far we dont do anything where it matters .. but that will
[15:16] <AkhIL> when you move some logo to (0.8,-0.8) it will stay on screen
 even when you chenge resolution and image aspect ratio
[15:17] <AkhIL> all input images should be scaled to this range (-1,1) by
 smalles side









One issue where I always assumed we’d need to define something of this sort is for proxy editing. Especially this is a problem in conjunction with masks. Basically, this means a bit more of "vector graphics". With film/video editing, this was rather unusual, but with the advent of more and new digital video/film formats it gets more and more important. Also, our considerations regarding time handling and quantisation to single frames somewhat fit into this line of thought. Up to now, rather the standard way of thinkin was to use a "project framerate" and a fixed resolution in pixels. But we certainly can do better.

-- Ichthyostega 18:09:50


deferred for later, generally accepted.

Do 14 Apr 2011 03:06:42 CEST Christian Thaeter