I’m a Production Designer based in London. I build films sets, mostly for TV commercials and my primary indispensable tool is sketchup for working out shots, creating construction plans and high end concept visuals rendered in indigo.
The one area where sketchup falls short is controllable and accurate camera info. The advanced camera tools plugin is ok, but lacks the ability to alter the camera information (so for example to choose whatever the latest iteration Red or Arri camera, adjust aspect ratio, choose sensor size and whether its shooting at 2k / 4k / 6k etc). without these parameters i can’t say for sure that what i have rendered on a 50mm lens (for example) is correct.
i’d also like to be able to create camera moves with control over speed of moves, following along a path and easily useable data like camera heights etc.
i feel like an extension that had all of these features would be extremely useful to anyone working in film / tv, but it’s just not something i can do myself. anyone want to get involved in building this magical elusive extension?