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Determining room size from reference images

I'm curious how you go about estimating room size from just a photograph? I've been tasked with reproducing an environment from just a photo. I need this to be as accurate as possible. Any tips or tricks would be quite helpful. Thank you!

  • crew

    This is very dependent on the scene, but if you know a general width of something in the scene then you can get an estimate. For example, in the United States residential stairs are required to be at least 32 inches wide. If you have stairs in the photo then you can begin to estimate based on this. 

    Similar examples can be used for doorways, windows, etc. If you have a person in the photograph then you can get even closer.