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 Subject: Swapping camera position to a new camera?

turner opened this issue on Aug 01, 2013 · 8 posts

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  turner () ( posted at 6:22AM Thu, 01 August 2013 

Rather than having 10 scene files with cameras in each in a different position I want to have 1 scene with 1 camera keyframed in 10 positions over 10 frames.


The problem is, is how do I get the camera positions from Camera B to Camera A without manually typing in coordinates?


Is there a way?





  cartesius () ( posted at 5:17AM Sat, 03 August 2013  · @4092089

Check if the Stage Object can help you, otherwise I know there is a plugin out there that does exactly this but I can't for the life of me remeber what it's called!


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  turner () ( posted at 11:52AM Sat, 03 August 2013  · @4092165



I thought you could just drag the keyframes to another camera but no.


Took a few mins to write coordinates and type them in.. slow, but worked :)

  ThePinkus () ( posted at 10:58AM Fri, 16 August 2013  · @4096535


you can copy the coordinate by right clicking on them and then paste them to the new camera.

Or, depending on Your aim/situation, You can Right-Click -> Animation -> Copy track and then Right-Click -> Animation -> Paste track on the other object.

The trick is which coordinates are You going to transfer, and those are the highlighted one when You click on them.

E.g. click on X and it is the only one affected, click on P and X, Y and Z are affected, now Ctrl+click and You can select the S and R vectors too!

The selection works on the target too, so make sure the same used. I Ctrl+Right Click so the selection is not lost.

PS: apparently (just a guess) the values are stored as ordered multiplet: if I copy the 3 vectors and paste on Y then the 1st value, i.e. the original X, is used.

PS: tested in R14, not sure on previous versions.

I hope it helps.

Kind regards.

  contrafibbularities () ( posted at 12:38PM Fri, 16 August 2013  · @4096574

Provided you have R14, woulnd't the easiest thing be to add those 10 cameras to your scene, select them, create a Camera Morph (Menu: Create - Camera - Camera Morph) and then use the Blend option of the Camera Morph to animate camera movement between those 10 cameras?


  turner () ( posted at 4:14PM Fri, 16 August 2013  · @4096641

Still have R13.


I'll try the suggestions when I'm back in UK. Cheers :)

  contrafibbularities () ( posted at 6:11PM Fri, 16 August 2013  · @4096671

Ah, too bad... I hope one of the other suggestions will work for you.

By the way, I think the plugin whose name Anders couldn't remember was Scooby Cam Tools by C4D Jack. Just in case you want to have a look at it:



  cartesius () ( posted at 7:33PM Fri, 23 August 2013  · @4098706

That's a great plugin but not the one I was thinking of. I have the name of it in the back of my head but I just can't get to it! Very frustrating... :)


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