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erikals
11-02-2011, 12:12 PM
is this possible?

i know target to camera works,
but i want to target to the perspective "camera"... is there any way to do this?..

i'm trying to fake simple Messiah Armatures (http://www.projectmessiah.com/x6/vids/Armatures_A.wmv) in Lightwave for CA...

it's very possible the hack might just work, but i need to be able to target to the perspective camera...

nickdigital
11-02-2011, 12:17 PM
You could use PViewMC to make a camera that matches the Perspective view. Then target that camera.

PViewMC
http://thespread.faulknermano.com/_theoldspread/index.htm

Or use Jeremy Hardin's Make Ortho Camera to do the same thing. His website is gone but it's been archived via Wayback Machine.
http://web.archive.org/web/20100805034348/http://jezza.lwidof.net/lscript/

Oh, just read more of your post. I don't think this'll help you do what you want ultimately. This is more of a one-off setup.

erikals
11-02-2011, 12:29 PM
nope :]

unfortunately it won't work because of the way selections in LW work.
thanks though :]

...i guess it would have to be a script or so that tracks the perspective "cam" position by using a null.
but never heard of this...

i might ask some scripters if it's doable...

RebelHill
11-02-2011, 12:49 PM
Dont believe so, because in LW perspective isnt actually a camera, at least not the way it is in other apps.

I spose it could be a camera, hidden away, under the hood, but Id be very surprised if there were any way to get access to any of it parameters in the fashion you're after.

faulknermano
05-31-2013, 09:50 PM
Updated PViewMC by MSherak's request to make it work with 11.5. The link (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?98790-make-camera-keyframe-what-I-see-in-perspective-view&p=1324371&viewfull=1#post1324371).