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What is the resolution needed for my custom backgrounds?

Rich Merritt
Rich Merritt
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When capturing building photos for Fire Studio, consider a few key factors. Modern cameras and phones can now take ultra-high-resolution images, often beyond what's necessary for Fire Studio and can strain graphic memory.

Some phones commonly default to resolutions up to 8000 x 6000 pixels, much higher than needed. Using an HD resolution of around 1920 x 1080 pixels usually is plenty. Resizing photos might require image editing software if your phone lacks resolution adjustment options.

For Fire Studio backgrounds, JPG is the go-to format. Always shoot photos in landscape (phone held horizontally)  orientation, not portrait.

Choose buildings without obstructive elements like trees or power lines in front. Masking these obstructions to place smoke and fire behind them can be challenging.

To maintain the simulation's authenticity, avoid including stationary people in your photos. Their presence disrupts the scene's realism since they don't move.