View Full Version : 11.6.3 : use of the Camera Zoom tool in Layout-- ? Multiple fails

05-09-2014, 03:21 PM
When I select the CAMERA ZOOM TOOL in Layout, it:

IMMEDIATELY sets the Focal Length to 0.00mm (that's a REALLY short lens, in case you were wondering)
Puts an ENVELOPE on the Focal length, which
Prevents you from adjusting the focal length (Envelopes override this tool, for some reason)

Is it just ME, or does that seem a bit inconvenient?

05-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Here's a good one: the envelope created by the Camera Zoom Tool doesn't appear to have any keyframes.

While I welcome the feature (static envelopes, been asking for that for a while now), there's no way to actually adjust the envelope. So, a tad limiting.

05-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Yes, this is still broken. I reported this months ago. I received message from NT that this was resolved but not. As I remember this bug was in LW 10 too.

At the moment you can use zoom curves in the graph editor instead.

05-19-2014, 08:42 AM
Yeah: almost impossibly lame. Allen Hastings would weep. (I'm pretty sure-- pretty sure-- that at some point the Zoom Tool was actually useful.)