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Zoom Issues,enter image description hereHello, I am a noob when it comes to blender, so I apologize up front for not being able to communicate the problem better. I am following blender guru tutorial on how to model a donut with icing and I have the camera zoomed in for a close up of the donut but when I hit render it is in a zoomed out position, the donut is far away.

My clipping distance is .001 so I don't think it's a clipping issue. It's as if no matter where I position or zoom camera to, the render is operating on it's own and positioning the camera and focal length farther from my object. I've tried with both EEvee and Cycles but still have the same results. I've also tried different focal lengths, 35mm 50mm and 175mm but still resulting in a zoomed out render instead of a close up shot.

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    $\begingroup$ Is your camera set to orthographic mode by accident? $\endgroup$ – person132 May 2 '20 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ No, I started with the camera locked to view so it was easy to move camera around in viewport, it is in perspective $\endgroup$ – Alex May 3 '20 at 1:51
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If you zoom out while watching the camera, you'll see a box where everything outside is slightly darker. Inside this box you're seeing what the camera is actually seeing, so simply adjust the camera position to frame the shot you want.

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I have no idea what the issue is but I'll throw in an unlikely but possible issue. Do you have 2 cameras in the scene? If you do you need to activate the one that's zoomed in by selecting it and pressing ctrl+numpad 0

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  • $\begingroup$ No, I just have one camera...I think my problem may be simply bad luck Lol! $\endgroup$ – Alex May 3 '20 at 1:52
  • $\begingroup$ Can you send the .blend file? I'm really curious $\endgroup$ – Motcho May 4 '20 at 1:22
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I would like to but I don't know how to do that...I didn't see a way to edit my question so would I have to re-ask the question and attach the blend. file instead of the screenshots? Please advise I would love to figure out what the problem is $\endgroup$ – Alex May 4 '20 at 17:56
  • $\begingroup$ or you can just upload it to google drive and reply here $\endgroup$ – Motcho May 5 '20 at 14:52
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I just had the same problem and kinda got a solution. Just keep zooming into your model and then make a new render, repeat till you get what you want. You might have to zoom until your model covers your entire screen. The zoom you do in your camera corresponds to the zoom in your render, but the ratio is just not 1:1 for some reason.

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Follow these steps for solution.

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    $\begingroup$ Please detail the steps in text. Text in images are not searchable, and are not as useful. $\endgroup$ – Timaroberts Dec 30 '20 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ Hi thanks for the answer. Has Timaroberts requested please write the text down in the answer so it can be easily indexed and searched or and can be edited if changes occur. A short explanation of the process would also help $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Dec 30 '20 at 23:03

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