Aspect Ratio Calculator

by Magnusson Productions in Scripts and Addons

Ever Wondered What the Correct Resolution Should Be?

A director and editor I worked with were doing the final exports for a short film.  There was one task left: they needed to give it a cinematic aspect ratio.  They ended up scrambling the Internet for over an hour to not only find out the correct resolution for that aspect ratio, but how to get the software to export it correctly.  To me, it seemed like such a trivial issue.  This should never be an issue on any project, especially for us Blender-ers.


What does this Addon Do?

My addon calculates the aspect ratio of your choice and implements it either for your render or your final composite.


"Let's Not Blow This Out of Proportion"

 In the render properties, the calculator takes your selected aspect ratio and applies it to the resolution of your render.  It's perfect for setting your render to the perfect proportions or simply previewing your animation with a given aspect ratio.  No need to pull out your calculator or Google the resolution!



Want the cinematic black bars on the top and bottom?  In the compositor, the calculator generates a node setup to give you that perfect look.  And better yet, it's all done in a scene-referred color space, so none of your color data is lost in your composite!



"Aspect Ratio, I Choose You!"

You can either use one of our presets or input your own aspect ratio, and the addon will do the calculating for you.  You can focus less on implementing the aspect ratio, and more on getting your animation out on time.


Updates

1.1 - Sleeker UI, added portrait mode functionality to both composite and render