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jeric_synergy
10-10-2012, 10:07 AM
I happen to be using the Zoom Tool lately, and it is awful. I believe it needs to be razed and rebuilt.

Issues:

Autokeying doesn't appear to work.
Once a zoom envelope is created, the minislider doesn't work.
Increments in the GE are so tiny it's hard to control (iow, small numeric changes=huge visual change)

Having to use the GE to zoom the damn camera really destroys creative workflow.

(LW not available to me right now, so I can't get more detailed, or even :) verify these, but I think they're correct.)

xchrisx
10-10-2012, 11:17 AM
For your 3rd issue, change the DISPLAY AS pulldown in the graph editor from Lens Focal Length to Zoom Factor and it shouldnt be as much of a dramatic change when adjusting values if all you want to do is adjust the zoom.

jeric_synergy
10-10-2012, 12:28 PM
Thanks, xchrisx. --Boy, I woulda NEVER found THAT! ::sheesh::

Still, not very DP friendly.